Why I Haven’t Read Today

Does anybody else ever look up from their seven episode Fullmetal Alchemist binge, realize that it’s half past 5:00 and you haven’t read anything at all today? Just me? How about getting home from work, cooking dinner, putting your feet up in front of the tv and avoiding the judgmental gaze of your bookshelf? Do you just “not read anymore” and not know why? Why haven’t you read today?

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Blook Reports and Peanut Butter

My first thought after finishing How to Make a Wish was that everyone agrees that peanut butter is inherently the best comfort food. I, for one, have been of this school of thought since peanut butter and Oreos in Lindsay Lohan’s revamp of The Parent Trap. It’s funny and also comforting to know that other authors (and characters) believe in the curative, transformative powers of peanut butter.

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Writers are Readers and Other Platitudes

It’s common knowledge that a good writer has to read. Of course, they have to read to understand their market, their own readers, and critics. This is the kind of reading that writers and students alike understand: research. Some of it is fun, naturally. As a writer, you enjoy the art form of words on a page, painting a world for you with the turn of every page. But then there is the homework that we would much rather skip; the kind of reading that we leave until we’re done with all of our other tasks until it cannot feasibly be put off any longer. The tedium will pass, however, and then it will be done, and your work will be fun again.

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