Friday, May 29, 2009

Good News/Bad News

IN THE NEWS: "Conn. woman bitten after 'bite me' remark." Read more HERE.

Yay! It's Friday! And what's better than having a whole Friday to write? A whole Friday to READ, of course! And I just got my recent Amazon order. :)

I'm really excited! (Can you tell?)

In fact, here's what I ordered:

She's All That--by Kristin Billerbeck. (Christian chick-lit) She's a new author to me. I just felt like trying someone new. The book looks really cute!


Save the Date by Tamara Summers (YA) Another new author for me. I wanted something fun and lighthearted.

Let's see... Not counting these two new books, I have 2 print books and 2 e-books books still in my TBR pile. Personally, I think that's a pretty manageable pile (especially heading into summer).

(PS. That was the rationalization to myself for buying more books.)

That's the GOOD NEWS.

Now the BAD NEWS:

I also got my Mango Pitter delivered to me with that order. That should be good news, right? Well...I think I might have developed an allergy to mangoes. Nooooooooo!

(PS. This is really bad news because I really love mangoes)

Anyhew, I'm off to write or plot (haven't decided). Then read.

If you have time this weekend...or NOW check out this link:

Author Diana Palmer talks about being published. It's a really an interesting video.

Have a great weekend!


Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

I haven't read any of Kristen Billerbeck's stuff, but sure want to. YA is not something I usually read, but after Twilight, my interest has picked up.

Chicki Brown said...

I can't believe that video was filmed at one of my local libraries, Fayette County. They have a huge room with a nice view that's great for author events.

Enjoy your reading! I just started a new Suzanne Brockmann book, and will blog about LOVER AVENGED on Monday.

Jody Hedlund said...

Sounds like a fun day! Hope you enjoy it!

Jessica Nelson said...

Eek! Who's allergic to mangoes? You poor thing! LOL
Enjoy your books. :-)

PatriciaW said...

I LOVE Kristen's voice. My favorite was The Trophy Wives Club. Hope you enjoy.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Oh, no, Jennifer. To not be able to eat mangoes wouldn't be nice. I love them when just ripe, but not too ripe. Very picky I know.

I have waaaay more books on my TBR pile I'm embarrassed to say. You definitely needed that order, girl!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Allergic to mangoes...curious about your symptoms and I'm not even a nurse. Just curious. :D
Happy Reading!
~ Wendy

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Awww! I was excited for you to get your mango pitter. I hope you're not allergic to mangoes!

I got my order from Amazon, too. 1001 Ways to Market Your Book by John Kremer. I'd much rather be reading fiction :)

Have a great weekend!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Cindy: OOh, you'll have to let me know how that book is!

Wendy: My symptoms are breakouts all over my face--and little red bumps on my forehead. Crazy stuff because I SO do NOT break out. I'm trying to tell if it's the mangoes (which I've been eating a lot of) OR my moisturizer.

Tess said...

there's nothing better than getting an Amazon order in the mail! I am expecting one myself either today or tomorrow *big smile*

Tana said...

Sorry about the mango's I love those too! I'm going to check out the book you bought. I always need idea's in that dept. Blog about your ereader one day, or do you use your PC, inquiring minds want to know ;)

Angela Ackerman said...

Allergy to mangoes? Oh my sympathies! I love em.

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oh no, it stinks developing allergies to things you didn't used to be allergic to - especially if it's something you love! Maybe it was just one bad mango - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, and in the meantime enjoy those books!

Shelley Munro said...

Wow, I can't believe your to-read pile is that small. I'm almost drowning under mind! Have a fun weekend. :)

Stephanie said...

Hope you're having a great weekend!

MsSnarkyPants said...

Awww you poor thing! Maybe you're not really allergic to the mangoes. Maybe it's just something a particular batch was treated with or something.

Thanks for the link to that video. It was great. She really gives some advice that goes against a lot of what I've heard.

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