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My novel is published! Make my dreams come true!!! [Dec. 7th, 2012|02:27 am]
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Mute cover
Yep you heard it right!
My novel has FINALLY been published!!!
So check it out here =  http://www.amazon.com/Mute-ebook/dp/B00AI10SBM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1354681119&sr=1-1&keywords=aura+redwood

It only costs $0.99 and you buying this book makes my dreams come true <3
So please please do :D
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Banned Books Week (Sep. 24 - Oct. 1, 2011) [Sep. 28th, 2011|04:08 pm]
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These icons are all variations on three Banned Book Week slogans: "I Read Banned Books," "I Support Kids' Right to Read," and "I Support Teens' Right to Read." If your childhood or adolescence, or that of someone you love, was influenced, empowered, or saved a book, then support Banned Book Week.

From the Official Website --
During the last week of September every year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2011 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 24 through October 1. Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982.

According to the American Library Association, there were 348 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2010, and many more go unreported.

The 10 most challenged titles of 2010 were:

And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Reasons: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: offensive language, racism, religious viewpoint, sex education, sexually explicit, violence, unsuited to age group

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Reasons: insensitivity, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit

Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
Reasons: drugs, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit

The Hunger Games (series), by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: sexually explicit, violence, unsuited to age group

Lush, by Natasha Friend
Reasons: drugs, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group

What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
Reasons: sexism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Reasons: drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint

Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie
Reasons: homosexuality, sexually explicit

Twilight (series), by Stephenie Meyer
Reasons: sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence, unsuited to age group
claim that any of these novels is "unsuited to age group" is ridiculous and dangerous. My personal favorite response to these spurious, fearmongering claims comes from an anonymous mother and librarian on a Banned Books Week blog entry from several years ago: " What may be unsuitable for a lucky child at age ten or twelve or thirteen may have already happened to an unlucky child. Books are the most salient way to make sure that they understand that they are not "unsuitable." What happened to them was."

Make sure that kids and teens, both lucky and unlucky, retain their right to read in your city, school district, and life. Support Banned Books Week.

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(no subject) [Aug. 12th, 2011|01:14 am]
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General Stock: "My Entire Personality Can Be Found in the Books I've Read" [Jun. 19th, 2011|08:56 pm]
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General Stock: Books, + Harry Potter, The Caster Chronicles, and Wicked Lovely [Apr. 9th, 2011|12:20 am]
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Book & Reading Icon Journal: toreadabook [Apr. 2nd, 2011|10:25 pm]
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I'm very excited about launching this! I've been working on the icons for it for ages, to be honest, because it takes such a long time to read a book/reread to make notes/design 25 icons per book, but I think it's finally ready! I don't know exactly how often I'll post, but probably a few times a week? :)

Today's launch posts:

Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw EVERYTHING, e.lockhart

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1-800-WHERE-R-You [Vanished] #001: When Lightning Strikes, Meg Cabot (Jenny Carroll)

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PROMOTION: Nominations are now OPEN at bookcrushathon! [Sep. 16th, 2010|01:44 am]
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What is Bookcrush-A-Thon?

Bookcrush-A-Thon is a fangirly celebration for the best part of every YA book... the totally dreamy fictional guy who could never exist in real life!

There's been a lot of hoopla lately about Team Edward and Team Jacob, Team Peeta and Team Gale, Team Stefan and Team Damon, Team Vampire, Team Werewolf, Team Mortals, Team Immortals, Team Team Team Team Team team team team...

...and I thought, "I wonder whose Team really has the most might."

So now Bookcrush-A-Thon is borne! It's a friendly competition ONLY. NO BASHING IS ALLOWED!

Each round of bookcrushathon will last approximately six months. Twenty-four dreamy bookcrushes. One ultimately dreamy winner per Round! Each week, one more bookcrush will be eliminated until only one is left! It's like Survivor, only not stupid.

