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Cheers to Horrible First Drafts

It's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where thousands of established and aspiring writers sit down and wrangle the plot bunnies that have bounced around their heads for the past year. I love NanoWriMo because the effort is about quantity, not quality. 1667 words a day for 30 days totals a …

Writing

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy | Inc.com

It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably the best way to be more productive is to just be …

Happiness

A Good Marriage

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen King<p>Now a major motion picture, Stephen King's brilliant and terrifying story of a marriage with truly deadly secrets.<p>Darcy Anderson’s husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his routine business trips when the unsuspecting Darcy looks for batteries in the garage. Her …

Top 10 books to read now you've finished The Hunger Games

A dystopian future with a strong, female protagonist that manages to be both an action-packed romp and a thought piece on mass media and revolution. There is a lot to love about The Hunger Games! For all the readers who have finished The Hunger Games and want to move on to something equally …

The Husband's Secret

• <b>Author:</b> Liane Moriarty<p><b>“A novel that’s perfect for vacation reading.” —People</b><p><b>“It’s a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer—smart, wise, funny.” —Anne Lamott</b><p><b>"The Husband's Secret is so good, you won't be able to keep it to yourself." —USA Today</b><p><b>“Shocking, complex and</b> …

Doctor Sleep

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen King<p>Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, <i>The Shining</i>, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.<p>On …

Lord of the Flies

• <b>Author:</b> William Golding and Others<p><b>Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.</b> <br>This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer …

The Dinner

• <b>Author:</b> Herman Koch<p><b>"A European Gone Girl." --The Wall Street Journal</b><br>An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives -- all over the course of one meal.<p>It's a summer's evening in …