recommended reads

Love is a Mix tape

January 8, 2009

I love mix tapes. I used to make them all the time. I made tapes off of the radio. I taped my favourite songs from a variety of different tapes or records. And then I got really serious about it. I bought a mixer and used my CD walkman and my [Keep Reading]

Excuse to Change?

April 11, 2008

I just finished reading forget about it, by Caprice Crane. It is an amazing novel. I had a hard time putting it down. It is about a twenty-five year old that doesn’t really like how her life has turned out so far. She starts thinking about a [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads # 6

January 21, 2008

Story by Robert McKee I first heard of this book from a comic book convention. I sat in on a writer’s panel discussion and was quite fascinated. It was amazing to hear writers speak of their craft, characters, and creations. I have been to a few [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads # 5

December 7, 2007

Watchmen by Allan Moore and Dave Gibbons This book is a classic in all rights. It has won a Hugo Award. It has had a huge influence on books that came after it. It is in many people’s top ten lists. And lastly, like all classic literature these [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads # 4

October 25, 2007

I just finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I wanted to read it because it gets referenced in so many other works of art. Even rap songs mention this literary classic. Upon reading it, I can see why. It is a very poetic and touching [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads # 3

September 28, 2007

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King This book is part autobiography part writing manual. It is an excellent read for anyone who anyone who writes. King shares his story and advice on how to write. He examines many aspects of writing [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads # 2

September 7, 2007

Recommended Reads is a series of this blog where I share with you some of my favourite books. You can keep track of all the recommended reads by clicking on the label on the sidebar. I know that there are thousands of good books and that there is no [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads # 1

July 26, 2007

I enjoy reading and would like to share some of my favourite books with you. This is the first of what I hope is to be several entries under this header. Heartbeat by Sharon Creech This book sounds amazing! It is a verse novel and at first glance it [Keep Reading]
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