Archive | February, 2013

[A to Z] More books for 2013~

15 Feb

I just signed up to do the A to Z Challenge again this year. I decided that April will be the one month of the year when my blog will be updated regularly. Like how November is the only month of the year when I novel. I have been getting better about writing during the post-Nano season, though. I even host a monthly write-in for local writers (but I sometimes end up doing homework…).

Anyway, if you’re visiting from the A to Z Challenge, welcome! According to my stats, it looks like I’ve already got a few of you visiting. I hope you enjoy your stay! 🙂

Like last year, I decided that I would do book titles for this year’s challenge, but unlike last year, I’m taking a class on the history of children’s literature, so I’m going to try to cover as many letters as I can using books that I’ve either read for class or are related to the class somehow.

I just read a bunch of picture books, which will be a nice addition to my blog, since my reviews so far have been mainly for books for older children (although I wasn’t thinking about the challenge when I read the books, so I got some duplicate letters). I’ve got about ten letters so far, and I’ve even managed to cover some of the harder letters already, like Q, U, and Y!

I’m also thinking of interspersing the book reviews with some quick 3-word prompts using the letter of the day if I can’t find a book in time. I do like the challenge of finding books to fit a certain criteria, though, and it has the added bonus of introducing me to great new books!

P.S.–Also, like last year, I will be following blogs through RSS feeds, so you might not be able to tell that I’m reading your blog, but I am!

[3 words] king/bath/kangaroo

12 Feb

Sorry for the delay! I actually have a backlog of 3-word shorts and some more Aria that I haven’t gotten around to posting yet, as well as some book reviews I wrote for class, so look for more frequent updates in the next few weeks.

Originally written Friday, December 14, 2012

The king sat in his golden bathtub staring at the bubbles floating around him. He was bored. Every day, he did the same thing over and over again. Over, and over…

The bubbles started to shift on their own. The king jumped up, startled, pulling on his bathrobe.

“Hello, Your Majesty,” said the bubbles, taking the shape of a kangaroo.

“W-What are you?” asked the king.

“I’m here to make your life more interesting,” the kangaroo said.

(77 words)