commonplace book. n. Formerly Book of common places (see commonplace n. 3). orig. A book in which ‘commonplaces’ or passages important for reference were collected, usually under general heads; hence, a book in which one records passages or matters to be especially remembered or referred to, with or without arrangement.
OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 5 April 2015.
commonplace blog. n A commonplace book in a blog.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Boss's appraisal of Amy Tan
Former boss: "Writing's your worst skill!"
Amy Tan, in Rachel Fershleiser & Larry Smith eds., It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure from SMITH Magazine (New York: Harper Collins, 2010), p. 10