Monday, August 30, 2010

I'm Reading Again!

First, the winner of last week's contest is Lena! Congrats Lena -- send me your address to jill(at) and I'll send you out your signed books.

This week, I'm giving away a signed advanced review copy of The Transformation of Things. Check the right sidebar for details on how to enter!

It's Monday again, and since I am committed to thinking of Mondays and new weeks as beginnings from now on, I wanted to share what I'm looking forward to beginning this week, and this week it's something simple: books. As in reading them.

Whenever I work on writing a book, I don't read books at the same time, and for the past four or five months, I've been going back and forth, working on two different projects of my own. I think I've read maybe one or two books in that entire time. As a person who, for the majority of my life, has read several books a week, this almost feels like reading withdrawal. But this week, I've come to a stopping point in my writing. This week, I'm reading again.

For as long as I can remember books have made me happy. I can think of no better feeling than staying up into the late hours of the night, being so engrossed in a book that I can't put down. That is what I'm looking forward to this week.

One book I've been dying to read and have heard nothing but good things about is Juliet by Anne Fortier, so that's what I plan on starting with.

What are you reading this week?


  1. Actually am excited to read Georgia's Kitchen that was the last book am excited to read at and of course The Transformation of Things

  2. The *last* read I was excited about was Carolyn Brown's "GETTING LUCKY"
    Second last= Jenny Crusie's "CINDERELLA DEAL"
    Third last= Nancy Pickard & Lynn Lott's "SEVEN STEPS ON THE WRITER'S PATH"

  3. I just finished One For the Money! I was so excited to read it because I found out they are turning it into a movie staring Katherine Heigel and Sherri Shepard!

  4. I just finished Georgia's Kitchen! Was a great read and would be very excited to read a continuation of the story!
    I love takes you away from the hum drum of everyday life without having to go anywhere :0)

  5. Great picks -- thanks everyone! I am going to look them all up on Amazon right now ;-)

  6. Reading When I Was Joe by Keren David. It's fun with all of the British slang I'm learning!

  7. I just read Holly's Inbox: Scandal in the City (sequel to, what else, Holly's Inbox). I loved it every bit as much as the first one. If no one has read, or heard of them yet, they are written in epistolary form (which is my favorite!) making them both easy reads even though they are both over 500 pages long.
    I love giving reading recommendations, so here's a couple more...
    The Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison - it's a YA series, but they are soooo hilarious!
    Thin, Rich, Pretty - Beth Harbison
    Second Time Around - Beth Kendrick
    Love Letters of Great Men - John Kirkland

    Ok, I'll stop there, otherwise, I'd have like 50 more! :)

  8. OMG, YAY! Thank you, Jillian! :D


    I must check out Juliet! This week, I'm reading Spells (Wings 2) by Aprilynne Pike. I actually stayed up to finish it last night and adored it. The only bad thing about a series is wanting the next book now, but knowing you have to wait almost a year to read it. *sobs* I don't want to be patient :P

  9. who won the ARC of The Transformation of Things? *fingers crossed*