Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fool's Day and Why April will Rock!

Well, first of all Happy April Fool's day! Personally, I hate days like today. Why? Cause I'm gullible as hell. You know that friend you always had in school who believed everything you said--no matter how crazy it was? That's me! My hubby takes advantage of my gullibility at every chance possible. So a note to my friends, no matter how funny the joke is, I'm not laughing. Well, not at first anyway.

In other news, I'm closing in on the finish line of my steampunk. The journey has been so much fun! I had every opportunity to geek out on every page with steampunk yumminess. *Heavenly sigh* This is my first young adult book and so far its been a blast!

I've also fallen into a great book called The Maze Runner by James Dasher. So good. My TBR pile is a mile high, but I keep coming back to it again and again. I'm not even half way and I want to know what's coming next! So many great books to read. I can't wait to settle into editing and reading books out of the pile. My agent, Jim McCarthy, posted on the Dystel and Goderich blog about John Warner, one of the commentators for The Tournament of Books, who offered up a service. If you listed the last five books you had read, he would tell you what you should read next. So Jim did the same. I posted my last five books that I completed (meaning read from beginning to end - cause I have a few I never finished).

Jim wrote, "Shawntelle, I say what I said to some other folks before: this is harder when you know the person! So I'm gonna go out on a limb with my suggestion for you. Less outwardly fantastical than most of the titles you mention, but something about it feels right: Out by Natsuo Kirino."

Hmmm, I've never heard of this author before. She has a few titles at my library, but not the book in question so I'll order it online. I'll have to let you know if its any good. I can't wait to read it.


Mandy said...

I'm super gullible too! I believe EVERYTHING! Drives me crazy too. But I've kind-of learned to laugh along, even though it still feels like I'm being laughed at and not with! ;)

Shawntelle Madison said...

Okay, I'm not going to lie, it's nice not to be alone on the gullible train. LOL

Lisa and Laura said...

My worst April Fools days were when I was teaching. The kids plan all year for ways to mess with you!

Sarah Bromley said...

I'm a little late to the party, but I hate AFD as well. And I'm looking forward to reading more steampunk action.