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Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser by Roy Peter Clark

In addition to reading every book that I can get my hands on, I also enjoy writing.  I do not know if my works of fiction are any good, but I do enjoy the writing process at least.  I have been reading more books on writing craft lately.  When this book came in at work,… Continue reading Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser by Roy Peter Clark

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Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Last night/early this morning, I finished another book by Gordon Korman.  Korman is fast becoming a new favorite author, and I am contemplating running to get another of his books today.  This was another book that I could not put down until I finished it.  I picked it up yesterday, because I liked The Unteachables (by the… Continue reading Ungifted by Gordon Korman

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Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole

Last night I ended an 8-day stretch of 8-hour work days with no breaks.  I have been reading a book when I could in the interim.  Now I have 2 days off to read and write and recover. I started reading Writing Irresistible Kidlit by Mary Kole as I have had some ideas festering for writing… Continue reading Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole

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George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl

As I continue my day of reading and relaxation, I decided to shift back to another Roald Dahl.  I had never read George's Marvelous Medicine before, and I was not disappointed.  It was a quick but fun read. George is left at home while his mother runs errands.  He is to take care of his grandmother… Continue reading George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl

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Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

We have a lovely independent bookstore downtown, and they have a decent children's book section.  It is not quite what I would want to have if I opened my own bookstore, but it is pretty close.  The other day, I was browsing in that bookstore and found a copy of one of my favorite books… Continue reading Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren