Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Launch Party and other news

On Saturday, my niece Ali and I went to Janet Lee Carey's launch party for her newest release, Stealing Death. It was a lot of fun! There was a Marimba Band and the food was good. Met some cool people, including Janet. I heard afterwards that Deb Caletti was there. I wish I would have recognized her. She's one of my favorite authors and she lives in the Seattle area. It would have made my month to talk to her. My niece got to talk to Janet about publishing her own work and she asked a lot of good questions. Janet is super nice and if you get a chance, check out her books. I will be posting a review of Stealing Death in the near future. Here's a few pictures that I took. They're not the greatest, because they were taken with my iPhone.

The Marimba Band

Janet reading an excerpt from Stealing Death

In other news, I mentioned that I was going on vacation starting today. Plans have changed, and I'm now going on vacation next month. My vacation plans are still the same though; read books and write reviews. Ah, if only I made money reading.

Speaking of reading, if you live in the Seattle area, The Half Price Books Warehouse in Seattle is having a clearance sale this Saturday and Sunday. They are selling everything for $1 or less!!! Those of you who don't live near Seattle, if you want me to keep my eyes out for something in particular, send me an email or leave a comment and I will look for it and mail it to you.

I know that some of my faithful readers have been waiting for another word definition provided by my awesome Word of the Day desk calendar. Lately the words have been pretty ordinary. But I will share with you yesterdays word because it annoyed me.

Improvident - an adjective meaning:

  • not provident
  • not foreseeing and providing for the future

The word itself isn't what annoyed me, it was one of the definitions. What kind of definition is "not provident"? It drives me crazy when a word is defined by the word.

Finally, I want to wish my awesome niece, Ali a Happy 17th Birthday!!! You're going to love your present!! (hehehe)


  1. Those are great pics for a phone, I would have never known.

  2. It drives me crazy too when a word is defined by the word. If I knew what the word meant, I wouldn't need the definition! Frustrating! Enjoy vacation next month!

  3. How fun to go to the party. Can't wait to read your reviews. I agree on the 'not provident' thing. So unhelpful.

  4. Oh, it sounds like you had a lot of fun! Funny about the definition thing..LOL! I agree!

    Happy Brithday, Ali!

  5. Sounds like a great time.
    I miss Half-price books! I didn't take advantage of it enough when I lived in South Texas, and now, I don't have one anywhere near me in Southern California. So sad.

    I do plan on reviewing The Awakening once I receive it and get it read--hopefully sometime next week. :)

  6. Thanx for the happy birthday shout out!!! :)
    That was awesome to go to btw it was amazing!