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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
Today
July
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August 2013
16
reviewed:
I am following this evolving Harry Potter fanfic with intense interest and appreciation. The beginning is funnier than the la...
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality - Eliezer Yudkowsky
August 2013
01
reviewed: An Example of Doing it Right
Loved this one. My review explaining why is located here: http://sleepinghedgehog.com/books/guy-adams-the-sherlock-files-the-...
The Sherlock Files - Guy Adams
finished reading:
July 2013
01
reviewed:
Moore weaves myth and folklore and modern teenage angst into a wonderfully compelling novel. This one will hook you in and no...
Vodnik - Bryce Moore
reviewed:
Sanderson has the gift of taking an intriguing concept and turning into a compelling story. Everything of his that I have rea...
Legion - Brandon Sanderson
finished reading:
finished reading:
January 2013
05
reviewed:
This book was given to me as a Christmas present in 2012. I devoured it within two weeks, but I suspect I will go back over a...
Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking - David Bayles, Ted Orland
December 2012
10
reviewed:
The review for this book will appear on the Sleeping Hedgehog soon. Please be patient.
The Fairies Return, or New Tales for Old - Peter Llewelyn Davies, Maria Tatar
reviewed:
The review for this book will appear on the Sleeping Hedgehog in due course. I'm a bit behind, please be patient.
Ravens in the Library - Magic in the Bard's Name - Charles de Lint, Carrie Vaughn, Francesca Lia Block, Laurell K. Hamilton, Catherynne M. Valente, Phil Brucato, Phil Brucato, James A. Owen, Amy Brown, Ari Berk, Terri Windling, Nathan Ballingrud, Midori Snyder, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Jaymi Elford, Alexandra Elizabeth Ho
reviewed:
My review of this book, and links to many other reviews of Garner's work, can be found here: http://sleepinghedgehog.com/2013...
The Moon of Gomrath: A Tale of Alderley - Alan Garner
finished reading:
December 2012
01
reviewed:
My full review of this book and the sequel, Moon of Gomrath, is now available at the Sleeping Hedgehog.In fact, there are a l...
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley - Alan Garner
finished reading:
November 2012
25
reviewed:
My review of this book, along with links to many other reviews of Garner's work, can be found here: http://sleepinghedgehog.c...
Collected Folk Tales - Alan Garner
finished reading:
June 2012
05
reviewed: Writing the Garden: A Literary Conversation across Two Centuries
Delightful and fascinating. Full review here: http://sleepinghedgehog.com/books/rogers-writing-the-garden
Writing the Garden: A Literary Conversation across Two Centuries - Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
reviewed: New American Vegan
Underwhelming but not all bad. The full review is posted here: http://sleepinghedgehog.com/books/vincent-guihan-new-american-...
New American Vegan - Vincent J. Guihan
reviewed:
Enjoying it so far; full review will post on Sleeping Hedgehog when I finish.
The Wizard of Oz as American Myth: A Critical Study of Six Versions of the Story, 1900-2007 - Alissa Burger
finished reading:
February 2012
11
reviewed:
This one is going to stay on the "currently reading" shelf for a while, because it's just too "big" to rush through. So far, ...
Writing the Breakout Novel - Donald Maass, Anne Perry
reviewed:
So far, I'm enjoying this one. When I finish reading it, the review of this book will appear on the Sleeping Hedgehog: http:/...
Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays - Jason Fisher