For the last two days, I've been thinking about my groove for the summer. I have vacation to DC planned, volunteering for a week of Cub Scout camp (yes, wish me luck), lots of kid time, and...well...less writing time. And this is not bad. I simply need to develop my groove for the summer months, go with it, and enjoy it. And anyway, I did used to work a full time job also, didn't I?
I'm ready. Are you???
Here are my five for the week:
1) Headed to BookPeople today and bought a ton of books including:
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven) by Brandon Mull
Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven) by Brandon Mull
Soul Enchilada by David Macinnis Gill
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Also I looked for The Chosen one by Carol Lynch Williams but they were sold out.
2) For my son, I bought:
The Five Ancestors Book 5: Eagle by Jeff Stone
Two notes here:
(a) I kinda forced him into starting to read "longer" books by making him read 39 Clues. He read all three of those so I made him read Tiger next which he devoured. He couldn't wait to get back to reading it and totally loved it. So yeah, sometimes you have to push the issue or kids will stick with Super Diaper Baby forever.
(b) When Jeff Stone lived in Austin, he took Kung Fu at the same place I take it.
3) Okay, my daughter was at BookPeople with me. She really just wanted to play in the theater, but they conveniently have the 8x8 books situated right next to it. So she picked herself out an 8x8 book on Night at the Museum 2 (which we saw on Monday, plot holes and all).
4) I've officially made my first movie with iMovie. What fun! I can see where this would become addictive (just like everything else related to computers). I'm not posting the video as it was a DisneyWorld vacation video and I'm pretty sure you guys don't want to see 138 photos of my kids. But trust me. It is awesome!
5) My agent has a book coming out this fall.
Buying, Training, and Caring for Your Dinosaur by Laura Joy Rennert
Looks pretty cool, huh?
You can check out her brand new website here and even take a quiz to find out what kind of dinosaur you are here.
I'm a triceratops. You?
Okay, I'll throw in an extra:
6) Palm Pre anyone???
Have a great weekend!