Yes I’m changing my inter “Little Orphan Annie” the original one.
I know I’ve still been away from the blogs, but I have written my article for PBD, my review of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, I’ve started reading my ARC copy of Shadow of Night, once I finish it I have Into the Woods waiting for me and last but not least next week I have surgery. So things have been a little nuts around here. Plus Flyboy and I have been moving the house around. My office is now upstairs in our family room, (we no longer have a family room), out former office is empty. Though we may either be putting boxes in it or making it in to a bedroom/reading room – we’re not sure yet. It all depends on what we do with out formal dining room. The idea is to take that down and make that our reading room. None of this however we be done anytime soon. We’ve also been hanging our picture frames, even the ones that still need pictures added. I know what pictures need to go in the frames it’s just our photo printer needs a new cord and I haven’t gone to target to print them off. Lazy yes I know but it’s not high on my priority at the moment.
Tonight I’m going to add more info to the other blogs. Tomorrow I hope to have my review of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter posted and sent over to PBD as well as my article.
I know it’s been awhile since I posted, well wrote something. I’ve posted pictures but not anything that’s been happening. There hasn’t been much going on really. I’ve been subbing and now we are on spring break. I worked out the first chapter in book two of Legacy and I’ve started on Chapter 2. I’ve been listening to all the Stephanie Plum books and I’ve fallen’ in love with them. If I can I’ll write some notes over all 18 novels. Since they’ve been out for a while I won’t do a full review, except for book 18 that just came out. Flyboy and I have been working on the house and yard. I know have the ceiling fan I’ve been in love with up in my office, and it will move to our next house, it’s that cool. We’ve been planting new flowers in the front yard and our tree arrives today for the backyard. I also planted the chocolate flowers I ordered from chocolateflowerfarm.com some of the flowers are already starting to sprout. (I bought seeds)
Yesterday I started listening to Discovery of Witches again since Shadow comes out here in a few months. I can’t wait.
I’ve also been to the book store lately to pick up some books on witchcraft for Legacy and the books that follow. Now that I’m in book two I can see where things are going with Alexis and I’m trying to figure out how her power is going to react. It also gives me things to add into Legacy so you guys have a glimpse of what her Legacy is doing to her. The book store I’ve been going to hasn’t helped much so I’m going to return one book (I’d already bought it once and didn’t know it) then head over to the other book store. It’s days like this that I really miss Borders there metaphysical section had more than the store I went to yesterday. I’m not sure if it’s just that I’m in the Bible Belt or what. I know when I lived in Dallas the Borders I shopped at had more that one small bookcase. Heck the one in Hawaii had a hole row, this place has two cases that I’m taller than and its mixed with the spiritual, and everything else that normally goes with metaphysical. I just don’t get it.
Well I need to go and get back so I can get some editing done today. I may need to work on some note cards too to flesh out some new ideas I have for Alexis. I need to know where to bring things in.
Also stop over at paperbackdolls.com my review of Ripper is up since Ripper comes out on the 8th and my latest article was posted yesterday. Tomorrow on PBD you’ll find my interview with Amy Carol Reeves posted. I hope you guys enjoy the post.
I’m finally back from Christmas, I know two days was more than enough, . I haven’t been slacking on everything just writing in the blog. In fact I’ve been editing Legacy and it’s really coming along. The books I picked up last week are really helping, and I’d taking out the fillers that Legacy doesn’t need. I haven’t re-recorded yet, but I may have enough to do that next week. I’m hoping to get thru Chapter 3. I’m on Two now and I think I’m almost done with it.
The three books that I’ve been using besides a dictionary, are The Big Book of Words You Should Know, Random House Webster’s grammar, usage, and punctuation, and last but not least The Author’s toolkit. If you’re a writer and you haven’t looked at these, you should.
During my break I’ve also been working on obtaining some new books to review for PBD and my reviews. I’ve picked up a few that I think will be promising, plus I have two that PBD has asked me to read as well. I can’t tell you when the reviews will be posted, I just downloaded a few of the books last night and I have another one to add that I got today. I’ll keep you post though.
On another note, I’ve updated the book review page and article page, so if you missed the post from PBD you can read them here. I know I still owe you guys some recipes and I promise they are coming, I’ve just had a lot of writing material pop in my head and I want to get it all on paper/computer.
My winter toe socks collection is finished so you won’t see any more toe sock pictures, I know the socks are a little crazy but they are comfy. And cute.
Monday while heading home from CA, I finished my review of Kitty’s Greatest Hit’s by Carrie Vaughn I just have to type it up and send it off to PBD. I also started and am almost finished with my review of Drink Deep I just need to add some finishing touches. Today over at PBD my review of Blood Work by Kim Harrison is posted. On Friday my review of The Help, will be posted and on Sunday the Dolls will be catching up with me. So check out the latest article. I’m not sure which one will be posted I turned in three. November with the Dolls is going to be stalked full of fun books and authors so be on the lookout.
Also stay tuned for more info on Team Makenzie, while we’re at the JDRF they were doing a documentary and Mak got put in it. When I get more details I’ll let you know, Flyboy may even give the news tidbits about our niece if they call. I did go back and add the link to Post: Team Makenzie part 2 if you want to read the news article the did on Makenzie.
I’ll try to have the reviews up for Blood Work this week now that the Dolls have posted it. My review for The Help will be up after Friday and as soon as I have finished with the little touches I want to add to Drink Deep I’ll post it. But all sure be up before Sunday.
I wrote this months articles for the Paperback Dolls, there’s two of them. There not every long but I think you’re going to enjoy them. I sent them in tonight. I also sent in my review for Blood Work, Kim Harrison’s graphic novel. So be on the look out for those over at Paperback Dolls. Tomorrow the Doll have Ghost Story posted so stop by and check out my review and see what else the doll have going on.
This weekend I’ll be working on my review of The Help and hopefully I’ll be able to read a few more stories that I’ve been trying to read. The new Castle novel just came out and I still need to finish book two. I’ve been reading Carrie Vaughn’s short stories and I’ll be writing a review about the book as a whole. So far the book is pretty good. Plus we have so many new books coming out I can’t wait.
Now why I said articles, reviews & a bath well as you know Flyboy and I have Jax, our puppy we adopted after Artemis passed away, well today he decided to jump into the pond behind our house. There were geese in the pond and he wanted to chase them, so he jumped in, got all wet and stinky and now needs a bath. Holly thankfully didn’t jump in but she did scare the geese away. Pups what to do with them. So needless to say Jax hasn’t been allowed to do much today since he’s dirty. I swear I have a two year old.