Oh, how I love books and magazines! This weekend we had gloomy weather, and my car decided that Sunday would be a good day to die. But luckily I had a collection of great things to read to take my mind off of the less pleasant parts of my weekend.
On Friday my copy of Pom Pom Quarterly came in the mail, and I’m a little embarrassed about how excited I was to see it. You see, it is the first time that I’ve been published in print. It’s a little silly that the in print aspect should matter so much because I write for a digital magazine and have been published a few places online, but there’s something special about cracking open a new magazine and seeing your work on the page. The adorable wrapping that Pom Pom comes in adds to that magic, too.
In the background you can see the other thing I spent my weekend reading, Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris. It’s the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and like all long series, it was a little bittersweet to finish it. I actually have had the book for a couple weeks, but I avoided reading it because I’m a little overly attached to that series. They aren’t brilliant, challenging books, but they’re so enjoyable, and of the series I’ve run out to buy as soon the latest book was released, this is the last one to end (although I’ve heard rumor that there will be a new Abhorsen book so maybe that’s not true). At any rate, it will be weird to not have a Sookie Stackhouse book to look forward to next May.