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10 Influential Books

I know I just posted my huge Kindle reading list earlier this week (and believe me, that took a lot of doing considering how long it is) and right after, Marissa Meyer posted her top ten (or at least ten) books that influenced her. Pencil_gal responded here and Loki_onyx responded here to Marissa’s question: which are ten books that influenced you?

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Currently Reading

1)   The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Yes, I am still reading this one. I keep getting interesting books and I want to read them right away so I read this between whatever I’m currently reading.

2)   Traitor’s Moon by Lynn Flewelling

I think, if I could only ever read one author for the rest of my life and no one else, it would have to be Lynn Flewelling with her Nightrunner series. It is so good, I can’t even stand it. This is the third book in her series. In a nutshell: her main characters, Seregil and Alec, must journey to Aurenen (Seregil’s birth country) to help Skala in their war against Plenimar. Amazing, brilliant, gripping, I can never stop reading her words. I’m only about a tenth through it and I’m already wishing she had a hundred more books for me to read.

3) The Scene Book by Sandra Scofield

I’m already about two chapters in and it’s rhetoric with a few good points so far. I need to try one of the exercises because thus far, I’m not sure if it will help my specific issues.

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While I was checking up on my normal round of blog posts, I saw this post by Cassandra Clare (author of the Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices, the first of which is the prequel Clockwork Angel, which I am currently halfway through). And wow, that was a lot of links! Anyway, I was thinking about strategies for marketing books, as it becomes more and more difficult to market books (at least if you don’t know how the industry works). Just by visiting these sites, however, you can see a number of ways that Cassandra Clare has done a phenomenal job with her own marketing.

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Updates on Friends

Later today I’m going to write about the news I exploded on Twitter earlier. But until then, I wanted to post some links to awesome stuff that you should be keeping track of! You can find it all on Marissa Meyer’s blog but I thought they were worth revisiting here, as I am happy about all of them!

First up, Kaitlyn Fall wrote this awesome blog about Turning F-It into Effort on Weronika Janczuk’s blog. She is a kickass writer, sweet person, and offers great advice on top of all of that. Check it out! And follow her blog for cool stuff, or Twitter if you prefer.

Next up, blog about the recent trend of fairy tale books with an edgy new twist, such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (and all those other slightly bizarre titles). At the end of the post is Marissa Meyer’s new book Cinder! If you want a nice summary of what her four-book series is going to be about, look at that blog.

Alright, I’m out for a bit. Need to get some other work done :) news later!

I am so excited about this year! I wanted to wait until the paperwork was finalized to write my next blog post (because I have some amazing news about where my career is going these days) but something else popped up that I wanted to write about.

Marissa Meyer is now on Twitter! You can find her at @marissa_meyer and on her Livejournal (check it out – she always has the most amazing stuff on her Livejournal). She talks about writing, the many books she reads (I wish I could get through a reading list the way she can), and everything to do with inspiration and becoming a better writer. She’s really nice too! Why am I writing about her in my blog?

Well, aside from the fact that she’s awesome, she just recently signed a book contract for her first novel, Cinder! HOORAY!!!

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