I'm starting to think that maybe long, stuttering breaks in my blog posting are good for my writing career. That, or my last post came across pathetic enough that people pity me.

Either way, I got a couple awards, so WOO!!

The first is from Julie, who always has a list of books and TV shows for me to check so that we can geek out about them together. I'm pretty sure her master plan is to own my brain through various types of media, and it's WORKING!

She gave me this one. Did my brain inadvertently tell her I love strawberries best?
The other award is from Christine, without whom I'd be flopping prematurely at the bottom of a slush pile, dying an ignominious death. Also, she's the ONLY person allowed to read my manuscript in an epic fantasy voice. Got that?

She gave me a puppy! My kids will be so excited.

Since I've already done the seven things about me required by the Strawberry Award, I'm skipping right to the Puppy Award and telling about 5 TV shows/books/movies I've enjoyed in the past while.

1. TV: I'll start with the one that's been claiming my evenings lately: Arrested Development. Everyone in my husband's new job told him he HAD to watch it, and since we want to fit in and suck up, we did. Hilarious, guys.

2. BOOKS: I've been reading like a crazy person lately, but one series has really stood out among the masses, and that's Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness. All three books in the series--The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and The Answer, and Monsters of Men--are excellent, so go check them out. Seriously, I would love to be able to write a story like this some day. And come on, how cool are those titles?

3. MOVIE: I went on a date with my husband to this obscure little foreign film called "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2." It was pretty good. I mean, England has a whole culture that I wasn't aware of! "Wizards", "Death Eaters", "Horcruxes". It was a fascinating study.

4. BOOK: I also just read Shannon Hale's "Book of A Thousand Days" and liked it very much. Her writing is sweet and unimposing. Also, I love a strong-willed heroine in the style of Gail Carson Levine's characters.

5. TV: I don't know if I've ever mentioned my deep-abiding love for Survivor. Have I? I really love it. It's pretty much the only reason I still own a TV.

Lucky for me, I happen to know quite a few irresistibly sweet and seriously cute bloggers who I'd like to pass these awards on to: 

Ruth Josse from Ruth+Writing. I wiggle like a puppy every time I see a comment from Ruth, because she's so stinking funny. She doesn't just save her funny for me, either. Check out her blog if you don't believe me...and also, check it out even if you do believe me.

Jess from Falling Leaflets.  I like Jess's blog because she links to a lot of valuable information that I don't have to hunt down myself. Plus, look at her profile picture and tell me she's not adorable.

Michelle Merrill from Perfecting the Craft. First off, she has one of the coolest headers I've ever seen and I'm insanely jealous every time I see it. Secondly, Michelle takes the time to interview other aspiring authors, which is awesome.

Lindsay Currie from Tiptoe Kisses. She first won me over with a post about Harry Potter. For the life of me, I can't remember what she said, just that I thought, "Ooh, I need to stalk make friends with this girl."

Carrie from Carrie Keeps Typing. Go ahead and tell me her post, "I Wish Eggs Were Transparent" is not the most brilliant thing you've read.

Madeline Bartos from Capricious Existence. If you're looking for some excellent insight into the mind of a teenager, Madeline is your girl, seeing as she's in the throes of teenagehood-dom. She knows what teens are looking for in a book and she'll let you know! Also, when she's caffeinated, she is ridiculously cute.

Go check out these blogs and maybe, just maybe, they'll share the strawberry cake and let you play with their puppy.

(I...already ate my cake...but my puppy is available.)


Christine Tyler said...

#3. Oh you kill me.

But I love you.

Christine Tyler said...

And survivor is still on television?

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Aww, thanks Jeigh. I enjoy the mutual stalking:)

Jess said...

Woo-hoo! Thanks Jeigh! I think I'll have to check out Shannon Hale's book, so thanks for the recommendation. Oh, and that puppy is so stinking cute I can hardly stand it:)

Michelle Merrill said...

Thanks for the award Jeigh! Speaking of interviews...you may be getting an email :)

Ruth Josse said...

Well aren't you seriously cute and irresistibly sweet! You should get an award or something.

You make me wiggle too. (that doesn't sound weird at ALL)

Thanks, Jeigh!

Dead Bird said...

I LOVE Arrested Development! Sorry, I read that and couldn't concentrate on anything else. Plus I don't know how to geek out about books. Most of the books I read have the words "for Dummies" in the title.

Anyway, just wanted to share my love for Arrested Development with you. Can't wait to quote lines from it around the rest of the family whilst they look at us like we're crazy (but we know the truth).

Luanne Hardy said...

That's why you always leave a note.

Best. Show. Ever. Ever.

Erin said...

If you like Shannon Hale, you should read, "The Princess Academy." I devoured it in like a day, and it's on my list now of favorite young adult books.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

What a fun post. I LOVE Shannon Hale's books. They are all so good. I've heard so much about Chaos Walking. I need to check it out.

Pk Hrezo said...

Congrats on the awards! Always nice to see a deserving recepient. :) (and yes I know I misspelled that word)
Thanks for all the links! I'm off to check them out!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jeigh. It's a great blog and your awards are well-deserved. Interest in your blog should definitely translate into interest in your novels. :)
Robyn Bavati

Juliemybird said...

Wait, what master plan to own your brain through various types of media? *You weren't supposed to pick up on that.* Oh wait, it's working? Well never mind, then. :)

Also, I agree with Christine about #3. Oh my pants.