Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday 3 feels so very exhilarating knowing that I just have to come up with three somethings and not thirteen. So much less stress, so much more time...

Here are three blogs I've been visiting that I think are definitely worth a shout-out:

1. Just Keep Writing and Other Thoughts, blog of Liz Fenwick. She's a writer who seems so grounded and upbeat, not to mention friendly and helpful. I know someone in the United Arab Emirates!

2. Eileen Cook, Just My Type, another author blog (seeing a pattern...?) She's just downright hilarious, and her upcoming debut novel has already been billed as 'laugh-out-loud funny'--definitely someone I want to read!

3. Barrie Summie: site of another upcoming author who writes humorous middle-grade fiction. What can I say, I'm a fan of humor.

And I've been tagged for a reading meme by Ms. Fenwick herself...

Total number of books? I couldn't answer with any amount of certainty, but I'd probably say two hundred, maybe. I'm a library girl, and I try to keep my collection of keepers under control.

Last Book read? A Dangerous Beauty by Sophia Nash. My first true historical romance in a while, and my first time reading Ms. Nash. I definitely enjoyed it--it was a very unique story. I've since started on The Manolo Matrix by Julie Kenner, a long-time member of my TBR posse.

Last Book Bought? Lost in Austen--a choose your own adventure, Jane Austen style.

Five meaningful Books?
This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart, cementing her as my all-time, favorite author
Pride & Prejudice (of course), the beginning of a Jane Austen obsession
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, completely different from everything else I read, but addictive and mesmerizing
Annabelle (The Second Volume of the Six Sisters), a Regency by Marion Chesney, started my fascination with the Regency period
The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne, the sort of book which I aspire to write.

Now I am supposed to tag five people so I tag:


Vicki said...

Cool Meme. I do mine this weekend. :)

Mel said...

Eileen is hilarious. She's also a Cherry so she gets double points from me.

Samara Leigh said...

You are not alone in your Jane Austen obsession! LOL

Barrie said...

Alyssa, thank you thank you for linking to my blog!! I added you to my blog roll. ;)

liz fenwick said...

I am blushing at your kind words.....thanks. Will check out the other blogs too!

Great list of books :-)

Beck said...

Excellent meme! I'll do it this weekend.

~Virginia~ said...

Hooray! I love being tagged! And a book meme?! I'm all over it!