I heard from Iota . . .

but nothing earthshattering, I’m afraid. But they have accepted four of my poems for admittance to their poetry competition. I won’t hear whether I’ve got anywhere until 2010, unfortunately, so I guess I’ll have to learn a little patience :/

Still no word about my sci-fi story as yet, but I guess no news is good news – right?

I’ve been reading quite a few children’s books recently. I know it’s getting ahead of myself, but I’m planning on doing EA300: Children’s Literature, in October, 2010, so I decided that, as I had some of the books already, I might as well gradually get the rest and read them ahead of time.
I received a lovely parcel from Amazon on monday, and it contained two of the books from the list:
Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by M. Taylor – ISBN: 9780140366259
The Other Side of Truth by B. Naidoo – ISBN: 978014130476

With both books, I couldn’t put them down from the first sentence to the last, and they both left me wanting more, so I shall be looking out for further books by two very talented writers!

With all the books, I plan on giving them a good read through, and then I’ll read them again, marking out passages that I find significant, or moving etc., using post-its, as I’m anally retentive where writing in books is concerned – unless the book is created to be written in, of course! Lol
That way, I’m hoping that they will be reminers for me when I get to do all that studying for real next year and, with my memory nowadays, I’ll need it!


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One response to “I heard from Iota . . .

  1. I'm busy reading all these at the moment too. I'm doing Children's Lit alongside A363 in October. It sounds like such an exciting course and is supposed to be a great continuation of the Child Development course I did a couple of years ago. Can't wait.

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