Saturday, January 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (And Update)

My latest novel idea is still blazing along- I finished chapters 7-14 this week and am loving where it's going so far. One of the characters has thrown 2 curveballs at me that I never considered in my planning and it's changed some things but I think it's going to be worth it. And yes, I'm still totally in love with my main guy... Flaws and all.

I haven't been reading as fast as normal, mostly because the time that I often spend reading at work is now being used with this book. Plus I started rereading one of my older fanfics this week and might start updating that one again, if addict boy will ever let me have my brain enough to focus on something other than him. Persistent little bugger he is. However, I am just over half way done with Firespell right now, then its on to Beautiful Creatures- both of which are being featured on my forum starting Feb 7. Tomorrow's title is Breathless by Jessica Warman if you're interested. However, I admit, despite the great responses I got when I first pitched this idea both on here and in emails so several bloggers, it hasn't taken off like I've hoped with only a few very active members. I am still hopeful that more will join and I've already booked several authors to hop on the boards during the week of their book.

Other than those things... I don't guess I have much else to report. Today's agenda is some cleaning and then a friend is coming over so we can practice our baking skills. We've both talked seriously several times about opening our own bakery around here at some point although the start up money would be an issue. She and her husband are certainly more well off than I am but it would drive me crazy to not be able to foot any of the start up costs... but since I'm still paying back my student loans and I don't make a huge paycheck, it just isn't really there for me. But, that's down the line and we need to practice first so.... commence the baking!

Now that that's out of the week... on to my IMM, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. A few weeks ago, I went to a Borders Express that was going out of business... most everything was 60% off so of course I went a little crazy. I haven't posted them on here yet because really, I just never dragged the bag out of my car... =) Plus I figured, I may as well hold off until a slow week and this week was slowish so, there you have it.


Bought at Borders:
Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (Got this from the library when it came out but finally got the paperback for my collection of, yes, all her books)
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
Rx by Tracy Lynn
Warrior Princess by Frewin Jones
Winter's End by Jean-Claude Mourlevat
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
One Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
The Demon Kind by Cinda Williams Chima
The Hollow by Jessica Verday


For Review:
Cat The Vamp by Christine Martine

Won (From Yay! Reads)
Hold Still by Nina LaCour

27 comments:

  1. Before I Die sounds so cool! Going to read this ASAP!

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  2. Great haul - I really enjoyed The Hollow, and I am so excited about The Haunted coming out soon - The author writes in such a unique way! :) I hope you enjoy them all - and Cat the Vamp looks cute - LOL I just love your dog!

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  3. Nice selection. I want to read Before I Die!

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  4. Awww, your dog is adorable! He looks so proud of the books!! I really want to read the Hollow. Enjoy!

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  5. Interesting books. Hope you enhoy all of them. :)

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  6. Ohh, I'm jealous, 60% off? Mine only went to 30%, or else I would have went crazy too, lol. Hey there, Toby, and I'm glad it's smooth sailing with the book and fanfics! Hope to see those soon. :D

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  7. I love it when books are on sale. These all look really good, I hope you enjoy them. :) And I feel so badly that I haven't been participating on the message boards. I've been working on a book as well and I just started taking this English class in university and there's a bunch of reading/essay writing for that too. I do plan on getting around to it though.

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  8. awesome books! Loved Hol Still,Hope you enjoy them
    Happy reading!

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  9. All such great books, and anything by Jodi Picoult is fine by me! I wish something would break me out of my writer's funk right now haha :/

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  10. The Hollow looks so good! I can't wait to read it.

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  11. I JUST finished Hold Still and it was AMAZING! Enjoy.

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  12. Nice group of books. Lots of them are on my TBR pile or wishlist too. I hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading!

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  13. Good mailbox! Wow - you will be busy! :)

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  14. Lots of good books this week! I hope you enjoy them... that is, as long as addict boy leaves you alone for a bit! :)

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  15. Hold Still is a great book. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  16. Congratulations at the book writing. I hope it continues to be smooth sailing.
    I really liked Hold Still, it is a tear-jerker. You can check out my mailbox to if you have a chance.

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  17. Great books and very cute doggy :D Happy Reading!

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  18. Hold Still is really good! Your dog is absolutely adorable!

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  19. The Hollow is on my Wish List.. and I want to read Hold Still!! Hope you enjoy all your books!

    Please stop by my blog and check mine out! :)

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  20. These look good, and you are making amazing progress on your novel. Best of luck with the writing and baking. By the way, I'm a new follower.

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  21. Great books this week! Winter's End was pretty good :) Enjoy!

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  22. Great selection - hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading! :)

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  23. Thanks for the comments everyone! =D I'm really excited for several of those books. It was a total steal at Borders... =)

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  24. Beautiful Creatures will not let you down, I promise! It just kept getting better and better, in my opinion. Once Dead, Twice Shy is a good read too. I can't wait for the next one!

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  25. I've been hanging on your 1/30 comment that you may start updating one of your fanfics again. Are you? It's probably the one I'm obsessed with - sooo... I'll keep wishing and hoping. You are truly an awesome writer.

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