Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I've been feeling thankful lately, so instead of waiting for Thanksgiving, why not post now? I’m thankful for...

Charlotte Brontë - for writing Jane Eyre. Loved this novel!

Donna Hosie, whose butt kicking comment (and I write that affectionately), shamed me into reading encouraged me to read Jane Eyre. You were so right, Donna!

Summer!! - I know I already blogged about my favorite season of the year here, but it’s a gorgeous 70 degrees at 7:30am. I’ve leisurely read through blogs in my pajamas with my first cup of coffee, finished writing this post, and plan to write on my deck with my second cup of coffee. Ah, bliss!

Harry Potter reread with friends – I’ll be rereading the HP series again with a longtime group of friends that I met through a HP fansite a few years ago. It’s casual, laid back, and a fun way to read about my favorite boy wizard. What I love about these highly insightful people is that every time we reread together, I always gain a new perspctive about Rowling’s series. It’s the perfect way to prepare for Deathly Hallows II and Pottermore!

The Stylish Blogger Award

Thank you, Kimberly, from Meetings With My Muse, for your thoughtful award and for making my day. I hope to make this blog style-worthy of this award during the next couple of weeks by sprucing things up around here, experimenting with a new design. So the rules to these awards are:

*Thank and link back to the person who passed on the award.
*Share 7 random tidbits about yourself.
*Pass on the award to 5 others (the number varies at times from 3-10)! and link to their blogs.
*Let those people know you've given them the award.

Random tidbits:
1. I’ve been craving Kit Kat bars lately.
2. I recently broke a tooth while chewing Sour Patch Kids.
3. I still haven't seen my dentist.
4. I <3 Audrey Hepburn.
5. And so my favorite movie is Roman Holiday.
6. I hate folding socks and underwear.
7. I love spending time at the ocean.

Three people I'd like to pass this award onto are:
1. Becky Taylor at Becky Taylor YA Writer
2. Jamie Burch at ~Dancing Down Serendipity Street~
3. Kate at The Scribbling SeaSerpent

Please check out their awesome blogs!

What are you thankful for today?


  1. Congrats on your award! :-)

    Excited (!) about Deathly Hallows too - but sad that it's all coming to an end. Sigh...

  2. I'm sad too, but Harry Potter lives on. My youngest daughter has only seen the films but is now interested in having the books read to her. It's going to fun (and magical) to watch her experience Harry's story for the first time!

  3. I love all the books on your currently reading list! Thanks for stopping by my blog thos morning, and I hope you get to do some reading in the great outdoors today!

  4. I love "Jane Eyre". I read it the summer my mom died, and I had no friends as we'd just moved to a new place. I sought solace in the library and my list of recommended reading for college bound kids. I was 14. I loved the book so much I immediately went to "Wuthering Heights". Hated it.

    Congrats on the award.

  5. Aww, thanks Suzie! My next post will contain much random info about myself (and links.)

  6. Congrats to you and thanks for passing the honor on to me. You rock! :)

    Happy summer and enjoy your writing time!

  7. Mmmm, Kitkats...mmm. What were you talking about?

  8. Oooh I love awards - thank you so much :-)