Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Wrap-Up. Yes, I'm alive!

Hello, darlings!

It feels like years since I last wrote to you, and I miss you so. Truly, I do. In the month and a half since I started the hiatus, I've buried myself under a ton of great books. Plus Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's been wonderful. Unfortunately, I haven't finished the edit of my current project. I'm more and more thinking my idea is a bit Big for a debut. Maybe I'm wrong, but that spark of love just isn't there right now. Better to sit on it, come back later, and give it the time and respect it deserves.

Before we ring in 2012, I wanted to update you on my books and movies. Now, don't worry. They won't all get 100 words. That would be much too long of a post. So, I'll give each book and movie a score of up to five cheetah tails (all my opinion, of course).

November and December Books:

Fat Vampire, Adam Rex > 2.5 Tails
Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver > 4 Tails
Beautiful Disaster, Jamie McGuire > 3 Tails
13 Little Blue Envelopes, Maureen Johnson > 3 Tails
The Last Little Blue Envelope, Maureen Johnson > 3 Tails
The Vincent Boys, Abbi Cline > 2 Tails
That Boy, Jillian Dodd > 3.5 Tails
Between the Lines, Tamara Webber > 4 Tails
Where You Are, Tamara Webber > 3.5 Tails
Something Like Fate, Susane Colasanti > 2.5 Tails
Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins > 5 Tails!!!!!!
Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins > 5 Tails!!!!!!
Flat-Out Love, Jessica Parks > 4 Tails
Catching Jordan, Miranda Kenneally > 4 Tails
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling > 4 Tails
Size Matters Not, Warwick Davis > 3.5 Tails

I'm still making my way through The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but it's slow going. I also have a half dozen books waiting on my Kindle Fire (oh, yeah! Did I mention I got a Kindle Fire?! LOVE IT!!!!), and a wonderful work-friend loaned me The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Plus, I received The Perks of Being a Wallflower for Christmas. So many yummy books and so little time! How does a writer write when there's so much awesome stuff to read? :)


Movies

Twilight: Breaking Dawn > 3.5 Tails
The Muppets > 4 Tails
We Bought a Zoo > 4 Tails
New Year's Eve > 3.5 Tails


The New Year is hours away, so I wanted to wish all of you the brightest and best in 2012. I will continue my blog hiatus, but I'm available by email or on Twitter. I have a new idea floating around my happy, cheetah head. We'll see what becomes of it!

I love you all!

:), Marie

3 comments:

Andrew Leon said...

Happy New Year!

Kimberly said...

Happy New Year!

I'll be curious to see how you rate The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I've been debating reading the book - saw the movie and absolutely loved it.

Alexis Bass Writes said...

Welcome back & Happy New Year. So many good books to look forward to in 2012!