Monthly Archives: November 2011

First Impressions

Before Pride & Prejudice was published as Pride & Prejudice, it was a manuscript known as First Impressions. And so I thought this excerpt from The Jane Austen Book Club was perfect: Sylvia’s first impression of Allegra was that no one … Continue reading

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The Jane Austen Book Club – Karen Joy Fowler

Rating: 4 stars Shelf: Reading Now Incredibly, incredibly surprising. I really never count on the books that are the inspirations for chick flicks to be very good. The only one I can think of actually enjoying reading was Bridget Jones. Other … Continue reading

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Life Among the Savages – Shirley Jackson

Rating: 4 stars Shelf: Reading Now In this memoir, Shirley Jackson writes beautifully and hilariously about the growth of her family, from two, to three, and finally four children. She captures their constantly changing and charming personalities by describing often ridiculous … Continue reading

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An Exercise (For Me)

I’m busy cranking away at NaNoWriMo. I fell a little behind over the weekend, but not so far behind that I couldn’t easily catch up. The goal for today is 13,336. I’m currently at 10,759 – a difference of 2,577 … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Launched!

It’s that time of year again. When I resign myself to writing 50,000 words in a mere thirty days. When I actually take the time to write. Make excuses FOR my writing, instead of against it. Every year the process … Continue reading

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