Friday, March 20, 2009

Away Working on a BIG Project....

Hey guys; I'm finally back after over two months of trying to be a very good student (due to a New Years resolution). I missed wishing you Happy Valentines Day -- I had a really cool/cute layout-- and I don't even think I wished you a proper Happy New Year, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and/or Merry Christmas. So, Happy Belated:

Valentines Day
New Year
Merry Christmas

And there was the Birthday celebration for the blog (another cool layout wasted). ::Sigh:: It's done and in the recent past; and Granddad always says, "The past is past. It doesn't do us much good to dwell on it too much. So move on."

Moving on. If you haven't noticed, there are a few changes (more like two soon to be three).

First there's the
BOOKS I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON slide show which is an improvement to the BOOK (singular) I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON picture posted from time to time. Why the change? It's like my mom and this season of Dancing with the Stars, there's just too many favorites to choose from.

There's also the music. Yes I added music. The story; my mom was checking out my blog and a few others one night and after checking out about two/three blogs with music in the background she turns to me and asked;

"Why doesn't your blog have music?"

Being the snarky, smart-alec child I sometimes am I replied;

"Because I don't want music on my blog."

Matching my tone she said;

"Well. Without the music your blog is boring. The music makes it interesting"

I could go on and on what was said afterwards but I'd rather not. I thought about what she said and realized she had a point. But I wanted to have the music have something to do with the blog. Then I had it.But I'm not telling you. I want you to figure it out. There may even be a prize involved. A book (of course) of your choosing.

If you have caught on I just stated the terms for my very first contest.

The Dare: Figure out how the music (on the blog) is related to the blog. Yes there is a connection.

The Reward: Any book of your choosing. Whether it's out or not. My Treat!!

As for the big project mentioned in the title of this blog. It's a revised version of the former Teen Lit Central (TLC) MSN Group that was handed to me the day before MSN dropped the bomb that they were closing MSN Groups. So I'm working on rebuilding it on Angelfire a free web hosting site. It should be up by summer of this year. I'm keeping it there until I can find a suitable web space that I can afford.

There's also a comment I want to rebut on.

EXTREMELY Late Halloween Book Recommendations
Noelle Lange said...

i was wondering why you keep comparing vampire books with twilight, which isn't even a vampire book. twilight was poorly written.

all of these books should be stand alones instead of constantly being in a lineup with twilight. the author has a big head and only writes for herself - big mistake if she calls herself a real writer, which she definitely is not.

Well Noelle; you have a point. Stephenie Meyer isn't a good writer everyone knows it. But it's not her writing we, Twilight fans, are in love with it's the story she's telling. And as for comparing the other two vampire books to Twilight I do it to other books and in other posts like; The Ashleys by Melissa de la Cruz, Book2Movie: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, and most recently Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot. If a story reminds of another I've read I'm gonna say so it's something I do sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. Vampire Kisses was published way before Twilight was if I'd read that story before Twilight I would saying; "Twilight. A story similar to that of Vampire Kisses..."

Is that all? OH. I haven't stopped reading if anyone is wondering; remember BBL that means you can make the girl focus on nothing but school and read nothing but text books but you can't stop her from reading non-related school books on the bus to and from school. So I have A TON!!

Still months behind but determined to catch up. TTYL guys. Thanks for hanging in.

1 comment:

wdebo said...

Yeah! Welcome back!!

Wdebo :)