One-Minute Book Reviews

February 12, 2008

Do Love Stories ‘Give Love a Bad Name’? Quote of the Day (Jeffrey Eugenides)

“Love stories depend on disappointment, on unequal births and feuding families, on matrimonial boredom and at least one cold heart. Love stories, nearly without exception, give love a bad name.”

Jeffrey Eugenides in the introduction to the new My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories, From Chekhov to Munro (Harper, 587 pp., $24.95), which he edited, as quoted by Moira Hodgson in “The Puzzle of Love,” the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 9–10, 2008

© 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.


  1. Janice,
    I’ve been meaning to tell you that when I check your posts on Bloglines (where I see that you’ve updated your blog) they now extend well to the right of the screen making it difficult to read them (you have to drag the bottom bar left & right, back & forth). It didn’t used to do this. I think it’s caused by your tags, but am not sure. Just thought you might like to know.

    Comment by Jon — February 12, 2008 @ 11:20 pm | Reply

  2. That is so helpful, Jon. I’ve been using many more tags since WordPress changed its system and let us use both tags and categories. I will check it out as soon ASAP and hope there’s a way to fix it … Thank you!

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — February 13, 2008 @ 2:36 am | Reply

  3. For what it’s worth, Jan, I’ve been having the same problem. I also use Bloglines. I’ll have to see if any of the other bloggers I read use WordPress and tags and have the same problem. I usually get around it by clicking on the post title and just reading the post on your site.

    Comment by speedytexaslibrarian — February 14, 2008 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

  4. Amanda —
    Thank you! This problem troubles me. After I read Jon’s comment, I went to Bloglines to try to fix it but couldn’t figure out how.

    If any other WordPress bloggers know how to resolve this, I would be so grateful for help. The problem may relate the relatively new WordPress system that lets us distinguish between tags and categories. I will ask WP support.

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — February 14, 2008 @ 11:54 pm | Reply

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