Friday, October 28, 2011


Has anyone seen that Lisa DesRochers agent is having a contest and accepting queries on November 1st during 9AM-10AM EDT Only. There is a list of rules on her blog. Too bad I can't figure out how to post the link on here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Finished Beautiful Chaos

I finished Beautiful Chaos in the car on my way home today, it was pretty much fantastic. I'll have to post a link to my reviews on Amazon or start posting reviews on here. I think the best part of the book was the cliffhanger, those are what hook you. Either that or amazing writing... I just finished my review on that book.

Now I am trying to decide if I want to read, sleep, write, or download new music to read, sleep, and write to. It's early but feels so late. My kids don't feel like sleeping so guess I'll be up awhile, even though I've been up since 445 AM. I'm so TIRED. UGH. I notice when I write tired I make silly editing mistakes.

Crack of Dawn

It's the Crack of Dawn where I am but I'm up and ready to go! We have a LONG car ride ahead today, we're die hard football fans for our college team. So I will be spending a lot of well deserved time with my kindle as well as my Ipod. I'm excited, I bought 2 new books this morning to try out. I have just a few pages left of Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia so I bought:
Awakened (The Guardian Legency) by Ednah Walters
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

I'm excited about Carrier of the Mark I've read good things about it. If you aren't a member which is rare these days, you should be of and if you are an aspiring writer I found a website for those too, there's artists and editors and other writers who can help you along the way. I haven't really added any of my stuff on there because I'm unsure of all the copyrights and such that go along with it but if I learn more I'll definitely let you know.

Of to go see some Football!

Friday, October 21, 2011


So I've been thinking, I cannot believe Becca Fitzpatrick was rejected 100 times before being published. The author of The Help had an article out recently saying something very similar. I hate thinking that reading is a dying art. Did you know there is a book called, It's a Book? It's for Children. It's crazy ridiculous. Check it out if you can. Teaching children what a book is?

I've finally been asked to check out an unpublished author's work. I think it's a start. Hopefully I can get back into the groove of my book as well. My husband has no faith I could handle 100 rejection letters. If I chose to go with an actual publishing company.

I love reviewing and reading as much as I love writing so either way I'm happy. If I could read all day I would. I think escaping into a different world than your own can be fantastic especially when you really need a break.

Anyone have any good series to recommend???

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


So I met Becca Fitzpatrick and she was so down to earth, I loved it. I was 5th in Line and I almost peed my pants (I'm almost 30). Her talk before the signing was so great she was funny and had great advice. I just loved everything she said. Then when it was my turn to go up and meet her she asked if my name was Sarah and I froze and all I could muster up was a nod and a cheesy grin. That's it, no questions, no praises, nothing to help her remember me... I wanted to impress her and say, "HEY, my review of Silence is #1 on Amazon." But nothing came out.

I started reading Kami Garcia's latest installment Beautiful Disaster yesterday. I haven't had any time to read though since our car died Saturday, we had plumbing issues Sunday and dealt with most of them yesterday. So I plan on reading today... I've already read the first little tidbits from the short story she wrote about Link so I'm just catching up right now. I believe I'm in Chapter 3. I plan on reading after lunch when my kids nap.

Other than that, I love my new car and I can't wait to read. Morganville Vampires book 10 or 11 is it? Comes out November 1st so that's exciting. Anyone know is the House of Night books are any good?

Friday, October 14, 2011

It Started Christmas

My husband regrets last Christmas. He bought me a Kindle. All I do is read and when I'm not reading I'm writing. I've read so many series, Beautiful Creatures, Personal Demons, Hush Hush, Morganville Vampires, Unearthly, Providence, Fallen, The Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices... The list continues to grow, I've read more that weren't involved in series. He blames a lot of our problems on my addiction to reading and writing. I compare it to his addiction to PlayStation. We've got kids which I care for so in my free time I want to do what I want.

By the WAY, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia book 3 comes out on Tuesday...
And if you missed it 2 Tuesdays ago Silence from Becca Fitzpatrick came out and was completely amazing... I'm going to a book signing for her this week!

I'm hoping that this blog can help me connect with other readers, reviewers, and writers. I'd love to find people who can point me to other books to read, give me pointers on my book, and grow my network of people in this part of my life!