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

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Getting Inspired

Inspired by my daughter and her monster letter writing, I tried to make my own monster name. I figure next time I'll make it a bit more random, but at least it's colorful and it's a start.

my monster name

my daughter's monster name

Hope you all are having a great summer! I'm still here in Virginia, looking forward to a book club this Sunday, the Dulles Air & Space museum tomorrow, possibly the zoo on Friday (my kids want to attempt to see the panda). Then it's the beach for a few days next week. I'll be around and about on the blogosphere and back in full force on July 19th!

On a happy note, by son read and loved book three in the THE FORGOTTEN WORLDS TRILOGY: THE NECROPOLIS (which happens to be available for pre-order, btw). He said it is the best yet! Seriously, I'm just happy he read it. I had some tough competition with ALVIN HO and THE MAGIC THIEF, but I scraped my way in there.

Happy Wednesday!


Stacy Nyikos said...

Hey! Another book (almost) out! Congrats! Enjoy your vacation in Virginia. I just got back from Berlin. Off to Vermont College next week where I may need monster letters to read anything after ten days of nonstop reading. Yeesh. The old eyes are aging.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Monster names--what a cool idea! I'm kind of shy and wouldn't think of making big, crazy letters of my name, but I think that it could be liberating to do so. And fun, so I'm gonna do it. Thanks and congrats on book three!

lotusgirl said...

Glad you're enjoying the vacation. It's gotta be pretty hot up there slogging around DC. Then again. You come from TX. Maybe it's not so bad.

We'll have to try the monster names, too. Cool one.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Can't wait to read the last book. My daughter is too. I wonder who'll read it first.

bookaholic said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you!

Lynn Colt said...

Sorry about the heat wave here--stay cool and hydrate!

PJ Hoover said...

Yes, another book, Stacy! I'm looking forward to it. It was great talking today, and have fun at Vermont!

Tricia, you can officially share my name :) And you know, it really is liberating to do stuff like that.

Yes, try the monster name, Lois! It's fun. And so true. Compared to Texas, it isn't that bad.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Natalie! I hope you and your daughter both like it!

Thanks, Debasmita!

It is hot, Lynn. My parents keep commenting on it :)

ali said...

Okay, PJ? I'm SOOOO glad you found me because I'm thrilled to have met YOU! I looked up your Forgotten World series at Amazon and promptly bought them. My son devours books like they're breakfast, lunch and dinner and these sound right up his alley, thank you!

Now, back to your blog . . . I love the monster names. YOURS is gorgeous and well, I just love the name Lola and I think I need to find a way to write a character named Lola STAT.

adrienne said...

I love the monster letters!
Enjoy the rest of your vacation. Sounds like a blast.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Way to go on Book 3! Can't wait!
Monster names - very cool!

laurapauling said...

Congrats on another book. That's wonderful your son read your book and liked it!

T. Anne said...

Love the monster letters! My DD just bought an I Spy monster book. I'll try and get her to monster out her name tomorrow!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

You are a true artist. Seriously. I'm in awe of anyone who can draw in a way that you know what it is.

Don't you love seeing your kids read? My own kiddos are bookaholics, and I eat up every bit of it.

beth said...

Yay for monster names! (And, yanno, your son has GREAT taste! Just sayin')

Enjoy VA! But go south a bit to NC for the real fun! ;)

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Your son has awesome taste in books ;o)

LOVE the monster name! What a cute idea!

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PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Ali! I'm so glad we're blog friends, too! And yay for your son being such a great reader (and of course for buying my books!).
I've loved the name Lola ever since Copacabana came along :)

Hey Adrienne! Long time! I hope you're having a great summer, too!

Thanks, Terry! I'll be looking for your monster name, too!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Laura! I was very happy he liked it. He didn't want to put it down.

Make sure you post your monster names, Anne! I think we have that same I Spy monster book which I love :)

Carol, you should do your name! It's such a beautiful name and would make great fodder for monsters!

PJ Hoover said...

Aw, thanks, Beth! Next time we'll have to meet in between somewhere. I'm sure 2011 will be our year to finally see each other in person!

Thanks, Courtney! I'm just happy he wasn't driven by guilt to read it :)

Kelly H-Y said...

You are both quite the artists ... love it! To be complimented like that by your own child ... that is THE best!!!!!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Kelly! It made my day!