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The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
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May 12, 2011

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bookshelves: writing, non-fiction
Recommended to Mary Anne by: Deanna

I can easily say that I genuinely enjoyed reading a significant portion of this book. My professor had us read a few snippets of it for a writing seminar, and I found I immediately wanted to read the rest of the book. My expectations were a bit off. I suppose I expected her to spend more time developing metaphors for writing, as she did near the beginning of the book, but I am still glad I read it. I realize that what she included was, to her, relevant to her own writing life, and I shouldn't necessarily expect her to spell that out for me or try to make some connection to my own writing when her experiences don't necessarily affect me. For its imagery and short nature, I found it well worth the read.

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Reading Progress

May 12, 2011 – Shelved
May 12, 2011 – Shelved as: writing
May 12, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction
May 13, 2011 – Started Reading
May 13, 2011 –
page 63
May 14, 2011 –
page 72
May 15, 2011 – Finished Reading

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