Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (by Francine Prose)

I read this while camping a couple of weekends ago. It's a book about savoring language, which is great when I'm generally blasting through the classics reading them holistically and deciding yay or nay. It's good to be reminded that some books are all about the sentence, some are about the paragraph, some are about the characters... way more, for me, about reading than writing. I guess nothing I didn't know. But an enjoyable, breezy read nonetheless.

2 Comments:

Blogger PastaQueen said...

Well, it's good to know there might be at least one advantage to the fact that I'm the slowest fucking reader on the planet. It takes me *forever* to get through books. I've actually decided not to read books that are really long because I know I will probably never be able to get through them. But hey, maybe it makes me a better writer!

7:11 AM  
Blogger mo pie said...

I'm sure it does!

Incidentally, you were in my dream last night! You and I were running through a field and were caught in a rainstorm. We took refuge in a Starbucks where there were flying laundry baskets you could ride in.

8:21 AM  

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