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Oct. 26th, 2010 09:41 pm
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Finished reading "Cloud Atlas" the other day. I really enjoyed it, thought it was clever both in terms of the variety of writing styles he used and how the whole book was shaped. Still uncertain whether I'd call it a novel as one specific story, though, or more of a series of loosely linked novellas. Not that it wasn't enjoyable, just ... mulling it over yet.

Reading Anthony Bourdain's "Medium Raw" now and have two more books still on the reserve list at the library, waiting for them to come up. (Pearl Buck in China and The Warmth of Other Suns, about the migration from the rural south to industrial northern US.)

Working on a one-shot Nolan-POV fic, which I'd love to wrap up by Sunday since I've signed up to attempt NaNoWriMo this year.

Also need to get my crap together again and send out more submission info for my kid's book in search of an agent/publisher. I've received two rejections so far -- one publisher, one agent -- and need to get it out in front of a lot of other folks.

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Date: 2010-10-27 03:05 am (UTC)
taiga13: (Calvin & Hobbes hug)
From: [personal profile] taiga13
More fic! Yay! I liked what I saw on your LJ post.
Good luck with the book - it's great and someone will see that.

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Date: 2010-10-27 03:21 am (UTC)
nightdog_barks: (Burning Book)
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Oh, I'm so glad you liked Cloud Atlas! You might also enjoy Ghostwritten -- it's similar in structure to Atlas, but the individual stories, I think, are connected a bit more obviously, making for more of a single, overarching tale.

The Warmth of Other Suns sounds really good -- I saw the review in the NY Times and made a note of it because it sounded intriguing.

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Date: 2010-10-27 10:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pwcorgigirl
Nightdog also recommended "Cloud Atlas," and now that you've liked it, it's officially on my reading list. :) I really enjoy linked novellas.

Yay! for new fic and for getting your book out there. And you're a brave woman for doing NaNoWriMo. The idea of writing that much in that short of a time always scares me off it.

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Date: 2010-10-27 01:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pwcorgigirl
That may be my problem lately as well. I get stuck and can't get unstuck because of getting hung up on editing what made it on the page.


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