Writing Can Be Murder

February 17, 2010

Reading and Watching Wednesday 2-17-10

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 5:49 pm

Before our regularly scheduled programming: Author Kate Perry has a fun little writing contest going on her blog. I have no idea what the prize is, but if you’re lucky, it’s one of her books — I’ve read ‘em all and they’re all great fun! Even if they’re not the prize, they’d be worth checking out.

(And yes, I’m the idiot who wrote the overly long Calliope Brown story…I must have had an extra dose of caffeine yesterday morning and no, I didn’t proof it, I didn’t even read it over, so pls don’t point out my myriad of errors.)

I didn’t watch anything worth mentioning this week, but I did read two books. (Both of which Long Suffering gave me for Valentine’s Day. He’s a smart man who knows that the way to my heart is not through flowers, or jewelry, or a fancy dinner, but thru books.)

GALLOWAY’S BOOK ON RUNNING by Jeff Galloway was recommended to me by several friends and I understand why. He explains everything about running right down to what’s happening in your cells. The reason I was interested in this book is that he advocates a mix of running and walking in order to virtually eliminate the possibility of injury. I’ll try his program for my half marathon training and let you know how it goes.

And I loved, loved, LOVED writer/novelist Haruki Murakami’s memoir, WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING. With chapter titles like “Tips on Becoming a Running Novelist” and “Most of What I Know About Writing Fiction I Learned by Running Every Day” this is a perfect book for me. (Just as a reminder, this is in no way a “how-to” book, it’s a memoir — a fairly rambling memoir at that.)

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