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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
Strange Worlds of Lunacy - Lyndon Perry, Crystalwizard, James K. Bowers, Steve Doyle, Charles Allen Gramlich, Alex Moisi, Catherine J. Gardner, Richard Svensson, Christopher Heath, Colin P Davies, D. Richard Pearce, Dal Jeanis, Dana Davis, Danny Birt, Ed McKeown, Francis Wesley Alexander, Gustavo This novel was a fun, light read, with more than one passage that made me laugh out loud. There are two reasons it got three instead of five stars for me:

1)The editing problems--font size changes mid-page for no reason, and there are just a few more typos and technical errors than I'm willing to forgive.

2)A couple of the stories seem to have no particular point, or perhaps I'm simply missing the joke.

However, the puns I did understand are marvelous; the illustrations (by Richard Svensson) are well-drawn; the introduction and closing pages are as silly as the cover promises, and I definitely found a few names in this anthology (Danny Birt, Dan Devine, Gustavo Bondoni, Robert J. Santa) that I'll be watching for in the future.