June 23, 2011

Random Thoughts on this Muggy Thursday

Hola, mi amigos!

Hmm, that's the extent of my seven years of Spanish class... Senora Porto Carreiro would be so ashamed!

Anyhoo, just wanted to share a few things that have been on my mind lately!

1. My funny and fabulous friend Ellen Oh invited me to write a guest post on her blog, which was posted yesterday. She has a great new series called "What's the Best Advice You'd Give Your Younger Self?" and she was kind enough to let me join in on the fun! Sometimes, I really wish I could give advice to Caroline circa 2007. Such as, find more balance in your life! And, be nicer to Justin! And, lay off those cookies!

2. My agent sister (and fantastically fashionable friend) Jessica Spotswood recently revealed the cover of her YA novel, BORN WICKED! I've been lucky enough to read this novel and IT. IS. AMAZING. The characters are vibrant, the plot is heart-wrenchingly fast-paced, and the prose is simply like buttah. Fluid, smooth, poetic, and lovely. And the cover is awesome, don't you think?

3. Okay...how this ever happened to you guys before? I went to B&N last week to buy the newest book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants story, and I was excited to read the novel that I found a chair and started flipping through the pages. I figured I'd read a chapter or two and head to the check-out line but...I couldn't stop reading. Two hours later, I had finished the book! Eep! And now I feel so bad that I didn't buy the book that I think I have to go back and purchase it. I mean, I was kind of stealing, right? Maybe? I have no idea.

4. Oh, I watched this video yesterday and I thought it was hilarious! Hope it gives you guys a laugh.


  1. That really is a stunning cover. And yes, I have done that in a bookstore, although not lately b/c I go with my husband who's always rushrushrush lol.

  2. Love the cover!

    Hahaha @ Your B&N theft! I say, it is not stealing, for two reasons: It's good for business to have people hanging out and reading, and If you have a Nook you can read for free in the store, without paying for the book.

  3. Your story about SISTERHOOD is hilarious. Isn't it amazing how a book can drag you in and refuse to let go? You are in no way a book thief, but I'd say go buy it -- it sounds like you loved it enough to have it on your shelf, and I'm sure the author would thank you ;)

    Jess' cover is so stunning. lovelovelove!

  4. You finished a whole novel in 2 hours?? Whoa, that's a superpower to me. :)

  5. I just added Born Wicked to my goodreads shelf, it looks fantastic!

    You are too funny with the B&N story! I would do it if I A) had the time and b) if Waterstones provided chairs and/or had a cafe. I miss B&N Georgetown!

  6. Thanks so much for the cover love, Caroline! *hugs*