Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Randomness, Anyone

I've been busy, writing, working, mothering, and performing all the other's in my life. So, I thought I'd share what's been up because, really, my brain is fried from work today. And here we go:
1. I finished reading Crossed by Ally Condie. It was not my favorite book but it was still good. Why did I not love it? The pacing was off to me. I actually skipped a few paragraphs, while our MC discussed the color of the landscaping around them in vivid detail. I love description but I like it to a minimum. Still, I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Coincidentally, I still have not read Allegiant. My oldest daughter bought me Insurgent for Christmas (She just started the series) and thought that I hadn't read it yet. I have it on my Kindle so she made an honest mistake. *pumps fist at her behind her back* I guess I'll get to it one day.
2. I'm reading, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green now. I know that I'm probably a little late with this one. I read the first five chapters of this book a while ago and loved the voice. But I knew I wasn't ready to read it yet. I picked it back up a few days ago and will finish it this time. It's not that I think it will be hard because of the writing. I adore Hazel (the MC and Augustus) I just have an aversion to crying. But I think this one might be a tear-jerker.  

3. Author, Kitsy Clare, is debuting the cover for her new NA novella, Model Position. The novella will be available on Feb. 20 for purchase. It’s a totally swoon worthy cover. Check it out here! That cover has me itching to read the contents. I've already added it to my TBR on Goodreads.

4. I found a professional editor for my MS, Finding Me. I'm so excited and nervous. I found her while reading a post over at Quanie Miller's blog. Thanks, Quanie!

What have you been up to? Read any good books lately?

Have a great day. Read a book and laugh!


  1. Last night I found a book I started reading and apparently forgot I was reading. I couldn't believe that. How do you forget you're reading a book? Granted I sometimes read three books at once and my Kindle tends to bury them behind all the games my daughter plays on it.

    Glad you found an editor for your book. Don't be nervous. An editor is meant to help you make your book the best it can be. It should be a good experience.

  2. I have to agree with Crossed (and Reached actually). The first book was great, but the other two didn't quite live up to the same level for me. I am also in the boat of having not read The Fault in Our Stars. I'm just not ready to cry buckets yet. ;)

  3. You are going to LOVE working with Christie. And I took a look at Kitsy's cover. You're right; swoon worthy!

  4. Kelly,
    I know I shouldn't be nervous about working with an editor. I've had a few CP's rip my story a part so I'm hopping it's in pretty good shape.

    I'm holding my breathe for Reached. I'll read it to find out the conclusion but it took me a while to read all of Crossed. But it could be that I was reading another book at the same time. LOL, I always do that.

    Can't wait to get started with Christie. And yes, Kitsy's cover is hot!


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