Nominate and support YOUR Favorite Literary Crush @ bookcrushathon!
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15 icons of Tribocharge (short story) by Hayley Anne Perkins [Feb. 18th, 2010|01:32 am]
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If icons are not okay please let me know and I will delete!
12 America's Next Top Model - Cycle 2, episode 1
8 Katy Perry
5 Joe Jonas

15 Peter Borley from Tribocharge by Hayley Anne Perkins.  Thanks to metempsyche for suggestions on an actor! I used Logan Lerman and George Craig

Please give some feedback if they are good or bad!
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Icons for Books (If this isn't allowed let me know!!) [Feb. 4th, 2010|04:24 pm]
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I've made some icon sets for some YA paranormal romance books.

16 Icons for Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

5 Icons for Green by Hayley Anne Perkins (not out yet, I wanted to win a chance to read it early but I ddin't :( )


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Request for Reading Material Suggestions [Jan. 12th, 2010|11:55 am]
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[feel so... |busy]
[sounds good to me |The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris | Powered by Last.fm]

Hey guys! Been a while since I've posted here, so I'm sure no one has any clue who I am, heh!

At any rate, I had a request for suggestions. I've just started writing a literary fiction novel, which is a new step from me - to-date all of my novel-length works have been urban or high fantasy. However, in an effort to give my most recent rough draft time to gather some dust (so I don't burn myself out on it), I decided to do something different - and not so dark and depressing. 

This new novel has the working title of Otaku: A Love Story, and is intended to me a romantic dramedy, focusing mainly on how many fanboys, or otaku, spend the time they should have been learning to talk to and deal with real-life girls watching anime and reading manga and obsessing over girls who aren't real at all, let alone realistic. 

My reading repertoire so far mainly consists of Jim Butcher, Isaac Asimov, Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman, and Jim Butcher. While these are all great when I'm writing a fantasy or sci-fi novel, they just don't have the voice, or the content, that I want for this novel. So far the closest thing I can come up with is probably Stranger than Fiction, if that gives you any idea.

Any suggestions on reading material, either for voice, style, or subject matter, would be greatly appreciated! 

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(no subject) [Nov. 11th, 2009|07:38 pm]
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[feel so... |restlessrestless]

Well, I have been attempting to read The Queen Of The Damned on eBook. That isn't working out too well. Some of the words have letters missing from them and it's quite unreadable after while. So I'm thinking, I can't get an actual copy of any Anne Rice books in India, so maybe I should try listening to it on audiobook. I don't really think it is a good idea for a word junkie like me to actually listen to an audiobook. But I really want to read the rest of The Chronicles. And I really like Anne Rice's writing. 

So, what I want to ask is that are the eBooks which are 'complete' abridged in any way or are they  the same thing as the books? Do they match the books word for word or are they a little different?

I'll decide whether I want to listen to them based on what I find out.
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might be of interest... [May. 10th, 2009|07:54 pm]
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[Current Location |London]
[feel so... |bouncybouncy]
[sounds good to me |Queen, Don't stop me now]

hi there and slightly shameful plug here, i'm starting a new community- Motika, the New Revolution, based on a 'create and inspire to change' philosophy (that i have neatly dubbed Motika) .
The community is kinda empty- as i just started it now, but I'm really looking for arts and literature enthusiasts to join and start posting about themselves and about the things they love, how they feel aboutb the world, people they admire, the words they have to say.
hope it's not too cheeky advertising here!
please check it out...


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Request for recommendations. [Mar. 1st, 2009|05:57 pm]
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Although I intend to do my own research, I hope that I might find a starting point by asking for recommendations in this community.

I've been keeping tabs on what I read, and have noticed that the list of authors is primarily populated by dead white males, living white males, and white women. I'm very fond of the books I read, but I'm starting to appreciate that reading work from this general group might be somewhat limiting. I'd love to read authors with different voices, who write from perspectives I'm unfamiliar with.

If possible, would you be kind enough to recommend books (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, anything that you consider worthwhile) by authors from Africa, South America, Eastern Europe, Russia, China, Japan, the Pacific and Asia? I'm interested in the well-established authors as well as work by newer authors.

Sorry for such a general question! This request covers a very broad area, I know.

Thanks in advance.
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(no subject) [Jul. 29th, 2008|03:41 pm]
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Do you ever realize that you have a ton of "book projects" going on at the same time?

