Micro Book Review- The Replacements, Writing the Great American Romance Novel, etc
A sampling of what I've been reading lately:
This book just didn't cut it for me.
I enjoyed the author's writing and the fun Tim Burton-style atmosphere.
After reading the cover blurb, I thought that the idea of a story from a changeling's point of view sounded fascinating, but it didn't work when I read it.
I just couldn't get into the teen boy's pov. The romance didn't work, maybe because I would rather read about love from a girl's pov.
The ending felt rushed and didn't satisfy and the language was a bit too rough for my taste.
I don't want to write erotica, so I was leary of this book, but I have found it invaluable. Anyone who has any bit of romance in their WIP could stand to learn a lesson from Catherine Lanigan, the author who novelized Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile.
I don't know why, but I never knew that Yeats was an Irish poet. Duh! Although I do enjoy poetry, I don't usually read entire books of poetry. For my WIP, I am writing a poem that will emerge a bit at a time at the beginning of each chapter. I want the poem to have the feel that it was written by a poet anciently, and in Ireland. Yeats creates pictures with words that take me away. I am about halfway through with this one and recommend it to anyone interested in Irish mythology and history.
What I am reading now:
The Lost Saint ARC by Bree Despain (I'm so excited about this one)