Picky Reader – 4

In this case, about 15 pages of male dialogue between two male colleagues (hey, at least they’re in a bar drinking beer) about women, relationships, emotions, motivations. One line at least was so flowery, I came close to throwing the book across the room. Instead I heaved a huge sigh as I often do and thought to myself, “Men do not talk like this.”

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52 Pick Up

We want to feel special. Important. Loved. Approved of. If you don’t get those needs met in childhood by your parents, I’m pretty sure you’ll do what I did. Seek them out in other relationships until finally, you realize you don’t need these things from other people. You can give them to yourself and you’ve always had them from God.

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Picky Reader – 3

Literary fiction, done well, also takes longer to read. Maybe because it’s easier to put down and that might be because you have to think more about what you just read. It’s like a fine meal you want to savor and enjoy and linger over. Which I guess makes commercial fiction more like fast food. Quick, easy and often forgettable.

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Picky Reader – 1

I’ve had another brilliant idea to keep track of what I read when and I wish I’d started doing this years ago. I’m going to keep the little receipts the library issues when you take out books. They list the title and the withdrawal and due dates, though not the author’s name. At least I’ll be able to check if I think I’ve already read something.
Earlier in December I read How To Be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward. I recommend it.

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Writer at War – 3

You want to get published? The first rule is, don’t bother writing the book of your heart. Write something’s that commercially viable. If you manage to combine those two and do it well, congratulations. You might become a best-selling author in record time. Or…you might not.

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My Vein, My Blood – 18

9-26-06 Blizzard’s birthday.  I still miss that dog.  I wasn’t kind enough to him when I had him.  I am not a kind person.  I am jaded, bitter and disillusioned.  This whole thing with _____ should just be filed under “Life’s Not Fair” and I should move on.  We all…

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