Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Books and Trips

Here it is, my beloved childhood book, Two Are Better than One by Carol Ryrie Brink, and it was a delight and a pleasure to read once more after so many, many years. (We won't say how many, a little secret I'll keep to myself, ahem.)

Alas, the cover art here is a later paperback version and not nearly as fine and wonderful as the original hardback version, but I was able to find the original and purchase it for my collection. Gosh, I have a book collection. How fun! Of course, all my books are spilling over the bookcases and under the desk and under the bed and on top of things. One of these days I'll get more bookcases and organize my "library".

A library of his own is something my middle son dearly wants when he has his own house someday. He's talked about it for years and he will ONLY purchase hardback editions of all his favorite books since that is what a true library should have. So all the bookcases I purchase end up in his room. Well, when he moves out and takes all those books with him . . . I'll confiscate the suckers for my own!

I've been a busy bee the past two weeks and not blogging, shame on me. I did manage to finally finish the rewrite for Secret Rites of the Goddess and get it off to three agents who requested within hours. Heady stuff. I also sent off The Healing Spell manuscript to an editor who wanted to see it again. Fingers crossed. Gosh, I cross my fingers and toes so much I swear they're soon going to drop off my body.

Tomorrow, I take off for the north country of New Mexico. 200 miles in the car and then two days of school visits and the Farmington Public library. Should be fun! My bags are packed, I'm ready to go . . . sing it with me . . .

I also just finished reading DRAGON'S KEEP, a terrific novel by an author I haven't read before. Stunning writing, incredibly brilliant storytelling about an old Merlin legend and a princess who fulfills a 600 year old prophecy.

P. S. to Sarah sarah_create whom I big-time owe an email. If you have a child you're looking to purchase a book for that loves dragons and medieval stories and will be enjoyed for more than one reading and by the whole family I definitely recommend this one! Janet Lee Carey is the author, of course.

See you all next week!!!
Be good.


Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Farmington! I'm from Dolores (just 12 miles north of Cortez.) We lived in Farmington when I was 12 (well, Kirtland, but it's all one big city.)

Congrats on getting your manuscript off. Looking forward to reading it.

Kaleb - kalebnation.com said...

Merry Christmas! Hope you have a great 2008.

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

Thanks for the book idea! I'm always on the lookout for books like that for my daughter.



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