I forgot to tell you all on Monday that I’m dropping the blog posts down to three days a week. I haven’t been getting much work done on my book lately, and, unfortunately, cutting back on blog posts is the easiest way to free up more writing time.

We just discovered that Puck, one of our two awesome cats, has a growth on one of his forelegs. It’s not dire—not yet—but it is upsetting and may require surgery. We spent a good portion of today at the vet and a lot of last night being upset. Bleh.


He looks pretty happy.

So today, readers, you get another round-up! Happy Hump-Day browsing!

Are fairytales too scary for modern kids?

Is a national reading list a form of literary hegemony?

It’ll be too late for you sign up for this by the time I publish, but I love the idea of a book blind date! I’ll be reading Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara, and I signed some poor soul up to read my favorite book, Possession by A. S. Byatt. (Perhaps I should’ve been kinder and gone with Mansfield Park or Pride and Prejudice?)

Shay Fabbro’s list of ways she doesn’t want to die may give me nightmares. On the other hand, it’s a great list of cruel things to do to irritating characters.

This Proudly Paranormal blog hop Adriana Ryan announced yesterday sounds intriguing for a fellow fantasy writer.

See you Friday!

10 thoughts on “Round-Up

  1. Aw. Puck kitty. 😦

    I wanna hug him.

    I feel you on…everything in this post. Unexpected expenses, expected expenses, life happening — I’m right there with you.

    Snuzzle that kitty for me. 🙂

  2. I hope Puck is ok. I know what it’s like to have something like that happen with your cat, it is horrible and they can’t tell you that they feel fine and not to worry. The amazing thing about cat’s (and pets in general) is when they go through something like this they rebound quickly.

    Our cat had to have half his tail removed a couple of years ago and immediately after the surgery he acted like it was no problem. He tried to bite the vet the next time he saw her, but he was fine with us 🙂

    • Oh no, I didn’t even see the top part while I was reading on my phone. 😦 I am so sorry about Puck. I hope it all turns out to be nothing. Our cocker spaniel has a lot of “growths” but they’re all benign. Fingers crossed. Puck looks very content, indeed. ((Hugs)) to you.

  3. Sending you good kitty vibes! What a bummer for Puck. And I loved Possession. It’s been years since I read it, but I was thinking about it last spring because A Discovery of Witches reminded me of a mash-up of Possession and Twilight. For what that’s worth… 😉

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