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Musical Chairs
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To Begin Again
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Don't Tease the Elephants
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Year One
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Short Story America Antholo...
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I have been missing posts here, after such a good run. I have, however, been writing here and there. Here, at Fiction Southeast, I have a micro essay on why I believe we still read, despite claims of lowered attention spans and tech-assisted laziness. I also have a piece forthcoming about online personas and their value to the modern-day artist.

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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Jeffrey Eugenides is one of my absolute favorite authors. Although this was my least favorite book by him, it didn't lack his meticulous research, precise storytelling and thorough character studies. The story is a tri-fold coming-of-age with the req ...more
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Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
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Just great writing. I was so excited to read such a strong collection, and just about every story had the complexity and depth of a novel. Atwood is a masterful writer.
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Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
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This book was well written and useful. All the useful tricks and background are frontloaded and the latter half is full of meanderings and perspectives on education techniques in general (which felt like a different book).

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Divergent by Veronica Roth
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I like the idea and movement of the story. I love that the narrator is not a great beauty, nor is she annoyingly smart. Tris is at odds with herself and trying to self-define, which is nothing new. The empty vessel of a character that needs filled, t ...more
" Thanks, Lisette! We were a bit terrified after moving a foot and seeing that jelly, but it was a great trip. A much-needed getaway. (So funny how some ...more"
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“An intelligent person can rationalize anything, a wise person doesn't try.”
Jen Knox, Don't Tease the Elephants

“Only by examining our personal biases can we truly grow as artists; only by cultivating empathy can we truly grow as people.”
Jen Knox

“When the writing is good, a book becomes a mirror. The reader will see an uncanny familiarity and respond accordingly.”
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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
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“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
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message 39: by Paul

Paul Wow, I'm a writer & live in San Antonio too! Good to see there is a strong community here.

message 38: by Frances

Frances Happy Christmas, Miss Jen! Be careful on the Texas autobahn, wave when you drive through Lockhart!

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Lucinda Dear Jen,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded people including authors and readers, writers and book bloggers. I value highly all of my friends on this site and very much look forward to discussing books with you.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

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Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Jen.

Anastasia Hi Jen. Thanks for your friendship.

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Jorge A. Thank you Jen!

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L.J. Kentowski Hey Jen! Thanks for the add!

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Pete Kelly hey jen thanks for the friend add

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Jen Knox Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

My pleasure, Christine. It's good to meet you.

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

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Gary Revel Thanks for the add JEN;

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My birth in Alabama, youth, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

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Rainy Kaye Just dropping by to say hi :)


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Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book for dramatic entertainment full of African passion and flavour, culture, social life and politics.

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David Katzman I came across this article today. i thought you might have a thing or two to say about it.

it's pretty harsh ....

Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!

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Pamela Hey Jen...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

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Jen Knox Katherine wrote: "Hi Jen! Just wondering if you know anything about the Pay It Forward group and if it's still in use? I haven't seen any new pick-of-the-monthes since... I think August? Just curious. Thanks!"

Good question. I haven't been so active lately either. I'll ask Charlie about it--she was the one who picked the books each month, so hopefully we can get it back up and running. :) Though she might be super-busy with her new book that's out...

Katherine Marple Hi Jen! Just wondering if you know anything about the Pay It Forward group and if it's still in use? I haven't seen any new pick-of-the-monthes since... I think August? Just curious. Thanks!

Sherrida Woodley Thanks for noting Quick Fall as a "pick." I'm so glad to have found this site--and to have connected with you. Your book sounds interesting--the description makes me think (in a way) of Pack of Two which is one of my favs. I'll be in touch, and you too.

Katherine Marple Hi Jen! Just checking in to see how you're doing! I was MIA here for a while. Are you still a part of the PIF book group here? I've totally slipped off the face of that planet for the past few weeks. Last book I read in that group was Charlie Courtland's. Did you end up finishing that one?

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Jess Scott Nice to meet you too :) I reply really slowly -- so many things to do, so little time...hell yeah to Vladimir Nabokov :P!

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Edain Duguay It is lovely to 'meet' you too! :)

Blessings to your Hearth,

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Anna Thanks! :)

Katherine Marple haha. Glad to hear things are easier for you then! I had a marvelous weekend. Was sad to see it end! But my entire month of June is packed full of fun. Hope yours is as well!

I'm still reading "Dandelions". :) I can't believe that I haven't finished it yet. I still need to read the book of the month! I'm not usually this far behind on reading, but I just haven't had time lately! I saw your review of "Dandelions". I have about 80 pages left to go and I totally agree with your thoughts on it.

Katherine Marple Did you end up moving? Or are you still packing? :) I'm settled in now. Now to get back into the game of reading. I'm reading "Dandelions in the Garden" now. I love the story. Have about 200 more pages to go which I intend on reading this evening.

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Mystee Thanks for the friends :D
I can't wait to get some more reviews up

Katherine Marple Thanks for the awesome review of Okay! I have been kind of out of it on this site lately, but I'm trying to get back in. I moved to a new place and have been living and breathing paint to make it a "home." :)

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Jaree Francis Thanks for the kind words + I wish you much success =)

- Jay

Katherine Marple I saw you marked "Dusty Waters" to-read. Do it. It was a really good story. Not like horror "ghost story", but... it was good.

Katherine Marple yay! I hope you love it! :)

message 7: by Katherine (last edited Apr 13, 2010 11:55AM)

Katherine Marple I thought it was VERY funny. :)
(the double entendre)

Katherine Marple I like the new coloring of your profile pic. I can see more of your face! :)

If you HAVEN'T bought any of my books yet, I think "Okay" would be a good first read. Only because my favorite story is "Wretched" but it is currently in the making of its 2nd edition. I'm just waiting on the proof (which should be here any day now!) and when I approve it, the 2nd edition will be ready for sale.

If you HAVE bought my books already (thank you) and I would read "Wretched".

You might relate to "Test" a lot (it was my first work) but it isn't my favorite. Though the stripper scene in "Test" actually resembles the same in "MC". I laughed at how closely they resembled each other.

So... I hope that helps!

And you've very welcome for the review. It was a great read.

A lot of people say they feel like they "know me" after reading my books. My books are fiction, and aren't even about me, but since I write in the "narrative" and don't name my main character, they think "Katherine" is the voice. haha.

I can't wait to hear what you think.

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Jen Knox Katherine wrote: "Sorry it wasn't very in depth of a review (as mine usually are) but I'm just not really being able to focus today- but I still wanted to let you know that I loved your book."

Your review was beautiful, and I appreciate the reading, and the attention... to women sharing our stories with the world--I look forward to reading your works. Jen

Katherine Marple I left a review for Musical Chairs on GoodReads discussion and the book page. Also on Amazon. Good job! I'm glad you've pulled through and decided to share your story.

Nurture Your BOOKS™  - Bobbie Crawford Hi Jen,

Thanks so much for the friendship! :-)

Katherine Marple omg I just noticed your "influenecs" listed at the top of your profile. I LOVE the Golden Girls! I watch them every single day! I have the full series on DVD and have been watching them so much that it's almost time for me to go out and buy a back up set else they won't play in my DVD player anymore. Every single day. Swear it's the truth!
Awesome. :)

Stuart Hello, my dear friend. I hope life is treating you well. Thank you for recommending my book, (as you know) Musical Chairs is one of my - all time - favourite books!

Stay well and happy, Stuart :-)

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