Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I Have an Idea and Other News

Okay, so I am bored, and I was trying to think of something interesting to do. So, let me run it by everyone. It is called the "Challenge Yourself Challenge." What it means is that each month you challenge yourself to do something you have never done before, have been putting off forever, or that scares you or intimites you. Then, you post about it on your blog, and link back here. Some months, there might be challenges. Like, read an author you have never read before or do a Thursday Thirteen of the places in your town that you think people should visit. Ideas like that. Other people can also email me with ideas and challenge participants to do things that they have done that they think other people have been doing. My hope is that if this idea works, I can create its own blog for it, and it can be like a little community. If I get enough interest, by people leaving comments, I would like to start in August. So, what do people think? I only thought of it yesterday, so it might need a little fine-tuning. The best thing is that it does not have to be anything major, you just have to post about it, and you are going to update your blog anyways.... Anyways, comment and offer suggestions or tell me if you are interested. I will continue to update my idea through July and if by the last week of July there is interest, we will start in August.

In other news, today was mail call day! Yay! I got 4 books in the mail, and I am very excited about all of them. I got Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reeves (which I am reading currently), M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman, the next Warriors book by Erin Hunter, Swordbird by Nancy Yi Fan. These books are for the What Would Harry Read blog that Harper Collins Canada has. That means four more guest posts from yours truly! The blog actually updated today if you want to head over there and check it out! Then, I got another book, The Judas Strain by James Rollins. I am very excited to see what happens next, and impressed with the speed in which I received it as it only came out yesterday and yesterday was a holiday (mail-wise).

After posting about how many books I have read this year that I owned last year, I am also trying to read more older books. I started a couple yesterday, but they will be put to the side until I finish Gaiman. I really love the cover to InterWorld. I also noticed the back of Swordbird and how young the author looks. I quickly looked at the author profile and she is only 14. I will be interested to see how well she writes!


Next week will be a VERY good week on my blog. Michelle Moran, author of Nefertiti will be guest blogging! I will also be posting my review of Nefertiti. The book comes out on July 10th, so if you want to see if it right for you, stop by and see what Michelle has to say! And, she is very open to questions, so if you have any just leave them in the comments anytime between now and next Friday and I will be sure that she gets them. I probably will be posting other things during that week as well, I do not want to get too far behind on my other reviews, but I am thrilled that Michelle agreed to do this because I really really loved her book!

Lastly, I posted a review of Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine on Twisted Kingdom today!

Enjoy your Tuesday!


  1. I am looking forward to your interview with Michelle.

  2. I'm looking forward to the interview.

    Also, I think the challenge is an awesome idea. I'm definitely willing to participate!

  3. Hmmmm...

    I'm cautiously intrigued.

    Cautious because, in many ways, I'm a coward.


  4. The challenge sounds fun and is something I am trying to do at the moment anyway.

  5. I'm with cj, "cautiously intrigued"... Keep us posted!

  6. That sounds like a fun idea for a challenge. I'd be interested to hear more about it and what other people have to say. I love the idea of challenging myself to doing new things, even small things, like trying a new restaurant or author.


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