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Just finished my Christmas baking. Chocolate chocolate-chip cookies, maraschino cherry macaroons, ginger cookies, and some new recipe I tried I forget the name of, basically vanilla dough stuffed with apple pie filling. This is how I gift the families I work for (well, the parents--I get toys for the kids), and I pass some along to my parents. Seem to have ended up with a lot of extras this year. I will have to stuff lots into my friends when they come over for my birthday.

Speaking of which, it is exactly one week until I turn 25. It's funny, y'know, as far as I can tell there's no public perception of 25 as a major birthday. I was looking at cards when one of my friends had her 25th b-day earlier in the year, and they have cards for 18 and 20 and 21 and 30, but nothing for 25. It feels like more of a big deal to me than turning 21 did. I'm going to be a quarter of a century old. I've finally started thinking of myself as an adult, not some not-quite-a-teen-anymore who's supposed to pretend she's an adult. Haven't quite figured out whether I like that or not yet. ;)

Oh, and I forgot to report some news! I'm going to be writing reviews of YA and kids books for Children's Lit.com. Got my first batch of review copies last week, have already read two, waiting for the review instructions to arrive so I can write 'em up. They don't pay, but hey, free books is payment enough for me. If any of you are interested in reading and reviewing the newer kids books, I'd definitely give them a shout.

Am waiting on some books on Mesopotamia before I finish outlining the YA fantasy novel (which I think is going to be titled, for now, something like Halfway Hero or Hero By Half), so I've been spending most of my non-work time getting together the last few Christmas presents.

Also, it is snowing. Again. I like a white Christmas as much as the next person, but really, there are limits. Can we put the white stuff on hold until the 24th? Please?



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 16th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
You mean a quarter of a century, ne?

Writing reviews is awesome. You get to know which publishers realy try and get their books out there and which ones do pretty much nothing for the majority of their books *cough*random*cough*house*cough*.

The maraschino cherry macaroons sound so good!!!! Any change of sharing the recipe? The vailla one with apple stuff sounds awesome too XD!!!
Dec. 16th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
Oi, I do not know where my brain was when I wrote this entry. :P Fixed now.

I'd be happy to share the recipes, when I have the time to type them up... some time in the next week or so, I should be able to. :)
Dec. 17th, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
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My Books

Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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