Monthly Archives: May 2013

What I’m reading (1)

I don’t remember a moment in my life when I couldn’t read.

All right, that’s a little lie. There was this one time that I was in Costco with my parents, and my mom caught me in the movie section holding a VHS copy of The Lion King upside down. Pretending to read. But it’s one of those memories that I only “remember” because someone told me about it.

I’ve always been an avid reader of fairy tales, and if I can find a new one, I like to jump on it (if, given my college schedule, I have time). In the meantime, that’s what I write, as well. I like to put twists of tales of old and give them new life from different perspectives.

But we’re not talking about what I write. We’re talking about what I read.

In the past couple weeks, I finally picked up THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss. I’ve had this book for years–my best friend got it for me as a Christmas gift back in 2011. And I can’t believe I hadn’t picked it up before now. I’m currently on page 484 out of a whopping 722, and I have got to say, if you’re not reading anything that’s blowing you out of the water right now, pick up this book as soon as you can get your pretty little hands on it. At this point, I would read Rothfuss’s grocery lists and be incandescently happy. (Thank you, Pappy!)

The book I read most recently before NAME was ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell. Utterly fantastic book. Up there on my favorite-book-o-meter (soon to be joined by THE NAME OF THE WIND when I finish it, I’m sure) with John Green’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. After I finish my current read, I’ll probably pick up CINDER by Marissa Meyer. I actually have a signed copy of that book, and I’ve had it for a while, but it’s been sitting sideways on my bookshelf for the longest time! (Perhaps not as long as NAME, but pretty long nonetheless.) But it’s a twist on Cinderella with cyborgs and gahh, excitement!

What’s that I said? “Sitting sideways”? Well, that has to do with how I organize my bookshelves. For one, all of my books are ordered alphabetically by author, and then by publication date. So it goes A–>Z / earlier pub date –> later pub date from right to left, no matter if they’re read or unread. If they’re sitting sideways–that is, if they’re shelved horizontally with the spines up–I have yet to read them. It’s an easy way to see what wonderful book worlds I have yet to visit.

I’ll probably do these “What I’m reading” posts every now and again. But until next Sunday…!

To new beginnings

Let me tell you, I’ve started at least two other writing blogs in the past 3 years, and I have kept up with neither of them. Now, I realize that’s not the best vote of confidence for this blog, but you know I’m sticking to it because I’ve already put a good amount of time into putting it together before I started writing this here blog post. *Does the Vanna thing to show off the pretty page menus and all that jazz.*

Seeing as I’m writing this post, as of now, I think I’m done with at least this stage of construction of the site. Sure, it’s not as pretty or as website-y as I want it to look quite yet, but hey. It’s a baby site, and I have all the basic information up. Besides, new beginnings mean new progression, right?

That sentiment would have been a lot nicer and encouraging if the sentence in which I expressed it actually made sense.

You can get plenty of information about me from the “About Kristine” page, but here are the basics:

  • My name is Kristine.
  • I’m 20, but just for a couple more weeks.
  • I like to write. A lot.

This space isn’t going to be terribly exciting over the next two months as I plod through the first draft of my WIP while juggling the end of my penultimate quarter as an undergraduate student. But to give you an idea of what I’ll post, I’ll just say that I’d love to talk about any relevant information regarding the publishing world, as well as any progress (and setbacks!) I make in my writing endeavors. (I sounded much too excited about the setbacks.)

Sundays will be official posting days, and I may post a smattering of other blog entries throughout the week according to my whimsy.

I’ll see you in the comments!