I have several ideas for today's post running through my head, colliding with each other since they have no sense of direction. Most of them are half thoughts--or rather, unfinished thoughts.
~ I learned this week that I have to be careful just how much I rant about a particular aspect of a book. It's like that time when I was about 9 years old and used to complain to my friend about my brother. She didn't think much of him as a result and so when I had something nice to say about him, she didn't quite believe me. It's the same when I nitpick about a book.
~ Sometimes I am more critical of a book by an author whose work I love than I am on a new author's book.
~ Whenever I mail a book to someone, I always worry about its arrival, and then, when I get that e-mail telling me it has arrived, I let out a big sigh of relief.
~ I had never really given much thought to the distinction between third person limited and third person omniscient until recently. Some authors are definitely better at it then others.
~ I still have two bookstore gift cards left over from my birthday. How long do you think I can hold off on spending them? I think my husband and friends are taking bets . . .
~ Recently, I read a book in which I thought the writing was mediocre, not to mention all the grammatical errors throughout. Intentional or not (and I think it wasn't), it bothered me. When I read the reviews of some of my fellow bloggers, most of which were glowing, I put my head in my hands and cried, "What's wrong with me?"
~ The little weather bug on my computer screen says it is supposed to be raining right now. Why isn't it?
~ What bookish thoughts have been on your mind lately?
This Week In Reading Mews:
In the Woods by Tana French
Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal
New Additions to my TBR collection:
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos
Posts of Interest This Week:
Monday At the Movies: Going Back to School and the New Fall TV Schedule
Three Princesses: A Guest Post by Author Michelle Moran
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