A list for Saturday.

This is a bright and wonderful Saturday morning. Here are a few blog-related things that I need to wrap up and also some things that wouldn’t be long enough for their own entries. (I like longer entries. If you are going to come and visit me here on the internet, I would like to make it worth your while.)

Saturday morning

-The winners of the paperback copies of Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan have been notified. The winners were: Lydia, Shellie, and Alannah. Congratulations to them!

-Don’t forget that we’ll be sharing poems in a couple of weeks on Poem in Your Pocket Day. Now is the time to be thinking of what poem you’d like to link up. (Also it is the time for me to be thinking of what poem I would like to link up. Gosh.)

-My new spring reading manifesto is as follows: I do not want to read one more book with an abusive, dead, or alcoholic parent (or spouse). I do not want to read any more books about cancer. No more books about the Holocaust. And, specific to Tales of the Madman Underground: I do not want to read about pet bunnies being killed and then mutilated. I never ever stop reading a book. I push through to the end. But I quit on that one. And I’m kind of proud of it. I’m sure there would have been things that made it worth it, but I decided that I just didn’t care. If you have some lighter, happier fare to recommend, I am up for it. (Currently reading Solar by Ian McEwan. Not light. Not happy. Someone help me.)

-I have, however, read some books that I recommend that I don’t think I am going to write up. Here they are, in short. After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick (the aforementioned cancer book but it was still great), Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (this is what I am talking about. Somebody get me some more books like this), Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (also this, more like this), Unfinished Desires by Gail Godwin, and How Dolly Parton Saved My Life by Charlotte Conners/Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt (I liked this the best of any of their books). Go forth and read. And give me some recommendations.

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