"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Five on a Friday

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a great week!

Here are my five for the week:

1) I love that I organized all my fancy adult fantasy hardbacks this past weekend. Don't they look gorgeous?



2) I'm reading BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE by Kate DiCamillo in preparation (hope) of attending our Austin SCBWI meeting this weekend. The awesome Bethany Hegedus will be presenting on scene and structure and using the book as an example.


3) Thank you, Miriam, for reviewing both THE EMERALD TABLET and THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD! My favorite line from the review:
"Perfect for sci-fi lovers, fans of classical myth, and anyone who's ever wanted to teleport."


4) In case you don't read Becky Levine's awesome blog (and you should), she interviewed me this week. You can read it here. Thanks, Becky!


5) Okay, three day weekend here. I've been on a roll organizing stuff around the house. I've even found room for a whole new bookshelf. Now to order it!


Have a great weekend! Happy Valentine's Day!

29 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

I loved Because of Winn Dixie. And organizing is good. I need to get to my basement which is getting kind of scary. I know you don't have those in Texas, but they are wonderful places to store things, but tend to get full of stuff you don't need.

Lynn Colt said...

Ooh, nothing better than a bookcase full of fantasy books :) Happy Friday!

PJ Hoover said...

Winn Dixie was awesome Natalie! And even without basements (which I wish we had), we do have those spaces that just get out of control. Take them back!

I LOVE the bookcase, Lynn! Happy Friday right back!

beckylevine said...

Okay, I just want to come over to your house with a BIG bag and borrow some of those books! I need some new fantasy series--you should probably do a blog listing your favorites. You know, just for me. :)

Anna said...

Ooh, your bookshelf looks so pretty! I love how series look all lined up next to each other. Do I dare ask if you alphabetized them?

Angela said...

Oh wow--we have so many of the same books! That's so cool! You should start something here, getting a thing going where everyone posts a pic of their main bookshelf on their blog!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh, my. You have time to organize bookshelves. I'm impressed, and, yes, that is gorgeous. Salivating here.

PJ Hoover said...

Too bad we don't live closer, Becky! And I've been thinking about doing a post on adult fantasy I've read/loved. Great minds think alike :)

Thanks, Anna! And not yet. I put them in author categories, but now I need more space to keep going. And how to mix in those pesky mass market paperbacks?

Love that idea, Angela! And I knew there was a reason we had so much in common!

I'm trying to use my weekend time to do more stuff like this, Tricia. It gives us something fun and productive to do.

Thanks for visiting!

Lady Glamis said...

Wow, short and sweet! I love your shelf. That truly is a beautiful sight!

storyqueen said...

I am so envious of your lovely bookshelf! Mine is disastrous, with little bits of paper, strange plastic toys and crayons stuffed in between the books that are in NO way organized.

Well done!

Shelley

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Michelle! I love it!

Yours has personality, Shelley, right?
Thanks!

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

A new bookshelf is a treasure beyond compare. Think of all those future books you'll get to fill it with! :) Have a great weekend!

MG Higgins said...

That is one handsome looking bookcase. Well done! Happy Friday to you.

PJ Hoover said...

I am so excited, Amy! I love arranging bookshelves! And buying new books :)

Thanks, MG! It makes me smile!

Kelly said...

Wow, your bookcase is so organized! (I'm so used to all of our bookcases bulging with books in a scattered manner from the kids!)
Enjoy your new one, too!

Trisha Pearson said...

Your bookshelf does look awesome. Organizing rocks! Have a great weekend!

PJ Hoover said...

The kids' bookcases are a different story, Kelly.

I adore organizing, Trisha. And getting rid of stuff. It's a lot like revising :)

Miriam S. Forster said...

You're welcome, and that IS a beautiful bookshelf. *drools a little*

Enjoy your three day weekend!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Miriam! I knew you would appreciate it!

Robyn Campbell said...

Because of Winn Dixie is a super read. I'm always telling the kids that it's, "Much better than the movie." *grin*

Ivy loves your books, that's for sure.

Happy Valentines Day, Tricia. And have fun this weekend. Wish I could be there. We are SNOWED in again. Git five inches yesterday.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Robyn! I'd say enjoy the snow, but you're probably beyond that.
Hi to Ivy!

slovly said...

Your arrangement of books looks fantastic.

Emily said...

I do not see any Piers Anthony on those shelves, Tricia! Pft!

Good to see you at the meeting - it was such a fab talk!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Slovly! And thanks for visiting!

No Piers Anthony, Emily. I confess. I've read one of his books which I'm almost embarrassed to mention was the novelization of Total Recall.

Lenore said...

I need to reorganize my bookshelves. Yours look great!

And I wish I could teleport :)

PJ Hoover said...

Teleportation would be awesome, Lenore. until I can do it, I'll just write about it. Kind of like everything else I left behind in my youth :)

Marcia said...

That is a gorgeous shelf. I wondered too if you alphabetize them, but that can put books of weird sizes next to each other. I also love organizing and getting rid of stuff (and revising!). Cleaning out drawers and cupboards is about my favorite household task.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Marcia! I don't like the mass market paperback next to the large hardcovers. I don't mind trade paperback, but so many adult fantasies I have are mass market.

Kiki Hamilton said...

Your bookshelves are BEAUTIFUL! I love books!