"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." - C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Novella news...and chocolate chips

Today I'm what you'd call *absolutely thrilled* because....

drumroll please.....

I've just hit 6,000 words in my novella!  Which, for me, is a huge deal, because that's halfway.  (Excuse me for a minute.)


Thank you.

Things are going swimmingly (which usually means something is about to go wrong...).  I've written parts one and two of four and done a once-over edit on both.  So I'm ready to continue to Part Three!  The excitement is growing!  The writerly happiness is brewing!!  The chocolate chips are disappearing!!

I think I'll have my brother make some frappuchinos to jumpstart Part Three.  What do you think?

In other news, I have a very long summer reading list.  To provide you with some droll enjoyment I shall show you some of the upcoming titles, and you can see what I'm reading.

I'm in the middle of this wonderful tale at present.  Yes, this is a school leftover, and yes, I've already passed the balcony scene.  I hope you don't need an overview of the plot.

I've read this before, but I don't remember anything.  This is also a school leftover.  I'm looking forward to it very much - Lewis is my all-time favorite author.

Apparently a collection of short stories in the Sherlock Holmes style in which Father Brown, a Catholic priest, solves crimes with panache.  This should be interesting.  Leftover from school.

A collection of fantasy short stories by a contemporary of C.S. Lewis.  Also for school.

This looks interesting.  It's science fiction - that's basically all I know about it.  It's the last book in my lit program.

This looks like a pretty hefty read.  I still haven't had time to do this one yet; hope I have time for it this summer.

Ugh, I STILL haven't got around to reading this!!  It's plaguing me with its presence!!!

Still haven't got a hold of this one.  The one at my library was checked out.

Finally decided to find out what this was all about.  The waiting list at my library is 40 people long, I kid you not.  So I guess it'll have to be Borders for me.

My grandmother swears this is the best book in the world, and my brother happened to have it on loan.  So I guess I'll read it.

I heard about this from a friend - so I want to check it out.  Again, the waiting list at the library is astronomical.

A perennial favorite of mine that I'm certain you're all familiar with.  Ah, the adventure, the pathos.  It never gets old.

Now, as I'm looking at this list, it seems a little ambitious.  But I'll see what I can do.  I'm a champion reader. *grins*

Till the end!  Endurance and victory!  For Narnia, and for Aslan!  Tora! etc, etc.

~ Madeline alias *the Bedouin*


  1. You have a marvelous reading list! Please keep us updated on what you think of the books! And I am exceedingly eager to hear what you think of The Hunger Games... it is easily the most... *can't find the right words* dramatic/addicting/intense/cool/...SOMETHING book I've ever read. Ever. It's so desperately, insanely COOL, even if its not the best writing and even though it has a ton of romance (which I disapprove of). It's the kind of story that's nearly impossible to stop thinking about. I am at a loss for exactly the right words... suffice to say that it has pretty much ruined my life. :)

    I can't wait to hear what you think of it. :D


  2. Wow, whisper, that is one review that makes me exceedingly curious to read it!! I shall tell you as soon as I can get ahold of it.

    Consider a review pending!

  3. Huzzah for reviews!!

    I hope I've not hyped it up to be more than it is. :) It affected me in a way that it doesn't seem to affect other people. Even if you don't find it as addicting a book as I did, I'm still curious about what you'll think of it.


  4. Does that mean it has your recommendation??

  5. ........ hmmm.....

    I suppose so. Mentally, it was very not good for me, but I think I have a rare brain condition. :P JK... my primitive instincts make me want to read the book over and over and over and over again, but I know that would be bad for me, so I avoid it. If it didn't mess me up the way it does, it would maybe be my all-time favorite book.

    La, I'm speaking in riddles. :P Sorry for muddling the comments with my chaotic speeches. :) Ignore me and read the book and tell me what you think. :D



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