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WHAT WRITING IS




 

 

Here are two passages from THE DISTANT HOURS by Kate Morton, where two characters share what writing is:

 

“She says there are stories everywhere and that people who wait for the right one to come along before setting pen to paper end up with very empty pages. That’s all writing is, apparently, capturing sights and thoughts on paper. Spinning, like a spider does, but using words to make the pattern.”

 

“That’s not what I mean at all,” she said, laying a hand flat on her friend’s blouse, near enough her heart that she could feel its beat beneath her fingertips. “Write what’s in here because you must, because it pleases you, but never because you want someone else to like what you’ve said.”

 

The Distant Hours, a twisty gothic-like mystery, is a cracking-good read and tops my Favorite February Reads list. My other Feb favorites include:

            Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

            The Danger Box by Blue Balliett

            White Cat by Holly Black
 

And even though February was a short month, I managed to get over ten novels off my To Be Read pile. Good job me!


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angeladegroot
Mar. 17th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
I was down for the count with a horrible cold for a couple of days - sofa time = bonus reading time.
reneesweet
Mar. 16th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson! <3!!

Nice job with 10 books read!
angeladegroot
Mar. 17th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
I listened to the audio book of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. It was very well done.
kellyrfineman
Mar. 16th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
LOVE these quotes! I believe I'll copy them into my commonplace book, in fact.
angeladegroot
Mar. 17th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
They made the book all the more special to me.
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