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LeonaWisoker

Writing and Reading and Editing, O My!

I am a writer, reviewer, teacher, and editor. I pick up and discard new obsessions on a regular basis. Right now I'm wild about the work of Brandon Sanderson and Bryce Moore. Longer-running favorites include Patricia McKillip and Mary Gentle. Information about me and my humble scribblings may be found at http://www.leonawisoker.com

Currently reading

Writing the Breakout Novel
Donald Maass, Anne Perry
What Would Aristotle Do? Self-Control Through the Power of Reason
Elliot D. Cohen
Coyote Wisdom: Healing Power in Native American Stories
Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Plants of Power: Native American Ceremony and the Use of Sacred Plants
Alfred Savinelli
Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays
Jason Fisher
The Wizard of Oz as American Myth: A Critical Study of Six Versions of the Story, 1900-2007
Alissa Burger
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook
Emily Ansara Baines
Oy Vey! Isn't a Strategy: 25 Solutions for Personal and Professional Success
Deborah Grayson Riegel
Caution: Faulty thinking can be harmful to your happiness: logic for everyday living
Elliot D Cohen
Storm Front  - Jim Butcher I may not be doing this one justice, as I read it all in one gulp and rather fast; but it didn't impress me. It's hard to interest me in a "hardboiled detective" male character who complains about women; it worked for Nero Wolfe, but set in a modern world, it's just an annoying and outdated attitude. And while I see a lot of potential in the setup, something about the execution falls flat to my ear. I'll try reading on in the series in hopes that the writing improves enough to justify all the hype and fuss.