Books

new year’s roundup

You’d think, since I wasn’t working on a new book, I would’ve had tons of time to read in 2010, right? Well, I kept plenty busy with a promotion at my day job, organizing two local craft show events and travelling a ton. I kept on making handmade journals and cards, and I also joined a […]

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notable recent reads

Long time no blog, right? But I’m back with three recently read, utterly awesome books, all written by women with three names: Adrian Nicole Leblanc, “Random Family” Leblanc spent a decade hanging out with a random family from the Bronx, then she wrote this book. I’d read an interview with her in New New Journalism […]

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Holy crap, my book’s almost real

Current word count: 25,035 (out of 30,000) A little more than a month left until my manuscript deadline, and I have reached my Jan. 1 goal of 25,000 words a few days early! It’s incredible to see the progress I’ve made. The book still has some holes and placeholders, but my to-do list is manageable, […]

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Malcolm Gladwell, “Blink”

Malcolm Gladwell is a writer for the New Yorker, and he cracks me up. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2005, 280 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 10.12.08 Date finished: 11.10.08 What I liked: The question he asks in this book is how do we know the things we know? Why are first impressions so often, and […]

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