Mining the Depths

I'll read almost anything and love what captures my imagination. Best of all is responding to books in the larger cultural sense, loving or loathsome. Literature should have a place in the wider world.


And I'm another GoodReads refugee. 

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Stephen King Definitely worth reading. It was interesting learning about King's story and just how committed he was to writing, even from the beginning. And the description of his accident and the aftermath was powerful.I can't agree with everything he says about the writing process (because clearly no two people write the same way or we wouldn't need so publishers to produce all their books). However, I like the practical approach he espouses. Just getting it done is not something I do well in my floundering attempts, so I may well try the 2,000 words-a-day schedule.I'm not sure if this is something I'll pick up for myself, possibly because the one prompt in the book is something I have little interest in writing about. (Except if he still accepts excerpts and will read them. I'd feel a bit disingenuous, since I've only read one of his books and don't even remember which, but I did read this one, right?)All in all, though, if you see it, pick it up.

Currently reading

The Well of Ascension
Brandon Sanderson
Progress: 325/781 pages
Brandon Sanderson
Progress: 26 %
Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy
Daniel Abraham, Robert Redick, Saladin Ahmed, K.J. Parker, Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, Ysabeau S. Wilce, Ellen Klages, Jonathan Strahan, Jeffrey Ford, Trudi Canavan, Glen Cook, Ellen Kushner, Kate Elliott
Progress: 57/395 pages
Leonard Wolf, Bram Stoker
The Guermantes Way
Christopher Prendergast, Mark Treharne, Marcel Proust
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Phillip Lopate
Mad Ship
Robin Hobb
Pitch Like A Girl: How A Woman Can Be Herself And Still Succeed
Ronna Lichtenberg
A History of Pi
Petr Beckmann
English Creek
Ivan Doig