Okay, busy writing, so no movies watched. But I’ve read a couple of books. One will be reviewed in the next post, so stay tuned. I’ll simply point you to the release announcement here – just know it’s a 5 stars. Come back on Sunday for more!
The other book I’ve read is A Thousand Glass Flowers. It’s been 2 years since my trip to Eirie. The first two books were dead-tree books. For this I had the Kindle version – and hated the messed formatting. I couldn’t tell if there was a change of scene or simply a paragraph break. Hopefully the dead-tree book is better. The story! Yes, I liked it. I sort of missed this world. Probably because I remember a wonderful masked ball on the author’s blog… Anyway, got more Faerans and some new magical beings. Two damaged characters falling in love. And of course the great evil to battle. The similarities and differences with our world are still striking. I might go back to Eirie when the next book comes out… if my TBR pile goes down a little in the meantime!
If you’d rather have a quick read instead, check the collection of shorts by Alice Charles as well. That’s contemporary romance, so if fantasy is not your thing, get that instead. Quick and sweet reads for romantic moods… Hoping to see longer works from this author soon! Now if I could take take down those numbers… I have 40 books on my Smashwords library (a.k.a. the wishlist) and 20+ to read already on my Kindle, sigh!
Anyway, just wanted to point you all to a deviantART initiative – the Holiday Card Project. You don’t need to be a member of deviantART to participate. I’m going to send them a selection of my Happiness is… Zazzle cards, hoping they can use at least 2. I guess I should put this as a widget in the sidebar as well, but it looks kinda crowded by now… Maybe after I’ve mailed the cards, LOL!
I’ll probably do a side-bar cleaning in January anyway – and change theme in December when it starts snowing on WordPress blogs, picking one with a darker background. Then January back to Comet and clean sidebar – or maybe 2 sidebars, one for the writer and one for the blogger? Will have to ponder… decisions, decisions!
OK, last thing – pseudo-art-Friday: got my calendars from Lulu:
Note to self: yesterday I noticed the missing “h”… but then, I’m not the only one as my dashboard tells me other people google “Hritik”, as well as seeing both spellings on Indiaforums.com… I can tell why I always misplace H in all languages except my mother tongue – in Italian it’s a silent letter, and is rarely used, except between C and E or I (to give the sound K) and G and E or I (again to change the sound of the consonant). Most words starting with H are foreign words. Anyway, I won’t correct this year’s calendar (and I’ll correct the deviantART gallery whenever I do a new drawing), next year I’ll spell it “Hrithik”, OK?
I think next year I’ll go back doing them with Word like I did for the past 10 years… see? (missing 2012 calendar still on the wall – and you can see the box of Zazzle cards from which I took the ones to send to deviantART)!