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#7 – Jess said…This post in itself was such an inspiration~ I can imagine the books are even more powerful 🙂 As a mother, I teared up more than once while reading this. Thanks for a fantastic interview!
It’s been a long time since I read a fiction book that I could not put down – love when that happens! Except that I read far too late into the night and am a crabby mess in the morning…just one more chapter one more chapter.
This book is about a woman who wakes up every morning and doesn’t know who or where she is. It’s right up my ally with the whole psychological thriller/brain trauma.
S.J. includes some language, especially the F word, but he’s from London and most British/English authors seem to be very free with that word. Why is that?
But, I did enjoy it. And I’m glad I know who I wake up to every morning. (That would be Paige, the stealthy ninja warrior who sneaks into my bed every night.)
This is a fantastic resource for fiction writers. I like the textbook and I like the workbook format, where I can take notes about what I need to fix in my own stories. Donald Maass, literary agent extraordinaire just knows what he’s talking about and I learned A LOT – tension on every page!
The narrator is whip smart and keeps things light and funny, but serious regarding a sad and serious subject.
Couldn’t put this one down either. Gregor loved it and raved (huge), then my mother read it and raved and cried. Yes, read it. Loved it. Thanks, Julia!
“The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention. The guy who invented the smallpox vaccine didn’t actually invent anything. He just noticed that people with cowpox didn’t get small pox….
What else? She is so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she is smarter than you: You know she is. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.”
I do, Augustus. I do.
– Hazel Grace
I wish I had more time to read; there are so many great books waiting to be devoured. It seems I only make time to read at night after the kids are in bed and I’m dead tired and about to fall asleep.
Stephen King says he writes three hours in the morning and reads for three hours every afternoon. Doesn’t that sound dreamy?
Okay, what’s next friends? What have you been reading? Whatchu got for me?
Happy Friday! Hope you have lots of reading on the weekend schedule.