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.

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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.

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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.

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    • Haha! That was basically my reaction. It’s supposed to take place in the past, before the Old Kingdom fell apart, and Wikipedia says it’s supposed to come out in 2014.

  • Congrats on getting printed! There is something just a little more special about having work put down in print. I’m really happy for you.

  • Cute magazine!

    I read Dead Ever After on the weekend too! It was ok..good final end, but as usually I still think Charlene Harris could have written the series in 3 or 4 volumes instead of these tiny novellas.

  • Congrats again on PomPom! So exciting to see one’s work in print.

    And I’ve never ventured into the Sookie Stackhouse books, but I’ve heard they’re great. Add it to my way-too-long list of books to read!

  • Congrats on Pom Pom! I picked up an issue (I think it was the previous one) when I was in London and it’s such a cute little magazine. You’re in great designing company too 🙂

    I’m a few books behind in the Sookie series, but it makes me sad that they’re coming to an end. Do you like watching the show as well? This past season was kind of weird, but it’s definitely one of my favorite guilty pleasures.

  • Aw, congratulations! I think it’s totally understandable to get excited about being in print- it’s definitely a special feeling 🙂 Such a great pattern too!

  • Yay for seeing your work in print! Everyone here wants to cast on Riverine, and we’ve started joking that it could become our new Stash uniform!

  • I amend my previous statement. I just realized it is downloadable as an e-book! But if you know of a local place to buy it in hard copy, would still be interested!

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