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I wish that I could take this class, especially in light of my idea to go to NYC later this winter with my father and his two siblings. They're going to make their way from Ellis Island (where their parents arrived) and up to the "old neighborhood." They plan on going to their old schools, etc. and I hope to tag along and take notes. I want to do an essay, a novella/non-fictiony thing with photos, etc.? And your class sounds like it would be just the perfect complement/precursor to that. Oh well, -- let me know if you do it again.
And thanks for the book link.


Sankovitch is definitely an inspiration. I would love to read a book a day like she does.On a good day I can read two books but then I usually don't read anything else for the rest of the week!

Have you ever heard of the Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon? Bloggers around the world come together online to read for 24 straight hours? It's a really fun but tiring thing to do.


How on earth is that possible? I couldn't concentrate that long or get the most out of a book. But perhaps that's an age thing, she looks much younger than me. Maybe a book a week if I put my mind to it.

Carol Perkins

I vowed years ago to never get onto an elevator without a book in hand.... Unfortunately (or fortunately) I haven't been stuck on one since I made that vow. Reading 3 or 4 books at a time, I do manage to complete 4 or 5 a month! That, the daily papers, and the New Yorker constitute about 4 or 5 hours of reading every day, I'd estimate. That seems to be my limit unless I'm on vacation.

Loren Stephens

What do think about the theory that when you are writing a book, you should limit your reading because reading someone else's writing is a form of procrastination. I try to read at least one book a week and the NYReview of Books and the NYTimes every day every week. That's about all I can handle right now. Loren


Fun article -- will check out her blog. Do you have other blogs to recommend. I have never visited any blogs. Might be fun and interesting if they were good.


Elizabeth - You have a GREAT idea for a book.
Vasilly - TWO books a day - even just once in awhile what a feat!
Sheepish - a book a week is pretty good in this busy world.
Carol - Oh those damn New Yorkers. I get overwhelmed with guilt for not keeping up, cancel my subscription and then start missing them and subscribe again.
Loren - Good question. I have to read when I'm writing - it inspires me. But on when I'm on final drafts I have to read in a different genre -
Harriet - My friend Billy Mernit writes a great blog (the link is on the left sidebar - Living the Romantic Comedy.) When I have time I swear I'm going to figure out how to list all my readers blog sites. My daughter set up this site for me and about all I can do is put up the photos and posts.

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Wow, I'm really late rnpsoeding to your comment!! Sorry about that Trisha: Sounds like you have been getting some of the same weather as we have hope it is cooling down for you!Laurel: I hope you caught my review of Sea Escape and the guest post by the author Amy: I passed your compliment along to Ms. Raven I hope you caught the giveaway post for By Fire By Water there is still time to enter (just click on the graphic in my side bar and leave a comment). Contest closes tomorrow (7/27) at 5:00 pm pstDebnance: Hope by now you've gotten a copy of The Blue Sweater! Hope you like the book!Kathy: LOL Raven is always to face anything, it seems!Serena: I love dressing Raven up she doesn't seem to mind Wisteria: LOL yes, I agree, she's a cutie


I've been wanting to read this one. I am so glad to hear you loved it, Wendy. Isn't it great when we love the books our floelw book blogger has also really enjoyed?

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