Books

recently read books

Arthur Allen, “Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver“ so good. so nerdy. an absolute must. Rona Jaffe, “The Best of Everything“ If you like Mad Men, you must read this book. Larry Beinhart, “American Hero” aka “Wag the Dog“ the basis of one of my favorite movies ever (and the first R-rated flick […]

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Stuff I’ve read lately

Esther Pearl Watson, “Unlovable, Vol. 1″ I love Esther Pearl Watson’s gruesome tales of the life of ’80s teenager Tammy Pierce, and I think any girl who ever experienced high school will be able to identify—if only a little bit—with the unlovable protagonist. It’s a big, pink, sparkly square book full of cartoons. Get it! […]

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by the way…

Finished writing my book yesterday at 2:30 p.m. I can’t tell you how much of a relief it is to be done. Well, you know, done aside from the rounds of editing coming over the next few months. Hurrah!

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Hurtling towards my book deadline

Current word count: 27,818 (out of 30,000) Trying not to freak out too much about the fact that my book is due in less than a MONTH. I’m starting to break down the remaining stuff to do into manageable chunks. I made up a calendar with weekly goals written on it, for example, my goal […]

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2008 stats

I liked the stats I did last year, so hear’s the final tally for 2008: Total pages read: 11,127 Average pages per book: 218 Longest book: 472 pages Biggest reading month: July, with 12 books Slowest reading months: September and October, 1 book each Having the goal of reading 50 books a year has really […]

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