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2012-03-11 09:54 am

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I'm still working on my novel and I have a bunch of resources for when I'm ready to start sending it out but I want to create myself a network of other writers. I follow a couple on here but I want more resources. I want this dream to become a reality. No more games, it's time to make it a reality.

I'm thinking of signing on up on blogspot (gag). This will always be my journal (despite how little I write in it now) but I find a lot of writers are over there.

I don't know. A lot of the books say to know other writers. That's hard for me but I'm not giving up this dream. *laughs* It has Pegasus inside.
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2012-01-05 01:43 pm

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I am alive. My soul has been eaten by Sims 3, however.
And I have been reading since November. I finished The Gift (James Patterson) and while I have Fire I'm not too eager to read it. The books are good but meh. I have lost a lot of love for James Patterson. I used to love him and the Alex Cross books but now James Patterson has his fingers in everything and I know a lot of it is ghostwritten (or where it says and...) it's the "and" that wrote the book. It just seems cheap to me. I don't know. I mean, it's awesome that he made it as an author but when/ if I do, I want MY books out there that have my name.

I also finished the Strange Angels series. BEST vampire series out there right now. It has the right mix of romance, evil evil evil vampires and plot. It's not stupid *cough*veganvampires*cough* and if you know anything about vampire lore, it mixes it in there well. I am considering buying the five books for my collection.

Book Depot had their 50% EVERYTHING sale. So instead of $140 of books, I got $70 of books! woo! husband and I? NERDS. I got the first series of The A List. Total brain candy but it's nice to have. I also got Scott Westefield's The Midnighters. I read that after the Uglies series and it pushed me to finding more of his books.

I got a couple I hadn't read before and a few that I thought were out of print- including a Fearless book I didn't have for my set. :)

Also I'm onto editing my story. I'm adding quite a bit of it and am at 71,357 words, after removing over 5000-7000 words. So I am still alive, just busy.

I'm now reading Gossip Girl Psycho Killer, which I'll try to post a review for.

Happy New Year, all!
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2011-12-03 01:11 pm
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Since I'm trying to make my journal here about writing and authors and books, I thought I should post this. It's interesting and it gives me just a little more respect for the book.
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2011-11-20 06:38 pm
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Finished Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski the other day. It was cute. There was a scene with a kitten, Donut, who was hit by a car. that had me really upset. Mainly because I have cats and anything with a hurt animal I get upset with. I did relate to the MC when she spent $3,000 to save her cat. I think I would have done the same thing. Wait, think? No. I know I would have.

Right now I'm reading, The Half-Life of Planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin. Honestly, I have no idea if I'm going to finish it.

I have Witch & Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson and Ned Rust on my night table so I may just start reading that instead. The other books in my library bag aren't grabbing my attention right now. That and I owe $2.40 to the library. I put a bunch of books on hold yesterday so maybe there will be something else that will catch my attention.

*sighs* books. How I love you.
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2011-11-15 08:47 pm
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I finished a couple of days ago My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody.

In short (because I haven't started doing long book reviews yet), it was cute. I read it in a few days and I liked it. It didn't suck me in and consume my soul, but I liked it.
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2011-11-10 10:31 pm

More books!

I suck at the reviews and one day I will amend them. But this week I've read:

Recovery Road by Blake Nelson- it's an interesting book but meh. It took me a week to read. It wasn't bad but it didn't suck me in. *shrugs*

Before that, I read Forbidden byTabitha Suzuma. This book was amazing. I read it in... two days? I won't spoil it but it made me cry at the end. AMAZING.
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2011-10-30 11:22 pm

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I'm not doing too good of a job of my book reviews. But I'm still reading. I have read recently
Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez and Party by Tom Leveen.

Both were meh.

Anyway, I am probably going to do a party tomorrow on the Brenkenridge- Ure house. It's a house I'm obsessing about and may influence me for my NANO. Still debating on that one. Also, hopefully by then LJ will be acting less stupid.
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2011-10-19 05:35 pm

Love Story by Jennifer Echols

You know what I hate? Being at work and crying because of a book and this book did that. I was pulled in completely. I was rooting for Hunter and Erin the entire time, I loved reading their stories and their past. I don't want a sequel but it was one of those books where I wanted to know more about everyone and everything and, yes, I shook the book when I was finished, hoping to find another chapter *laughs*
The only thing I didn't like was how the ending implied that the book was Erin's end of semester project. I don't like reading works that are "written" by the main character unless it's a diary/ journal.
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2011-10-16 03:47 pm
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Her and Me and You by Lauren Strasnick

It wasn't terrible. *laughs* Awesome way to start. *thumbs up* No, really. I think it is more of a snapshot of a life that I was reading, which was interesting but I would have liked more information. I would have liked to know what was Adina's issue specifically. Alex's mother was built up as a major alcoholic at first and then she wasn't. I would like to know what changed, or why Alex was so okay with drinking as she was. I wanted to see more of Alex's relationship with her father. The book just stopped suddenly. I didn't feel super connected to Alex at all, really. I wasn't rooting for her or not. I was just really passive about this book.

It was okay.

My first review. I don't do summaries of the book. That's boring. I think I'm also going to need a better rating system. Figuring this out as I go, I guess.