Friday Five – the Monday Edition

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Yes, I know it’s Monday, but I was planning to do a Friday five last week. Unfortunately, my body was planning to run fever, and it did. Sadly, that meant I didn’t feel up to writing any sort of blog post.

So, instead of waiting another four or five days, I decided to liberate Friday Fives from Friday, and do one today.

(Disclaimer: I’m not one hundred percent sure that made sense. It’s possible that the virus I caught has made me a little goofier than normal.)

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I could tell I was feeling better yesterday when I camped out on the couch and finished the next chapter of The Ever Afters 3, giggling at my own jokes as I went. I’m reaching a special writing zone, one where it’s hard for me to fall asleep, because scenes jostle in my head, begging for me to wake up and write them down.

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Here’s a quick list of my favorite books read in January and February:

A gorgeous tale about music, and dragons, and family, and belonging, and learning to love yourself as you are.

A gorgeous tale about music, and dragons, and family, and belonging, and learning to love yourself as you are.

I don't want to tell you it's about spies in WWII Britain, because you might be turned off by that whole historical fiction thing. So, it's about friendship, and desperate times, and bravery, and two huge personalities that spill off the page. Also, there were TEARS, people. (P.S. I was lucky to snag a copy from the library right before the Printz awards were announced!)

I don’t want to tell you it’s about spies in WWII Britain, because you might be turned off by that whole historical fiction thing. So, it’s about friendship, and desperate times, and bravery, and two huge personalities that spill off the page. Also, there were TEARS, people. (P.S. I was lucky to snag a copy from the library right before the Printz awards were announced!)

Technically, a reread. But Shannon is a queen among kidlit fantasy writers, and I love her like whoa.

Technically, a reread. But Shannon is a queen among kidlit fantasy writers, and I love her like whoa.

Everything I said in the above caption remains true, and I loved seeing Miri again. This one is way more political, full of big ideas, etc., but SO well done--more about people than about ideologies.

Everything I said in the above caption remains true, and I loved seeing Miri again. This one is way more political, full of big ideas, etc., but SO well done–more about people than about ideologies.

Just finished this one last night--I literally couldn't put it down. Jane Austen's Persuasion in a post-apocalyptic age! (And you KNOW what a big Austen fan I am.)

Just finished this one last night–I literally couldn’t put it down. Jane Austen’s Persuasion in a post-apocalyptic age! (And you KNOW what a big Austen fan I am.)

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I’m also rereading The War of Art, hoping to find that quote I mentioned in my New Year’s resolution Post, but I haven’t come across it yet. But don’t worry–I haven’t forgotten it!

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Confession: Since I’ve been sick, I technically haven’t left the house since Friday evening, which is a bummer since the sun has been out for a few days–not a common phenomenon during a Portland winter.

But the grocery situation has become dire. In a few minutes, I’ll run out and grab important things like eggs, and bread, and apples, and lettuce. And maybe some sunshine. 🙂

2 Comments

  1. NaomiRuth February 26, 2013
    • Shelby February 27, 2013