Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New batch of Lone Star hopefuls....

It's always exciting when the boxes start arriving from the publishers---kind of like Christmas only I don't have to buy anything for anyone else! ;)

So, I've started reading the selections that are possibilities for next year's Lone Star picks--and I have to say that so far I'm fairly impressed. I've read a bit of historical fiction and some fantasy so far.

I'm also beginning to work on my booktalks for TLA this year. It's just around the corner, and I definitely want to be super-prepared--especially since I'll be ridiculously preggo by that time and I don't want to be stressed at the last minute trying to finish things up. I'm really excited about both the books I'll be talking --they are FABULOUSNESS.

I've been home for two days with a kiddo running fever, so I feel a bit out of the school loop right now, but hey, it's made for more reading time, right?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I've fallen off the wagon....again...

Yes, it has been a very busy school year....and quite a productive one, although you can't tell it by my neglect to this blog. :( I do love to blog, but this year has been a bit overwhelming---between my grad school, my hubby's grad school, taking care of our 6 year old DD, both of us working full time and me being pregnant and due in May...well, I guess something had to give. My hope is that I can at least check in here from time to time and update a bit....and then, come August when my baby is here and my grad work is done....woo-hoo...it'll be blog time again!