- Green Forest, Ar, USA
- member since December 30, 2007
Connie C’s last login was Monday, March 9, 2009.
I am an Illustrator professionally. I graduated from CCS in Detroit. I do primarily Medical Illustration, but I am classically trained in figure painting/drawing, as well as landscape and animal studies, and would be happy to send you my portfolio and resume, if you'd like. Just let me know and I'll send you my business email.
Good luck with the Writer's Month Challenge! I'll definitely check out your blogs when I get some free-time in the vampire hours.
Yeah, I've got a myspace, and it is www.myspace.com/vox_stellaris
It's mostly just weirdness and a way for me to vent about how far this country's flushed itself down the toilet. (Sanctimonious ranting Glenn Beck style.) It's private, though, because I've got kind of a potty mouth and when I get time, I try to write about relevant things such as drunk driving, legal bias, women's health issues, politics and the energy crisis.
I'll send you a friend invite. Thanks for writing, and I'll gladly give you my input on your blogs.
I'm trying to catch up with my friends here on Shelfari. (I'm so bad.) I've been hella-busy with work and school and other assorted nuisances. (Ugh.) Anyway, drop a line and let me know how you are, and what you're reading. Maybe we could find a book to read and discuss.
It has also been since high school since I have read Great Expectations but I can remember how much the suspense intrigued me as well. Its a great story with a definante fullness as Phil stated, there is love, lust, greed, envy and such a deeper meaning behind it all once you have read it. I did not think I would enjoy it has a high school student but I did. I was lucky to have a wonderful English teach in high school and in college that introduced me to such wonderful books that I might not have read other wise on my own.
Regarding Lolita -- I think it's a must, especially if you have aspirations to become a writer! I read this many years ago, so don't know what my initial response was -- maybe indignation and horror! But once you get past the subject matter, you realize that it is much deeper than an old man lusting after a young girl. The writing is very unusual and the book has much deeper meaning than one might think initially. I know that it has stayed with me all these years and I put it on my shelf, so it has had a lasting impression.
It's been so long since I read Great Expectations for the first time, that it's hard for me to remember how the first part initially made me feel. I know when I first encountered the book in high school, I was taken in by the suspenseful beginning, but grew to love the complexity and the fullness of the book. I find it poignant and always rewarding. If you can, find the paperback edition of the book with John Irving's introduction and read it. It's a marvelous appreciation of the book.
Thanks for your friendship request. I gladly accept it, although a little late. I'm very busy at the moment because it's a special kidsweek in the bookstore where I work. It's all about the childrensbooks and their little readers. It's very busy but a lot of fun to. I'm trilled to see how much the children are reading it my neighborhood. How was the conference? (Ohw... I totally the book you asked the question about...) What kind of novel are you writing?
Keep on reading (and writing ofcourse!)