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WHAT I'M READING
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill! Too many books came out in late August/September that I'm still trying to catch up with the reading! Sadly, I'm now even more behind on my reading goal. On the bright side, I did read a friend's manuscript before this and I hope it one day becomes a book because I love the world and idea!
WHAT I'M WRITING
Nothing at the moment, but I am planning a bit for NaNoWriMo. Speaking of that, yes, I'm doing it!
If you are too, be my buddy! I'm kangaru (just like my twitter handle). Alz always participates, and you can find her as shizalent.
I've also been writing #hallowfic on Twitter. It's a fun, seasonally appropriate micro-fiction challenge started by S.E. Sinkhorn. There have been lots of great ones. Details here: Write #hallowfic, win a book.
Here are my #hallowfic attempts (including one that doubles as a #twtpoem):
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
All the excitement people have for NaNoWriMo! I love seeing everyone's excitement, and I'm enjoying the thinky thoughts talks I'm having with a few of my writer friends. November 1st is so close. I'M NOT READY.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Other than catching a cold (hence my lack of blogging these past weeks - thanks for covering, Alz!), there's been quite a few things that have happened.
1) We increased our Loki army (not to be mistaken for Loki's army).
2) And crowned our Loki.
|Photo/ the Sister|
3) We fangirled (again) over how much we love Pacific Rim, and then we went on a quest for jaegers.
|Mission accomplished! [Photo/ the Sister]|
4) The Sister is a BAMF and was the 1st LA person to #stealthisbook from The Book Thief movie people as part of Markus Zusak's twitter contest.
So we got to see an advanced screening of THE BOOK THIEF! Spoiler: it was lovely! It made me cry a few tears (and I'm not a movie or book crier). John Williams, your scores are always toying with my emotions!!
Confession: I still haven't finished the book, but ultimately, I think the book will be better just because of the nature of the story (words are life and goodness, is the writing gorgeous in the book) and because of the format of the story. BUT I think the movie is a fitting companion. Maybe I'll talk about this more once I've finished reading and when the movie is out.
5) We carved pumpkins with friends!
The Sister made a dalek (her second carving ever!) and I used Kate Hart's wonderful stencil from last year to carve THE RAVEN BOYS cover!
6) The Sister and I are putting the final touches on our Halloween costumes!
7) The Sister is more hip to the Buzzfeed thing than I am, but we both made posts this past week that were pretty popular. Thanks for all the love, and if you haven't seen these yet, please check them out (and share)!
The Sister's 15 Items that Show Pumpkin Spice Has Gone Too Far.
And my 18 Literary Pumpkins For A Bookish Halloween
Q4U: What's up with you? and What are you going to be for Halloween?
And be sure to check back Friday for a true TALE OF QUAIL MURDER!