Festival of BOOKS! (throws books up like confetti) (ow) (ouch) (oof)

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Happy May, everyone! I’m feeling particularly chipper today because I am FINALLY getting over a brutal cold. Ugh. This thing was a monster. The moment I realized I could swallow again without pain was a hallelujah occasion, and the first night I noticed I wasn’t coughing up a lung and half my spleen felt like a deer eating out of my hand. “KEEP VERY STILL… DON’T COUGH… DON’T… COUGH…”

While I was sick, I had plans to go to the famous Los Angeles Festival of Books on April 23rd, and after missing it every year thus far, I was determined to go even if I had to wear a face mask and be carted around in a wheelbarrow. Come on, guys. It’s a FESTIVAL… of BOOKS! I had to.

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Oh the weather outside is frightful… (Not really.)

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I’ll be on a blog break this week and next, due to the holidays. It doesn’t snow in my area of California, so if you need me, I’ll be making a snowman out of sand and stubbornly singing carols despite all the annoying sunshine. (Just kidding – I’m grateful for the warm climate as I feel like I’m freezing even when the temp drops barely below 60F, haha. Thank goodness I got so many socks for Christmas.)

In the meantime, I’ll try to catch up on all your awesome blogs. I’m sorry I got lax about reading lately – so much going on! I’ve been preparing for a hopefully-coming-soon interview as a library assistant, as well as putting the finishing touches on my novel with the goal of having it ready to submit by the New Year. Wish me luck! See you on January 10th!

Logolepsy: an obsession with words

I’m a bit of a logophile. A word nerd, you might say. I have a long, long, very long list of both English and foreign words I’ve been collecting,  whether for their interesting definitions, their lovely sounds, or simply their usefulness in my lexicon. Here are some of my favorites. 🙂

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New publication!! Plus some blog news…

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Hey guys! I have a new story out!! Woooo! It’s a surrealist piece about a woman trying to literally eat her feelings away. Please give it a read over at the lovely Kaaterskill Basin Lit Journal; it would mean so much to me. Click that pretty blue link a few sentences back, then go to the bottom of the page for the free issue. Once you’ve opened the issue, find page 50 via the quick-jump pages at the bottom. Voila! Thank you so much for reading!

In other news, I’m taking a blog-break for the next few weeks. I could say it’s because I want to revitalize my soul by getting away from screens, frolicking in the summer air and experiencing life… I mean, I’m doing that too, but the break is because I’ve run out of posts. 😛 Need to store up some material!

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The Sunshine Blog Q&A

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The fabulous L.B. Scott nominated me for The Sunshine Blog! Fun and merriment ahead.

How to do:
~ Thank the person who nom’ed you, of course. (Nom = nominated, not “om nom nom.” You are not obligated to thank a cannibal for nomming you.)
~ Next, answer the 11 questions your nommer gave you.
~ Finally, nom some more folks and ask them 11 questions of your own!

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Siblinghood of the World Blogger Award

Before we begin, I want to make a quick announcement:  I have a new publication out at Slink Chunk Press! “Margarine”the almost-butter, or the girl who’s almost-alive.

I hope you give it a read. I would be so grateful. Now, moving on!

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My rad friend Tarquin has nominated me for the Siblinghood of the World Blogger Award! Thanks, friend! Tarquin has given me 10 questions to answer, after which I will ask 10 new questions to my nominees. Here we go:

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I got a job in a library. Woo!

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You know what, I’m so happy that I’m gonna pack on some more oo to that woo:

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

A couple weeks ago I started working as a library page, and I ~love~ it.

A page is someone who does the sorting and shelving of returned books. This job was seriously made for me. I have the kind of brain that gets SO AMPED by sorting things, it’s ridiculous. The process of alphabetizing a cart of books makes me feel both a reflective calm and a fizzy stimulation at the same time. I don’t know how that’s possible but it’s the combo punch of awesome.

Something just flicks on inside my brain when I sort things. My brain’s like, “OH WE’RE SORTING NOW? AAAAHHH YEAH, L BEFORE M, PUT IT THERE PUT IT AAHH YES”

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