Archive for December, 2015

Dear Reader,

I just wanted to update you on what I’ve been up to these last 3 months.  A couple of days ago, I finished the much requested “Ocean Girl” chapter.  It was by far the hardest chapter for me to write and I’m happy/relieved to have finally completed it.  That leaves 2 chapters left for the 1st draft of my book.

Stephen King is very big on the notion that good writers must be good readers.  So in that vein, I’d like to share my thoughts on a few books I recently read.

The Dip by Seth Godin – I can’t say it’s a bad book, but I think this might be something you want to check out at the library rather than purchasing.

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – I don’t normally like to read fantasy novels, but WOW, am I glad to have taken a chance with this one!  The Harry Potter series would easily make my top 5 for best fiction I have ever read (especially Book 7).  Ironically, it makes me think of Atlus Shrugged by Ayn Rand simply because they are the exact opposite of each other.  One is all story, the other all style.  I would recommend both.

Fountainhead by Ayn Rand – I’m halfway through this, but I just can’t find the motivation to continue.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – I just finished the first of its 5 book “trilogy.”  It’s fun.  And weird.  I like it so far.  I’ll update my opinion once I’m finished.

That’s all for now,


A. T. Bui

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rough texture

Đẹp Trai Không Bằng Chay Mặt.
Good-looks Don’t Trump a Calloused Face
-Vietnamese (Street) Proverb

I had dinner with a friend last night, a friend who happens to be good-looking, fun, successful, and a massive pimp (or used to be)–sorry ladies, he’s taken.  And we started discussing why some of our mutual friends were successful with women–either happily married or SBC (Single By Choice)–while others were unmarried and SNBC.


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