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As many of you can see, I've been a pretty terrible blogger lately! What can I say...Life.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Storyteller Challenge #1: The Maypole Picture

Shah, over at Wordsinsync, has begun another fascinating and fun exercise. Every weekend she is going to be posting a prompt for all you writers out there and then on Wednesday, she will post a linky for you to share your work and read others work throughout the week. It is open to all kinds of writing, including shorts, poetry, memoir, or fiction, et cetera. It just has to be inspired by the prompt that week.

This week, the prompt is a picture, seen to the left here. The only other requirement this week is that your entry must be 500 words or less! 

To learn more about this fantastic blog and prompt, please click here!

Now, here is my entry!

Summer Colors in a Winter Hue

Beautiful heads, full of curls,
bouncing with the little girls.

Little girls dressed in white,
Weaving ribbons for tonight.

Tonight the village gathers around the pole,
Sitting among the pretty daisies in the knoll.

Pretty daisies, like a blanket of snow,
prepare to watch the evening's show.

A show to celebrate a year
When little girls must gather here.

They bring the sun and flowers too.
They bring midnight's pinkish hue.

Summer colors come to stay,
As winter hues sleep in May.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

What's on my bookshelf?! (S-Y)

Well, today concludes this mini-adventure across my bookshelf. Like I mentioned in my previous two posts, this is a list of the books that are on my shelf that I HAVE NOT READ! With so many left to read, I have a hard time choosing what to read next. So, I am turning towards all of you. Let me know what you think about any of these books. Have you read any of them? Did you like them or not, and why? Are any of these books on your shelf as well? And anything else you can think of. Just PLEASE, NO SPOILERS!

Looking forward to what you have to say and share!

Author                        Title

Schwab- The Near Witch
Scott- The Candidates
Slade- The Dark Deeps
Slade- The Hunchback Assignment
Smith, C.L.- Tantalize
Smith, L.J.- Dark Visions: The Passion
Smith, L.J.- Dark Visions: The Possessed
Smith, L.J.- Dark Visions: The Stranger Power
Smith, L.J.- Nightworld: Black Dawn
Smith, L.J.- Nightworld: Dark Angel
Smith, L.J.- Nightworld: Daughters of Darkness
Smith, L.J.- Nightworld: Huntress
Smith, L.J.- Nightworld: Secret Vampire
Smith, L.J.- Nightworld: Soulmate
Smith, L.J.- Nightworld: Spellbinder
Smith, L.J.- Nightworld: The Chosen
Smith, L.J.- Nightworld: Witch Light
Smith, L.J.- The Forbidden Game: The Chase
Smith, L.J.- The Forbidden Game: The Hunter
Smith, L.J.- The Forbidden Game: The Kill
Smith, L.J.- The Secret Circle: The Captive Part 1
Smith, L.J.- The Secret Circle: The Captive Part 2
Smith, L.J.- The Secret Circle: The Initiation
Smith, L.J.- The Secret Circle: The Power
Smith, L.J.- The Vampire Diaries: Dark Reunion
Smith, L.J.- The Vampire Diaries: Midnight
Smith, L.J.- The Vampire Diaries: Nightfall
Smith, L.J.- The Vampire Diaries: Shadow Souls
Smith, L.J.- The Vampire Diaries: The Return Vol. 2
Smith, L.J.- The Vampire Diaries: The Return Vol. 3
Smith, L.J.- The Vampire Diaries: The Return Vol.1
Snyder- Outside In
Standiford- Confession of the Sullivan Sisters
Testa- The Cassini Code
Testa- The Web of Titan
Vornholt- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Coyote Moon
Wardell- Elemental
Waters- Generation Dead
Waters- Kiss of Life
Werlin- Impossible
Westerfeld- Leviathan
Whitcomb- A Certain Slant of Light
White- Paranormalcy
Woon- Dead Beautiful
Yancey- Monstrologist

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What's on my Bookshelf?! (G-R)

Moving on! A few days ago I shared with you guys some of the books that are sitting on my book shelf, just itching to be read. Like I mentioned before, I've gathered quite the collection of books so far this year, more than ever, and I am both excited and overwhelmed by it. Excited because I now have so many books to choose from, but overwhelmed because I don't know which one to pick up next.

So, just like last time, I am asking everyone to look over the list and let me know what books you have read, which ones you recommend, which ones you want to read yourself, what books you too have bought and are waiting to read, or any kind of mini book review. AGAIN, I stress, I HAVE NOT READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS YET, so PLEASE, NO SPOILERS!

