Thursday, December 1, 2011

Update Thursday #35

 Update Thursday #35

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: ~Getting Published: Writer's Little Instruction Book by Paul Raymond Martin
~Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (Off The Shelf challenge)

Books I'm reading now (and some still):
~Portal by Imogen Rose
~Deaf Child Crossing by Marlee Matlin
~Blue Sky Days by Marie Landry
~Looking For Alaska by John Green (Off The Shelf Challenge)

Off The Shelf Reading Challenge Progress Link (4 of 5 finished) ~ends 12/31/11

Reading: Since I ended NaNoWriMo early, I was able to finish a couple books!!! Woot! Now that it's December, I'm so happy to get back into reading more.

Writing: WOW. NaNoWriMo was great. Once I de-mush my mind, I'll be getting into editing and revising the novel I wrote. It needs a whole lotta love... lol.

I wanna be like this guy. ------->

And Otherwise...

Kirsten Hubbard (author of the amazing novel Wanderlove, out in 2012) wrote this blog post about Why Authors Disappear. Let's be honest. I bet every single one of us as book bloggers have had this attitude at least ONCE in our life. I know I did back in the day (pre-obsessive-reading/ pre-blogging). BUT, the more I've learned about writing and authors and publishing and promoting and editing and revising, that was when I realized that I had no right. Authors are busy people, not only with their writing/publishing life, but also this thing that all of us have: REAL LIFE. You know, where you cook and clean and take care of your family and buy groceries and hang out with friends. When you think about it, they're online A LOT more than some of us could be with that kind of schedule. So, let's show some love and respect for our wonderful and favorite authors. <3

The ironic thing about the blog post is that she had a post on her site about giving away bookmarks for Wanderlove and Like Mandarin (her other book) to book bloggers for giveaways. So, of course, I emailed her about it (since I would love to have awesome swag to giveaway on here). I got an email from her the day after that post (and a personal comment on the review on my blog!) saying she was shipping the bookmarks out this week for me. How I love irony.

Until next time...



  1. I'm still so impressed with all the writing you accomplished! You deserve to be just like Garfield. ;)

  2. I must admit, I squee'd when I saw that you're reading Blue Sky Days. :-)

    Congrats again on finishing NaNo! You definitely deserve a break now!

  3. Jenny: I love to be just like Garfield... :)

    Marie: I squee a lot myself when I see exciting stuff, so I don't blame you! :)


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