Grumpy Words

June 20, 2008

Summer Reading, Summer Writing

Filed under: Uncategorized — grumpywords @ 2:25 pm
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Shira here. My main summer reading tradition for the past 5 years has been Harry Potter. I’m talking the hard core over-excitement for the new book to come out that I just get too impatient to wait excitement. I then proceed to reread the books backwards until the new one FINALLY comes out. As for now, adios to Harry, Ron, and Hermoine for this summer. With the help of Facebook’s Visual Bookshelf (don’t laugh), I have created a list of my hopeful summer reads. Plus, with my I’m-going-to-Spain-and-therefore-have-no-cash issue, I  cleared my debt at the public library AND learned how to reserve books. This library need is heightened by the closing of my favorite local bookstore: Paperbacks Plus. It’s a sad literary fall to start off the summer with, though I encourage everyone to support it in its final days.  On my list for this summer are Sisterhood Interrupted by Deborah Siegel, young skin Wise Mind OLD SOUL by Amanda Diva, Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith, and The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir. In other words, a lovely mix of feminist lit and tudor novels.

I, like Morgan, also hope to WRITE MORE over the summer. Now that I am finally done with school and have over a week until Spain, I hope to immerse myself in my old and rough GWN portfolios to do some polishing, revising, and developing. If I get around to this between packing, shopping, and readying, I hope to drag all my unfinished pieces to fields of Central Park or Wave Hill. I am very excited!!! Also, I hope to start a chapbook with Morgan for the GWN summer project. Do you have an exciting summer writing itinerary?

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  1. Adam L here from Livingsocial.com, the site that powers the Visual Bookshelf. I’m happy to hear that you are using the tools we provide to enhance (:D) your reading experience. I personally understand the stigma that is attached to adding Facebook applications but I think this one ought to be exempted from that negative connotation (I may be biased!).

    Also, I wanted to humnly suggest that you try embedding your bookshelf directly onto your blog. Visit the profile tab, then click toggle to rolodex, then click embed this rolodex. Copy that code and enter it into your blogger account. If you want to, that is :).

    Happy reading!
    Adam L
    Livingsocial.com

    Comment by Adam L — June 21, 2008 @ 5:25 pm | Reply


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