Friday, September 11, 2015
Celebrate the Small Things 11-9-15
This post is part of Lexa Cain's bloghop, Celebrate the Small Things (Lexa has just taken it over from VikLit who has hosted it for the last 2 years). Head on over there to join up!
So, what am I celebrating this week?
I started revising My Murder Year, and so far it hasn't been nearly as bad as I was expecting it to be. I finished this book in late December last year, and haven't looked at it since, so I feel like I have a good amount of perspective on it now. I'm surprised at how sassy my main character is. I don't remember writing her that way. I've also been surprised by some really lovely lines. Fingers crossed it keeps being surprising in a good way!
A YA book was banned in New Zealand this week. It feels like we're returning to the dark ages. I haven't read the whole thing yet (but you'd better believe I'll be first in mine to buy a copy when this all blows over), but I did get a look at some of the more controversial parts of it while I was at a protest about the banning. All I can say is, if this is enough to get a book banned in this country, I'm screwed. The person who has instigated this would probably demand the banning of Stumped after reading page 1.
I have absolutely nothing planned for this weekend and am looking forward to just lazing around for a change. Oh, I'll have to do housework and stuff, but other than that, reading, cooking, eating and maybe watching a movie here or there.
What are you celebrating this week?