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The Good Times Are Killing Me

I'm a nerdy girl with too much time on her hands, and too many books on her to-read pile.

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Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Lucy Crane, Walter Crane
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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them - Francine Prose "Reading Like a Writer" both taught and entertained me, exposing me to many authors I knew nothing about, and making me see books in a different way. I love to read (and have been trying to write coherently for as long as I can remember) but the idea of studying the way other authors deal with dialogues or characters didn't cross my mind till I read this book. It certainly has its flaws, (several quotes are more than two pages long, some endings of stories I didn't know are forever ruined) but it gave me enough reasons to revisit parts of my favorite books to see what makes them work so well.