How was your weekend?

Hey bookies! Sorry I’ve been absent the last couple of days. Life’s been busy and now that Spring is here, my allergies are kicking my butt!

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I have news for any nerds out there! First, my family is actually planning a vacation this summer. We’re getting a cabin with my sister and her son in June and I’m super excited about that. Where does the nerd part come in? Well, I know the biggest problem about family vacay is getting on each other’s nerves, so I thought why not come up with a RPG  game we can all play together?

We have a family D&D game going, usually just the four of us, but I wanted to do something with my sis too. So I’m writing a game using a platform called Fate. Since she’s never played an RPG game before, I wanted to keep it simple and short.

The scenario is called Starship Pleiades and I’ve basically spent all weekend working on thia! I’m completely obsessed! But it’s going to be so much fun.Think Firefly, but with original characters. I’m really nervous about it. 😕 Still, you have to  start somewhere.

For my reading, I just finished A new  cozy mystery set in Thailand called Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness by Dr. David Cassarett. 🐓 No review up yet though.

Hope your weekend was great and I’ll be back soon!

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Making plans

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Hey bookies! How was as your week? We had several doctor visits, but we all survived to the weekend. I read some good books, but what I’m really excited about is next week –

Avengers: Infinity War!

What else matters!!??!?

Kidding. Mostly. I watched this promo and I honestly got so emotional I started to cry. I am THAT nerd. And I’m not ashamed. I got tickets for next Friday, IMAX in 3D. Cannot wait.

In other news (There’s other news?) We are actually taking a vacation this year, renting a cabin with my sister for a few days in June. No internet. Forgot that was even a thing. We’ll see how it goes. But seriously, it will be a chance to play some board games and read, so it should be fun.

That’s about all the news here. I have some more reviews to add and an update to my Library Thing challenge. Have a good weekend!

Who’s Ready for NaNo?

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Are you planning to be part of NaNoWriMo? For those who don’t know, that stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is in November, and it celebrates the amazing amount of literary talent out there, waiting to be discovered. There is an official site (nanowrimo.org) which has so many helpful tips you’ll be overwhelmed!

I took part last year. The official goal is 50,000 words. I came it around 35K, which I was very proud of. Since then I’ve hit my 50 thousand, but my book is still not done. This year I’m unofficially joining in with the goal of finishing my stinking book! I almost don’t care if it’s good, I just want it to be done! After all, that’s what rewrites are for.

Now is the time to prepare. If you are a planner, start with your outline, your character descriptions, your research, and get it all underway now. If you’re more of a pantser, plan by clearing your schedule for next month. Make a writing playlist, stock the freezer with meals and the cupboard with snacks, and tell everyone that you won’t be around much next month.

Anyway, I’d love to know who else is joining in the fun. Let me know in the comments if you will be signing up, what genre your book is, and title if you have one. Then we’ll be writing buddies. My book is an adult thriller and I know I can finish next month.

 

Happy Weekend!

I am so looking forward to this weekend. I’ve been sick for what feels like ages and I’m *finally* feeling better, so I am hoping to get out of the house this weekend. I’m planning to go to the library and claim some of my prizes from the summer reading program and turn in my overdue books. Then I’m taking my husband out for a treat on Saturday. Sunday I might go visit my sister and Monday is a holiday here in Utah so we are planning a picnic or something.

Then I have a few reviews to post. I just finished Conspiracy by Lindsay Buroker. I also have two books by Robin Hobb that I haven’t reviewed, but I don’t even know where to begin! So many feels! I downloaded the 3rd in the trilogy, but I might not start it until Sunday or else I’d just stay indoors all day and read. (And that would be bad because….)

Hope you have a good weekend and happy reading!