I like reading stand-alone books, as well as books that are part of a series. I recently realized the number of series I have begun and never finished is HUGE. I made a list, and I think it is around 30. Most I have read the first and have intentions of reading them all but then I get distracted and read something else. Or a friend loans me something and I read that instead. Or that I get a great recommendation and then I go for that book. Anyway, I wanted to know if anyone else has this problem? Haha. How do you deal with it?

Well, my goal is to work on finishing some of those series up over the rest of the summer.
But, I have also a new goal that I am working on pursuing.

I am going to read all the Newberry Award books (in order) from the first to the most recent. I just went to the library and got the first three. I'm excited to begin The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Van Loon as the 1st Newberry Winner. Here goes another "project!"
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Can this be real? [Jul. 20th, 2008|10:12 pm]
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Hi all,

I have been reading the Pandora Prescription lately. Its a good read, and now theres this treasure thing on youtube about it..

could this be real?

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Christopher Moore [Jul. 19th, 2008|09:10 pm]
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It's been forever since I've seen an entry in here, so I thought I'd try to spur on some summer reading posts.

I was recently introduced to a new author for me, Christopher Moore. I picked up two of his books at Half-price books and I've loved them both. I even put 2 more on hold at the local library.

Lamb: The Chronicles of Christ's Childhood Friend Biff ; a tongue in cheek comedy of the missing 30 years from the viewpoint of Biff - Jesus' imature, lying, cheating, sneaky friend who did all the dirty-work Christ couldn't do given his position. It's endearing, smart, and a wonderful read.

A Dirty Job - This is the extremely funny (I woke my fiance up in the middle of the night shaking with laughter in bed 'kitty' may always bring a smile to my lips). It is faster moving and funnier than the first book, though less 'smart'. Definitely a light and enjoyable read. It is about an unlikely hero who is forced into the job of Death while he struggles to do his day job, raise his infant daughter and get a date in the next decade. =-)

I'd recommend both.

Coming soon, I just go the latest Charlaine Harris novel in the Sookie Stackhouse series, I can't wait to watch the HBO series mirroring this book series in the fall.
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Willy Vlautin [Jul. 14th, 2008|10:26 am]
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[Current Location |Brooklyn, New York]

One should never meet an artist whose work one admires; the artist is always so much less than the work.

Friday evening at WORD, a splendid little bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Deb and I attended a reading by Willy Vlautin, whose first two novels, The Motel Life and Northline, are two of the best books I've read in years. In a blurb advertising the event, Time Out New York called Northline a "bleak novel... about a pregnant woman who, in moments of deep trauma, speaks with her idol, Paul Newman." Reducing the book to these two plot points is as wrongheaded as describing John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath as a "road movie about a family that can't get work."

In between playing a couple of songs on his guitar (he's also the lead singer of Richmond Fontaine, a fine band that's been around since '94 and have ten or so CDs to their name), Vlautin read a passage from Northline, introducing it as a "story about weakness, about the bad things you do when you're feeling weak, the sideways moves you do. You get out of one bad situation and you feel good that you've made a brave step. But then you're so worn out that you end up making the same exact mistake."

Both of Vlautin's books are in the literary tradition of Raymond Carver and Charles Bukowski. His spartan prose perfectly reflects the people about whom he writes: spare on the surface but ultimately strong enough to bear up under the lives they have made for themselves. Readers, like Vlautin's own characters, may be surprised to discover just how strong.

After the reading, we had an opportunity to meet Vlautin and have him sign our copies of his books. He and I both spent a chunk of our lives working in trucking out West (we were employed by competing companies), and we spent a few minutes talking about Reno and Portland and Salt Lake, about the Nugget Casino, and a legendary hamburger called the "Awful Awful." Deb and I left the bookstore with the feeling that—Toulouse-Lautrec be damned—Vlautin in person appeared to be as genuine and wryly funny as Vlautin the writer. It was a good night.

