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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
International Winner and Scandinavian Reviews
Photo from spare it on Flickr, taken in Albania, as a sort of tribute to Fado, a great book about Albania I am midway through reading.
Nancy has sent some recent reviews for the Scandinavian Reading Challenge, now past the halfway mark of the year!
Jose also sent:
There may be more but my email got messed up, email me if I missed one and I'll add it to the list.
Great article with writing advice in today's Los Angeles Times:
From the ARC piles: the last two weeks have been huge, more than 30 books have arrived for reviewing. Of course, not all will get done, and it seems this batch had a number of unsolicited titles that aren't really appealing and will get passed on. Strangely, there were tons of dog books. Dogs are the new vampires: sad dogs, lifesaving dogs, genius dogs. I'm a cat person.
Just for fun, Galleycat had a link to a fun little online game that analyzes your writing sample. I tried it with a blog post and it said I am similar to James Joyce, wow. Then I had it sample a short story and it said Dan Brown. Oh.. Try it if you feel like wasting some time: "I Write Like" at http://iwl.me/
Posted by Amy at 2:25 PM
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Dog stories are pretty popular, aren't they? I'm a cat person myself, but I like reading about dogs- the books are often funnier, for one thing.ReplyDelete