Category Archives: Reading

Of Brontë and Brussels sprouts

Hello. My name is Chris, and I’ve never read a Brontë before. Well, up until last month, anyway. I had always put all those Brontë sisters in the category of stodgy old stuff I was supposed to read but didn’t … Continue reading

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Why I bought a Nook

I had a conundrum on my hands. One of the members of my writing group just had her novel published, but the initial release is e-book only. And another member of my group will be traveling this same road in … Continue reading

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Comic interlude

I thought it might be good to follow up my post on reading challenging books by professing my love for comics. One of my earliest memories of reading involves pawing through stacks of old Batman and Spider-Man books at a … Continue reading

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You are what you eat

We all know that as writers, we need to read. A lot. This is even more challenging in a world where we’re trying to build platforms on social media, marketing our books, and maybe even handling all or part of … Continue reading

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Lack of diversity in children’s books

Last Sunday The New York Times published two insightful columns, my favorite of which was by children’s book writer Walter Dean Myers. One of the most important things Myers reminds us of is this deceptively simple truth: “Books transmit values.” … Continue reading

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