Friday, July 2, 2010

Interesting article and awards.

First check out this article I found click here. I don't know if this lady is serious but the comments were entertaining. It mainly discussed the impact of the Twilight series and how she (the author of the article)doesn't know much about it and doesn't think think it should be glorified for teenagers (meaning the whole vampire thing--don't get me started on this). One of the comments said --I'm directly quoting meaning I cut and pasted it.--"The fact that this series has been so successful is just another example of how bad the rest of the writting is that is available"  Ouch! It's interesting to see other opinions and everyone has a right but comments like that--hurt and plant a little seed of anger.

Onto more positive things:
Thank you to Erica Mitchell Spickard for the Versatile Blogger Award. Erica is super sweet and a great beta. Go check out her site and Chimera Critiques. Go ahead check it out.
I have to list 7 things about myself.

1. Love my kiddos and love to watch them grow. This is also scary at the same time. Because not only are they getting older but I am too.
2. My favorite chocolate--who am I kidding I will eat a baking chocolate chip if I was desperate.  I do have favorites--Godiva, Milka, Hersheys, M & M's.
3. I like quiet mornings and evenings so I can write. I can never tell how my day is going to go with the kiddos so I long for these quiet moments.
4. In addition to wanting my peace and quiet--I would love to fit in exercising. Eating a lot of chocolate isn't the best for the figure. I'm still trying to fit it into my day.
5. I've banned Barney and some other kids music in my car. This has led to my kids loving Depeche Mode and Muse. My daughter can even recognize songs by The Police--when a song comes on she says that Stinger sings it.
6. Referring back to number 1--I'm scared of getting older. One of my many reasons for loving vampires ---immortality. The main reason is because they are just awesome.  That's right still team Edward!
7. I love that I'm writing because I feel complete. Plus, I have met the coolest people ever. I will say it again my CPs are the best!!!

I pass this to:


Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for Your Blog Rocks Award! This is awesome because I say people rock a lot. Check out Alex's site along with his new book, Cassastar, to be released October 19, 2010. I will be checking this one out.
I pass this to:
Chimera Critiques (inlcudes Callie, Zellie and Prof Rutabaga)

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I know I said this yesterday but I mean it today not like I didn't mean it yesterday...I'm rambling.

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on the award! You deserve it! : j
    And thanks for thinking of me.

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  2. Congrats on your awards and thanks for the link. I'm going now to check it out.

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  3. Congrats on your awards and to all your winners too!!

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  4. Adding my congrats as well! And I love that your daughter calls Sting 'stinger' - brilliant!

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  5. Thanks, Christine. Your blog does rock, and so do you! And I think it's the coolest that your kids listen to the good music. :-)

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  6. If only that commentator could actually write themselves I might listen to their opinion. Disregard it, she's a good writer...even if the topic is a little sketchy. And there are many, many good writers still out there.

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  7. Wait, as far as I can tell I think that blog post is written by an actress as her character. It's strange, all of it is strange. But hilarious! And the comments, wow.

    Anyways, don't let it plant that seed of anger. You are a good writer.

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  8. Congrats on your awards and THANKS! for mine. I hope you have a great holiday weekend!!

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  9. congrats on the awards. you *do* rock.

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  10. OMG I will totally eat a "for baking" chocolate chip too lol, and I'm shameless about it. Thank you so much for the award. We seem to blog about similar things all the time! You have one on my blog lol, so grab that one up for your next ceremony m'dear and have a fab 4th!

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  11. Thanks Christine and your award was well-deserved.
    I don't read young adult books, so can't comment on Twilight. I will go read the comments, though.

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  12. I'll go check out that link. It sounds like she was just being negative, never a good idea. I mean goodness, even if you don't like the books it's great that more people are reading! We can't all like the same books after all! It was fun to learn more about you! Have a great weekend!

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  13. Congratulation on the awards. And thanks for the link. Isn't it a shame when the "public" paints all writers and books with the same brush.

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  14. Congrats on the awards. :)

    And what was that woman's damage to say such a thing? It makes one wonder what planet she fell off of. She certainly doesn't go out to her local book store because from what I see there are so many wonderful authors putting out incredible books. Good grief!

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  15. Wow, Christine, you sound a lot like me. Congrats on the awards. And yes, the girls (and Professor Rutabaga) at Chimera seriously rock. :D

    And I won't even get started on the first part of your blog. ;)

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  16. ...thanks so much, Christine:)

    7 things about myself? Could be scary, but I'll give it a go!

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