Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Taking a little break and a quick reading review.

I am not gonna blog today and I am sorry that I have not been getting out and about much to blogs lately. I am very excited about my revision and am going to continue on in that venue. You can catch me in The Practice Room if you have been missing me. Find the schedule through the door off to the left.

Reading update:
Finished THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy. Couldn't help but love all it's beautifully written horror. I cried at the end. Thought of it the whole time I was canning the day before yesterday (tomatoes from the garden and apples from a neighbor). I hope some post apocalyptic boy and his father find it. I hope my family doesn't ever live that way.

Finished SAVING FRANCESCA by Melina Marchetta. My new favorite author! I loved it's odd density. Gives me some hope for my own dense writing style. And she has such different books in her repertoire This was the second book she had written, JELLICOE ROAD which you may know, her third. I have dreams of a quiet yet brilliant writing career like this. Reminds me of Sharon Creech, not as much in writing style as in career style.

Finished FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK also by Melina Marchetta. Did I say she was my new favorite author??? Fantasy. Hard to get into, but I often find that with world building. Something about the themes reminded me very much of THE LOST CONSPIRACY. In the end I loved the characters and devoured the book.

Didn't finish WHALE TALK by Chris Crutcher. I liked the voice of the book but in the end I found it boring because there was just too much talking and not enough action or interaction really.