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Well, met one goal this year, at least

As of this evening, I have completed the 2016 Book Riot Read Harder challenge (in addition to several other books). I finished 40 books total this year.

The Book Mouse's Book Report

40. Will Write for Food, by Dianne Jacob. This was for the food memoir category. I admit this one is a bit of a stretch for this category; Jacob's book is more a guide on writing a food memoir. Or blog. Or cookbook. Or any food-related publication. Or write reviews. This is a must for anyone wanting to do any writing connected with the culinary world. This book is even a good resource for those who want to write, even if their interest is not in food (I'm about as non-foodie as you get, but even I had some good takeaways from this). Jacob falls back not only on her years of writing experience, but quotes heavily from other food writers (including Cleveland's own Laura Taxel, of Cleveland Ethnic Eats). This book is well organized and easy to follow, and while it is a how-to guide, it's never dry. Really, my only recommendations are that, if there are plans for another revised version, is to add a section on how to handle trolls, troublemakers and flame wars in blogs and social media, and how to best promote yourself via social media. Otherwise, this is quite thorough. There's plenty of recommendations for blogs, writing resources, cookbooks, how to get published, and more. There are even writing exercises throughout.

I've already ordered my first round of books for the 2017 challenge, and hope to pick those up tomorrow or Thursday. Probably Thursday.

Will most likely be my last post for 2016, so- Happy New Year!

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