Happy August!


Wow, I can’t believe half the year is gone.  5 months to Christmas.  Ugh.  Don’t get me wrong…I LOVE Christmas holidays.  All the cooking and the parties and the wine.  I hate the gift giving because I have no money to even buy stuff to make gifts.  I do have my Amulet of Ormisez coming out in December in the Make Believe Anthology on December 3.  Now that would be a good Christmas present, huh?

As to what’s going on now…I finished reading two books in the last week: Cinder and A Monster Calls.  Reviews will be coming soon but may I say right now I really, really enjoyed Cinder and A Monster Calls left me a crying, blithering mess.  I’ll explain all that when I do my review in a few days.

Today, I’m beta reading a query for a writer buddy.  I suck at queries. I don’t know how much help I’ll be, but I’ll try to work some sort of magic.

Also, the lovely Julie Catherine has tagged me in a post called Work in Progress Challenge.  I will post this tomorrow and tag a few others to post along with me.  I owe CB Wentworth a post – she tagged me with something a week or so ago and I need to answer it.

Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a paperback copy of Crux by Julie Reece.  All you have to do is follow my blog and answer 3 questions about Thor.  Why Thor? Well, because I thought it was appropriate since Julie’s book centers around Nordic mythology.  (Psst…you really need to read it.  Crux is awesome.  Tell everyone.)  Winner will be announced on August 3. Good luck!

Oh, I almost forgot to mention…I have a digital copy of a signed Make Believe book cover for everyone who leaves a comment on my blog today.  Just let me know what’s on your mind and I’ll e-mail you one of these little beauties to print out, set as a wallpaper, sleep with, drool over…whatever you want.

Isn’t it beautiful?  And it can all be yours if you talk to me.  🙂

Okay, that’s it for today.  See ya tomorrow, same time, same bat channel.

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19 thoughts on “Happy August!

  1. I have ‘Christmas Anxiety Disorder’ – a fictional disorder that involves nightmares where it’s Christmas morning, no stores are open and I’ve forgotten to buy something for a very important person, usually one of my kids, like I’ve bought a ton of presents for one of them and forgot about the other – horrible dreams that often start around this time of the year!

    Crux sounds pretty awesome and has been on my TBR list for awhile. I live close to an Icelandic community known as Gimli, went to school in Grand Forks which houses many of Norwegian-decent and I have Danish blood from my maternal grandmother, so Norse mythology has always fascinated me. I can’t wait to read Julie’s book!

    I’m also looking forward to reading your reviews of Cinder and A Monster Calls. 🙂

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  2. Happy August! My mind is on school starting, my 33rd bday, and my 14th wedding anniversary next week:-) What to get hubby for putting up with me for so long (really longer, since we met when I was 14, lol)

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  3. I do love Christmas, but I always feel I have to take a deep breath as we head towards December because both my kids have their birthday’s in December too! So it’s a very expensive and busy month. It’s a little easier in some ways now they are a bit older (13 and 10). Their birthday celebrations are a little smaller, i.e. not big parties involving the whole class!. Also the gifts are smaller (in size not price!) the influx of new toys over the month used to be ridiculous when they were younger.

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  4. Jenny, I hear you about the Christmas presents – it’s hard enough to pay essentials on a disability income, let alone anything else. And my siblings are spread out all over Canada, so everyone will just have to make do with getting a telephone call and an “I love you”! LOL!

    I’m looking forward to your post for your WIP Challenge – will be back tomorrow to read it. 🙂 Happy August! ~ Julie xox

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  5. I always find Christmas exhausting! I actually bought my first Christmas present today… because it was perfectly awesome for the recipient and I was in the right place to get it (on holiday!).

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