Wednesday, November 11, 2009

An Update

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog. Besides working crazy long hours at work, let’s see what I’ve been up to, shall we?

On Sunday I went to the Seahawks game!!! I got tickets from a co-worker. I’ve been to a ton of Mariner games, but I’ve never seen the Seahawks live. My friend and I had a lot of fun and the Seahawks even won!! Here are a few pictures taken from my iPhone from my seat:





I’ve recently joined the gym. Usually I walk or ride my bike on a trail near my house, but it’s dark when I wake up and dark when I get home from work. Yesterday, I met with a personal trainer, who went over a fitness plan for me and showed my how to use the machines without looking like an idiot. Now I’m sore, but it’s the good kind of pain that produces results.

Now here’s what I haven’t been up to:

I haven’t updated my blog lately with any book review, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading! I have a stack of books anxiously waiting to be reviewed. Here’s a little preview, listed in no particular review order:

stealing death

Stealing Death by Janet Lee Carey

I went to the Launch Party for this book a few months ago, where I picked up an autographed copy of this book.



hush, hush

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

This is the debut book by Becca Fitzpatrick. Will it live up to all the hype? Checked out from my local library.



Bringer of War

The Bringer of War by Dylan Birtolo

How will this stand alone sequel compare to its predecessor, The Shadow Chaser? Purchased from the author.



the victorThe Victor by Marlayne Giron

The author contacted me from a comment I left on someone else’s review of this book! I never turn down a review copy.




Sanctuary by N.E. Julian

I received a review copy of this book from the author.




Dreamer by Philip L. Davidson

I received a review copy from the author.




I also have not started my novel for NaNoWriMo yet. Yes, I am officially freaking out. I have been thinking (ok, stressing!!) about this since before November 1. I have a 4-day weekend this weekend, so guess what I’m gonna start right after I post this?

In other news, I won a Radiohead CD from Shelley at Layers of Thought!! Yay!! I love free stuff and surprisingly I don’t already own this CD.

If you don’t already, I highly recommend you check out Logan’s Writing Wednesdays on his blog, Rememorandom. Each Wednesday, Logan posts a new segment of his various writing projects. He recently finished Part 1 of a serial story and has moved onto an epic poem that I found very impressive.


  1. I'm intrigued by the cover of The Victor. I wonder if it will be any good? Well, I'll just have to wait for your review and find out, eh!

    Glad your Seahawks won for you. Live games are fun.

    Good luck on your novel! Go team go!

  2. Oh, I really wanna try The Victor! I'm really interested in seeing all the illustrations in it...

    I love the cover for the Sanctuary :) Looking forward to your many reviews :)

    That's really cool you went to a live game! I love those...

    Good luck with the Novel and congrats on the win!!

  3. I have a review copy of Dreamer on my bookshelf that I'll get to one of these days. So, I look forward to seeing your review on that one. I agree with David and Krista, the cover of The Victor looks intriguing enough to hook me in.

    Good luck with your NaNoWriMo book. I'm a few days behind where I should be myself.

    Hail Radionhead!

    And thanks for the shout-out for my blog. I'm glad you're enjoying my writing.

  4. According to the books website -, The Victor is a parable of the Bible's major themes in the form of a medievil fantasy.

    I plan on starting The Victor tonite. After I'm finished, I can pass it along to anyone who wants to read it. Just let me know!

  5. Congrats on winning the Radiohead CD!

    I hope Hush, Hush lives up to your expectations. :)

  6. @Jessica - I loved Hush, Hush!! I will post a review of it in the next few days.