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by stephsco
April 19th, 2011, 5:55 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Easter Party???
Replies: 15
Views: 2921

Re: Easter Party???

Hey Margo, I believe you posted on my blog and asked me if I posted in the forums. Now I've found you! Strangely enough, my husband's family ditched us for Easter and my mom is out of state, so we are SOLO for the holiday. I bought a comically small ham and probably too many vegetables. I am tempted...
by stephsco
April 19th, 2011, 5:50 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Hunger Games Movie
Replies: 24
Views: 3488

Re: Hunger Games Movie

I just saw that Elizabeth Banks is "in talks" for the Effie role. I can't believe Hollywood is going so crazy for all the casting news. Maybe they are building it up to replace The Movies Who Cannot Be Topped (and that other series about vampires). I am trying to keep expectations low. As another po...
by stephsco
April 19th, 2011, 5:45 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Are you more likely to buy a book that won an award?
Replies: 25
Views: 6512

Re: Are you more likely to buy a book that won an award?

It can sway me toward a decision but I still need to be interested in the topic or storyline. Just today, I looked at Amazon for one of the recently announced Pulitzer winners, and I could tell by the synopsis and a handful of reviews that the book is not for me.
by stephsco
April 8th, 2011, 11:48 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Do e-books change the way you read?
Replies: 11
Views: 4338

Re: Do e-books change the way you read?

I'm reading my first e-book now via the Kindle app for my smartphone. The screen is a lot smaller than an e-reader, but I already love the portability and flexibility of having an e-reader, so I'll be getting a larger one soon. Reading in bed is definitely a plus. Even eating at lunch at work, it's ...
by stephsco
April 8th, 2011, 11:41 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend any dystopian YA books?
Replies: 24
Views: 6142

Re: Recommend any dystopian YA books?

I read Delirium by Lauren Oliver last month, and it defnitely felt lighter than some of the other books mentioned. I had some issues with some of the dystopian world created in that book, but the story and writing was decent enough that I put those issues aside and tried to focus on the characters. ...
by stephsco
April 8th, 2011, 11:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is "sci fi" a poisonous label?
Replies: 19
Views: 6667

Re: Is "sci fi" a poisonous label?

I just wanted to chime in that this is all really good advice! It seems like sci-fi is having a resurgence in movies and TV; there are a lot of sci-fi and fantasy type shows in development for next fall if you follow that type of thing. I think query critique is probably going to be very helpful for...
by stephsco
March 12th, 2011, 6:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Re: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I am currently listening to the audio book version. I love the reader, she's a good fit. I'm enjoying it so far, I'm just under halfway through.
by stephsco
March 12th, 2011, 6:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing in a *done* genre
Replies: 53
Views: 11151

Re: Writing in a *done* genre

If you have to do paranormal romance, for example, and have to add a creepy love triangle why not say the girl doesn't like either of the guys and she has to defend herself against their creepiness. In the meantime the guys get into a fight to the death over her and she's free to be with someone wh...