Thursday, September 8, 2011

Update Thursday #23

Update Thursday #23

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.


I still have my Giveaway going so please, don't forget to enter! If you accidentally enter twice, don't worry, you still qualify. So please! Enter! You've got a week and a half left!

Reading, Writing...

Books I finished this week:
~The Grand Escape by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Books I'm reading now (and some still):
~Persuasion by Jane Austen (Summer Romance Challenge)
~Virals by Kathy Reich
~Portal by Imogen Rose
~That Summer by Sarah Dessen (Summer Romance Challenge)

I am seriously behind on my reading. My attempt at finishing the Summer Romance Challenge kind of has me at a standstill. I am enjoying it, but it's taking a long time. Persuasion is very detailed and unlike most books I read, so it's difficult. I think the only thing keeping me going on it is the fact that I love the movie and know it top to bottom. I want to try and read something else in between, but the end of September is the end of the Challenge, and I WANT TO FINISH!! I will not let the Challenge go by without completion.

I was FINALLY able to put together the beginning with an important scene in my YA romance story. I was even able to tweak the scene easily to input a new variation on the reason why it happened. So satisfying. Of course, since then I haven't done a thing. That's okay. One small step at a time.

And Otherwise...

Not much going on otherwise. Visited with family on Sunday, shopping with my mom and a friend Monday. There's been a huge baby boom within my family and friends circle. A girl I grew up with is having a boy, the couple we rented our old house from is having a girl, a cousin just found out she is pregnant, and another cousin is having twin girls. I have to admit, I am LOVING baby gift shopping! All the little tiny cute clothes and toys and shoes... AWWW...

Anyways, that's it for now. TTYL!


PS: Don't forget the Giveaway!!! ;)


  1. Another busy week Jessica! I feel like I've done nothing at all this week :) I'm hosting a giveaway too but even better I'm doing some short interviews with an author who is giving out great advice regarding writing, slushing and beyond. Great news about the beginning scene for your YA story :)

  2. You can do it! Persuasion is my favorite Austen. Just stick with it.

    That's a lot of babies! I love buying the cute little clothes too.

  3. Lan: You're totally ahead of me with the author thing! I'm still working on getting one to guest post. I think that's great for you. :)

    Jenny: It's starting to get good now, the beginning with all the paragraphs about people and places and things was just dull. Once more dialogue hit, it became funny and good. :)


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