Thursday, September 15, 2011

Update Thursday #24

Update Thursday #24

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.

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Reminders...

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 ONLY DAYS left!

Reading, Writing...

Books I finished this week:
~That Summer by Sarah Dessen (Summer Romance Challenge)

Books I'm reading now (and some still):
~Persuasion by Jane Austen (Summer Romance Challenge)
~Virals by Kathy Reich
~Portal by Imogen Rose
~Garfield Minus Garfield by Jim Davis
~Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (Summer Romance Challenge)

Almost done with the Summer Romance Challenge! I'm cutting it close. I should've picked some lighter and quicker reads for it... oh well. Lol. I'm thinking it might be in my best interest to only do the Goodreads Challenge. Maybe another if it counts toward it and lasts through the year (instead of just summer). I blame my trips to the library! Bah! Too many good books!

Writing = Getting there! I've added a few more paragraphs piece by piece. A couple hundred words here, a couple hundred words there. I'm getting anxious to finish. But I know, it doesn't happen overnight. It's a journey of words and sentences.

And Otherwise...

My family is having a garage sale on Saturday! I'm kinda excited, I like the idea of making a few extra bucks. It's going to be during our town's "fall fest", so there's booths and food and junk up in town around the corner from us. I'll be selling some of my handmade goodies too. What kind of handmade goodies? I'm glad you asked!
Pic 1: Pony Plushie; Pic 2: Mini Scarves; Pic 3: Mini Scoodies (scarf/hoodies);
Pic 4: Hemp Bracelet; Pic 5: Painted Kraft Box;  Pic 6: Knotted Zigzag Bracelet

I love making crafty stuff. I even used to have a bunch of those things for sale on Etsy. I ended up letting all the listings expire and didn't renew them. If I want to make any money on my handmade stuff, I need to rework everything--pictures and listings and prices. Even if I didn't make much in profit off of them, making stuff is quite relaxing. I've actually been crocheting plushies lately.

Did you read the Crossed preview? Ally Condie had the first two chapters of the sequel to Matched put online for our reading pleasure. It's also available in the paperback edition of Matched. Reading it got me excited to read the whole thing. I was curious about what happens next, but now I'm much more excited than before.

Oh yeah! I added to the bottom of this page all the Facebook pages I created. I kinda had an obsession with starting pages for awhile and only so many of my friends liked and passed them on. Take a look if you'd like, they're just fun pages. I don't really write much on them anymore. I used to be more diligent about that. Some of them are just more stand alone and don't need additional updates.


Anyways... That's all... Ta-ta for now!

~Jessica

4 comments:

  1. Money earned or not, if it's fun and relaxing I say go for it. I'm terrible at crafty stuff. I actually won an ARC of Crossed and now I need to hurry and squish it in.

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  2. Another busy week Jessica! Can't be;ieve you're reading 5 books at a time. I only have the attention span for one and even that is difficult right now! Like you, I think doing creative stuff is relaxing and can take your mind off from time to time. LOL @ the Dr Cox FB page. Classic.

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  3. Jenny: Very true, I'm making something for myself at the moment and it's a nice distraction. Lucky on the Crossed ARC! I hope you enjoy it. I can't wait. :)

    Lan: I can't believe I'm reading 5 books either. I'm insane, but somehow I can't just focus on one or two. :P Haha, yep, my Dr Cox page is classic, isn't it?

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  4. Blimey, I can only manage 1 never mind 5 books at a time. You are nuts :P xDDD. Have a great time at the garage sale xDD. Ebay eat your heart out xDD.

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