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I don't really care what your opinions on Danielle Steel's books are but there is no denying that this woman has an amazing work ethic. She's worth $350 million and she's still writing books.
There's a sign in Danielle Steel's office that reads, "There are no miracles. There is only discipline." It's a dutiful message, and yet the sheer amount that Steel has accomplished in her five-decade career does seem like the stuff of dreams.

Let's look at the numbers, shall we? The author has written 179 books, which have been translated into 43 languages. Twenty-two of them have been adapted for television, and two of those adaptations have received Golden Globe nominations. Steel releases seven new novels a year—her latest, Blessing in Disguise, is out this week—and she's at work on five to six new titles at all times. In 1989 Steel was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having a book on the New York Times best-seller list for the most consecutive weeks of any author—381, to be exact. To pull it off, she works 20 to 22 hours a day. (A few times a month, when she feels the crunch, she spends a full 24 hours at her desk.)

Steel writes in her home office. Most of the time, that's San Francisco, but sometimes she's at her house in Paris. Wherever she is, she writes on her 1946 Olympia standard typewriter, which she's nicknamed Olly. "Olly's a big, heavy machine and it's older than I am," Steel tells Glamour. "It has a very smooth flow to it and I can't write on anything else. I have anywhere between 12 to 15 of them that I've bought over the years, but they're not good enough to work on. I keep them for parts in case there's ever a problem, because this is a very endangered species!" Steel is a creature of habit. She gets to her office—down the hall from her bedroom—by 8:00 A.M., where she can often be found in her cashmere nightgown. In the morning she'll have one piece of toast and an iced decaf coffee (she gave up full-throated caffeine 25 years ago). As the day wears on, she'll nibble on miniature bittersweet chocolate bars. "Dead or alive, rain or shine, I get to my desk and I do my work. Sometimes I'll finish a book in the morning, and by the end of the day, I've started another project," Steel says.
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Very inspiring and definitely motivates me to get shit done.

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I started reading In A Lonely Place by Dorothy B Hughes and right from the first page she sucks you into the character and story.

I wish I could read in the car during this long car ride but I get carsick easily :(

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I was on a string of gay YA stories (Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, What if it's Us) but I wanted to switch it up, so I started reading The Prestige. Digging it quite a bit.

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Prestige is a hella fast paced book and really good. I think I prefer the film though. Book is still worth reading.

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I think I'm finally going to start reading Call Me By Your Name

Last book I read was Stranger in a Strange Land which was well, strange lol but I did like it

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Artemis wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Prestige is a hella fast paced book and really good. I think I prefer the film though. Book is still worth reading.
iirc Christopher Priest prefers the film too :lol:

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Nomis wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 1:35 pm
I think I'm finally going to start reading Call Me By Your Name

Last book I read was Stranger in a Strange Land which was well, strange lol but I did like it
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NF book club when?

And I really need to read CMBYN. I always try but then I get overwhelmed with the emotions and I put it down.

Beautifully written book though.

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Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

After watching Euphoria, I def needed something like this. I related to this a whole lot more than I did to Euphoria. The comic is mostly told in vignettes compared to the film but it still has a thread of character development as you progress. I think I prefer the film more though. The film did a great job on expanding upon the characters. Everyone was also perfectly cast. I know I've had some hot takes about ScarJo but she was actually good in this. Thora Birch was great and she really captured that teenage nihilism so well.

They Shoot Horses Don't They by Horace McCoy

This book was really dark. And after doing some research, dance marathons were a thing back then that people did for money. Reading what the participants go through was really disturbing and the reader feels feverish when reading the parts where McCoy describes the derbies and how much their bodies hurt from being in constant movement. Looking forward to watching the film now.

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