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Retrospective on my First Semester in an MFA Program

I’ve turned in all my assignments, given all my grades, filled out all my teacher evaluations, and mentally checked out from school. And I’m actually sad that it’s over. I think that the first semester went really well. I am sure that I’ll eventually get tired of this, but right now I would not be […]

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Traffic to my blog has increased by 250%

It’s especially appropriate that I am writing this post today, given that yesterday I got more page views in a single day than I ever have before. That makes me really happy.  This blog has been one of this year’s biggest successes. You know, ever since high school I’ve wanted to be a blogger. I […]

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Reasons for reading five or more of an author’s books (with statistics! and lists!)

Nowadays, I never consciously read deep into a writers’ ouevre. I’m almost always ready to content myself with his or her 1-3 most critically acclaimed works. For instance, I really loved Vanity Fair, but I’ve never even been tempted to read Pendennis or Henry Esmond or any of Thackeray’s other novels. I figure that there’s […]

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My Reading Speed

            Whilst reading Vanity Fair on my Kindle, I noticed that I was finishing about 5% of the book for every hour of reading. It’s a pretty long book, and I noticed that the rate at which I was going through it was fairly reliable. Eventually, I popped on over to Project Gutenberg (where I […]

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