Also, I thought I would note that I just applied to work at the new book store that is coming to town, Books A Million! I'm very excited. I know it won't be that high paying, full benefits job I have been looking for and apply for for the last few months, but it could be a good way to make a bit more money to feed my book buying obsession. We'll see!
Anyway, here's the continuation of my list!
Author                        Title

Gerber- Trance
Gilman- Flesh and Fire
Gilman- Weight of Stone
Goldman- The Princess Bride
Goodkind- Blood of the Fold
Goodkind- Chainfire
Goodkind- Faith of the Fallen
Goodkind- Naked Empire
Goodkind- Phantom
Goodkind- Soul of the Fire
Goodkind- Stone of Tears
Goodkind- Temple of the Winds
Goodkind- The Pillars of Creation
Goodkind- Wizard’s First Rule
Grange- Mr. Darcy, Vampyre
Griffith & Griffith- Vampire Empire
Hale- The Wizard’s Ward
Hannah- The Angel of Blythe Hall
Henderson- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Portal Through Time
Hockensmith- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After
Howe- The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Maguire- What the Dickens
Martin- Clash of Kings
Martin- Storm of Swords
Martin- The Feast of Crows
Mead- Vampire Academy
Mead- Vampire Academy: Blood Promise
Mead- Vampire Academy: Frostbite
Mead- Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss
Mechling- Dream Life
Micklem- Firethorn
Miller- The Eternal Ones
Mitchell- The Vespertine
Ness- The Ask and the Answer
Ness- The Knife of Never Letting Go
Ness-Monsters of Men
Neyeri- Another Pan
Noel- Blue Moon
Noel- Evermore
Pearce- Sister’s Red
Peck- Three Quarters Dead
Pullman- The Amber Spyglass
Ryan- The Dead-Tossed Waves

Coming soon! S-Y!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What's on my Bookshelf?! (A-F)

Bookshelves are one of the first things that attracts me when I walk into someone's house. I'm always curious what books people are interested in or just what books they are proud enough to display. I have a special bookshelf just for the books I have read and decided to keep, but I have an entire bookcase for all the books I have yet to read! (Trust me, it's a BIG bookcase!!!)

This year I have accumuplated more books than ever. Mostly because I haven't had the time to read as much as I would have liked, but also because two bookstores in my area have gone out of business, I've discovered new outlets for finding bargain books, and since books are one of my main interest, most of my spending money goes towards buying books. :)

So, now, with all these books, I'm having the hardest time deciding which ones to read next! I figured that some of you must recognize a few of the titles and have probably read some yourself and have your own opinions of them. Please, look through the list and let me know some things about them. But remember, I HAVEN'T READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS, so please don't give spoilers! I just want to know if you ahve any of them on your bookshelves, if you enjoyed reading it, if you hated it (let me know why you hated it), if you want to read it, et cetera. Kind of like a mini review/recommendation.  

I look forward to hearing what you have to say! Also, feel free to share with me what is on your bookshelves? Let me know in the comments or make your own blog post with your own list and leave me the link!

Author                        Title

Austin & Graham-Smith- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Barrie- Peter Pan
Barry & Pearson- Peter and the Starcatchers
Beddor- The Looking Glass Wars
Blakey-Cartwright & Johnson- Red Riding Hood
Bradshaw- The Hawk of May
Bray- Going Bovine
Brennan- The Shadow Project
Bronte, C.- Jane Eyre
Bronte, E.- Wuthering Heights
Brooks- Black Rabbit Summer
Burnett- A Little Princess
Burnett- The Secret Garden
C.L. Smith- Tantalize
Carrol- Alice and Wonderland
Carrol- Through the Looking Glass
Cashore- Fire
Cast & Cast- Betrayed
Cast & Cast- MarkedChandler- Den of Thieves
Chima- The Warrior Heir
Clare- City of Ashes
Clare- City of Glass
Coe- Robin Hood
Cohn & Lavithan- Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
Cooney- Prisoner of Time
Corrigan- Accomplice
Cover- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Night of the Living Rerun
Dashner- The Scorch Trials
Diepen- The Vampire Stalker
Donnelly- Revolution
Eagland- Wildthorn
Eliot- The Mill on the Floss
Elliot- Ambergate
Fisher- Incarceron
Fisher- Saphique

Coming soon! G-R!

Friday, October 7, 2011

My Life in Six Words

 I recently found this event on a friend's blog and just had to go and check it out. It sounded like fun, but was surprisingly more difficult than I thought it would be. Nevertheless, I challenge you all to describe you life, or a part of your life, or anything, in EXACTLY six words. Here's a couple of my own.

My reading life in EXACTLY six words...

Always in Pursuit of New Reads! 

Your reading life in six words is hosted by Books for Walls Project. Here is the link to their page on it...
My life in EXACTLY six words...

Ups and Downs and All Around!