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Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Four!

It's Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2)

1. What am I reading? I just finished up CRIMINAL by Terra Elan McVoy. If you're in the mood for a gritty and raw and honest read, this is the book. I read it in two days--it was gripping.

2. What else am I reading? I've had "The Summer" books by Jenny Han on my TBR pile forever. I never seem to get around to them, but the other day I found IT'S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU on my library's audio site. So I'm listening to the audio version and wondering why on earth I didn't read these books sooner. I also didn't realize they were connected (all an actual series with the same characters) so I'm actually reading in the wrong order, but I don't care. I'm loving it anyway and can't wait to read the others.

3. What am I writing? Thanks to some awesomely-helpful feedback from a beta reader, I'm back at work on LIVING OUT LOUD. I love those revisions where you know exactly what to do and can envision how the changes will make the book SO MUCH BETTER.

4. My son and I are meeting with my homeschool support teacher today, so as of this afternoon, 4th grade is officially done! My son and I do school year round (lighter and more fun in the summer). I let him start on the next grade through summer so he's actually kind of excited about it.

We're supposed to get a weekend of sunshine and then rain rain rain next week. So I'll be outside for the next couple of days. How about you?


  1. I didn't realize you home schooled. And year round, too. That must make it challenging to fit in extended stretches of writing.

    It's raining here this morning, so I'm planning on a reading and writing day. I hope you're right about sunshine for the weekend. My garden needs rescuing from the weeds!

    1. Yay, the sun is shining here! Hope you enjoy your weekend, Carol!

  2. I haven't read the Jenny Han books either.
    I'm reading Flashes of War, a collection of flash fiction and short stories by a local friend - literary, thought provoking and amazing. I'm also beta'ing an adult fantasy romance and a YA paranormal.
    I'm writing a historical MG though I'm stuck at the moment.
    What else? Renovating a bathroom!

    Thanks again for being a part of the reader skit!

    1. That flash fiction collection sounds fun, Jaye, and I enjoyed your reader skit!