What I'm reading *

I've always read. While growing up, reading was a refuge when I found life too unpleasant or stressful. Consequently I've bought a lot of books over time as well.

Now that I'm no longer in the rich corporate phase of my life I've rediscovered the library. Dayton's library may be maligned by some but is still a great resource. One type of book I like to read is gay fiction and I was surprised to see a lot of it in the Dayton library's catalog. Plus you can even ask them to buy particular titles, and they will!

Below you can see the five most recent books either that I'm reading or that I've acquired. You can search my books, or you can see all my books. Also my classes page has links back to this page for the books for each class.

ISBN: 0867092947

Title Author
2004-04-15 0867092947 Authors' Insights: Turning Teenagers into Reade... Gallo, Donald R., editor ENG486
  For my ENG486 class we had to find resources on the author of our optional book (mine was Todd Strasser's The Wave). I found mostly web resources, but I did find an article in this book by Strasser about teaching kids to write fiction. The full title of the book is Authors' Insights: Turning Teenagers into Readers & Writers, and Strasser's article is "Nineteen Different Answers and One Black Eye."

I haven't read the whole article yet, but Strasser's key point seems to be that only people who desire to write fiction can learn how to write fiction. Makes sense to me.

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