Dec 3, 2011

The Week in Review & A Look Ahead

The Week in Review:

     I reached the 50,000 word goal for National Novel Writing Month on Nov. 30th! I'm so excited! Now to actually finish the book.

     The last showing of The Princess & the Goblin play (based on the book by George MacDonald) was on Thursday evening at the Orem library.

(Library director Gene Nelson, me, & Courtney.
CP is back there on the right)
      Friday, Dec. 2nd was the fantabulous Christopher Paolini lecture at the Provo City Library (he wrote the YA fantasy series The Inheritance Cycle). The even was INCREDIBLE! And SO MANY people came! I bet the library was so proud. And a lot of us dressed up! Christopher even did a cartwheel at the end. It was so cool. I'll do a feature on the event soon. (And can I just say that Courtney Lowe's costume was amazing? What if the dragon Saphira was turned into a human [Shmendrick the magician style, like from The Last Unicorn]? Now we know [see photo on right]. I totally want to start a Courtney Lowe fan club. Who's with me? {I'm serious, guys})

     LDS author Angel Randall signed her book Snow Angels, illustrated by Brandon Dorman (who is also LDS), on Saturday at 3:30 PM at Deseret Book in Orem.

Freaky Fly Day (Ravenspell, Book 3) by David Farland/Wolverton (LDS, still on sale for 80% off!)
Fablehaven series boxed set by Brandon Mull (LDS, the set was on sale 75% off when I bought it. It's not anymore though.)
The Peasant Queen by Cheri Chesley (LDS, signed, won from Cheri's blog along with a bunch of candy and red nail polish!)
Grandma's Classic Favorites for Holidays & Seasons: Kitchen Treasures by Paula Broberg (LDS, won from Cedar Fort's Facebook page)
Everneath by Brodi Ashton (LDS, ARC won from Becky Herrick @ Ramblings)
A War of Gifts: An Ender Story by Orson Scott Card (LDS, signed, from the Orem library book sale)
Gregor and the Marks of Secret (The Underland Chronicles, Book 4) by Suzanne Collins (from the Orem library book sale)
Don't Expect Magic by Kathy McCullough bookmark & signed bookplate (won from Kathy through I Am A Reader, Not A Writer)
Handmade onigiri (rice cake) cell phone charm by Penguin's Plunder (won from Plunder through Cubette's Corner)
Blog cards, designed by Randi Kaufman of Jill of All Memories (won from Randi on Facebook)
Time Gangsters by Berin L. Stephens (LDS, eARC from Cedar Fort)
Thicker Than Water by Sharon K. Owen (free PDF through email from Sharon's website)
AND I won a first chapter critique from LDS author Michael Young!

(Amazon link)
A Look Ahead:

     Wednesday & Thursday (Dec. 7th & 8th) Susan Wojciechowski, author of the book The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, will be signing books from 6:15 - 7:15 PM at the Scera Playhouse in Orem before the Musical adaptation of the book begins (Susan will be signing both nights). The Musical will be showing until Dec. 17th. Click here for more information.

     Friday, Dec. 10th, Barnes & Noble in Orem will be having a Polar Express Party/Storytime at 1:00 PM. Patrons attending the event are encouraged to come in their pajamas! (Polar Express is by Chris Van Allsberg)

Upcoming Releases:
Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett (Utah author!), Dec. 6th
Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett (LDS), Dec. 8th


  1. Um, yes. I will be the first to sign up for the Courtney Lowe fan club.

  2. I'm so tempted to do it.


So, what do you think, oh Lovely Reader?

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