For much of this week, I’ve been bed (or couch) ridden with a pile of tissues lying around. I’ve literally used EVERY box of Kleenex in the house in just four days. Oh, springtime…how I wish I could love you…You’re so vibrant and pretty, but you’re a cruel mistress for the allergy-afflicted-souls. If, like me, you are practically dying from your spring allergies, I extend my condolences and best wishes! Get thee a bottle of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, some local honey, and make yourself some tea every single day! It really helps, I promise. As does taking your allergy meds religiously.
What? You didn’t come to my blog to hear me gripe about my snotty nose? Oh, well, alright then! Here’s some reading and writing related Wednesday Wanderment!
Favorite Blog of the Week:
>> The Merry Bird Designs Blog — This is one of my sponsor’s blogs and it has all kinds of great author interviews, design information, and cool stuff! Check it out!
Favorite Posts of the Week:
>> Today’s Meet the Author: L.M. Sherwin // The Merry Bird Designs Blog
>> New Emperor’s Edge Contest // Lindsay Buroker
>>It’s Giveaway Time Again! // JeanzBookReadNReview
>>Killing Your Darlings Is Not Enough // Writer Unboxed
2013 Reading Challenge Check-Up
>>17/36 Books (47%) Awww yeah.
>> Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier
>> Lirael 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
>> Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
>> That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
>> The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
>> Abhorsen by Garth Nix
>> My third book, The Dark Ship was recently published for eBook readers!Find out more here.
>> I’ve started serializing my haiku poems on Wattpad. My 2013 collection is called The Whispering Rain and can be found here.
>>The third novel in my Tales from Niflheim series!
>> The very first book in my Tales from Kirovna series! (more information coming soon)!
Favorite Memory from the Week
>> Spending Easter with my family! My husband and I have some seriously amazing relatives.
Current and Upcoming Events
>> The Nine Nights of Narnia Blogging Event! – Sign up now to prepare your posts for the April event!
Random Facts About My Writing and Reading Habits
>> I try to read at least one Sevenwaters book every year. I usually read more than one. This year, I’m rereading most of Juliet Marillier’s amazing series to prepare myself for reading her newest installation, Flame of Sevenwaters!
>> I adore historical fantasy– settings that really exist in our world, but are tinged with the fantastical and are rich in the real history of our world.
>> When I’m having really bad allergic reactions to pollen (like NOW), I have a hard time reading as much (due to my watery eyes)… *SO SAD!*
Happy Wednesday, all!
>> My newest published work is called The Dark Ship and it’s available for $.99 at Amazon, Smashwords, Novel Nook, and Barnes and Noble! You should absolutely check it out if you’re interested in science-fiction/paranormal stories with female heroines!
>> You can still sign up for my upcoming blog event Nine Nights of Narnia! I’d love to have another blog or two participate, but if not, we’ll still have a good time here!