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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

On My Favorite Topic: Me! :)

Workout Song of the Day: "Say Something" by Timbaland ftg. Drake

Okay, I hope you all know that I'm being totally facetious about my title. I hate talking about myself, which is odd because I'm the only child--which is supposed to mean I'm spoiled and self-centered. But whenever I'm the center of attention, my stomach gets cramped and I laugh for no reason--it's like I have a giggling form of Tourette's or something. But, my peeps over at YA Highway wants to know more about their devoted followers, so here I go...

1. The 3 Best Books I Read All Year
Hmm, this one is kind of tough, but if I had to choose I'd say Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell (which follows a hit man-turned doctor on his day from hell--did I mention this is actually a pretty romantic novel?), Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott (could this novel BE anymore heartbreaking? Check out my review here), and Freaks and Revelations by Davida Willis Hurwin (another piece of edgy YA--my review will be up in the next few days).

2. The Author I Most Want to Meet
Well, I would've said Stephen King...but he kinda scares me. He's a literary genius, but I think our conversation would consist of me fiddling with my fingers and staring at my shoes. So, I think I would have to say Jodi Picoult. I have such a crush on her. I love how she has crossover appeal--both teens and adults enjoy reading her work. Plus, I would LOVE to convince her to write a sequel to The Pact.

3. The Book I'm Most Looking Forward to in 2010
Um, I have absolutely no clue. I know this doesn't count, but I have to say Push by Sapphire. Yes, I know that this was written years ago, but I know that I won't be able to crack the book open until 2010. Yes, I know this is cheating--I have to get my kicks some kind of way.

There you go, me in a nutshell--at least the literary part of me. I'm pretty optimistic about 2010, though, and I'm never optimistic about anything. I'm looking forward to reading more, revising my WIP, and querying agents. Of course, I'm also looking forward to sharing my rejection letters with you all--whoops, I said I was being optimistic, right?