2014 Book Bingo Update

Blogging may be getting short shrift from me this summer, but reading continues apace. I have high hopes that refueling my word tanks now will mean great things for the fall.

A while back I promised you updates on my Book Bingo Reading Challenge. Here’s the update:

(Scorecard: Shala Howell)

(Scorecard: Shala Howell)

I still haven’t read ALL THE BOOKS, but there’s a bingo or two in there nonetheless.

You’ll notice the list includes a ton of Elizabeth George books. That’s because I’ve embarked on a campaign to read all of her mysteries in the order she wrote them. I do this every once in a while with a writer I like so that I can see how they honed their craft over time.

I picked Elizabeth George for this year’s Author Binge because she does a great job managing emotional tension in her stories. I’m hoping that watching a master at work this summer will teach me a trick or two that I can use when I return to writing my own novel this fall.

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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