Willy Vlautin reads from Northline.
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Book Reviews - Recent Reads [Mar. 26th, 2008|09:10 pm]
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Book Title Mr. Vertigo (293 pgs.)
Author Paul Auster
Link Find at Barnes and Noble
Genre Fiction
Rating B+
Who would be interested in this book?
Warnings Slight Racism, Language, and Sexual Content


Book Title The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (411 pgs.)
Author Tom Wolfe
Link Find at Barnes and Noble
Genre Literary Biography
Rating B
Who would be interested in this book? Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, and Naked Lunch: The Restored Text by William S. Burroughs.
Warnings Strong Language, Drug Reference, Sexual Content


Book Title Sharp Objects (254 pgs.)
Author Gillian Flynn
Link Find at Barnes and Noble
Genre Fiction
Rating A
Who would be interested in this book? Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger, Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Warnings Strong Language, Sexual Content, Adult Situations

Book Title Invisible Monsters (278 pgs.)
Author Chuck Palahniuk
Link Find at Barnes and Noble
Genre Fiction
Rating A+
Who would be interested in this book? Chuck Palahniuk fans, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Warnings Adult Situations, Language, Drug Use, Sexual Content

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. . . Pants on Fire [Mar. 9th, 2008|12:38 pm]
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[Current Location |Brooklyn, New York]

Last week yet another memorist was outed (this time by her sister no less!) as nothing more than a lowly fiction writer; once again begging the question: why didn't they just publish their works as fiction in the first place?

Ego and greed, probably.

Not discounting these writers' duplicity in dealing with their publishers, what's truly troubling when these contretemps raise their ugly little heads is the press's haughty shock and awe that any half-truths (or quarter- or third-truths) should have wormed their way into the sanctity of somebody's memoir. Literary and social critics alike thump their thesauri and behave as if, pre-James Frey coming along and embarrassing Oprah with his million little lies, every memoir published was letter-perfect when it came to factual matters--that no details were added or enhanced (or omitted), that no dialog was fabricated, that nothing was tweaked to make the piece better (or at least readable).

By its selective nature, a memoir is not journalism; it is subject to the tricks our memories play on us; how and why events took place are filtered, consciously or unconsciously, by our prejudices, belief systems, etc. Plus, let's face it, folks: life, by and large, is boring. Even fascinating people have plenty of downtime where nothing of much interest happens. Knowing what to emphasize and what to ignore, where a chapter--let alone the real story--begins and ends (in reality, most people's lives have very few--and very long--chapters), is the writer's job.

And while we're talking about it, the very journalists looking down their collective nose at these memorists are prone to the same refractions they're pillorying; they shouldn't be, but they are. The truth is never more malleable than in the hands of a writer.

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Book #1 [Jan. 2nd, 2008|11:42 pm]
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Book #1
Book Title: Be the Pack Leader
Author: Cesar Millan
Category: Non-fiction
# of pages: 259
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: A
Short description/summary of the book: (taken from amazon.com):Bestselling author Cesar Millan takes his principles of dog psychology a step further, showing you how to develop the calm-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve your dog’s life–and your own.

Filled with practical tips and techniques as well as real-life success stories from his clients (including the Grogan family, owners of Marley from Marley & Me) and his popular television show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Cesar helps you understand and read your dog’s energy as well as your own so that you can move beyond just correcting behavioral issues and take your connection with your dog to the next level.

The principles of calm-assertive energy will help you become a better pack leader in every area of your life, improving your relationships with friends, family, and coworkers.

In addition, Cesar addresses several important issues for the first time, including what you need to know about the major dog behavior tools available and the difference between “personality” and “instability.”

Ultimately, what emerges from Be the Pack Leader are both happier dogs and happier, more centered owners.

My Thoughts: I found this book to be interesting. It seemed to go over a lot of the same material that Cesar's Way did but Cesar went in-depth even more with his concepts and techniques. If you enjoy the show The Dog Whisperer then this is the book for you.

Books read this year: 1/50. I'm 2% done!!!

Next read(s): I am about to start The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman.

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Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer [Dec. 21st, 2007|01:51 pm]
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So I am home from Christmas break and I decide to pick up the book Twilight and start to read it. I ordered it on ebay months ago after I was browsing a YA book reading site and it was almost every single persons favorite book. Even though I am in my mid-twenties, I still have a thing for YA books every once in a while (The Giver will ALWAYS be my favorite!) And just recently my roomate bought me New Moon in the series because she said that I am going to need it as soon as I finish Twilight, and of course, this intrigued me even more. To sum it up, I read Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse (I went out and bought ASAP) in less than 3 days.

