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Six Random Thoughts on a Friday

- After a great critique by my writing group last night, I'm ready to revise the first quarter of my current project. I really, really like this book--it's a little different for me, and it's SO FUN to write.

- I'm up to my ears grading HUNGER GAMES papers for the day job. The students in my class overwhelmingly loved the book to the point where they want to meet at lunch to discuss the other books in the series. One student came up to me after class yesterday and told me that he's behind on the reading we're supposed to be doing for class (we've moved on to THE HANDMAID'S TALE) because he's reading CATCHING FIRE. I couldn't be upset about that, could I? : D

- John Truby's book THE ANATOMY OF STORY is amazing.

- Our Christmas tree, which has been in a frozen cocoon at the end of our driveway since early January, has finally started to emerge. I'm running a contest on my Facebook page--guess when the town finally takes it away and you can win a mystery prize pack!

- Also reading Lauren Hillenbrand's UNBROKEN. Holy mackerel, it's good. Not something I'd normally pick up, but my highly-selective dad raved about it. With good reason.

- My iPad has, and continues to, revolutionize my life. I love it. But I am also completely willing to hand mine over to FabHusband in favor of the iPad 2. Skype?! Cameras?! That CASE?!  *drools*

Have a great weekend!!

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Mar. 5th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
Does your town have plans to pick up the trees? As far as I know, ours doesn't, but there they are, all lined up waiting. Ours has yet to even peek out of the huge pile.
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