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by Marla Warren
December 20th, 2009, 12:56 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Holiday Plans - anything fun or just shopping?
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Re: Holiday Plans - anything fun or just shopping?

Working most of the time. I work in a large bookstore. The phrase "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" has a whole different meaning for those who work in retail. A friend cracked me up by saying at least it would all be over at the end of this week. Apparently she has never worked in retai...
by Marla Warren
December 20th, 2009, 12:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Second Hand Books
Replies: 16
Views: 5283

Re: Second Hand Books

I definitely understand second hand books for people who have tight budgets, but if you can afford it new books are the way to go if you want to support authors. Authors don't receive any royalties for used book sales, so if you want to write in this industry I feel like it's important to support t...
by Marla Warren
December 14th, 2009, 5:04 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 10807

Re: Favorite quote

“The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant…His culture is based on “I am not too sure.” --H. L. Mencken “How many pessimists end up desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right?” --Robert Mallett “Youth and skill are no match for old age and treachery.” “Pound ...
by Marla Warren
December 13th, 2009, 6:55 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 8722

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

That's difficult. I'd have to choose between J.K. Rowling, Megan Whalen Turner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Patricia C. Wrede. But maybe I would just hold a dinner for five and spend the entire time being terribly intimidated and internally squeeing at so much brilliance all in one place. Patricia C. Wr...
by Marla Warren
December 13th, 2009, 9:27 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Do you prefer: Hardbacks or paperbacks?
Replies: 13
Views: 3340

Re: Do you prefer: Hardbacks or paperbacks?

So, to my enjoyment my mom brought Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. But to my dismay and irritation it's in hardback and it's a large book so... She said she buys hardback because they last longer and she's abusive to books. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows took two years to come out in pa...
by Marla Warren
December 13th, 2009, 9:18 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing
Replies: 24
Views: 5519

Re: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing

Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is a book I would highly recommend. King examines his own writing process, and gives advice to beginning writers as well. He used to be a high school English teacher, and judging from this book, I would say he was a good one.
by Marla Warren
December 12th, 2009, 10:57 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 8722

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

Mira wrote:Awesome dinners. I would have never thought of Thomas Jefferson, but I'd love to meet him.

Marla, please set me a plate, too. A banquet - brilliant. :)
Well as I would like the table to even out to ten, I'll have to invite Thomas Jefferson along with you.

Now who do I call for the catering? :-)
by Marla Warren
December 12th, 2009, 12:50 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Surprised Kitty
Replies: 6
Views: 5223

Re: Surprised Kitty

Whatever you do, don't visit the website http://icanhascheezburger.com/ That's where I saw "Surprised Kitty" along with other cat videos and many cat photos with funny captions. But if you do go, here are some great kitty videos: Video: Shooted Kitty http://icanhascheezburger.com/2009/11/17/funny-pi...
by Marla Warren
December 11th, 2009, 7:22 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 8722

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

I would like to hold dinner for eight, so here are seven authors I would select:

Michael Crichton
Benjamin Franklin
J.K. Rowling
William Goldman
Charles Dickens
Aristotle
Doris Kerns Goodwin
by Marla Warren
December 11th, 2009, 7:18 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Do you prefer: Hardbacks or paperbacks?
Replies: 13
Views: 3340

Re: Do you prefer: Hardbacks or paperbacks?

I prefer for my favorites to be in hardcovers, mostly because the paper quality is generally better. In fact, I would buy hardcovers of books I already have in paperbacks if I like them enough. I agree! Some books and series I just have to have in hardcover. Sometimes it takes me years to get an en...
by Marla Warren
December 11th, 2009, 7:04 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 168988

Re: What are you reading now?

MosesSiregar wrote:"How not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them--A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide" by Mittelmark and Newman.

One of the most hilarious things I have ever read. It would even be funny to people with no interest in writing.
This sounds interesting! I'll check it out.
by Marla Warren
December 11th, 2009, 7:01 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Books and Movies Based on Them
Replies: 16
Views: 4725

Re: Books and Movies Based on Them

Question: Do you prefer to read a book before you see a film, or do you prefer to see the film and then read the book? Myself, I prefer to see a film first and then read the book. Films subtract, books add. When I see a film where I have read the book already, I have to see the film twice. The first...
by Marla Warren
December 10th, 2009, 12:07 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 168988

What are you reading now?

What are you reading now?

I’m reading The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates by Peter T. Leeson.

The book examines the economic aspects of the Golden Age of Piracy, from 1670 to 1725. Fascinating!