Saturday, June 5, 2010

Nine! And a repeat author

48 Hour Book ChallengeI just finished Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew by Ursula Le Guin (second book by her in a row! but this one is nonfiction) , and I should get it out again next November if I try the writing thing. Her book of exercises on writing craft makes me want to go out and join a writing group tomorrow. Well, not tomorrow, I'll be reading all day, but next week.

X had 20 more minutes. Now he's trying to sleep. He has corrected me to say that he only has 3 hours of reading, 6 is his goal. Which he would have made if I had remembered the Saturday hours of the library, apparently. But he has mastered his heartbreak enough to try a John Christopher book. I keep a shelf of "books I think you would like" that is batting about 80%, but he never thinks to take a book from it. Humph. At least he sometimes reads them when I press them into his hands.

I think I'm at 18 hours, including blogging time. I've lost a bit of time to forgetting to start the timer, but close enough.


MotherReader said...

Oh, why won't our kids believe that we might know what books they would like? Have fun reading together!

Buffy said...

This book sounds great! I just added it to my list. I've been thinking about wanting some writing prompts/exercises and this may be just what I'm looking for.

I'm off to the next to last disc of my audiobook!