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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

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  • Posted August 2, 2010

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    Definitely a technical book.

    I really don't know why I bought this. I tend to dislike technical guides to things, and it took me months of picking up and putting down to get through this book. I very much enjoyed her literary examples and she has given me a few suggestions of what I might read next, but otherwise it was kind of dull. Once you get past the initial chapters dissecting sentences and paragraphs, things pick up a bit, but not so much that I will keep this one on my bookshelf for quick reference. I suppose it you are an aspiring writer (which I am not) it may interest you a bit more. The subtitle of the book is "A Guide For Poeple Who Love Books and Who Want To Write Them." I, being a person who loves books, thought I fell into this category. Instead of being filled with appreciation for books, I felt like some of the joy and delight of writing was sucked out of me while reading this book, turning it into a chore.

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