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Write less, more often

Posted: June 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: blogging, project, writing | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

Write less, more often.

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I have a few draft blog posts that are lurking in the dashboard of my blog. Waiting to be finished. Or to be begun.

The post you are currently reading only had a title: “Write less, more often”.

Okay then, I will.

It seems the appropriate place to start Con‘s #blogjune challenge.

Are you on board? :)


Book bucket list challenge

Posted: January 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: reading, review | Tags: , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

I’ve been contemplating learning to write book reviews. I read so many for work & for personal interest, but I’m still daunted by writing them. I would like to write reviews for our (future) teen’s & children’s blogs at MPOW. I also want to publish reader-submitted written or video reviews (of books, games, movies, cds) as a way to engage young people. The idea of tweet reviews – where readers review in 140 characters or less – is a winner too.
Plus, I have an ever-expanding “must read” list going.
As luck would have it, my dear other spouse twitter flicked me over to this blog post by Christina via @yaReads.

The idea is to read through your book bucket list over the year and write reviews as you go. So given my mantra for the year is “Just start,” I’ve decided to challenge myself. I’ve signed up for 8 titles and reviews for the year! My list will only contain YA titles because I am using the exercise to also develop my reader advisory skills (and because YA books rock!). I’m really excited for the challenge and for the skills I will (hopefully) develop.

Here is my current YA book bucket list (in no particular order):
1. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.
2. Batman : the dark knight returns by Frank Miller.
3. Catching fire by Suzanne Collins.
4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.
5. Gossip girl : a novel by Cecily Von Ziegesar.
6. Darkness be my friend by John Marsden.
7. How I made it to eighteen : a mostly true story by Tracy White.
8. The book thief by Markus Zusak.

I’ve just started reading Gossip girl : a novel having read the prequel It had to be you : the Gossip Girl prequel last year.

The challenge is open to anyone and you can enter anytime – and win cool prizes! – so why not join me?
Big thx to the good people at yaReads :)

p.s. Do you write reviews? Any pointers?
p.p.s. Do you have a book bucket list? Care to share?