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"Ordinary Love and Good Will"

But it is not necessarily the ones you love the most that have the most effect on you.

Jane Smiley, Pulitzer prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres…

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Books And Essays

Five Authors

I know you haven’t heard much from me lately. It’s mostly because I’m enjoying this short time before library school to read–a lot. I’ve devoured quite a few titles lately that have inspired me in different ways, and I’ve been using that to channel my creative writing. 558 more words


What book inspired you to write?

Recently I read a Buzzfeed article that listed authors and the books that inspired them to become writers.  I was hoping to see  a short quote or interview that explained why these particular books inspired them to write. 287 more words

Book News

Where I'm at with my writing, plus some great writing contests/resources

Now that I’ve got a little time off school, I’ve been looking forward to doing some more writing of my own. So naturally I’ve been cleaning my house and purging junk instead. 422 more words


A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ll be participating in a workshop later this summer taking place at the Iowa State Fair and the World Food Awards. 649 more words


What I Thought Of : A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

I do realize that it doesn’t matter what I thought of A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. I write about books I’ve read because when I read I allow myself to think about things outside of the small life I live and I like to share what I have learned and felt. 526 more words

What I've Been Reading

Thoughts About the Adaptation

I have to say that the movie and the novel are two different genres.  While watching the movie, I felt like the story line was rushed.   336 more words