Thursday, August 08, 2013

Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop

Clear my shelf? Heck, at this point I'm trying to clear off my floor... and maybe my desk chair. But the good news is, it means I have a box of books to give away to one of you! And my checkbook says I can afford international! Let's hope it's not lying. ;)

So, in no particular order, the prizes! All books are gently used unless stated otherwise.

Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz (library copy)
Lightpoints by Peter Kassan
That Is So Me by Nancy Rue
Second Opinion by Hannah Alexander
Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (the binding is very worn)
Impossible to Resist by Janice Maynard (new and signed)
More Than He Expected by Andrea Laurence
Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna (proof copy)
Arthur by Stephen Lawhead (old edition, decent condition)

... and possibly a couple more. And of course some swag!

So drop your entries and keep hopping!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Reader/Author Get Together --- Woohoo!

So I'm joining this challenge right here!

Guess why?! I'm going to RAGT!!! Woohoo!

Anyway, there's a ton of authors going to be there, and so many of them I haven't read yet! So I printed out the whole list of them, and I've been thinking, you know, I should make a challenge out of this, and lo and behold, someone has already done this!

I'm going for the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Level -- 12 or more books. I'm actually hoping to see how many of these authors I can read before June. So here goes!


Friday, March 15, 2013

3 Years Later...

Sooo... Long time, no blog? A lot has happened since then. Ah happy times. No real reason for this post, I've just been feeling the urge for awhile now. I have a job, I'm going to school (again), I'm volunteering. I'm reading like a madwoman. The usual for now. We'll see.

Anyhow, I'm planning on putting a post up about a challenge soon. Yuppers.



Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'm Baaack!... Finally.

Today was pretty cool. I got moved in and went to Half Price Books and a Borders Outlet that was going out. I mean, come on, seriously? Boo. Yah.

Kristen just made me watch The Last Samurai, so I'm kinda distracted.... and sniffly. But I felt that I should post, well, something.

Oh, it turns out that there isn't a new roommate... and ResLife didn't even tell Tessa until yesterday. "Oops, we forgot." *sighs and rolls eyes* Seriously? All that rearranging for nothing. Whatever. We are content with our space.

I really should go to bed. I'm feeling out of it. But at least I can sleep until 9 tomorrow!



Tuesday, December 01, 2009

NaNoWriMo: In the Beginning

(I'm working on moving! When I get everything arranged, you'll just be able to go here. It'll definitely be live next year. And then I can share the love! (AKA, the authorship).)

So you're interested in NaNoWriMo. Congratulations! You are a very special person. If you've already checked out the site, good for you. If you've made an account, even better! For those of you who came straight here, I'll give you the basics: 30 Days, 30 Nights, 50,000 Words.

Don't panic. It's not as bad as it sounds. That's not even a full-length novel. It's only a baby one.

So, hundreds of thousands of people, all getting together to attempt to pound out a novel amongst the busy-ness of school, work, nosy relatives, and life in general. Insanity, right? Exactly. But a ton of fun too. But I'm not here to go into depth. If you want to know more about rules and rebels, check out the FAQs. Not only are they very informative, they are highly entertaining.

First, general instructions on how to get hooked up *coughs*, okay, connected with other WriMos. Join the Cleveland group! If you look on my profile, you can see that my home region is "Elsewhere" because home is in the middle of nowhere, but I've also joined the Cleveland region, which is just fine! You're here for November, so get plugged in. There are going to be write-ins throughout November plus a Kick-Off and a TGIO party. You want to come to at least some of them! I'll list them below, and the ML for our region, GeologyGirl should have them posted in the forums soon.

Also, stay active on the forums, make some friends, get a writing buddy, or two! Knowing that people know you're trying to write a novel is a good inspiration to do so! Now, for the first few days in October the site will probably be a bit shaky. This is normal. It happens in November too. :)

If we manage to work up enough participants on campus, I'm hoping to start some weekly write-ins here too, in case some people can't make it to the others. But we have to have some interest, so talk to me! Leave a comment, send me NaNoMail, post on the forums, or send me an e-mail (avanbure09[at] I'll be glad to answer any questions I can.

Happy Writing!

All these events are at the Cuyahoga County branch libraries. They're all from 2:00-4:00 on Saturdays, so you have no excuse not to come!
Oct. 24 - Parma Heights
Nov. 7 - Fairview Park
Nov. 14 - Strongsville
Nov. 21 - Solon
Nov. 28 - Chagrin Falls
Thank Goodness It's Over party (TGIO)
Dec. 5 - North Royalton

Also there are meetings on Thursdays at Panera Bread on I-480 and Tiedeman in Brooklyn from 7:00-9:00/9:30-ish pm.

And best of all, write-ins at the CyberCafe in the Student Union. You'll see me sitting down there with a Novelists at work sign, and my laptop. Tuesdays evenings from 6:00-9:00! Even if you can't stay long, stop by and say high! I'm going to have a posterboard for wordcounts, just because I think that's fun. *grins*

Other BW WriMos:
dreamer freak - Ashley (me!)
dark_anime_real_1 - Katie


Friday, November 13, 2009

Cafeteria Creeper: Episode 2

In the Lang Dining Hall sat five zombies... and one human (Dinner anyone?), discussing strategy for turning certain persons. Methinks we have a traitor among the ranks.


Thursday, November 05, 2009


I should be writing. Writing while I'm waiting, yeah? Well, I guess technically I am writing, but writing on What Verina Did, not writing a random, pointless blog post. I'm too distractable currently. I'm in the CyberCafe waiting until 7:00, waiting for Cadence, and the internship fair is goign on. People, booths everywhere. Me, standing out in my green, fuzzy hoodie, my stripped fingerless gloves.

Gosh, I really am in a prose mood. I should just get on with it. I didn't write yesterday! I'm behind! And just think... Seeing my words in print. Ah, now Sloane would get a kick out of that.

He's such a jerk. And I love him anyway. After all, he's straight out of my mind, heart and soul. Just like all the others.

*purple proses splatters the pages... it's sort of like Cat in the Hat, actually*

Even my visuals are purple. Ach....

Maybe I do need a vacation. I do know a friend with a murder on his hands who might need some assistance....

P.S. Crystal, get your butt moving, girly.