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Month: April 2017

Weekly Wednesday: Episode 9

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Reading: Finally finishing The Book of Life.  It’s definitely a book I don’t want to see end, but I also want to find out what happens.  I should be done in the next day or so.

Watching: Dancing with the Stars sure was a shocker this week.  Glad to see Nancy still in the competition, though.  Hulu premiered The Handmaid’s Tale today.  I don’t want to say much about it, for fear of spoiling it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but they did an excellent job of capturing the feel of the book.  Dystopian isn’t my favorite genre — not by a long shot — but the character is compelling.

Listening:  Yesterday, it was the music of Ella Fitzgerald to celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday.  Today, it’s random.  🙂

Doing:  I’m including the video of our Easter egg decorating that I forgot to post last week.  I love doing the Russian wraps — quick, easy, and mess free. Simply dip into boiling water and instant beautiful eggs!  As for this week… we ended up ditching Dapper Day at Disneyland in favor of the LA Times Festival of Books at USC.  I got to meet Deborah Harkness and my husband got to meet one of his favorite authors (Daniel Suarez).  It was a lot of fun.

Planning: Blog posts, mainly.  Especially when it comes to Fort Ross Friday next month!

Writing: Pre-writing the blog posts, doing the last few edits for the short story, and prepping to send more queries.

Obsessing Over: This adorable — and literary — shirt I found at Box Lunch.  When in doubt, go to the library!

Weekly Wednesday: Episode 8

Currently…

Reading:  The Book of Life.  I still haven’t had much time to read, and I find myself not wanting to finish this series because I love it so much.

Watching: Dancing with the Stars, and The Santa Clarita Diet.  SCD isn’t for everyone — it’s graphic and  bloody — but its one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in a long time.  I have to warn you, though, that I have a sick sense of humor.

Listening:  The Science Vs podcast.  Very informative and funny.

Doing: Just got back from visiting family in Northern California for Easter.  While there, we went on a research trip to Fort Ross to help with my short story.  I will be doing a post (maybe more) about this trip soon.  🙂  Perhaps in May, Figure Skating Friday will be Fort Ross Friday, since skating is about to enter the “off season.”  No matter how I structure it, there will be info on this blog soon about Russia’s southernmost North American settlement.

Planning: My outfits for Dapper Day at Disneyland this weekend.

Writing: Making changes to the Alternate History short story based on what I learned at Fort Ross.  Revising my query letter and prepping to send it to another batch of agents.

Obsessing Over: Russian America, the gold rush, and this bizarre Russian film…I want to see the whole movie, badly. :p

Blog Hiatus

I’ve got a lot going on right now, so I will be on blog hiatus until after Easter.