Monday, August 29, 2011

Ah! Janitors!

Hi folks.

Long time, no blog. I know. [hangs  head]

Even though I haven't been blogging much (erm. AT ALL), there's still been lots going on with me. Firstly, I completed all my summer classes, which means that I'm done with real classes FOREVER*. Yay! Secondly, I've been overrun with labwork, and the IT guys at my university apparently hate the genetics lab because they killed our internet to the room**. So that's where I've been--cooped up in the cold, boring lab without Pandora to keep me company. Que terrible!

Anywho. [Knows none of the above is particularly interesting]

So the point of this blog post is to thank Ellen over at WordThief for sending me JANITORS by Tyler Whitesides. Admittedly, in all my awesomeness***, I won the book, but still, she sent it.

Like it arrived. In the mail. For the realsies.

I've had a little trouble focusing as of late, so I haven't quite finished it yet, but I'm really enjoying it thus far. The main character, Spencer Zumbro, cracks me up with his mannerisms. Daisey 'Gullible' Gates is JANITORS version of Luna Lovegood, and who doesn't love a Luna? All in all, I'm sure I'm going to really enjoy it (once I find two seconds to sit down and finish it.) And seriously, how can you not love that cover? The little stripey newt thingy is twelve kinds of adorable and you know it. But I digress.

I have a feeling I'm going to really love this book. Not to mention, once I get done with it, I'll probably hold my own giveaway for it--pay it forward and all, y'know.

So. Follow Ellen. She's a YA writer who always has some great blogposts going on, as well as some rockstar-awesome contests. (And Ellen, I'll be getting you a picture with the book--once I drag a through my hair. :)

Until next time,


*Thats a lie. Sort of.
** Damn them.
***This is also a lie. The only awesomeness in this post is Ellen, who hosted the contest. I just posted a comment.

What I'm listening to: New Slang by The Shins

Monday, August 1, 2011

What I'm Writing.

Yes, I am writing. (Not really blog posts, obviously. I'll do better. Promise.)

So. What am I writing? *DeepBreath*

My thesis.


I'm about to be working on the the Discussion section.


It is a scary thing, folks. And to give you an idea of how it's going, I leave you this: