Posts Tagged "Click on This"

Summer vacation=SPENT

Posted on Aug 18, 2010

I’m not one of those people who lives for summer.  I love the extended daylight, the pitcher of iced tea that’s always in the fridge, the crazy movie slate, the summer reads, and (above all) the vacations.  But I’m something of a sweat monster, so my preferred season has and always will be fall.  Which is why, instead of bemoaning the fact that my summer frolicking is officially behind me, I’d like to formally institute COUNTDOWN TO FALL 2010!  Think of all the apple-based baked goods waiting to be consumed!  The light jackets and scarves waiting to be wrapped and layered!  The crisp sunny mornings, the crackly leaf piles; the horror movie marathons, the pumpkins and gourds and formal holidays that celebrate eating and napping! I started a shiny new job last week (woohoo, I’m a non-profit girl now!), and the night before felt exactly like the night before the first day of school—at least, the way I, nerdette extraordinaire, always felt on the night before the first day.  There’s something so energizing about fall: meeting new people, starting new projects, stocking a new desk with new office supplies.  Oh, how I love the smell of college-ruled notebooks in the morning. That said…summer vacation 2010 was pretty freaking spectacular. ...

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Been Around the Web

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

The lovely and amazing Megan Frazer shared my book soundtrack as part of her weekly Music Mondays feature (and included additional Blur)!  Meg and I were writing group warriors several years ago, and her first novel, Secrets of Truth and Beauty, is one of my favorite books from the past year.  It’s a great read with fantastic, funky characters you root for instantly, set in a colorful world of small-town summer festivals, goats and cheese (great characters, small towns, goats, cheese—seriously, four of my favorite things in the WORLD, all in one book).  Check it out! Nico over at Chamber Four (great book reviews and commentary) let me know that This Must Be the Place was recently the subject of a rousing round of Judge a Book By Its Cover (aka JABBIC, which sounds, delightfully, like a distant off-world cousin of Jabba the Hut).  It’s Balderdash! for books, and, um, I would read *all* of these.  Especially #4, with its pocket-dwelling miniature...

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