Firstly, if anyone has a typewriter and some washi tapes, do send them my way. How kind! Thank you, thank you! Secondly, would you like some facts about my life at present?
1. My bedroom door is a very annoying door because it opens up completely if one doesn't click it shut. You know what I'm talking about? Most. Annoying. Thing. Ever. So whenever someone comes in or goes out, I have to say, 'Shut the doooooor' because otherwise it'll open up completely and bang against my wardrobe which is my least favourite noise in the WORLD. (Fun fact: I wrote this after hearing said least favourite noise. *shudder*)
2. This Friday my 14-year-old brother and I are going to a movie-character-dress-up event-thing. He's going as Robin Hood (and he looks completely the part in his costume), and I'm going as what's-her-name from Breakfast at Tiffany's. You know, Audrey Hepburn role. The famous black costume. I don't like the movie at all (ironic, right? Have you ever heard of weird people? I'm one of the race) but with my black dress and black shoes borrowed from my awesome neighbour friend, I think I'll look kinda like her. (Not, I hasten to add, that I look like Audrey Hepburn.)
(But you know, anything for an excuse to eat a croissant.)
3. Mah girl Emma got Lynn Austin's new book (FOR FREE) in the mail yesterday (Why won't they send meeee free books!?!?!) and everyone, tell her to hurry up and read it, so she can tell me all about it. I am SO excited to read it - and I cannot WAIT for Amazon to sell it in cheap prizes so I can buy myself a copy. (The story is about a girl from Holland, which is right next to Belgium, which is where I live, so obviously I'm going to love this book!) I really want Lynn Austin to come to Holland to sign books and such, so I can meet her. Then I saw on her website that she WAS going to be in Holland TOMORROW and I FREAKED out. .... Till I realised it was Holland, MICHIGAN. Thanks, America. For using one of our names again. And for confusing me again. Thanks.
4. Speaking of good books, I must mention 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett. It was GOOD. It's that kind of book that has a SMELL - loads of them. It's the kind of book that bursts with pops and colour and yellow. It's that kind of book that make writers and book-lovers bones feel happy. It's that kind of book that has characters you want +need to invite over for a chatty evening. (Skeeter. I love her.) (And now I have another movie I want to watch.)
5. Remember, several posts ago, that the entire Downton Abbey Box Collection came in the mail? (No, not miraculously. I ordered it and paid it from my owwwwn savings.) Well, we've started to rewatch it!!!! (We, being my parents, my sister and also two brothers who are watching it for the first time! I'm so excited to show them Matthew and Mary cuteness. Not that they care or understand. They are young teenage boys, after all.) It is SO SO good to watch it all again!! I've forgotten how good Season One is... it is brill.iant. I am also writing little reviews on the episodes, so mayybe an episode guide will pop up.
6. I am bursting with ideas for my novel. Which has no name at present, something which is bugging me a great deal. If goodreads didn't tell me there are already at least 7 books with the title 'Blue Skies', that would probably be it. Maybe it could be 'The Girl in the yellow dress' because there are two girls in yellow dresses. Not that that's an excuse to encorporate them in the title. Why.
My romantic interest for my protagonist, Joe, is so great and I love him. Want a little Joe Fitsgerald snippit? Here ya go:
Joe wrapped his hands around the mug. For 1 second; because it was steamy and hot. (It was adorable how he did stupid things sometimes.)Isn't he adorable though?! :-)
Tell me 2 things going on in your life lately!
Also, if you had to go to the fictional-character-dress-up-event on Friday with me and my brother, who would you go as? (Remember, you only have two days to prepare. Be creative. See you there.)
One last question: Are you for or against the oxford comma? I am FOR.