|"No... a teacher. Well, I'm a writer. Actually, I write books."|
~I don't do bullet-pointed posts as a general rule, but I do think they're fun sometimes, so that's what I'm doing tonight. (Okay, so technically they're not actually bullet-points. They're... uh... flowery-dash-points.) This is going to be a post of randomness. Yes, I stole Alexandra's idea. No, I am not ashamed of the fact.
~Only a Novel's blog tour has officially commenced! My first interview was with the lovely Isabel, aka Old-Fashioned Girl, at her blog A Superior Felicity. Hop on over here to read the post!
~I'm very, very excited about all the other tour dates I've been setting up with blogging friends this week. These tour dates include...
July 11th interview at Dirt and Dickens
July 14th guest post at The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls
July 19th interview at The World of a Rhoswen Faerie Wrose
July 24th guest post at Living on Literary Lane
July 25th guest post at Lianne Taimenlore
~Still working out details with Abby of Newly Impassioned Soul, Melody of Regency Delight, Maria of Miss Georgiana Darcy, Mattie of Daughter of the King, Eowyn at Inklings Press and Alexandra of Trims and Frills (yes, I abbreviate... but my sister refers to my blog as The YAP, so don't be offended, Ally. Not that you would be.).
~I'll be adding a little linky thingy to my sidebar so you can easily navigate to all the tour posts.
~You know that caption on the picture at the beginning of the post? That's actually me right now. I'm in the throes of teaching a literature class to a group of middle-school-aged girls (we're studying Little Women), which is the most tremendous fun, especially since it means I get to dress up in period costume once a week. And I feel Anne-ish. Which is a bonus. Except it's not an Anne-ish costume because Anne didn't live during the Civil War. (Thank you my dear, I think we have all apprehended that much.)
~I do so love the phrase "Thank you, my dear, I think we have all apprehended that much." (Mr. Palmer, Sense and Sensibility 1995) It's like the Regency equivalent of "duh." Funnier and much less rude. :D
~Air conditioning is the 20th century's greatest invention.
~This little guy cracks me up every single time.
~ "I suppose that is merely a development of the classical trick with the cup and the ball, the glove being A and the dove being.... B."
"No." [dramatic pause] "It is... MAGIC."
Return to Cranford was hilarious. Also emotionally traumatizing. But still good. A review is forthcoming, once I finish my in-draft gushings over The Young Victoria.
~I am beginning my first Really Big Sewing Project-- to wit, a Regency dress as a fifteenth birthday present for Anne-girl. Yes, she already knows about it. Yes, it was initially supposed to be a surprise. Yes, I am terrible at keeping secrets. And yes, you are going to hear an awful lot about it in Forthcoming Posts.
~There are only a few hours left in which to vote in the OAN giveaway... so if you haven't done so yet, well then, allons-y!