13: What Caught My Senses: Keep Calm and Read On, Peeps

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SIGHT: 

MY WRITING ROOM: 

* We moved into our house at the end of April and my writing room is finished 😉

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BOOKS: 

Love Minus Eighty

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*Little Read Reviewer- Intriguing Review- Love Minus Eighty- Will McIntosh- http://littleredreviewer.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/love-minus-eighty-by-will-mcintosh/#comment-8215

* Entertainment Weekly- The YA novel Divergent Is Becoming a Movie- http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/06/19/this-weeks-cover-divergent-first-look/ (I really enjoyed Divergent & Insurgent is waiting patiently on my bookshelf for me to read 😉

* Huff Post- Best Summer Books & Their Corresponding Drinks- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/summer-books-_n_3472844.html?utm_hp_ref=books (One of which is Love Minus Eighty paired with a frozen margarita).

* Salon- Will Reading Make You Rich? http://www.salon.com/2013/06/21/will_reading_make_you_rich/

*Rebekah Wolveire- Seeking Beta Readers for book 1 of Vampire series- http://rebekahwolveire.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/seeking-beta-readers-forbook1-of-vampire-series/

* Kristen Lamb- Should Authors Write Bad Book Reviews?-  http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/should-authors-write-bad-book-reviews/

*Book Store Book Blogger Connection- http://bookstorebloggerconxn.com/ (Fabulous idea!!!!)

CONTEST: 

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*Win a Contract to Write a Dark Crystal Novel: http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/win-a-contract-to-write-a-dark-crystal-novel_b72556

CONFERENCE: 

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*Hunt County Writers Retreat- July 5 &6- Middlesburg, VA-  http://huntcountrysuspense.com/WritersRetreat2013.html?et_mid=624399&rid=234710119

Author Interview Questions: 

* Jen Wylie’s Blog: http://jlwylie.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/brainstorm-interesting-author-interview-questions/#comment-3629 (Jen’s post helped me think of author interview questions 😉

PROMOTION: 

* Ky Grabowski- Would You Like to Be Featured on Ky’s Blog? – http://kygrabowski.wordpress.com/monthly-billboard/

POETRY: 

* One of my favorite poems:

Self Pity- D.H. Lawrence:

I never saw a wild thing

sorry for itself.

A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough

without ever having felt sorry for itself.

WRITING TIPS:

* The Novel Reviewer- How to Keep Motivated When Writing- http://www.thenovelreviewer.com/how-to-keep-motivated-when-writing/

TIDBITS:

* B-day gifts from my best friend Danielle which includes a purse hook that says Keep Calm and Have A Cupcake 😉

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SOUND:

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* Florida Georgia Line- Crusie- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PvebsWcpto  “Baby you a song You make me wannna roll my windows down and cruise.”

* Movie – The Place Beyond the Pines- Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper. I was looking forward to this one but was disappointed. I wouldn’t watch this again.

* Movie- Stoker- Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goodeman. Not my cup of tea, even though I appreciate artistic movies. I wouldn’t watch this again.

* Movie- The Call- Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin. This one was a pleasant surprise. I might watch this again.

TASTE:

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* My Schmom’s Lasagna – I nicknamed my mom “Schmom” after the Sheetz breakfast sandwich. 😉

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* A whole lot of goodness from Great Harvest Bakery

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* This weekend my parents visited from Pennsylvania. My dad made a campfire in my backyard and we made mountain pies (take 2 pieces of white bread and fill with anything you desire. We made pizza ones- sauce, cheese, pepperoni and apple pie ones – apple pie filling). And of course we made S’mores. 😉

TOUCH:

* Bitten by a zillion mosquitoes 😦

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4 thoughts on “13: What Caught My Senses: Keep Calm and Read On, Peeps

  1. If you had built a campfire in your last backyard, you would have burned down the whole block. Love your writing room. 🙂 That fire place will be awesome in the winter.

  2. I’m catching up on old posts because it’s been crazy, but I just want to impart my deep crush on your writing room, and the food. Sigh. I wish bread didn’t make me sick. I miss diving face first into a thick slice from great harvest…

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