Happy May the fourth everyone! Last month was crazy and it made me realize how much I really enjoy the blog of mine.
If you haven't had a chance to check out my progress from Camp NaNoWriMo, you can read my two update posts (midway and finish). This month I’ve got some great stuff planned! New book reviews, a series of reader interviews, and Fiction Friday posts with all new content from Keeper’s! Stay tuned for that excitement, but for now… let’s get back to the news!
the book report
I tend to stay away from politics on this blog as just the mere mention of the word can spark anger and debate, but I think this article is one every reader can agree with. More children need more books. Books are the keys to learning, imagination and creative thinking, and there’s nothing negative that can come from that. So when Obama announced his support for providing e-books to low income students, you bet I am on-board.
As a writer words fascinate me, honestly, it’s part of the job and when creative uses of words, or new word creations find their way to me I giggle and feel the need to share them with the world. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows invented three new words to use for some very sad emotions, all three are amazing and really seem to encapsulate the feeling of their definitions. If those words have you down, try Rhett and Link’s YouTube video, on 6 Words That Don’t Exist in English. Their humor and wit makes their creative and frankly, crazy, words all the more interesting and fun to watch.
Now for some lighter news! If anyone is not yet a fan of Anna Kendrick (follow her twitter, she’s amazing!) she is releasing a book of essays in the coming months. She’s most known for acting in Twilight, Pitch Perfect 1&2, and Into The Woods. She’s honest and jovial and her book, I’m sure, will not disappoint.
Lastly, let’s end on a fun note. Joe Hale is a crazy crazy creative. He’s authored the entirety of Alice in Wonderland through Emoji. Enjoy the wacky read!