Sunday, August 24, 2008

Home Again, Home Again

"If you come home as happy as you leave, you have had a good vacation." ~Anonymous

Ah...it's always a nice feeling to sleep in one's bed, after a week away...

What I'm Reading Now ~ The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak ~ I bought this book a couple of years ago and am finally getting around to reading it. It's won all kinds of awards and is considered YA fiction, I guess, though it's tremendous so far and definitely fit for adults as well. It's the story of a young girl growing up in Germany during WWII - and it's told from the POV of Death. Fascinating, with a really unique writing style, and I'm loving it. Anyone else read it?

What I'm Writing Now ~ This week I'm finishing up some reviews, working on an article I'm writing for WOW about author collaboration (I'm interviewing The Price sisters, who write novels via IM/email, since they live in the US and Ireland - how interesting is that?). And I need to get back to revising One Night in Napa.

What Else is on Today's To-Do List ~ Laundry! And grocery shoppping, and catching up with email, and paying bills, and getting ready for school tomorrow (I teach half college courses and half high school - the college ones begin tomorrow)...

So, what about you?

6 comments:

Liz said...

Glad you had a good time. Not reading anything right now since I want to get those revisions done by Sept. Did take Lost in Paradise to Pt. Pleasant on Wednesday - Enjoyed it - Perfect beach read.

Marianne Arkins said...

I haven't read that Zuzack novel, but did read "I Am the Messenger" and LOVED it. He's an amazing author.

Welcome home!

Charity said...

I loved The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger and adore Marcus Zusak in general. YA is wide open these days and it's a really exciting genre.

I'll have to look for your article when it comes out in WOW. That's how my writing partner and I work, although we're only a few states away from each other, not halfway around the world.

windycindy said...

I didn't know about your teaching college! Glad you had a good vacation. You deserve it! Cindi

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Liza said...

I'm doing lots of laundry after spending the afternoon at a 5 year old's birthday party. I'm currently reading The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter. I've not read any Zuzack novels, but will look for them at the library.