There were things I loved about the first three books, and then things that I thought were very silly. But, I dont think I have ever been addicted to a character as much as I feel addicted to Edward Cullen. I am now anxiously awaiting the fourth book now, Breaking Dawn; can't wait!! While I was reading this series, I felt like a silly girl addicted to a reality tv show or soap opera...like a guility pleasure. I have never been so into characters and a series until now.

This was my first experience with any vampire novels. I was wondering if anyone has any good suggestions of where I can go from here to help fill the void of Edward and Bella. I am looking for something along the lines of the Twilight series, but something just a little more...sexy..a little more romance involved.

If anyone wants to know more about the series or wants to talk about the books in general (in which case, I am SO OPEN to!), you can post here, or in my book journal, caras_books.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2007|12:16 am]
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So my local library had a book sale, and of course I couldn't resist eeven though I have about 100 books that are unread as of right now at my house. I think I got some good finds for one dollar each! What do you think?

The Halloween Tree- Ray Bradbury
Night Shift- Stephan King [SK and Dean Koontz are some of my FAVS!]
Airframe- Crichton
The Lost World- Crichton
The Pearl- Steinbeck [already read it, but LOVED it!]
The Color Purple- Walker
Under the Tuscan Sun- Mayes
We Were the Mulvaney's-Oates
The Sun Also Rises- Hemingway
The Secret Life of Bees- Kidd [have previously read-- lent out--and never got back :(]
Vinegar Hill- Ansay
The Virgin Blue- Chevalier
The Poisonwood Bible- Kingsolver [LOVED IT!]
Me & Emma- Flock
The Dante Club- Pearl [I've heard amazing thigs about this one]
The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell- Despres
The Alchemist- Coelho
The Power of the Dog- Proulx
The Pursuit of Happyness- Gardner
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius- Eggers
The Devil Wears Prada- Weisberger
Breathing For A Living- Rothenburg
Twilight- Stephanie Meyers [I hear this is a popular one in the YA dept]

Does anyone ever buy books, and knowing that they own them, still get books from the library or continue to read books borrowed from others because they know that the ones they have owned will always be around to read? I am like that and its a bad habit. I own hundreds, but say to myself, "Well, I own that so I'll read it eventually and it'll always be around...I don't own this one, I'll read it because it's here and its not mine and I might never get my hands on it again." BAD HABIT!!

Anyways, going aganist by bad habit, any suggestions for titles that you think I might enjoy, throw em this way!

These are also books I've read recently:

Sphere- Crichton
Message in A Bottle- Sparks
Salem Falls- Picoult
The Handmaids Tale- Atwood
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Rowling
The Posionwood Bible- Kingsolver
The devil in the White City- Larson
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan- See
Night- Wiesel
Picture Perfect- Picoult
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Literature vantiy plates [Sep. 15th, 2007|11:11 am]
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If you could get a free vanity plate for your car about literature, what would you get?

*It can only include 6 letters/numbers/dashes..etc.
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Good Writing Writ Large [Aug. 10th, 2007|08:42 am]
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[Current Location |Brooklyn, New York]

There is a problem with writers. If what a writer wrote was published and sold many, many copies, the writer thought he was great. If what a writer wrote was published and sold a medium number of copies, the writer thought he was great. If what a writer wrote was published and sold very few copies, the writer thought he was great. If what the writer wrote never was published and he didn't have enough the money to publish it himself, then he thought he was truly great. The truth, however, was there was very little greatness. It was almost nonexistent, invisible. But you could be sure that the worst writers had the most confidence, the least self-doubt.


François Camoin made a similar observation in a Writers at Work workshop in Park City back in 1988, noting that those fledgling writers who sweated and stuttered and apologized as they handed in their work were, as a rule, better writers than those who proudly and unflinchingly proclaimed their word-processed scribbles as masterpieces.

Over the years, I've discovered the same to be true. The best writers treat writing the way a truly devout person treats religion: something practiced, not boasted about; lived, not preached.

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(no subject) [Jul. 26th, 2007|02:26 pm]
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Amongst, the Harry Potter hoopla (and yes, I'm apart of it-don't get your panties in a bunch), is there anyone else out there that was really really excited Tuesday when the long-awaited continuance of the Thursday Next series came out, First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde? I was mainly because until about two months ago, I really thought that series was over and we were stuck with the Nursery Crimes Division (not that I'm against them, but I like my Spec-Ops. In fact, i have a Spec-Ops tshirt that says 'wordage is our business, grammar is our game).

