I am a fond reader of Maureen Johnson's Blog. It is espically hilarious when she describes Daphne Unfeasible. I also love reading Daphne's blog. Possibly even more than Maureen's.
Anyway, Maureen has started an April Blogging craze, where one must blog everyday in April.
For the following reasons, as outlined by Maureen in her blog:
Q. What’s the point of blogging every day in April?
There’s always value to signing on to a project and seeing it through. But I think blogging every day in April has many potential benefits. If you want to be a writer, for example, this is a great idea . . . because you have to get used to the practice of writing every day, whether you think you can or not. And I think April’s a good month for it. April is ...
We’re sitting together on a couch, under a blanket. It’s just you and me, and we’re watching a movie and snacking on jelly babies. It’s a pretty old movie, and I’ve seen it before but you haven’t. You're paying attention to it, but my thoughts are wandering. I am thinking about your hand on my thigh and I am thinking about my parents in the next room. Luckily the blanket covers the former. You laugh as the movie’s main character falls over and my body moves as your body does too. You tighten your grip on my thigh and I close my eyes and sigh. This is the first time we’ve done this. God knows why we picked a movie I’ve already seen. It would have been easier to pick one neither of us had seen, or one that we’d ...
Last night I went to Geelong for a housewarming and today went on a Book tour of Geelong with a good friend of mine, who I used to work in the bookstore with (until she moved to Geelong that is)
And I found this fantastic little second-hand book store called Barwon Booksellers.
I walked out with only six books, which is pretty good for me! And they are..... What a gem of a book! It goes through Grammar, characters, everything! It's so handy
Except for this one I have an awesome old style cloth cover, with a "Q" embossed on the front.
"How to Write for Teenagers" by David Silwyn Williams
Apparently this book is out of print, and worth about $42.95AU. Hmm, makes my $8.00 seem like quite a bargain.
So I was pretty happy ...
I wandered into Hill of Content bookstore today and brought the fantastic book on the left!
I must give a huge shout out to Hill of Content and commend them on their fantastic range of reference books!
Luckily for my bank balance I only purchases one. Not the 50 I actually wanted.
This book is so fascinating! It takes 50 brilliant books, such as
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
"Gone With The Wind"
"World Without End"
And tells of who the author dedicated the book to, and explains of the relationship between the author and the person.
Great book! And I must admit the other reason I brought it - so dodgy I know - it its so pretty! Its hardcover and black with silver ...
Yesterday I had some time to kill before my train so I went to Flinders Street Books, the second hand shop opposite the Station. I love that place! It's such a treasure trove of second hand books, its so awesome. I picked up five writing books, including all the ones on the left (which are lying on, if your interested, my new HANNAH MONTANA DOONA COVER!!! its so awesome :D). I love second hand books. They look, smell and feel lovely and awesome. Someone commented to me a few months ago that how can i love second hand books in the condition they come in? If you don't personally know me, i am VERY anal [and thats an understatement!!!] about the condition my books are in. I once sent back this one book 4 times to the suppliers because it ...
My Bedside Table kinda looks like this.....
Books I am currently reading/have read/need to read:
"How to Ditch your Fairy" by Justine Larbalestier. Went to the launch of it - see earlier blog post. Was hilarious, really creative. Justine creates a whole other world, where everyone gets their own personal fairy. I read a really good conversation on the Aussie YA blog site that I think is really good - its a conversation between two authors on the book, and its really interesting and makes you think.
"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. As I said, I saw this movie last week. Haven't started the book yet.
"My Vintage Summer" by Jane Elmor. Refer to other post: but read it! So good.
"The Hours" by Michael Cunningham. Brought this cheaply on clearance from Angus & Robertson. I already have ...
Being inspired by recent lovely things said about this blog (thanks guys!xx) so I've decided to post again!
Hopefully I'll keep this up regulary but school is very demanding, amoung other things!
OK so this weeks books are:
Miley Cyrus's autobio, "Miles To Go"
I'm not to flash on the cover tho..... The book is great! Granted I'm only on page 28 but so far! It's fantastic! I love how she has little "* *" on almost every page, and then hand-written notes down the side of the page - it makes it so personal. The writing is engaging and friendly, you feel like you're there with her. The behind the scenes stuff with Hannah Montana auditions and filming are great; I love reading/watching things like that. As most people ...
Fellow Book Nerds,
Branch out for a moment to one of my friend's new sports blog.
Yes, I know its sports, and yes, I'm resisting the urge to grab a new book and curl up with it, but Megan (same name how awesome! :D) rocks and so does the blog:
Megan & I at my recent 21st. Yeah, I (L) look kinda dodgy but Megan (R) looks great!
On Thursday night I went with a good friend of mine and saw 'The Secret Life Of Bees"
She had read the book; I had not.
My opinion is the Hollywood have run out of ideas and steal books.
Most recent movies, all based on books:
1 twilight *cough throw up cough*
pass me a bucket, i'm about to throw up. I HATE TWILIGHT!!!!
2 he's just that not into you (rather hilarious story: girl comes into bookstore, asks me where this book is. i point and say top shelf, self help. she says she means the one with the movie. i nod and say top shelf, self help. she says she doesn't read self help. i inform her the movie is based on the self help book. she flounces out. hilarious!)
hilarious, light, fluffy movie. ...
I have a problem, fellow readers.
My problem - as many of you know - is I am the WORST critic ever.
If, for example, you give me a piece of work I do not like, or think it's poorly written, I will tell you. I will write all over it and rip it to shreds and chances are you'll end up hating me.
Many people in school took advantage of this and gave me their pieces so they could make them better.
In my Writing & Editing course we do a lot of workshops - where we read each other's work and give "feedback".
It was quite hilarious in one of my classes, we do two a week. The first story we read the class generally agreed it wasn't very good.....
And when ...