My dog blogs more than I do.

It’s true. I am a terrible blogger. I think it’s because I let so much time lapse between posts that I feel like I have SO MUCH backlogged information to share! But I really don’t. It’s just school, TV, dog park, lather, rinse, repeat. But just for kicks, here are some mundane anecdotes and book-related updates. Happy Weekend!!

Mundane Anecdotes

Dog park: I jogged with the dog to the dog park yesterday. Belby is not the greatest jogging partner. I get annoyed because she doesn’t understand how to keep a steady pace, and she gets annoyed because I don’t understandSQUIRRELOHMYGODSQUIRREL.

But we made it to the dog park nevertheless. Belby made a new friend. I learned the names of lots of dogs and no people. That seems to be the way it works…

Today we watched Julie & Julia. I liked it, and it made me want to learn to cook for about 2 minutes. By which I mean it made me want to cook something for two minutes. So I microwaved a bag of popcorn. Seriously, I do not have the cooking gene. It’s weird, because my mother is an excellent cook.

On Friday night I had a late-night Slurpee craving and drove to 7-11 to get my fix. Typing about it makes me want another Slurpee.

Book Info!

I found out that Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-up was named one of the Best of the Best Books of 2009 by the Chicago Public Library! Hooray!

Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-up will be released on September 16, 2010. Hooray!

Congratulations to all of the ALA winners, BBYA honorees, and everyone who has seen their books recognized recently. And congratulations to everyone who has celebrated publication recently or is working toward it. With so much social media to connect us, this is a really fun time to be part of the online community of writers and readers, don’t you think?

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read a book a week this year. This sounds like nothing to lots of readers, but between my school schedule and writing efforts, it’s not easy to find the time! Plus I’m taking guitar and am terrible at it, so I need lots of practice. Plus I have a very jam-packed TV-watching schedule. Anyway, enough excuses. My book for this week is Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. In seven days or less I should report that I have finished it!

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