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Spotlight on Reading/Writing: Michaela Sakamoto

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The TODAY’s Spotlight on Reading/Writing features Colorado State University-Pueblo faculty, staff and students sharing their reading and writing experiences. The column is co-sponsored by the English and Foreign Languages Department and the English Club. This week’s feature highlights student Michaela Sakamoto.msakamoto.jpgName, university position, educational background: Michaela Sakamoto, currently majoring in English, have an associate’s degree and experienced a weird voodoo mash of public, private and homeschooling growing up.

What has been your greatest success in writing? Participating in and having my paper published in the proceedings from the Society of Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Imagery conference.

What do you struggle with in writing and how do you tackle that challenge? Motivation to finish – pure stubbornness. How I tackle the challenge: a best friend who throws things at me when I’m lazy.

What’s your favorite book of all time? Author? Ray Bradbury’s “The Secret Garden.”

What are you currently reading? Author? “The Naked and the Undead” by Cynthia Freeland

What’s your favorite guilty reading pleasure? The Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison

Do you have a favorite word or quotation and who is the author? “Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things.” – Neil Gaiman

For more information on this feature, contact English Club sponsor and English lecturer Constance Little (constance.little@colostate-pueblo.edu), 549-2197.