Thursday, February 23, 2012

Update Thursday #47

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.



Books I finished this week:

Books I'm reading now (and some still):

145 of 1026 E.E. Cummings poems finished (33 this week)


I was able to accomplish a lot more than expected. I'm heading into the fourth chapter now and I'm surprised at how excited I'm getting. Writing during NaNo can really get the information out there, and while it doesn't always have every detail the way you want it (like you decide halfway through to make your MC's sister her stepsister instead and you add in an alternate backstory), you at least have multiple scenarios and wording to work with.

Also, the thesaurus has become my BFF. We're going to have lunch together today. While I do love all my thesauruses (I am a collector of various thesauruses and dictionaries, I love words), Flip Dictionary is my favorite. One of the most useful aspects of it is how it includes lists of words by subject. For example, there's a list of different types of phobias (listed under "Fear, types of") and what each of them means (like the fear of heights is called "acrophobia"). There's also loads of medical terminology, color names (for different shades), fruit names (for different kinds within each type), and more. Long story short, it's chock full of info that can make all the difference in getting the right details out there. I love it.


Ellen Hopkins had a new book cover reveal! It's a YA companion novel to her adult novel Triangles called Tilt. I love how gorgeous and simple her covers are. The coolest part? It's holographic. Awesome squared. Here's a link to the cover reveal article.

My brain feels like it's on overdrive. I'm working on my online selling and I actually have several orders going on at once, including a commission (crochet mini scarves). I need to get to the post office today before they close for lunch to ship a couple packages. At work, we're combining the card shop into the pharmacy, so I've been running around like a madwoman moving sections of the store and condensing (I sure hope that all I did yesterday made me lose at least a pound!). Plus I'm trying to make time to write, and kinda pushing the reading aside a little bit... so, I'm probably getting behind on the year. *sigh* I need a break from my break. LOL. It'll all be looking up soon though. Spring is coming, and then summer. And hopefully by then I'll be done with my revisions.

Until next time...



  1. Sounds like your life is busier and more productive than mine has been. I love that you learned the name for a fear of heights. Everyone thinks it's called vertigo. Drives me nuts!

    1. Oh man, I know. It's so annoying when people confuse certain words like that. I actually know what vertigo is because my mom had an experience with it before. I'm actually needing to get used to the correct use of the word irony, my brother started pointing it out to me recently and I hadn't thought of it before, lol.

  2. How much do you love the thesauruses? I use it almost every second word these days :) It's so great that you've been able to accomplish so much. I'll have to chack out this Flip Dictionary that you speak of...

    1. Hehe, I'm beginning to do so myself. You should check it out--compared to a regular thesaurus, it's content is worth more. :)

  3. I am glad to see someone reading I Capture the Castle. You will have to watch the movie too when you are done. You could stop by my group and talk about it if you want!


    1. I just finished it this morning. It was so great. :) I'm planning on seeing the movie as soon as I can.

  4. Nice blog. As a lover of words you might be interested in the word play involved in cryptic crosswords. I am doing a series of posts on solving cryptic clues. This was the first one I did. Hope you enjoy.

    1. Sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. Thanks! :)


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