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January 2, 2023

Friday, 24 September 2010

Five Things

Five things making me happy this Friday.

1) The outpouring of support of Laurie Halse Anderson’s SPEAK.  I hadn’t read it last Sunday but I have now. I can only conclude either I read a different book or that man is a few sandwiches short of a picnic.

2) It’s the NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL ON THE MALL tomorrow. Yay for celebrating books and not banning them.

3) Shannon Hale’s baby blog. Oh my, I usually love Shannon Hale’s blog, but at the moment she is blogging about being pregnant with twins and it’s just brilliant – like Jon and Kate Plus 8 before it became car crash TV – I especially like her post of fat babies having had quite  a chunky monkey baby myself. She’s also done some great posts on book banning (if fat babies are not your thing).

4)A new book from Diana Peterfreund! It’s an adaptation of the movie Morning Glory, which looks great – both book and film.

5) Signing up for  a SCBWI conference.

Well okay that last one is making me happy and terrified. Happy is winning right now.

What’s making you Happy this Friday!


  1. Congrats on signing up for the SCBWI conference! How fun! And isn't the love for SPEAK just awesome? I've loved reading all those Speak Loudly posts. Have a great weekend!


  2. What makes me happy is my agent finally gave me the green light to proceed from synopsis to pages. I love pages. Synopses, not so much!

    I read SPEAK years ago after my friend who was in 9th grade at the time read it for school. He told me it was a must-read, and I agree. So not everyone is banning it. In Gresham, OR they were teaching it in English!


  3. Meredith – Thanks you too.

    Joelle – Fantastic!


  4. Awesome list of happy things! (I'm so happy for the support of SPEAK, too! and yay for SCBWI conference!)


  5. SPEAK is amazing!

    Shannon Hale is amazing!

    SCBWI conferences are amazing! Really. You'll love it, and be so glad you did it.


  6. I doubt that Scroggins even read that book! And have a ball at SCBWI.

    Thank you for your congratulations too!


  7. Shari – thanks. Yes I'm glad I'm going πŸ™‚

    Kim – Hope so I'm quite nervous

    Rhiannon – You're welcome, it's fabulous news. I cant wait to read it


I adore comments, so thanks so much for taking the time. I'll try and return the favour πŸ˜€

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