What I'm Reading: I have read a blizzard of books over winter break (see what I did there?) and quite a few four stars in a row (yay!) My favorites were:
I LOVE a good historical fiction. And if you can add ghosts and time travel and swoony boys you will always get my vote! Plus I feel like I learned a little more about the French Revolution (because all my prior knowledge was based on Les Miserables).
So much love for this book! I can't say I even remember the last time I read a collection of short stories, but I really enjoyed it. Didn't hurt that this one contained some of the most badass YA authors around... can we say Laini Taylor? Rainbow Rowell? Ironically, when I think about this book, the story that sticks out to me the most was by an author I've never read before- Matt De La Pena. Boy can write a romance, let me tell ya!
Then THIS happened... AHHH. What a great ending to this series. Seriously, everything tied up nicely and that thing that we need at the end of a dystopian series... a sea of hope.
I don't even think that was all the books I read since the last time I blogged, but those were the standouts. Lots of time snuggled up with my babies, book in hand.
What I'm Writing: A freakin' novel, that's what! And it is coming along nicely. I think my goal when I posted last was to add another 5K over the holidays. So here was last time:
And HERE WAS TODAY:
BOOM. That just happened. I honestly don't really know how it happened, but it happened.
What Works for Me: Extra eyes. I am always looking for people who are better writers than me to read my stuff and help a girl out. It just helps to have someone you like tell you why it sucks before an agent or editor can. LOL. Just kidding, I kid. But seriously... CP's are the bomb.
What Else is Going On: I am not one of those parents who are all excited to shoving the kids back in school. I had a blast over Christmas break, and it makes me really excited for SUMMER. I really like my kids. Oh, and I am lazy.
Look at these little cuties...
Who wouldn't want to spend her days with these guys? Dang Kindergarten. Dang preschool. Sigh. Well, we had a great Christmas, and are already off to a fabulous new year. Cheers to you all! Can't wait to catch up with you!