Friday, December 21, 2007

Class of 2K8

While I'm away during the holidays--I'll give you a sneak peak at the super cool YA and MG books coming to you in 2K8!

video

check out the class of 2K8 blog!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Fun with YA Books

I stumbled across this today, and had way too much fun building myself an army of boyfriends....meet Snake--my jock with a prison-past bf....





There are some other pretty fun little games Random House has--like the King Dork one has a Band name generator--My fake band is Flat Fontanas. Snake's is the Tall Picketers.

And the Bras and Broomsticks site will quiz you to find the perfect spell to change your life!

Mine was the Love Spell--which is odd because most of my answers seemed to involve my hair...and well, I already made Snake, so I'm kinda good on the whole Love thing--but here it is incase you need:

Love Potion

Ingredients:

½ cup grapeseed oil

¼ teaspoon

vanilla extract

1 cinnamon stick(Add two pinches of loose body glitter for extra romance!)


Mix the grapeseed oils and vanilla (and glitter, if you choose) with the cinnamon stick for about 2 minutes.

Repeat this spell over the bowl: "Love like the sun, gentle like the moon,romance abounds, one month until noon"

Pour the potion into a bottle. Apply a dab on both wrists and kneecaps. Relax and wait for the magic of love to take effect.

So 3 great YA book and 3 great time sucks... Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

All I want for Christmas...

What is Brooke wishing for this Christmas? I'll give you a hint--she's wagging her tail. That's right, I'm adding another pup to the family. She's an 8 month old Akita named Phoenix and I'm going to go pick her up this weekend. She's already spoiled rotten--since she is kennel trained and I'm not much of a kennel person--I bought her a Hardwood Hideaway--which is basically a nice piece of furnature that looks great in the house but is really a kennel for you pet. Much more attractive than a wire cage. I've also already gotten her some toys, too. I'm a sucker.

Is anyone else getting anything special this year?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Dangerous Blog for Christmas Shoppers

One super cute cookie jar: $20 (Now $10 at Bath & Body Works)

Ingredients for yummy Forgotten Cookies--substitute Nestle Holiday Chips: $10

Priority Shipping of super cute cookie jar filled with yummy Forgotten Cookies to Agent: $5

Getting the email that contents had shifted during shipping and said yummy cookies had disintegrated into a pile of (wonderful agent assures me) still-yummy cookie powder: Priceless


It is almost so embarrassing as to be funny. Here are some better ideas for presents that will not disintegrate in the care of the USPS...



For young boys on your list:

For Girls:
And yes, there's is even one now for Dogs!




Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Snow Daze

We've been hit hard by an ice storm--and school's are out--mostly due to power outtages and such. So here at the admin building, we still have to come in but at least we get to wear jeans! Anyway--it is still fun for me to watch the scrolling list of schools like I did when I was a kid--fingers crossed and hoping for a snow day. As you can see--doggies love snow daze too! (These were taken a few years back.)







Tuesday, December 11, 2007


"A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners. "
Irish Proverb

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Wonders of Winter

Winter always seems to bring about great reasons to stay indoors--like great movies and books and stuff. I'm really looking forward to seeing JUNO which coincidentally starts Ellen Page, who would be an awesome Bella Swan (yes, I'm trying to get on with it and on board with Kristen--and I'm sure she will sway me--but Ellen is exactly like a pictured Bella.)



Ellen Page could also easily play Serena Moore in the movie version of UNDONE. btw...

Some winter books I'm planning to read this Christmas Break--the ominous looking Oblivion Road by Alex McAulay:

And for after Alex has me scared to death... I'll need a something more uplifting like Rachel Hawthorne's Snowed In:

Check out Alex on the MTV Book Author's Blog-it's on my links now. Also a fun new blog I found... Ann Dee Ellis --she has funny interviews with her blog readers--maybe we should try that here one day??? OK--now I must go hunt down so yummy boy toy pictures to share tomorrow... bbs.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Twilight Zone


First off-- they are currently casting for Twilight--YAY!!!--this means there will be a big screen version of my yummy yummy Edward very soon. Already cast is Bella--and I just don't know how to feel about Kristen Stewart as Bella.
My image of Bella was more fragile--probably because she needed my Edward so badly. And Kristen seems much stronger and capable and not so easily falling in can't-live-with-out-you-for-one-second love. I've only seen her in Speak and In the Land of Women, though--and both roles weren't very Bella-like. Plus..Speak was forever ago, isn't she getting a bit old to play high school (I only bring up this gripe because Stephenie Meyer's has made it a pointthus ruling out Gaspard as an Edward option)?
Now Kristen Stewart could possibly play Serena in UNDONE, should UNDONE ever hit the big screen...just saying I'm not dissing Stewart AT ALL. In fact, perhaps it is just the jealousy talking...


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Double Squee

I'm on Amazon--no cover--but you can see that here on the blog....

http://www.amazon.com/Undone-Brooke-Taylor/dp/0802797636/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1196789447&sr=1-21

I've already pre-ordered one copy. Aren't I cute? And I struggled with the shipping options--there is a part of me that really wants to get it as soon as possible--but I couldn't see spending $17 bucks extra just for shipping. I may decide to order another copy later and do it with 1-day shipping, but come to think of it--UNDONE comes out on July 22nd-- and on July 23nd, I think I'll be in San Fran for the RWA conference anyway... Well, anyway--I wonder if I made the first purchase?

You go be the 2nd, LOL. (but serious)