111 Followers
141 Following
lovelylime

Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
Jordan Dane
Fireblood
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku

Reading Like a Writer

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them - Francine Prose

This is a hard book to review and rate because I have such conflicting thoughts about the content. On one hand, it did make me really think about structure, dialogue, and gestures of my novel. On the other hand, I feel like I learned nothing concrete--just that I should carefully think about those things, which is kind of frustrating.

 

Overall I'd give it a 3.5. Worth the read definitely, if not for the prod into deeper thinking about the smallest things in your novel.