I would like to take this opportunity to promote this wonderful and well-written magazine.  Articles range from techniques of creative writing to explorations of great literature to short stories submitted by subscribers.  I have been very impressed by the integrity of this publication and would not hesitate to recommend it to book lovers young and old.  In a world of cheap novels and trashy magazines, Inkblots is a bright spot of beauty, holding high the ideals the great writers have always stood for.  To their continued success…

7 Responses to “Inkblots”

  1. Krista says:

    Huzzah! I agree. ๐Ÿ™‚ May God continue to bless Inkblots grandly!

  2. Marla says:

    The last book I read was “Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince”. Just finished it last week-end since it was due back at the library. Very modern writing, so I guess I’m not one to be a literary critic. At any rate, all modern writers can’t be bad. Are there any you recommend?

  3. I’m sorry you didn’t like Rowling’s ‘Half-Blood Prince.’ Glad you’re not judging all modern writers based on her. In fact I rather think she has distinquished herself and separated from the pack of modern writers with this series based on its popularity. The Harry Potter series are on my list to read–I’ve only heard good things about them to date.

    As far as modern writers, if you mean more modern than Tolkein/Lewis/Sayers :), maybe Ray Bradbury (Dandelion Wine), Jan Karon (Mitford series), Madeline L’Engle, and Elizabeth Bowen (The Last September). I’ve only just started Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, but it comes highly recommended from one of my best friends. Philip says Walker Percy (The Moviegoer).

    What about you?

  4. Marla says:

    Oh…I really enjoyed Harry Potter. Sorry you misunderstood. I know Rowling will always will be remembered for this series, but I felt a bit awkward beginning the books when I knew that “young” teenagers were also enjoying the stories. I guess that is why I wouldn’t put her in my timeless author category. But, I’m pretty sure Emma and Henry will read the series one day, so I should probably just hush.

    As for me, when I do have time to read, which isn’t much, I probably read books that you’d but in the cheap novels category. I’ve read a lot of the “Oprah Club” books and hand-me-downs from my mother-in-law. Books with a quick read and not too many philosophical implications. Pure sentiment is enough for me…I love to cry when I read. Authors I have enjoyed include Lalita Tademy, Nicholas Evans, Fern Michaels, David Baldacci and Charles Frazier. There are others, but I’m at a loss for their names. Too tired!

  5. ‘Cheap novels’ was meant to imply the ‘Harlequin romance’ variety…:) There’s nothing I like bettter than crying over a book! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Claudia says:

    Our book club just finished Gone With the Wind. I would assume Margaret Mitchell and her one novel would be a modern author. I always want a book , by an author from this or any other century, to have at least one word I have to look up,good grammar and characters that become REAL whether you love or despise them. I am accused of always labelling people with characters from the books I have read…that is where many modern novels fail. You never get to know the characters and so there is nothing to carry with you once the book is done. I think Nicholas Sparks does an excellent job of bringing his characters to fullness.

  7. Melinda says:

    Thank you for posting this, Lanier! ๐Ÿ™‚

    To defend myself to others ;-), I will say that I do read a good deal of contemporary fiction, including Harry Potter (which I enjoy greatly). Sometimes contemporary fiction makes its way into Inkblots, but I feel that classic literature is so much more neglected by those in our day that a magazine focused on it is more important and vital.

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