Hi guys! I decided it’d be fun to write a random post today. I know most of you love reading, so this will be right up your alley. Tips about eating! No, wait … reading. Sorry. I’m sick, so I haven’t eaten much today, and eating makes me sick, but I keep thinking there must be something appetizing out there …
Reading is hard. I know, ’cause I have 267 books I want to read (probably over three hundred if I were to add books I want to read just because they’re classics). Will I ever get through all those books? Probably not. I really am going to go through my to-read list on Goodreads someday and delete a good half of them.
But you know how addictive to-read lists can get … you add one, and then you add another, and then you add twenty more, and before you know it you have … *calculates* … twenty-two books on your to-read list. 😄
Anyway, on to the post!
As most of you know, I took a trip to California with my parents last week. I took quite a few pictures while I was there, and today I’ll be sharing a few of them with you.
However, before you move on to my excellent photography, I’d like to direct you attention to this poll. If you have a moment, hop over there and vote for The Lady of the Vineyard! If TLOTV gets enough votes, it will be “Book of the Month” over there are Long and Short Reviews (YA), which would be a huge honor for me. 🙂
Now, without further ado, the California trip!
January 2017 Blog Tag Catch-Up Day
Just so you know, I’ll be nominating a lot of people (or as many as I can think of) at the end of this post.
Thanks Abigail @ The Freckles Fashonista for nominating me! ❤
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
Okay, so … how did Reveries start? It was only a little over a year ago, so you’d think this would be easy, but it really isn’t!
So … I’d been editing The Dressmaker’s Secret for almost a year by then … well, actually it was more like rewriting. Like, there is practically nothing wasn’t changed but the names of the characters.
Anyway, I’d finally gotten the book to kinda resemble the great literary masterpiece it is today (hahahaha) and so I set a publishing date for January 10th 2016, and I started this blog to write about writing and myself and stuff. *nods*
This post will just be updating you on a lot of random (and hopefully fun) stuff as it says in the title. Be sure to like, comment, and share. Trust me, the fun is really fun. 😛 (Hint: pretty big discounts on my novels!)
Guess what? I published my first story on Noble Novels! It’s a short story (not even 1,000 words) called Esther Ashton’s New Dress. I think you’ll enjoy it. Here’s a quick blurb:
Recently-orphaned Esther Ashton doesn’t expect much from Christmas with her brother away fighting in the South Pacific, her sister-in-law hospitalized with a new baby, and her job at the department store providing little to no profit. Will Esther have any sort of a Christmas or will it be another dud?
Lame blurb, I know. 😄 I hope you check it out and enjoy it. Don’t forget to comment and let me know what you think about Esther Ashton’s New Dress! Also, I don’t know if I’m gonna write more about Esther Ashton and her family or not. I’m still thinking about it. Your thoughts?
But I’m too excited not to post!
Have you ever seen anything so beautiful!?!?! Gosh, I love red elephants!
I just want to say that I’m so proud of you, America! I thought you were hopeless; I lost faith in you when the media proclaimed their Jezebel queen from the highest tower.
You still are pretty bad. But at least you’re not as hopeless as I thought you were.
Thank you, America, and more importantly, thank You, God! America sure deserved Hillary Clinton, but You have shown us incredible mercy once again. You’re so awesome. ❤
Well, Five Fall Favorites is officially over! I’ve just got to tell you about two more genres, announce the winners, and say good-bye to all your lovely people! I’m so glad to have you here (if you’re a guest for FFF), and of course it was great to have you participate, regular readers. I love you, too … 😛
I do have to say one thing here today … this post didn’t get out sooner because I slept in and then my friends threw me a surprise party! That’s right.
So here’s how it happened … today, my mom was like, “I’m going into town to do some errands, and you’re coming with me.” Me: “What?” Mom: “Yeah, you’ve got to come. No arguments.” “Whaaaaaat?” “We’re just going to the library and to the —-‘s house to drop off some eggs.” “Mmkay … *confused because it is ridiculous to force me to go to town when I have stuff to do here just to do some errands*” But I wasn’t suspicious … just confused … I thought she might want me to get some driving time or something.
Anyway, I drove into town with Mom, and we drove up to the —-‘s house. Dumas (my fake name for my little brother on this blog) got out with the eggs and went up to the door (to make sure they were ready, I realize now), and then Mom was like, “[Friend’s name] wants to ask you something, I think.” So I got out … and she kinda motioned me into the house, and I thought maybe she wanted to show me something or something (once again, I was a little confused).
So I walk in and there’s this banner that says ‘The Lady of the Vineyard’ and some of my friends pop out and I’m totally speechless and very confused. 😄 Totally threw me off … I had no idea!
Welcome to Day 5! It’s the final day before we close up and announce the winners, so hurry up and enter the giveaway! Remember what’s at stake:
And there will also be a second and third prize if we get enough entries, so invite your friends and family! 🙂
Today the genres are (as you saw by the title) ‘middle grade’ and ‘picture books!’ I have a lot of favorite books in these genres, so let’s get going with my top five! 🙂