Thursday, August 25, 2011

Update Thursday #21

Update Thursday #21

Welcome to Update Thursday, my own personal meme of sorts where I post an update of the goings on at my blog, with reading, with writing, and beyond. Feel free to borrow the idea from me for your own bookish musings.


Reading, Writing...

Books I finished this week:
~So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti (Summer Romance Challenge)
~The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Books I'm reading now (and some still):
~Persuasion by Jane Austen (Summer Romance Challenge)
~The Grand Escape by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
~Heart On A Chain by Cindy C. Bennett (Summer Romance Challenge)

I've done much better on my reading. Two might not seem like much, but the other books I'm currently reading, um, yeah, they're long. (Except for The Grand Escape) They're really good, but really long.

Since my blog redo, I had a plan to have book reviews on Tuesday and Saturday. But, things don't always go as planned, do they? Since I've been behind on my reading, I haven't had any new books to review. Now that I've got two more finished, I can get some more up. I should have some alternate ideas set aside for moments like that.

On my story... I have the restart of it done. Now to rework the next scene and add dialogue from the first draft (of the first part of the book). Now that we're not using my laptop for the internet (we had to buy a new hard drive, and it's working GREAT), I have it back in my room where I can use it anytime again. I'm planning on getting back to the part where I left off in two weeks. The goal is to finish the whole thing by the end of the year at the latest.

And Otherwise...

I have just discovered the ABC Family show Switched At Birth, thanks to Jen @ A Book And A Latte. She posted this yesterday, I watched the first episode online and OMG it is amazing. So amazing. I found my newest addiction. For those who have never heard of the show, it's about two girls who find out they were switched at birth (obviously). But what makes it interesting is that the one girl is deaf. This really intrigued me upon learning this. I took sign classes from a friend for about a year about 8 years ago now. I've surprisingly retained quite a bit, but I wish I was able to continue. I was seriously considering becoming an interpreter. Instead I become a pharmacy technician.

That's life for ya.

Oh, and HAPPY DAY! Gossip Girl Season 4 came in the mail today. Oh my WOOT! Side note: I wonder if I'll finish anything this week... lol.

Speaking of which, if I plan on trying to start anything, I'd better log off! TTYL!


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  1. Cool that you managed to retain quite a bit of sign language ^_^.


  2. Sounds like you've had a more productive week than last week Jessica. I've been distracted from reading much as well but it looks like you're getting back into the swing of things and there's progress on your book too!


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