Friday, September 24, 2010

Cover Party

Tera Lynn Child fans. Get ready for the cover unveiling of the century. For those of you who read Forgive my Fins know about Tera Lynn Child’s summer 2011 sequel Fins are Forever. As a member of the splash team, we have opportunities to spread the word about Forgive my Fins. Well, without further ado here is the cover for Fins are Forever.


On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mer girl, true, but
signing the renunciation paperwork will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being human thing once and for all.

Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer-bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form, when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?

The seafoam on the surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up. Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her dreams?

So I was thinking out loud what kind of chocolate is great for the beach and my roommate said chocolate covered strawberries. Yum. It would be perfect for a romantic picnic on the beach for Lily and Quince.

I hope you all like the cover. Check out some of the other splashers blogs to see how they shared the cover.

Happy Reading!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm back!

I’ve been taking two lit courses this semester. One is Introduction to Literary Fiction and the other is a Comparative Lit class called Major Characters in Western Literature. I have been assigned quite a bit of reading since I started these courses and it has been a handful. My limits have been pushed in these classes and I had an epiphany Reading and writing from an academic view point is hard.

I love to read but it’s hard to read a novel and just study it and say what I think the author is trying to say (if anyone has E.M. Forster on speed dial from the dead let me know.) on the other hand I do like discussing literature with my well educated colleges students, but writing it on paper has without sounding like I don’t know what I’m talking about? Yeah a little difficult.

College life has been good for me though. I’m never late for my classes; I get my homework done and have an adequate social life. My problem is that I don’t have time to read or write. I barely get through my required reading for class and whenever I say “I’m going to have a writing day” I get tired or remember I have to do something for class. I just need to get into the grove of things.

Next week is banned books week and hopefully I’ll get to talk about my favorite banned books. Last year I wrote an article on Banned books for my school newspaper. I posted it a while back after Ellen Hopkins' uninvitation to the Teen Lit Festival last month. You can check it out here
What are your favorite banned books?

Happy Reading!