>Just A Quickie
I found out last week that my local Barnes & Noble has a program that lets me buy and donate books to a local children’s home. How cool! If you happen to frequent a B & N near you, maybe you could see if they have a similar program.
Honey told me today that his boss frequently buys lots of children’s books. He’ll put them in a container and any children that come to the dealership can pick out a couple and just keep them. He tells them that if they come back at any time, they can have more. He is all about promoting literacy. How cool is that? I just thought he deserved a shout out….
Several of you have also commented on the really cool snow you see falling on the blog. I can’t take credit for that at all. I found it while visiting Simon over at Spellmaking. I saw it there and asked where he found it. He was kind enough to give me the code. I’ll paste it at the bottom of this post. Still, you should take a minute and go visit his site….I’ll wait….
Meanwhile, I had downloaded the Kindle for PC app and on December 1st, I got Talli’s new book, The Hating Game. Wow!
Okay, first let me say I’d be a terrible agent or editor or whatever. Why? Because no matter how hard I try, I can’t pay attention to any of the technical things about writing. When I read a good story, my grown-up let-me-see-how-they-phrased-this-and-stuff brain goes away and the little child in me comes out. Basically, I read like a child sitting at someone’s feet, listening to tales told in the dark.
I get caught up. If it’s something I’m really enjoying, I’ll get taken away and forget about everything else around me. That’s what happened with The Hating Game.
All I can tell you is that you need to get this book. It’s funny, sassy, insightful, colorful, surprising and even sweet. The look behind the curtain of a reality show was eye-opening for sure. The whole thing was a darn good ride and I can’t wait until I have time to read it again.
In March, when it comes out in paperback, I intend to buy a copy. I liked it that much.
So, am I forgetting anything? Probably….
I tried to post the code for the snow and it wouldn’t work-probably because it’s, well, code. I’ll post it in the comments sections.
I already had this post scheduled and, while off visiting bloggie friends, I found a fest I’ve decided to enter. Check it out! Ellie Garrett is hosting a Christmas Tales Blogfest and it’s happening on Dec. 12th. There’s still time to sign up so why don’t you take a second to run over, check out the info, and linky up?
One more thing: DL Hammons, this title’s for you! =P
***I tried to post the snow code and still can’t. If you would like to have it, go to Simon’s blog and look in the comment section…sorry.***
snowStorm.snowColor = ‘#99ccff’; // blue-ish snow!?snowStorm.flakesMaxActive = 96; // show more snow on screen at oncesnowStorm.useTwinkleEffect = true; // let the snow flicker in and out of view