Have I ever mentioned my love for Paul Coelho’s book The Alchemist? Well, if not, you should know that I ADORE it. It is such a beautiful book and this is one of the many quotes I have treasured from it. It gives me such courage, hope, and peace. This week has been both excellent and challenging. There are many great projects going on during my workday that are very worthwhile, but they take lots of mental effort. I’m looking forward to a restful date night tonight with the Philosopher. Since I’ve got to get back to those aforementioned projects, take a look at some of these wonderful Wednesday links!
Favorite Blog of the Week:
>> Lindsay Buroker — You guys should know by now that she is one of my absolute FAVORITE authors and her website is always brimming with excellent advice, tips, and coolness.
Favorite Posts of the Week:
>> 8 Ways to Help Your Favorite Author // Books & Such
>> I Was Silent for 62 Hours. Here is What I Learned // Mind Body Green
>> Shakespeare Sonnets Encoded in DNA // CBC News
>> On Writing Without Expectation // Writer Unboxed
2013 Reading Challenge Check-Up
>> 9/36 Books (25%)– I’m starting to think I set my goal too low…
>> Sabriel by Garth Nix
>> Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
>> Walking with Bilbo by Sarah Arthur
>> The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
>> The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
>> Works of Love by Søren Kierkegaard
>> Lirael by Garth Nix
>> Abhorsen by Garth Nix
>> The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
>> Beneath the Surface by Lindsay Buroker
>>The third novel in my Tales from Niflheim series!
>> The first novel from my Tales from Arata series! (details will follow closer to publication date)
Favorite Memory from the Week
>> Getting to spend time with my hubby snuggled up on the couch watching The Office.
>> Project Fairy Tale– as mentioned above, in February, I’ll be participating in this blog event! Don’t miss out! Here is my blog post about it if you desire more information.
Random Facts About My Writing and Reading Habits
>> I become insanely attached to good characters. For instance, since I’m reading Sabriel for the third time, I just could NOT wait to get to Mogget again! Mogget is one of my favorite characters of ALL time.
>> I also become insanely attached to my own characters. I can’t help it. In some ways I feel like their mom.
>> My brain can become overloaded and twerked out if I spend too much mental energy at one time. I then grow very tired for hours at a time. Breaks are my friend.
Happy Wednesday, all!
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