Tuesday, August 14, 2007

No time for fun, dammit!

If you're wondering why I haven't posted in over a week, it's because I haven't finished anything new. I've done virtually nothing but work, dammit! It sucks. But I'm popping on to share some of the book-related news in my own life:

Dedication sucked. Big surprise, right? I read the first three chapters and decided that it wasn't worth my time. Already, I could tell it would be plagued by the same problems as Citizen Girl: an underdeveloped/unsympathetic main character; failing to strike on the right side of the fine line of getting your readers to laugh with, rather than at, your character's mistakes; a lame plot that is neither believable nor an enjoyable fantasy. So I chucked it.

Currently reading Innocent Traitor, which turned out to actually be a novel, not a non-fiction book someone misplaced. More on this later.

Over the weekend, my BF visited. It was a very quick visit, and we didn't get to spend much quality time, but we did hit Barnes and Noble briefly. He wanted to get some reading for the train (he chose Last of the Mohicans, a surprise to me) but he also got me a book for my birthday, in addition to the nice planner and fancy pen he'd already given me. I had several in my hand, but he chose Grace Eventually by Anne Lamott. I've been wanting to read it for a long time. Maybe one day I'll get to. For now, it's shower time, and maybe some more of Innocent Traitor later. Back with more soon. Until then, good night...and good luck.

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