Jessica Day George

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Favorite things!

You know, I think I'm broken, because writing the title of this blog made me think of the song, and how most of those AREN'T my favorite things. Kittens? Nope! Bright woolen mittens? Double nope! Of course, I'm allergic to both those things, so it's not really my fault. I'm just broken, apparently. I do, however, love brown paper packages tied up with string! In fact, when I was in high school my mom and I discovered this GREAT bookstore in Idaho Falls called The Paper Bag Princess, and they would wrap each of your books in brown paper and stamp it with a big green "B". It was the neatest thing ever. They recommend Sarah Stewart's The Library to my mom, as a gift for me, because with my red hair and glasses I reminded them of the character. Still one of my favorite books!

So on to more favorite things!

Facebook!

Yes, kiddies, I'm hooked on Facebook. I have a celebrity page (yes, it makes me feel a bit vain), and you can Be a Fan of Jessica Day George! YAY!

Jeremy Davies on LOST.

Lost is good again, thanks in part to the weird, lanky, scruffy Davies as physicist Daniel Faraday, with the fabulous Fionnula Flanagan as his mom. Don't you just love the name Fionnula Flanagan?

The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.

So good, they restored my faith in the adult fantasy novel, on which I had mostly turned my back years ago. But Sanderson does an AMAZING job of creating a trippy cool world, with very inventive magic, and a political and religious crisis of world-changing proportions. Great stuff, people!

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Neil should always write for kids. Always. If you loved Graveyard Book, and you've read Coraline, try M is for Magic, his collection of short stories for kids. "Chivalry" is my favorite.

And speaking of Neil: Coraline in 3-D!

Love the book? Haven't read it yet? Doesn't matter! It's a fun, wild ride from the people who brought you The Nightmare Before Christmas!

And now, if you'll pardon me, I've got a fussing baby, and once she's settled, it's back to work! (Insert whipping noise here!) I'm working on a little something, and just for ambience, I'm writing it longhand in a pretty, pretty notebook that my aunt made for me! (Well, she didn't "make" the notebook, but she covered with with beautiful scrapbooking paper and ribbons and things to make it fancy, and it's sooo fun to write in!)

And I shan't tell you what it is I'm working on! It's too, too much of a surprise!

10 comments:

rachel said...

You know, "The Paper Bag Princess" is one of my favourite books. And if you haven't read it, you should!

Q said...

LOVE Mistborn. It blows my mind how well-crafted that trilogy is. Wow, oh wow.

Heather B. Moore said...

I'm reading the Mistborn series right now! Loving it. I also just read The Graveyard. Loved that too--kind of an old-fashioned ghost story.

BTW--I am already a fan of yours on Facebook. Did ya notice? Huh? Huh?

Jade said...

ah! why so much suspence???
I will be wondering what is going into that fabulous notebook of yours now.....

and going mad...

lol 8D

thanks for the recomendations, i'll try to take a look at them

The Malama said...

You are EVIL! Simply evil. Not even one hint???

And yes, Mistborn is amazing! I have not, however, been able to find the time to go to the book store and get the third book! Grrr. It's a little bit frustrating.

Anonymous said...

secrets, secrets are no fun
unless you share with everyone

Anonymous said...

secrets, secrets are no fun
unless you share with everyone

Meredith said...

I am off to become your fan on Facebook! And to implore my library to buy your new book. You would think I would have more influence on this sort of thing, being a librarian. Curse the budget crisis!

Meredith said...

I am off to become your fan on Facebook! And to implore my library to buy your new book. You would think I would have more influence on this sort of thing, being a librarian. Curse the budget crisis!

Chelsea B. said...

Already a fan on facebook! YAY!
Not even a hint? jk.
Your giving me so many suggestions for books, here. I'm goin gto go broke at Barnes and Noble!
My family call me names such as "book nerd" because i'll lock myself in my room until i've finished my book! Looking forward to Dragon Spear!
Oh yeah, and GO LOST!!!!!