I know it might seem as if I have forgotten this place, but I haven't. I haven't had a chance to write. I've been doing all of my blogging on my main blog on Xanga. Speaking of that, I'm going to have to change the link I have on here. I recently changed my name on Xanga.
Anyway, besides blogging on Xanga and doing a few other things online I've been busy writing my book. I've been really going at it and I think it gets better by the day. I've also been writing short stories and I can really see an improvement in my writing. It's amazing. I can see with the book I'm writing and this latest short story I wrote. I just feel really happy with myself and my writing.
I'm getting ready for the Summer reading program to start at Hershey library June 1st. I know a few books I'm going to get.
Dial-a-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
Ghosthunters and The Gruesome Invincible Lighting Ghost by Cornelia Funke
Tamora Pierce is on my friends list on Goodreads and I haven't read any of her books yet, but she seems like a really down to earth person. I'm actually really excited to read her book Alanna: The First Adventure. I was also checking out her web site, reading different things and this one thing she said really stood out to me:
"One other thing: a number of people who write to me these days say they may be too old (16, 20, 34, 53, 80) to read my books. As a person with a library that is one-third teen books, intermediate books, beginning chapter books, and picture books, I say the only thing that matters is that the reader enjoys the book, whatever her/his age. Any decently written kids' book should be just as enjoyable for adult readers. Good stories and good ideas are ageless."
This is so very true. I have noticed that there are quite a few adults, even teens, that will not read YA or children's books because they feel they are too easy and not challenging enough for them. There are some pretty amazing YA/children's book out there. You just have to look for them and just because it is YA/children doesn't mean it won't be a good read, or it's not a real book. There is lots you can learn from YA/children's books and plus some can be really fun to read. I'm open to read anything that catches my interests. I just wish more people would give YA/Children books a chance.
I'm also reading Nightshade City by Hilary Wagner. I won it from Goodreads and it's a signed copy! It's very good so far.
Well, maybe I will put up another post in a few days. I'll try to start writing on here a bit more.