So ends my giddy-Ffordness. I was just wondering if anyone is as excited as i am.
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MOD POST: HARRY POTTER #7 [Jul. 18th, 2007|06:59 pm]
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With the release of the seventh Harry Potter book drawing closer and closer (and with the book having leaked onto the internet already!), please keep in mind that this community is SPOILER FREE for the first MONTH. Between the release of the book on July 21 and August 21, you are welcome to discuss the book in this community, but ONLY if you do so under a cut tag, or by linking to another journal IN A CLEARLY LABELED POST. Any violators of this will lose their right to post in the community.

After August 21, you are welcome to post about the book outside of a cut tag.

If you don't know how to make a cut tag, please see this link for more information, or comment and I'll explain.

Questions, complaints, concerns? Comment here (comments will be screened)

Thanks everyone!
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Sabatini [Jul. 16th, 2007|02:13 pm]
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[Current Location |Indyanna]
[feel so... |chipperchipper]
[sounds good to me |Immediate Music]

So, I started reading Scaramouche yesterday, by Rafael Sabatini.

I'm kind of a roundabout person, as is proven by the manner in which I stumbled upon this book. I was flipping through The Pirate Primer (I'm a writer myself and one of my novels centers around a great number of buccaneers) and saw a reference to a book called Captain Blood by Sabatini. Intrigued, I tracked it down in Barnes & Noble and was all set to buy it, except it was $14... so I bought the one next to it, Scaramouche. Lol.

Has anyone ever read any Sabatini? Scaramouche reads similarly to The Three Musketeers, except the language is more concise and easier to follow... and there aren't long tangents about who's what and where and why and how'd he get where he is in life. Also, the cover art is quite dashing. =)
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(no subject) [Jul. 12th, 2007|07:14 pm]
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I am quite enjoying Tamar Myer's Between a Wok and a Hard Place! You just KNOW that a book is going to be a very good book when it starts off like this:


I was a virgin until I married at age forty-six. Use it, or lose it, my sister Susannah always said. Maybe she was right.

Of course this is none of your business. I am a God-fearing woman and I certainly do not intend to discuss my sex life with you. It is imperative, however, that you understand I was still in a state of shock when the events I am about to relate happened. After all, I had been married only a month, and what Mama had only hinted at paled in comparison with the real thing. I was born and raised on a farm and had seen animals - cows and horses - but never a naked man. How was I to know they looked like that? Thanksgiving is forever ruined for me. I can't even look at a turkey neck now without feeling embarrassed.


Wonderful! When I am smiling by the first long paragraph... I know I'll like it.


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(no subject) [Jul. 1st, 2007|08:32 pm]
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my teenage top ten
(in no particular order)

01. sloppy firsts - megan mccafferty (also include second helpings, charmed thirds)
02. someone like you - sarah dessen
03. keeping the moon - sarah dessen ( also include 'dreamland'
04. the earth, my butt and other big round things - carolyn mackler
05. sisterhood of the traveling pants - ann brasheres
06. gossip girls series - cecily von ziegsar
07. dancing in my nuddy-pants - louise rennison
08. speak - laurie halse anderson (also 'catalyst' and 'prom'
09. lucas - kevin brooks
10. the black book: diary of a teenage stud - jonah black

almost 21 years old, i still read books aimed at sixteen year olds. no, i love them. i love delving into a good salinger or hemingway but sometimes i just need a good girly story :)

also, i'm new to the community, and kinda a re-newbie to LJ (i've been on hiatus from it) and got a new journal so if anyone wants to be friends, feel free to add :)

and to add some .... maturity, under the cut i posted some of my favorite books.
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Gaylaxicon Programming Update [Jun. 21st, 2007|08:08 am]
Books Are Love

6-17: The first look at the Events schedule is now available! Its still early days, and there's still great deal more to come, but most of the key 'big events' have been scheduled.

Take a look at it at www.gaylaxicon2007.org!

Also, our writer's workshop with Steve Berman is ON! So get your membership today!
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