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by SunnyE
February 10th, 2013, 6:33 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 140528

Re: What are you reading now?

Just finished Minder by Jennifer Kabay. I loved it! MC's are a little younger, but has some dark themes to it. She put some twists on the traditional mythical characters that I really liked. Had not heard of the author before, but was glad I bought it. Just saw it's free right now on Amazon if anyon...
by SunnyE
January 26th, 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Anagrams of your name
Replies: 9
Views: 5352

Re: Anagrams of your name

sun, nun, nuns... yeah, I think that's it.
by SunnyE
January 26th, 2013, 3:29 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Books As Books
Replies: 3
Views: 1946

Re: Books As Books

I recently bought a Kindle book for my iPad and started reading it. It's ok for when I'm out and about with free time or when I'm traveling, as print books can be somewhat unwieldy in my purse (especially as I favor large hardbacks). But I won't read many that way. It's not just the permanence for m...
by SunnyE
January 26th, 2013, 3:20 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Guilty Pleasure Books
Replies: 11
Views: 8632

Re: Guilty Pleasure Books

The plot is recycled. The love triangle needed to end about 8 books ago. The family is so obnoxious and stale that I usually skim those scenes, and the side kick is quite possibly the most annoying character in literary history. But I can't stop reading Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books. (Cave...
by SunnyE
January 26th, 2013, 2:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 12060

Re: How many Characters do you have?

My WIP is a YA fantasy with 3 main characters and a large cast of supporting and minor characters, including those that are non-human. I really struggled with the question about giving them last names, and ultimately decided against it. I just don't think it's important in my particular story, but I...
by SunnyE
January 24th, 2013, 4:29 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Females Dominate in YA?
Replies: 4
Views: 2658

Re: Females Dominate in YA?

I got 7 out of 10. Could have been worse. :)
by SunnyE
January 16th, 2013, 3:18 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Females Dominate in YA?
Replies: 4
Views: 2658

Re: Females Dominate in YA?

I don't have an answer to this, but I have to wonder if it's based on the actual stories, or if the men do better simply because they have a male name on the cover. I've actually heard of female authors choosing a male pseudonym for this very purpose (the same as men using a female name when they wr...
by SunnyE
January 16th, 2013, 3:11 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What T.V. shows are you watching?
Replies: 27
Views: 16133

Re: What T.V. shows are you watching?

I have a bunch of shows that I have a slight addiction to. Some of my faves are: Scandal Revenge Leverage Parenthood White Collar Castle Modern Family Once Upon a Time 2 Broke Girls Mike and Molly Covert Affairs I also watch a lot of educational TV and news programs. I have waaaay too much downtime....
by SunnyE
January 16th, 2013, 2:48 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Reading as Catharsis
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Re: Reading as Catharsis

I think it absolutely can be. If you read something about a similar stressful situation, you might be able to see the situation you're in from a different perspective. As well as solutions. The story may offer solutions to the problem/situation that you wouldn't have otherwise thought of. That often...
by SunnyE
January 16th, 2013, 2:38 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Mental Illness in Fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 5667

Re: Mental Illness in Fiction

I highly recommend I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. It's a bit lengthy and heavier than YA reads, but it's really good. He gives great insight into mental illness and its effects on the people around the ill person.
by SunnyE
January 16th, 2013, 2:32 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 189861

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi all! My name is Sunny and I'm new to forums. I'm working on the first book in a 9 book YA fantasy series. I'm joining up here hoping to meet some like-minded people and possibly learn something new.