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Monthly Archives: July 2010

wrestling the whale

Currently reading: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley Wrestling the whale is my term for revision. Because that is what it is. It is so big. You can’t get your arms around it. But you jump in the pool anyway and try to dodge the slaps from its flippy flippers. I think the inspiration from this phrase likely came from




vacation

Books read on vacation recently: Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins (ARC) Paranormalcy, by Kiersten White (ARC) Firelight, by Sophie Jordan (ARC) The past two weeks have been some of those weeks where I haven’t done a lot of writing but I did do a lot of living. Cleaned out some messy closets, hosted two Fourth




answers

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. The last post had a couple of great questions in the comments, so I thought I’d answer them here, since I couldn’t address them in just a sentence or two. And I’m going to throw in another couple of questions that I’ve been getting a lot via e-mail. Diane asked: I got a galley of Matched… I have read




i like to lie

Currently reading: Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler UPDATE: The winner of the ARC is AlannahP Javier! Alannah, can you e-mail me your mailing address so I can get this book to you? If Alannah doesn’t claim the ARC by the 10th, I’ll draw again. 🙂 Remember when I said I would post a picture of the book I’ve