February 22, Friday Evening -- Reading Kim Harrison

Waiting for a friend, opening to the first page

of Dead Witch Walking, by Kim Harrison.

She stopped reading in college--too much course work--but is picking up reading again, gravitating towards J.D. Robb, Piers Anthony's Xanth series, fantasy. Good books for public transport when she's getting interrupted, when she has time for just a few pages.

Every story, she said, sticks with you.

When she was a kid, growing up in Illinois, as one of the few Asians, she loved coming across Asian people in literature. She read Matt Christopher's sports series for kids, neo-Edwardian/ Victorian books illustrated by Edward Gorey, and books by an author whose name sort of sounds like Lurie Daniels (??) who I can't find online, about kids with terminal illnesses. She liked seeing the struggle and how illness affects everyone involved. She's always been cynical and the books fit in with her view of the world.

...I have surprisingly few notes written down, even though we talked for a long time. She was a good listener and gave me advice for my own writing--publish online and don't give up.

Thank you!


Anonymous said...

Lurlene McDaniel

Sonya said...


Audrey said...

What a great blog. I found it on the "blog notes". I love to read so it's been fun reading your entries.

Aelia said...

Lurlene McDaniel is... ... she writes romance-y death stories. It's really sad.

babli said...

Hi sonya..u really write well..keep it up

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