Monthly Archives: July 2014
I’m impressed with myself!
I’m one of the world’s largest procrastinators. If something can be done tomorrow, next week or next month the odds are pretty awesome that they won’t get done now simply because I have other things I would much rather be doing. Most of those things I would rather be doing most often involve reading on some level.
When I started Ultimate Blog Challenge earlier this month I honestly didn’t think I would finish it since most of what I start usually ends up being abandoned but I didn’t abandon this one. In fact I think I’ve actually done more than 31 posts since I started it.
I am going to try to turn over a new leaf and attempt to update this blog at least once a week then do the challenge again when it comes around because I’ve found myself actually having fun while doing it. Of course it has helped that I asked an all important question over on facebook and got a quick reply. That quick reply lead me to discovering how to do a hashtag for Twitter in my post settings which lead to my discovering how to schedule posts. Scheduling posts meant I could actually write the posts when I had time on the weekend then schedule them so they would go out daily rather than when I remembered to go back to the draft and post it.
It has been a fun month full of discoveries about myself and my life and remembering how much I really do enjoy a challenge.
As a result of this challenge I’ve got some new followers waves hi to all of you and I’ve discovered some awesome blogs along the way as well.
I don’t know where the next few months will find me but I will be doing the Ultimate Blog Challenge again in a few months. Maybe my muse will come back? Please come back?
Until next week take care of yourselves, live, love, laugh and have fun.
The Stone of Valhalla
The Stone of Valhalla is targeted at 8 to 12 year olds and Mr. Brooks has done a wonderful job of pulling them in.
The story starts off with 13 year old Aaron standing outside an elderly woman’s house and contemplating his life. He’s a loner with no friends to speak of, four older brothers who always get to do everything first and parents whom he loves very much. He’s also thinking about exactly why he’s standing outside Mrs. Timble’s house: he’s supposed to steal something valuable so he can be part of the ‘in’ crowd.
Aaron manages to get into Mrs. Timble’s basement and does find something he believes is valuable but before he can make good on his escape the light comes on and someone starts coming down the stairs. The lights miraculously go out and he manages to hide in an old root cellar where he finds something even more valuable.
Follow Aaron as he is transported from his known reality to a totally different reality where he is mistaken for a witch and taken to be burned at the stake, to his rescue and go along for the adventure as he makes friends and discovers that he is one of three who is destined to save that reality.
If your children are reluctant readers because they can’t seem to find something that grabs their attention this might just be their ticket to a world we all love: reading.
I read and reviewed another of Stacy McKitrick’s books.
I gotta say: the woman has style!
Romance isn’t generally my go-to genre but I will be reading each of her books as they are published!
My Sunny Vampire can be found here.
This is a crying shame.
Fanfiction authors should have the same recourse and rights as published and payed authors when it comes to being able to say who can use their works and what happens when someone steals it.
I know I have something like 135 followers and I hope some, if not most, of you will help us do something about this.
I’m going to post this on twitter with hashtags for Barns and Noble (once I find out which way the spell it) and Amazon as well as plagiarism, fanfiction and any others I can think of.
It might not hurt to let publishers know as well that this is happening so maybe they should check their authors work against already published works whether those works are written by published and paid authors or those of us who do it for fun.
My boyfriend brought this home from work with him today.
It is our true life story, lmao.
Quite often I’ll get a massage at bed time and frequently I will either be a puddle of goo or fall asleep at his ministrations.
Yes, his hands should be insured and I’m not the only one who thinks so.
Hey everyone, I just thought I would plug my brother’s company on here.
K.C. YardCare is my brother and he does a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
He’s based in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge area of Ontario, Canada so if any of you want to take a look at his site just click on his Company name to take you to his website.