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This One Goes Out To The One I Love

As a person with aspirations of one day publishing a book rather than just drafting them, I spend about 60% of my time devising witty* dedications for the title pages of projects I have yet to finish.

Dedications are often slightly boring – ‘for [insert relative here]’ type messages, but occasionally they’re revealing, or hilarious, or heartbreaking.  An internet (and personal) favourite is from Jenny Lawson‘s excellent book Let’s Pretend This Never Happened:

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Alas, even with the drafts of 12 books on my hard drive and a further two in progress it’s unlikely I am ever going to have enough stuff published to warrant the number of dedications I’ve come up with, particularly given that many of them are for total strangers.  So I thought I’d post some here. Continue reading “This One Goes Out To The One I Love”

Libraries I Have Known

Today is National Libraries Day 2013, which naturally got me to thinking of libraries I have loved and lost.  It won’t come as any surprise, I suppose, that I wouldn’t be the person I am if it were not for libraries.

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Continue reading “Libraries I Have Known”

Post The First

Hello, and welcome to the 12 Books in 12 months blog.

Here you can follow the exploits of Edinburgh based writer and idiot Ali George as she endeavours to write the first draft of a different book every month in 2011.

Enjoy.

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