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Multiple Point Of View Characters and Lois Lowry's The Giver

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  by J.K. Rowling                             Gathering Blue  by Lois Lowry Currently Writing: Revisions/editing/2nd draft of SOMEDAY (the first book in my Merlin Quartet) I'm in the middle of rereading two series that have impressed me with their stories in the past: the Harry Potter series and Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet. (Technically, I've only read what was previously the Giver Trilogy , but Lowry has written a new book in the set, Son , which I wanted to read after the others since it has been years since my first reading of any of them.) Rereading these books after some time does odd things to my experience of reading them. First, it makes me examine whether they deserved my attention and praise in the first place. Because I am reading them for a second (or in the case of PoA, third or fourth) time, it's quite likely that they did deserve my attention. A book that invites multiple readings has at least d

A Resolution and a Psalm

Currently reading: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (I've been reading this for more than a month, and I'll probably be reading it for another two or three months.)                             Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson Currently Writing: Thesis revisions ("My Friend the Fish" is next up)                             "Joseph Psalm" Mike DiMartino, one of the creative minds behind Avatar: The Last Airbender  and The Legend of Korra , has started writing a blog , and I have been inspired to come back and make another entry here. One of my friends recently asked me if I had been doing any writing lately. Normally, this would be a silly question. A better query would be " What have you been writing lately?" The truth is I haven't been writing much at all due to my thesis defense later this semester (a little over a month from now). I've been revising those nine little stories and their introduction a lot, but my pen, pencil, and