Foeva Me, A Blog
Thank you to Andrew and the judges for a surprising "Best Blog" win in the 2012 Quills!
|Happy St. Patrick's day my friends!
So, Spring Break for me started yesterday and I am so excited to finally have a little time to myself. No worries, until April that is.
I started reading Stephen King's 11/22/63 and man, that man can write! It is so good and another one of my highly recommended books. Check it out for sure!
Besides finishing 11/22/63 there are a couple other things I want to get done during break:
1. Finish MrMidnight's Broken Faith
2. Indulge in one of my childhood favorites and catch up with the Ranger's Apprentice series. I will borrow them from the Library.
3. Finish 11/22/63 (did I say that already?) and start Game of Thrones. Everyone I know is obsessed with the series and I think the time has come for me to be as well.
I also found a couple pieces here on WdC that I want to add to my "To R+R List":
I think I will create some sort of Static item where I can store the items I want to review. After I write this I will go about making that.
EDIT: I made that static and here it is:
For a long time, I have been aware of Stephen King's (the author of 11/22/63 as well as many others) quote that "The road to hell is paved with adverbs" but recently I came across another one from Mark Twain. He said, "When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them -- then the rest will be valuable." I've always been under the impression that ALL adverbs are evil but now I think I will pay more attention to where I use them rather than the quantity of them. Maybe it is more the precise placement of specific, story enhancing adverbs that bring the story to another level. Here is my own quote, "Use adverbs like condiments;
too much and you smother the story, too few and the story is weak."
Well, I'm off to make my "To R+R" page. Thanks for reading and, once again, Happy Patty's Day!