Thursday, October 27, 2011

Update Thursday #30

Update Thursday #30

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...

 NaNoWriMo starts on November 1st! All of November has been scheduled. The rest of my obligations for the year have been postponed until December, unless I find myself able to squeeze it in between NaNo writing. I am working out one last obligation for the month. If you need me, I will still be here, just in tiny increments. ^_^
Reading, Writing...

Books I finished this week:
~Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (Off The Shelf challenge)
~The Girl In The Park by Mariah Fredericks (NetGalley)

Books I'm reading now (and some still):
~Virals by Kathy Reichs
~Portal by Imogen Rose
~The Twisted Thread by Charlotte Bacon (NetGalley)
~Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (Off The Shelf challenge)
~Double Clutch by Liz Reinhardt

Off The Shelf Reading Challenge Progress Link (3 of 5 finished) ~ends 12/31/11

Got somewhere with reading this week, plus I'm halfway through two of them. I'm really pushing to finish at least 3 before the end of the month.

NaNoWriMo news: I totally came up with the absolute best way to end my story. I had a rough idea before, but the general thoughts on it meant nothing until that epiphany came and blew everything else away. I have about half of the plot figured out at this point and character names picked out. wOOt. Lol.

And Otherwise...


I found this post over the weekend and about lost it. An author is using part of my review to promote her book on her site! She always posts links to reviews on her page. Why did she choose mine to keep permanently on her page? It's just... wow... I'm speechless.

Our 15 year old kitty cat Honeybear died in his sleep Monday night. We knew it was coming soon because he had gotten very weak and sickly progressively over the last month. My mom and I were discussing after work Monday that we didn't want to make the decision to have to put him down. Even though I'm sad that he's gone, I'm relieved we didn't have to choose. We had to put down three other pets in my life and it is excruciatingly painful when you make that decision. Our two dogs were a little freaked out in the morning, and our other cat has become a cling on, which is definitely not like him. He grew up with Honeybear, and even though they weren't as close recently, I think he knows something happened and it's thrown him off. I'm sure he'll bounce back soon. On the side of this paragraph is a picture of our Honeybear.


Until next time...

~Jessica

5 comments:

  1. Awe I'm so sorry to hear about Honeybear *hugs* at least your other animals will bring you comfort and you will comfort them in return <3

    Congrats on having your review featured, thats exciting!

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  2. Honeybear is precious. I'm glad you had him for so long.

    I'm here because I saw your comment on Niina's site, For the Love of Reading, that you're doing NaNoWriMo! Yay! I've started listing the book bloggers who are doing NaNoWriMo, here: http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2011/10/25/nanowrimo/
    I didn't have all of your details, so let me know if you want to add some more.

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  3. Poor Honeybear. :( Losing a cat is so hard. I'm glad he went peacefully and that you didn't have to put him down.

    In other news, that's great that the author has you quoted. How exciting!

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  4. Losing any kind of pet would be horrible but Honeybear sounds like he had a pretty good life which is a comfort. Congrats about the review. It's great to be a book blogger sometimes isn't it?

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  5. Angie: *hugs back* Thanks! Our animals have been really loving this week, and I've been appreciating our other cat (Max) being a cuddle bug.

    Joy: My twitter is onlyminordetail and my NaNo is onlyminordetails . It's kind of ironic, since those are the only two places I use that username. Lol. Thanks!

    Jenny: It is hard. It's still strange not seeing him or hearing him. He had the loudest purr, now it's so quiet, it's weird.

    Lan: He did, I had to keep reminding my mom of that. He was born a barn kitty but was lucky to be raised indoors and safe with a family that loved him.

    Thank you all about the review quote news, it was pretty exciting!

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