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from Making It Up by Penelope Lively

From Making It Up by Penelope Lively: I did not go to any school until I was twelve years old; until then, my home-based education centered entirely upon reading — pretty well anything that came to hand, prose, poetry, good, … Continue reading

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from On Writing by Stephen King

One of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, looking for long words because you’re maybe a little ashamed of your short ones. This is like dressing up a household pet … Continue reading

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Book Review: Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L’Amour

Title: Education of a Wandering Man Author: Louis L’Amour Genre: Memoir Publisher: Bantam Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: It was May 14. This review was previously posted on my personal … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography by Chris Crutcher

Title: King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography Author: Chris Crutcher Genre: Memoir Publisher: Greenwillow Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Chris Crutcher First line: I grew up riding a … Continue reading

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Favorite books about reading and writing

Since reading and writing are two of my passions, I tend to read a lot of books on those two topics. These are the ones that still stick out in my mind when I think about my favorites. Eats, Shoots … Continue reading

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