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Thoughts of a Grasshopper by Louise Plummer
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Jan 15, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: utah, lds
Read from January 14 to 15, 2012

I am a grasshopper more than an ant. Most of my family are ants and that is why they don't understand the decisions I make. This sentence makes sense when read in the context of Aesop's fables of the grasshopper and the ant.

I just finished this book and am conflicted about how to rate it. I really liked the first chapter and the chapter on journal writing. I like her advice to not try and play catch-up on writing, but just to write for five minutes a day or less and just write ideas.

I did think it was great that she finished her degree at 37 and then went to grad school.

However, I found the rest of the chapters pretty trivial and not as interesting. When I finished reading, I thought to myself that she must have left off the important stories. It almost seemed incomplete.

A friend just reminded me that this is a collection of talks that she gave. Perhaps the audiobook version would be better than just reading the different talks.

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Rachel Wagner We had an audiobook of this growing up and laughed and laughed. I wonder what I would think now?

Erin It might be better in audiobook format than just reading it since this is a collection of her talks.

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