Monthly Archives: October 2009

Yeah, Hi.

Posted 6 October, 2009 by DLWhite in Writers Read, Writers Write 2 Comments

What’s up blog people! Just saying hi and things, doing my monthly “I’m alive!” wave. Things are good, for me. Living and such, so that’s good. I have been trying to get out of the house more, so I haven’t been around much. I’d apologize but…. I don’t think that’s a bad thing!

So, I’ve been telling myself that I’m going to to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) … and I started a project earlier this year not knowing you couldn’t pick up something you’d already started for NaNo. Booo. Because. I kind of want to dedicate November to that project and try to get it off the ground. I’ve had my head in so much… other stuff… sometimes I just need a break from it. So I may not do the official NaNo thing this year. I don’t have any other ideas, really. I guess if I come up with one, I’m on board!

I blogged last month that I wasn’t doing much reading, and vowed to fix that. So, I bought some books! Let me just say that I bought one that I really regret buying. UGH. I just do not like it. I’m not going to finish it. And I want to banish it from my bookcase. Ech. I DID buy two books I’m kind of into:

Push, by Sapphire– reading this for a book club I joined (yay, me). It’s a really compelling story… because of my own personal history, stories of abuse really intrigue me. Kind of helps me feel less alone. Anyway, Push has been developed into a movie that I kind of can’t wait to see and am kind of dreading seeing. You know that feeling? I just think it’s going to be a very well done, thought provoking film.

The Associate, by John Grisham- anyone who knows me knows I’m a big fan of legal thrillers, specifically Grisham and Lescroart. I’ve pretty much read everything they’ve put out in this genre. I feel like Grisham is, lately in his career, one step up and two steps back. He started off firehot from The Firm, but some of his more recent releases were a little ‘meh’. I mean, I still read them. The Appeal was really hard to get through, for some reason. The Associate seems to be traveling along, fine though. Really suspenseful story line, a bit nail bitingly awesome, really draws you in. It’s a little ‘The Firm’ ish, so I hope the level of suspense stays the same throughout. And then it gets made into a movie, because YES. :-)

*Note to self, you have read ‘An Innocent Man!’ GET ON THAT!*

Okay, since I am blogging at work, I’d better do some! Just saw the site in my bookmarks and thought I should post up a time or two!

I hope everyone is doing a-ok!