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Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author

I love urban fantasy and paranormal romance! Although I'm not too keen on books that are overly sexy, I don't mind a little heat if it goes along with the story. At the same time, I'll read pretty much anything from classic novels to contemporary fiction.

Currently reading

Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style)
Tim Gunn, Kate Maloney
Oaths of Blood (Ascension #2)
S.M. Reine
Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell As Americans, we tend to think of highly successful individuals, such as Bill Gates, as somehow making their fortunes because of their own innate skills and talents. In fact, we hold the ideal of the self-made man/woman in such high regard that we ignore the facts. In this book, Malcolm Gladwell examines the stories of several very successful people and comes up with some interesting conclusions. It isn't a spring of talent that gushes inside of these outliers, but a combination of hours of drudgery combined with some amazing good luck.

The book is well-written and the examples are fascinating. What's lacking is the idea that any of these observations can be learning experiences for the rest of us.