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A confession.

I’ve been reading a book that I haven’t told you about. It’s called My So-Called Freelance Life by Michelle Goodman. I’m only about 25 pages in, so this isn’t a review, but it is a completely new type of book for me. Since I graduated college in December 2008, I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. Let’s face it, we all think we don’t have our shit together in college, but it’s not until we’re in the real world that we realize the possibilities are even more endless than they tell us. I’m infamous for my indecision, my desire to do everything that often paralyzes me into doing absolutely nothing.

Lately I’ve been doing research into other options for myself, and this is the most recent. I’ve also checked out Craft, Inc. and Creative, Inc. from the library, and I recently received a review copy of Plug-In CSS 100 Power Solutions in hopes of learning how to build a better blog. So this is a bit of a warning that I may be venturing out of my fiction comfort zone, and I do hope you’ll join me.

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Can’t wait to read: MORE non-fiction

Guys, I don’t know what’s happening. All of a sudden I can’t get enough real life. Well, let’s clarify: I can’t get enough of other people’s real life. I’m all set with my real life.

I got a NY Times Books Update today whetting my appetite for the newest non-fiction gem I plan to devour (wow, way too many metaphors). Harold Bloom‘s The Anatomy of Influence is described as such:

At the age of 80, with almost 40 books behind him and nearly as many accumulated honors, Harold Bloom has written, in “The Anatomy of Influence,” a kind of summing-up — or, as he puts it in his distinctive idiom, mixing irony with histrionism, “my virtual swan song,” born of his urge “to say in one place most of what I have learned to think about how influence works in imaginative literature.”

I could hear your breath quicken. But get in line, I already requested it from Winchester Public Library.

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