Thursday, October 20, 2011

rAndoM thUrsday! - Shiny New Blogs

To me, anyway!
I thought I'd highlight some of the new blogs I have found since participating in the Campaign, the Pay it Forward fest and the Insecure Writer Support Group. These are some blogs with spark that I didn't get to pass awards on to yet!

I also finished DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth over ther the weekend. A great book, with a disappointing end. I doubt I would read the sequel, not for a long time anyway. But my opinion is tainted because I read it too soon after HUNGER GAMES. These books are eerily similar, strong teen girl heroine in warped dystopian future who has to overcome odds to save the world by rebeling against the system with lots of violence. How's that for a one sentence summary? Anyway, they were both told very well and had opposite approaches to the romance so worth reading and each are great books that I would recommend, just don't read them close together!

And, if I make it in time, I am entering a mini synopsis critique contest put up by Cherie Colyer, one of those new fab-blogs I just listed. Spots are limited, so if you have a good query-size summary you want advice on, get over there!

Lastly, are you a word nerd? take this quiz at Writer's Digest to see =)

9 comments:

Abby said...

I swear you are the worlds most fabulous multi-tasker! You know about everything and everyone! I love it! Thanks for sharing the new blogs and I can't wait to check out this book. I hear good things. Good luck on the mini synopsis critique! :)

Angela Cothran said...

Those are all great blogs. I'm been to everyone before :)

Liz Fichera said...

I like all of these blogs! DIVERGENT is on my TBR.

julie fedderson said...

Fabulous blogs here--happy to say I've been to most of them and will check out the others!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good luck with the critique, excellent blog choices, and I prefer to think of myself as more of a geek...

Christine Rains said...

Great new blogs. I'm not much of an outspoken word nerd, but, in my head, you should hear the outrage!

Susan Oloier said...

Divergent is on my TBR list, but I just read a different YA book with a disappointing ending (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer), so I think I will postpone reading this one.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks for the mention. I am quite honored, especially since I also enjoy some of the others mentioned on the list.

After your very powerful one sentence summary, I can see how reading one-then-another of the same can be a bit grating on the imagination.

Tara Tyler said...

abby, thx! but i feel behind since you all already know these guys!

like Angie & Liz & Julie =)

Alex, i agree, i prefer smartypants, myself

Christina, internal word rage? dont drive w/that!

Susan, guess i'll save MARA for later =)

Angela, yes. wouldve enjoyed it much more at another time!