Ever have one of those weeks? Your laptop harddrive crashes. Your son gets sick. Your mother-in-law has a root canal. You discover you may have been taking advantage of a friend so you feel like a total heel. You need to get cleared for a scuba diving trip but the diving doc is on vacation. Your engine . . . → Read More: Impossible, by Nancy Werlin
Why did I read this book?
Because it’s actually NOT about werewolves.
In which I learn I Really. Truly. Hate editing errors.
When I read a book and run into a typo, I think, “Darn.” When I read a second typo, I get a little irritated. When I read a third typo, I get a little agitated. I think, “Come on, guys. Hire me!” And when I read my fourth typo, well, things get ugly.
I had read my fourth by page 87. “We wonder into the crowd.”
And in which I learn I Really. Truly. Love circular stories.
Lest you think I’m just a whiner, I did learn something much more valuable than hire a damn good editor and proofreader before publishing something. I learned I loves me a circular ending.
. . . → Read More: Wolves, Boys, and Other Things that Might Kill Me, by Kristen Chandler
Book: Going Bovine
Author: Libba Bray
Publishing: Delacorte Books for Young Readers, September 2009
Pages: 496 (hardcover)
Genre: Young adult, contemporary fantasy, dark comedy
Awards: 2010 Michael L. Printz Award
Review copy: checked out from King County Library System
Why did I read it?
My accountant friend Amy walked up to me and said, “You’re a writer. You should watch this crazy . . . → Read More: Going Bovine, by Libba Bray
A few years ago, I finished reading A Single Shard. I loved it so much, I immediately headed over to the author Linda Sue Park’s website and read everything she had to say about writing.
This was when my son was still a baby and taking up an inordinate amount of my time. I wanted a quick-and-easy . . . → Read More: Read a thousand books