Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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What Are You Reading?

cropped-books-crop-no-empty-shelves1.jpg  What are you reading now?  I switched genres and read Personal by Lee Child. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Lee has a subtle humor, the characters are well-drawn, and most of it took place in Paris. He’s my dad’s favorite author. At ninety, my dad reads a book a day.

Lee Child’s birth name is Jim Grant. He is 60 years old, born in October, 1954 in Coventry, England. His writing style has been described as hardboiled and commercial.

For the Reading Group I’m in, one member chose The Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill. She uses the Stream of Consciousness technique, which I like.  It would be fun to try it one day. http://www.amazon.com/Dept-Speculation-Jenny-Offill/dp/0385350813


I’d love to hear what you are reading.



  1. Police Procedure & Investigation – A Guide for Writers, Lee Lowland; Attracting Native Pollinators, The Xerxes Society; and the beta copy of Ardent Spirit by Julie Royce.

    • I didn’t know Julie has her Ardent Spirit in beta copy already. And two research books keep you busy reading besides everything else you do.

  2. Just got through reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It is a well written story and does a good job of alternating POV between characters. But I felt kind of cheated. I thought the author withheld aspects of Amy’s personality… but I don’t want to reveal too much for those who haven’t read it yet or haven’t seen the movie. I’ll just say I wasn’t crazy about the ending.

  3. Hi Gary,

    Thanks for your comment. It sounds like a topic we discussed in class. Withholding information to write a twist or surprise ending has the result of a cheated feeling. Good thing it was well-written and interesting to alternate POV. What book is next on your list?

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