love right now

It often happens that when I’m blogging less, I’m writing more. That’s certainly the case at this moment in time–I’m spending every minute that I can writing like crazy. So for the foreseeable future, you may see quite a lot of “love right now” posts because that’s all my brain seems to be capable of compiling once I’m done with my (writing) work for the day.

Anyway. I hope that is all right with you, blog readers!

Here’s what I love right now, the red edition:

*Birds of Prey by Christina Aguilera. Someone on twitter clued me in to this song, which I had not heard until now (admittedly, I have not heard most of Christina’s songs). It is EERILY perfect for the series. Many thanks to the reader who let me know about it!

*Red Mango frozen yogurt, plain with strawberries.

*EVERNEATH, by Brodi Ashton. I loved this book before now, but somehow I hadn’t mentioned it yet! What is wrong with me? Brodi’s blog is one of the funniest and best out there. Which I love. And her book is not funny. Which I love. It does have moments of humor, but what I loved most about this book is that it is the story of a girl trying to do the right thing, even when it is very, very hard, even when people don’t understand her at all. It’s also well-plotted, very romantic, and based on the Persephone myth.

Anything else out there I should be reading, hearing, eating? Do tell.

Okay. Back to work for me!




+ comments (13)
  • If we’re talking about red things I’ll tell you something yummy my husband discovered recently. You get frozen strawberries, heat a bowl full in the microwave for a minute or two, and top them with cottage cheese and a little sugar. It tastes like strawberry cheesecake, no joke! Probably healthier too.

    PS- You can visit my blog to find some great books to read. Clean Teen Fiction



  • Audree
    April 24, 2012

    i just started following your blog, and i love that you share what you love right now which are things that i love, too: books and music! doesn’t music set the tone for book-reading, and doesn’t reading a book (or writing in your case) give a feel for the right song? and to me, food means love, hehehe! i love a good combo…



  • Ashley R.
    April 24, 2012

    This book looks really good. I am loving the nice weather!



  • Tasha Seegmiller
    April 24, 2012

    The Scorpio Races, The Fault in our Stars, and currently The Hate List.



  • Jenny
    April 26, 2012

    It’s funny that you chose to talk about Evernath now, since I’m reading it. I love Nikki’s character and the constant suspense of the Tunnels (which were written beautifully). Red mango frozen yogurt sounds amazing, and I will definitely need to try it sometime soon.



  • Lizzy
    April 26, 2012

    I found this really awesome recipe for really tasty (but probably not so healthy ;) ) brownies in a mug. You take
    1tbs of flour
    1 of brown sugar
    1 of cocoa powder
    1 pinch of salt
    1 tbs of vegetable oil
    and 1 of water.
    Then you stir it and put it in the microwave for 30 SECONDS. No more. No less. And Voila perfect brownie in a cup. :)



  • Ashley R.
    April 26, 2012

    Now Lizzy, are these in cups? Because that sounds really good! Thanks!



    • Lizzy
      April 27, 2012

      I always put them in mugs but pretty much any cup (not plastic) should work :D



  • Aminta
    April 28, 2012

    I adore your books, and cannot wait for November. My daughter just started “matched” and can barely put it down. Thank you for writing something scientific enough, romantic enough, continues, wholesome, and futuristic. Keeps.me reading and interested



  • Ali
    April 30, 2012

    I love frozen yogurt too and need to read Everneath. I keep hearing great things about it.



  • Ismae
    April 30, 2012

    Some books:
    Anna Dressed In Blood (Kendare Blake)
    Siren
    Firelight (Sophie Jordan)
    Inside Out



  • Sapphira A.
    April 30, 2012

    This series is so awsome the romanntic and lovew seance are awseome. you should team up with the hunger games author that would be even cooler!!! you r my favorite author!!! i cant wait till i read



  • Janet
    June 6, 2012

    I will have to give Everneath a read. Another reworking of the Persephone myth is the Abandon trilogy by Meg Cabot. Two books out right now: Abandon & Underworld. I enjoyed both.

    I also saw your post on A Tale Dark & Grimm. Very snarky & enjoyable (& macabre). I started reading it to my first graders as a read-aloud . . . they loved it !




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