My update is a little late for May.
Weekend of Awesome kept me jumping, then my parents and niece came in for a week long visit.
This has meant I've been off the interwebs and barely squeezing in time to work on my book.
I read seven lovely books in May
Gathering Blue and Messenger by Lois Lowry
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
No Passengers Beyond this Point by Gennifer Choldenko
Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, and
Divergent by Veronica Roth
What an excellent month in reading!!
Don't ask me to pick a favorite, because I'm not sure I can. They were all a pleasure to read.
By my rules, that would mean $35.00 to my charity of choice this month.
I wanted to do something a little different this month.
My son's school has a program where you can purchase a new book for their library, so I donated A Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky.
I also wanted to donate to Operation Paperback, which I heard about through the lovely Abby Stevens. I went to our Friends of the Library Book Sale and bought several bags of used books.
Then I shipped them off!
Now from YA Highway, Road Trip Number 83
Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. Hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic:
You're re-reading one of your favs when someone asks the dreaded question: "What's that book about?" Give us your best off-the-cuff blurb of any book, any genre, and have your readers try to guess the title in the comments!
Anne had a chance, but she blew it. Years ago she met the love of her life, but she let her snobby friends and family talk her out of his proposal. Now she’s practically an old maid, and guess who is back in town? Now, he’s a wealthy and decorated naval hero, but he hasn’t forgiven Anne’s snub. Did Anne miss her one opportunity for love?
Can you guess what book I'm pitching in the comments?
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