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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Reading progress update: I've read 316 out of 353 pages.

Deadly Women - Ellen Nehr, Jan Grape, Dean James

Life in my house has been very topsy-turvy the past couple of weeks as I've dealt with some personal issues.  The bad news is that they've taken me away from my writing.  The good news is that they've given me some opportunities for reading.


I had hoped to finish reading this book today, but it's going to have to wait a bit.  However, an update is in order.


Much as I've felt through the rest of the book, the unevenness is distracting, at least for someone reading straight through.  The interviews became more and more of the same, nothing exciting.


The little snippets on "whatever happened to your very first manuscript" were hilarious, so hilarious and encouraging that I wish there were many, many, many more.


Background on some of the mystery writers' organizations and awards was very informative.


Then I got to Marlys Millhiser's essay on author self-promotion.  I decided that was a good place to stop, because I really want to spend some special time with that one.