Sunday, December 16, 2007

P.S.... I'm reading!

I'm reading a book! That shouldn't be big news, but it is for someone who has been trying to read Creation in Death for about a month now and still hasn't finished.

The book is called P.S. I Love You. And yes, it's also a movie now, something I didn't realize at the time I bought it, despite the fact it has one of those awful movie covers on it. I hate when they redo the covers of books once the movie is made. It seems so cheesy. But since I didn't know that at the time, I bought it anyway.

So far its a really good book. It's set in Ireland, which makes me very happy. I love books set in Ireland. They just love to eat and drink...a lot. It's great. It's also had some LOL moments and some moments that made me cry. Always a sign of a great book. But....

Yes, there is a "but". I accidently looked ahead. I hate when I do that. I never used to do it, but ever since I've started going through this stage where I don't read a lot, I seem to be doing it more and more. I even read ahead in Creation in Death. Usually I read so fast I don't think about doing it, but not anymore. I've grown impatient.

It sucks.

But at least I'm not looking at it like some kind of educational material. When I'm in the middle of writing a book or editing one, I'll find myself dissecting everything I read. Looking at the way they phrase a sentence. How they change a scene. Just trying to figure out what I can learn from it. It makes it really hard to just get lost in a book.

Well, let's hope I finish this one. I'd hate to add it to the graveyard of unfinished books I've started in the last couple years.

Friday, December 14, 2007


For those of you that are just finding this blog from my website. I'm hoping to make this my permanent blog!

I know what you're saying... "But Melanie, haven't you said this before?" And: "What was I on the internet to do? Wasn't I trying to go on Amazon?"

Yes, I know. I have said this before. But I mean it this time! And you were going to buy that Guitar Hero 3 for your son...nephew...daughter... ;)

But seriously, this is my blog. Forever and ever.