Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Five

That's Freitag funf, in German.
  1. Today is the big day! The Breathless Reads tour is in town and I. Am. Going! If you're going, I will see you there! I'll have ribbon on my wrist, as will a number of other bloggers who will be attending. As for the signing, I have no idea what I'm going to get. I had been planning on getting Across the Universe, but after reading an excellent and detailed content rating at Reading Teen's sister site, Parental Book Reviews, I have decided that, due to content, this book is, sadly, not for me. T_T Now I think I'll be getting The Replacements. Maybe. Not sure. Argh! I'll let you know.
  2. My CSN contest ends on March 10, so hurry up and enter if you haven't already! Ren of All By MySHELF is also hosting a CSN giveaway which opened today and ends March 15. We're giving away $35 each, so enter both and if luck is on your side, you could get $70! Put that toward the bigger bookcase you know you need.
  3. Currently listening to: Percussion Gun by White Rabbit, New Low by Middle Class Rut, and Arise by Flyleaf. But mostly I'm watching Tobuscus dance.
  4. I tried vlogging an IMM last week, and it was awesome, but I can't get it to upload. It was a lot of fun, especially since my sister was sitting across the table laughing at me the whole time, so I will definitely have to figure out how to upload videos for future vlogs.
  5. On a sadder note, I'm sure y'all've heard the news of Lisa Wolfsan's, aka L.K. Madigan, passing yesterday. I'd just finished, and I mean just finished, reading The Mermaid's Mirror when I heard the news. It really put the whole book in a new perspective--all books, really. The written word is the legacy that some people leave behind. Not the only one, and certainly not the most important, but perhaps the most tangible. And it makes me wonder: if people kept that in mind, would they write the same thing? Would they still tell the same stories?

just wondering.
i am
zombie girrrl


M.A.D. said...

Oooh, you lucky corpse ... I mean GIRL! ;D
Since that was yesterday and I'm a day behind (per usual), hope you had a FANTABULOUS time!!! We want the gory details of what you got, plus I always thought the cover of the Replacements was deliciously intriguing.

Per #5 - one must wonder. Sad, truly, and you are right. I think that is partially why autobiographies are still so popular, especially of deceased personages. They say a picture is worth a thousand words - and yet - words have the magic to carry so much more across the ages.

Zombie Girrrl said...

True, true. Just look at Bible; the same passage can have a million different meanings depending on the person who's reading it and what it is that God needs to say. It can even mean several different things to the same person at different points in their life.
Really makes you want to create something lasting and meaningful, doesn't it? The best thing I've ever written, though, is my journal, and I don't intend for that to be read until I'm long dead. I'll bequeath it to my future hypothetical great-great-great grandkids.

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