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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and let yourselves indulge, because holiday food has NO calories, remember?
|My husband made this turkey. No, not when he was four.|
Two years ago.
I've been reading and writing forever, but the first book I ever fell in love with was Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. That story taught me what it was to have an emotional connection to a book - to get so absorbed in another world that you forget you're not really there.
Later in life, I was totally sucked in by V.C. Andrews' Flowers In the Attic. Sick and twisted and incestuous as it was, I *could not* put it down - and I think it's what I can credit for my fascination with slightly taboo subject matter.
More recently, I fell head over heels in love with Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, and the Unearthly Series by Cynthia Hand. These books will never, ever leave my book shelf, no matter how times I purge my book collection. Before I Fall is gorgeously written and oh-so heartwrenching, and Unearthly is exactly what I look for in a book - likable, vivid characters, a touching story, and one of the sweetest, most swoon-worthy romances I can remember. (Which team am I? Save a horse, ride a cowboy is all I have to say to that.)
(Also, just a reminder that this blog will be the host for Brenda Drake's Pitch Wars contest. Woohoo! Mentor wish lists go up today, so be sure to check out what Misfits Gina, Dahlia, Erica, and Marieke are looking for!)