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MaggieReads’s last login was Wednesday, December 21, 2011.
I'm having a great time with the Southern reading theme. I am now reading On Agate Hill by Lee Smith & Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day by Toni McGee Causey. I'm planning to read Going Down South by Bonnie J. Glover & The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
Just wanted to let you know that my new novel, Dirty Little Angels, is now available. I thought you might like it since it’s been compared to Daniel Woodrell, whom I noticed was on your shelf. Here’s a link to the Shelfari page in case you’re interested:
Thanks for the reply.
Finn didn't scarce me any. I have to say that I've known that man many times now.
I also know Billy Budd and his co-characters aboard the tugs that I sail. Everyone out there is a Melville novel, either looking for their white whale or taking Billy Budd to trial. They're quite miserable, I'd have to conclude. Common deniminator? Not many of them read. They could use your encouragement although they don't take kindly to mine.
I'm afraid my reading lately is more professional than entertaining, but I learn more and more when I'm pushed int new subjects.
I'll see your updates as they happen and I hope to see "Ahab's Wife" soon. It's a girl book but your man will like it too. She's a strong woman.
Hidee! I'm actually still in Tuscaloosa... my husband found a job here, so we're here for now. I'm in my first year as a full time elementary librarian at a Catholic school here. It's great, actually. I can do all these creative and crazy things and the kids are totally excited! I'm up to my ears in work though, because I inherited a museum (not a library) from the retired librarian and I still have no catalog. Checking out 400 books per week on Open Office Spreadsheet! Yippee.
I had been reading ten books a month until July when I started working really hard to finish the book. It is more work than I ever imagined. Since August, I have started writing every morning around 5:30 or 6:00 and worked until I went to the library and then come home and written until 11:00 p.m. or so. I finished only two small books in September and have only finished one this month as my reading time starts after 11 p.m.
I do see daylight ahead.
I'd better get back to the grind.
Hi. I have been focused almost solely on the book anytime I am not at work lately. I'm doing a second draft of all the chapters, trying to get it in by this weekend.
I am trying to remember how Robert Burgin came to contact me. Did you recommend me to him? That's what I seem to remember. Who knows what I've forgotten.
Well, I'd better drive back in. More at a later date. I hope to soon add more to my Shelfari, which we set up as a group at work.
I think you'll love Confederates in the Attic. Its one of those books I shouldn't have read on an airplane because I kept getting funny looks from fellow passengers and the flight attendants kept wondering if I was okay... I vowed to put the book away if I saw one of them come with a white coat or plastic ties.
The Diving Bell and The Butterfly! Oh, Maggie! What an incredible read! I read it when it first came out. I read a review of it in some magazine and it really piqued my interest. I read it in one sitting. The thing I remember most is how silent my spirit was while I read it, almost with baited breath, you know? I wanted so badly for things to reverse for him, for some miracle to occur. It was like reading beauty or emotion in the pages of a book.
I hope you will take the time to view my YouTube book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-t0K34iU6g. I am doing some research about potential characters to play the lead role in the upcoming movie. Hope you can help me out. As Ralph Eggleston Director/Production Designer of Pixar Animation Studios said,
"I LOVED the book! It's a missing, ENDLESSLY fascinating link to the history of Hollywood. Thank you for researching and writing it!! I hope it's been widely well received, as it deserves to be." Best wishes. Gaelyn