Listening to: Silversun Pickups, “Lazy Eye” So my little brother has been a little less eager to read than I’d like. He’s 11 years old now. When he was younger, I used to read to him before bed whenever I visited home. He’d pick out a few books (usually Dr. Seuss, as I introduced him […]Read More Turning a Reluctant Reader into a Booklover
Listening to: The Starting Line, “Direction” First off, thanks to everyone for the big congrats and everything. It’s been a heck of a week…still looking around myself in pure amazement from time to time. So I just finished, around 2:30 a.m., Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments Series. I finished Book II on the way to the […]Read More Reading as Research
There was a discussion about this on a writers’ board I frequent, and I was discussing it with a friend recently, too, so it got me thinking about my reading style. Writing, it seems, is one of those things that follows you everywhere you go. My writer-brain is always on, picking up interesting bits of […]Read More Reading Like a Writer
Just got Pretties and Specials from the nice mail-lady. Ever since I finished Uglies two weeks ago, I’ve barely been able to contain myself. If you write YA–or even if you just enjoy a ripping good read– and you haven’t read these books, well…FOR GOD’S SAKE, WHY?! Get thee to a bookstore! Now, the only […]Read More Doing the Happy Dance!