Friday, May 25, 2012

Mobile randomness...

I'm just testing this DROID app? Most of my random thoughts happen while I am out and about. I tend to forget them. I'm gonna give this a try. :)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Visit From there you and enter to win a 16g Nook Tablet for Mother's Day. Of course then you could go and buy a copy of "While You Were Out" for it as an added bonus ;). Just saying. Now off to clean my office so I have a clean place to do more writing...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

This is very important to me. Reading is something that was important to all 3 of my girls. So far one is passing that love on to her own child. I can not imagine what ours lives would have been like without books. A woman I am proud to call a friend has given a chunk of her life to helping people learn to read. There is a group (Books for Africa) has donated books (22,000 books!). All we need to do is collect the funds to ship them. The towns have raised some of the money needed. Now it is our turn. If each person who reads this would donate would donate $5 it would be an awesome step toward the $16000 needed to ship the books to children that I no would love them as much as mine would. Please donate. I will also leave the link up on the side so you can come back and donate again later. Thank you.

Friday, April 20, 2012

This is the link to the Columbus Creative Cooperative. It is a group of Central Ohio writers that get together to help each other with there stories. They also put together anthologies. The more recent is "While You Were Out: Short Stories of Resurrection" All the stories deal with something dying and coming back to life. I'm telling you about this because one of my stories is in the book. I'm proud of this story and want to share it. I have read the other anthologies and think they are great reads. Click the link and buy yourself one. The link will remain permanently on the right. Once I read the full book I'll post a more in-depth review and tell you more about the process of getting published. Right now I just want you to buy the book and tell me what you think. It is available right now for Nook and Kindle. This link will take you to CCC's website where you can buy a book in your preferred format. Thanks, Tina

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Friday, April 15, 2011

My reading List

I had lots of plans to join all these reading groups and take all these reading challenges. I still want to try that, but I think I am going to work it around my own list. There will be novels and short stories.
How will I pick my list? For my graduation, I got a Nook Color with this cover. It has replicas of famous author’s signatures. Not all of them are easy to make out. I also don’t know works by all of them so if you can make out the autograph or can suggest a work please do so!

Here are the easy ones:

Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote)
Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
William Shakespeare-?
John Grisham
Edgar Allan Poe
John Milton
Joseph Conrad
Victor Hugo (Les Misérables)
Lord Byron
Patricia Cornwell
Mary Higgins Clark
Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility)
Henry James (The Bostonians)
Sue Grafton ('A' is for Alibi)
Emile Zola (Germinal)
Walter Mosley
George Sand
Alexandre Dumas (The Corsican Brothers)
Emily E. Dickinson (I just did a class on her so more than likely I will read a bio about her or something like that)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Classic Challenge

I just signed up to do a reading reading challenge. You can find it at Sarah Reads Too Much. It runs from January till June. I'm not going to start till after graduation, but after that I should be able to rock and read.
You have to read one from each category.  If you have any suggestions let me know!!!

  1. A Banned Book
  2. A Book with a Wartime Setting (can be any war) (Little Women by Louisa May Alcott)
  3. A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up (Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides)
  4. A Children's/Young Adult Classic (The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  5. 19th Century Classic  (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen)
  6. 20th Century Classic (Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton)
  7. A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic
  8. Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes (Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck)

You can sign up at her blog or just do it on your own.

(Update: I've picked out my books. Red is to-be read and Purple is finished. The challenge got extended to December. I'm going to try to not duplicate with my book cover challenge.)