What I'm Reading
I just finished Eleanor and Park, at first not thinking it would live up to the hype. But of course, totally loved it (even if Eleanor drove me crazy half the time). It seemed like a book that shouldn't work, about two awkward teens who don't like each other, but it was wonderful to see them each open up the way they did. Just really well crafted and different than a lot of what I've read.
I read Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave, two of Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor romances, and a few other books I have reviews ready to post. And then, Burn by Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, which was pretty good until the end when some sort of paranormal-ish stuff started going on ... and then the book ended. So I guess this is a series (lol).
What I'm Writing
Thanks again to Ready. Set. Write! I finished a draft this summer. I'm going through a first revision, it's up to 60k words which is just where I want it. I'd love to make it through the second draft this month and send out to a few readers, then start a new project for NaNoWriMo!
|Free I read YA bag!|
One of the keynote speakers was Steven Chbosky, the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and the director of the movie.
|Steven Chbosky with Becky Anderson 9.30.13|
Took a vacation to Portland, attended their Comic Con, got sugar shock from Voodoo Donuts, met up with a few friends at a micro brewery. Then we visited the Oregon coast for a few days where I ate some the best food of my life at Castaways Tini Tiki Hut. I just loved waking up a block from the ocean. Sitting on the sand watching the sun set, walking out on the beach in the morning. LOVE.
|Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, OR. photo: Stephanie Scott|
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