Category Archives: Reading

>Books of 2010 in review

>have read a total of thirty-seven new novels during the year of 2010. The entire list is printed below for your perusal, with the numbers at the end of each being the date I finished them. But I’m only going to talk about some of them here—the ones that impacted me the most. That’s not […]

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>The Young Adult Series Conundrum

>It bothers me how many young adult novels are part of a series. I guess this is great for you if you’ve been in the young adult section for years now, perusing its shelves with eager anticipation as each now tome is produced. You know which authors you like and you know that what they […]

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>Books I’ve Read Survey

>I got this survey from a friend on facebook. I thought it was a good way to end the year. In most of the questions I tried to pick books that I’ve read in 2009-2010 so that it was like a year in review. By the way, books read for this year total thirty-five so […]

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>Post NaNoWriMo Plans

>Now that the frenzy of NaNoWriMo is over, most people like to breathe, take a step back, and then delve into revision everything that they’ve just spewed out over the course of November. For me, while Bracken may one day become his own novel, nanowrimo was more the process of understand Bracken’s backstory so that […]

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>Non-fiction works at Tate

>You know it’s going to be a bad day when you have to read this:The practice of students dropping out and re-enrolling in high school or General Educational Development (GED) programs has recently gained the interest of researchers, public officials, and school administrators due to the low academic achievement of high school students across the […]

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>Book update for August

>Number of books read for 2010: 23I know, terrible, especially for someone who claims to love reading as much as I do. But give me a break here, people! Not only do I read for a living and am trying to write my own novel, but I got stuck trying to finish Les Miserables for […]

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>A day in the life of…..a copyeditor :)

>Alarm goes off at 6:30. I think it’s part of my dream, but then finally startle myself awake by yelling, “Sean, it’s time to get up!”He agrees, then rolls over and hits the snooze.Two snoozes later, Sean gets up and gets ready for his new job. I remind him his lunch is in the fridge; […]

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>Book update for July

>Just finished Wuthering Heights last night. Now my currently reading list consists of:Les MiserablesJane EyreThe 10 PM QuestionThe Secret Life of Words: How English Became English also, I’m almost done with my first draft of Into the Flames. Just about two thousand words to go, really, if I end it where I think I’m going […]

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>books books books

>Why has no one told me about goodreads before? I know it’s just another social networking site, and there’s probably a lot of them out there for just books, but it’s so exciting! The girls at Tate were playing on it this morning so I decided to check it out. Apparently you can also win […]

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>Summer’s in full swing in Mustang

>This week’s source of entertainment:Thomas’ second draft of the the Last Prince.Simon and Simon, a recently discovered 80s PI show.An exciting twist in Les Miserables.The development of Bracken’s character in Into the Flames.Anticipation of this week’s Family Reunion. And that’s not even counting the 45 hrs. I’ll be working this week.btw, Mara, I don’t look […]

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