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by One of the Mad Ones
September 16th, 2010, 2:35 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: If you took a class on "New Adulthood"...
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: If you took a class on "New Adulthood"...

What about Feed by Mira Grant? My friend just finished reading it and she said she was up all night crying after it. She said it's very political, which is something she likes but doesn't really interest me. I read the first chapter of it while we weer waiting for our plane though and I'll say this...
by One of the Mad Ones
September 16th, 2010, 1:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures
Replies: 55
Views: 24712

Re: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures

I swear, Avery has learned to express things other than agreement and confusion since this summary. :) (and @One of the Mad Ones - I'm in New Mexico too! Albuquerque.) I'm in Las Cruces! I summarized my entire novel and got a few really hilarious sections, too. Not as fantastic at yours, but I ende...
by One of the Mad Ones
September 16th, 2010, 1:05 am
Forum: Books
Topic: If you took a class on "New Adulthood"...
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: If you took a class on "New Adulthood"...

I actually think I meant After Sunset. the one with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy wandering around Vienna talking? That's the one. :) It could have been either. In Before Sunrise they meet on the train and hang out talking all night. In After Sunset, they re-meet and spend all day talking. Thanks aga...
by One of the Mad Ones
September 15th, 2010, 1:27 am
Forum: Books
Topic: If you took a class on "New Adulthood"...
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: If you took a class on "New Adulthood"...

Wow, thanks, Mira! Those are great suggestions. My list is getting really long, but the more great material I add, the more excited I get about this class. I do think it will appeal to college students since they are part of the age group, so I hope my department goes for it. I particularly like you...
by One of the Mad Ones
September 12th, 2010, 5:26 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: If you took a class on "New Adulthood"...
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

If you took a class on "New Adulthood"...

If you took a class on "New Adulthood," which arises from the proposed new fiction genre (New Adult) over at McMillan, what would you like to read/watch? I'm proposing a class at my university on Rhetoric and Representations of New Adulthood, and I have to develop a reading list, which will include ...
by One of the Mad Ones
September 11th, 2010, 3:30 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Your favorite first book
Replies: 12
Views: 4239

Re: Your favorite first book

This is easy because I just read it: Carole Maso's GHOST DANCE.
by One of the Mad Ones
September 10th, 2010, 12:13 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures
Replies: 55
Views: 24712

Re: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures

maggie wrote: SUMMARY
Avery shrugged. Avery nodded. Avery shrugged. Avery nodded.
Avery thought. "Avery!" Avery screamed.
"Jack!" "Avery!" Avery nodded.
Maggie, this is hilarious! And now I'm off to summarize my own wip.
by One of the Mad Ones
September 9th, 2010, 8:43 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Any book collectors here?
Replies: 16
Views: 2699

Re: Any book collectors here?

I'm not a collector in the sense that I hunt down rare books, but I am definitely the kind of reader who has to own what I read, so my library is ever-growing. I had a nice surprise when I purchased copy of Carole Maso's GHOST DANCE from Powell's online - not only was it in perfect condition for $4,...
by One of the Mad Ones
September 9th, 2010, 7:25 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Name that children's Christmas book!
Replies: 13
Views: 2364

Re: Name that children's Christmas book!

marilyn peake wrote:Is it this book? ... MERRY CHRISTMAS, BIG HUNGRY BEAR! http://www.audreywood.com/mac_site/BHB/about.html
Alas, it is not. But thank you for your input!
by One of the Mad Ones
September 9th, 2010, 5:27 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Name that children's Christmas book!
Replies: 13
Views: 2364

Re: Name that children's Christmas book!

It was very cute. Thanks for reading my post anyway! :)
by One of the Mad Ones
September 9th, 2010, 12:33 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Show Us Your Tabs
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Show Us Your Tabs

Currently, Facebook and this wonderful gem for Mad Men Lovers of the World/Crying Don Draper Lovers of the World: http://saddondraper.tumblr.com/
by One of the Mad Ones
September 9th, 2010, 12:30 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Name that children's Christmas book!
Replies: 13
Views: 2364

Name that children's Christmas book!

For the better part of my life, I've been trying to find the title of a book my mother used to read to my brother and me. Neither of them remember the title, only the story. I even offer extra credit to my students, to no success so far. It's a picture book, thin pages (so whatever age they go to lo...
by One of the Mad Ones
September 7th, 2010, 1:10 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 521
Views: 144589

Re: What are you reading now?

Just finished Carole Maso's GHOST DANCE, which is not only a great book, but a fantastic first novel. Now I'm starting Robert Boswell's CENTURY'S SON.
by One of the Mad Ones
August 31st, 2010, 12:56 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How much time do you have?
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: How much time do you have?

Well, I doubt my response will help you find more time to write because I'm student with a husband in the same boat as me. But when I start to put other things in front of my writing time, like cleaning the house, I fall back on getting out of the place and going to a cafe to write. If I know that I...
by One of the Mad Ones
August 24th, 2010, 12:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: You know you've spent too much time editing when...
Replies: 23
Views: 3156

Re: You know you've spent too much time editing when...

You know you've been editing too long when you stick the manuscript in the freezer to express your feelings through actions, the way your characters should -- and maybe to be a little dramatic about things.