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Melissa Rose

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pumpkins and Ponderings

Fall is definitely here, the weather's finally cooler, the air has that cold-scent tang hiding among the smell of green leaves, and the skies are becoming more and more cobalt and less and less sky blue.

There is absolutely nothing better in the fall than to have in one hand a fat book, and in the other a steaming cup of tea or coffee or hot chocolate so deep it goes on forever.

I'm not the first one to think so either.

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

So, if you had all the money that you needed and all the time in the world, what would be your book of choice for an October all-day read?

And what would you be drinking?

For me, it would be:

The Vanishing Sculptor by: Donita Paul and I'd be drinking Mint Hot Chocolate from Starbucks.

That's the ONLY beverage I ever order from them, and since it's seasonal, I can only get it in November/December.


Seth said...

I've been finishing Eye of the Oracle by Bryan Davis, and it'd be better if I start reading one rather then finish one. So, after I finish that one it would probably be Curse of the Spider King by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper with some nice hot chocolate, but it has to be REALLY cold since I live in Florida and rarely do we get cold enough weather for hot chocolate other then in the winter.

everlastingscribe said...

:-D Hey Seth! You must be down in southern Florida, I've got a former coworker who grew up in Northern Florida (don't ask me where, it's been a while since I've seen her) and she used to talk about getting frost in her gardens and even some jacket weather breath-seeing days. I remember being shocked :-D

Seth said...

Yeah, we get that sometimes, but rarely other then the winter, but those are such precious times. I can't wait until Thanksgiving! Our whole extended family goes up to Georgia to a cabin in the middle of the woods with a lake out in front of it. It's all of 45 acres and I can't wait to get a good long book and sit down outside and read. Then go and grab a laptop and write.

everlastingscribe said...

Ahhh, that's the best, the book inspiring and spurring on the writer!

Chris said...

Unfortunately, the nice coolness of the weather is lost on me since I was out in the 60 degree weather in shorts and a short sleeve shirt playing soccer :P.
My ideal book would probably be Curse of the Spider King.
and to drink would probably be hot chocolate or (I think it's called mulled cider, don't get mad at me if that's wrong and it turns out to be some sort of alcoholic beverage (what I'm thinking of isn't))

Millardthemk said...

Wow scribe everybody is at ur book store! BD WTB and CH!

everlastingscribe said...

Oh Chris, I think I know what you're talking about, that sweet tangy hot cider drink. :-D Yum.

And yeah, Millard, they are. :-D I feel like a kid with the keys to the toy store!

Bryan was very kind, and offered to stop by for a signing if we wanted to have him (insert maniacal laughter here) and so, I have Wayne and Christopher and then Bryan. *whew* I'm getting a tad worn though. Maybe more than a tad? It's alot of work promoting and decorating and coordinating stuff. Anyone feel like praying for me, and for them and those that attend the events, I'd be no end grateful.

Melissa Rose said...

This month I want to read short stories for a change and already checked out a nice fat book of them from the library. I drink tea and hot chocolate year round, cider when it's available, and some mint hot chocolate sounds really good right now.

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

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