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Todays topic: Contemporary Vs. Fantasy
So... I don't mind Contemporary much, it's just that there's no Fantasy in it, so that's a problem. The thing is, I grew up reading a lot of the Bible (you totally knew I was going there, didn't you?!) and if you read very much of the Bible... (and say, actually believe it) then "normal" takes on this whole 'nother flavor with angels and really creepy bad guys and people smacking rivers with mantles parting them to walk on dry land or hitting rocks with sticks so they can have drinking water... or hangin' out in a whale (or was it a whale?!) for a few days, or skipping death altogether and just going to heaven on a flamin' chariot. I just have a very... uh... "normal" view of life that looks a heck of a lot more like Fantasy than Contemporary. So... Contemporary is ok... it's just boring. And Fantasy is *sigh* perfect!!
Regardless of the kind of book, I like finding stuff I can relate to in 'em, you know? Like... if I was Eve and found out I was going to a +++ -making factory, I would +++ just like she did. TOTALLY!!
I found this recently and it looked like fun:
Hosted by Love, Laughter & a Touch of Insanity...
Here's THE SCOOP on the challenge & here's the SIGN UP LINKY.
The idea (I think... I'm slightly confused, but I double-question backwards, so that's not surprising) is to DO ONE OF YOUR PINS. Like, when you pin something, try it out!! Uh... on Pinterest.
For example... I saw some cool cut-up-yer-t-shirt designs and took scissors to some t-shirts. I made a huge mess and it was a lot of fun. (Did not get pictures... weird.) My husband pointed out that they still look like t-shirts and maybe I didn't "get" the design in the pictures. I think I'll try it again some time, 'cause I have a LOT of car show t-shirts that I uh... just don't wear much. Except to car shows, of course.
I think another way to participate (and this could be me, looking at it backwards) is to DO SOMETHING AND PIN IT!! Jajajajajaja (that's laughing in Spanish. I can speak different languages when I laugh. Comes from traveling.) Doesn't this make sense?! If you take pictures of How To do something and post 'em on Pinterest, didn't you just do it?!
My one -n- only example so far is my How To Package Books to Mail. It's a pretty thrilling commentary, if you missed it. You should definitely check it out. HEY... better yet, PIN IT!! take pictures of your beautiful wrapping! and mail the book to ME!! Then I could send you pictures of what it looks like AFTER traveling in the mail!! What a genius idea!!!
Everyone's writing apologies nowadays, and I've got one, too!!
Sallie, you totally make me feel so warm -n- fuzzy and I totally shouldn't be so nervous that I'm actually icy... so that's my apology - I'm sorry I didn't reach out to other bloggers first!! I also need to apologize to Passionate Bookworm because she brought a book bag with her name all over it, so even if I didn't recognize her (yet) I guessed she was a blogger (and stalked her immediately afterwards and since!!) She wouldn't have recognized me b/c I wasn't wearing my flower.
Sallie MazzurTuesday, May 8, 2012 8:43:00 PM PDTYou know, I've gotten to enjoy visiting most of the book blogs I follow over these past few months, and I'd be just as excited to meet all of you as I would to meet the authors! So if I had been there, I TOTALLY would have gone up to you (and any other book bloggers I recognize from their pictures they post) and been like, "OMG HEY, you exist in human form! Let's hang out and talk books!" Because that's how awkward I am and because there's no better way than to just jump in and break the "burgandy" ice... if you will!
I did meet the avid reader (who was deep inside The Clockwork Prince) reading next to me, the B&N employee who shared her thoughts on book covers and everyone around and near me that dared mention any book in my hearing. The person behind me actually had a copy of Insurgent in her hot hands and was visibly concerned that I'd drool all over her beautiful cover.
The cover conversation was really interesting. The question is, why do so many covers have girls on them? Maybe boys want to read those books, too, only they have to brave the formal wear or sultry beauty on the cover to buy them. I think that's a good question. I love a beautiful cover... and I voted for Everneath like crazy!! But it's cool that guys like to read, too... and maybe frilly covers aren't their favorite? Whatya think?