The thing is...this is just my YA-ish TBR. I also have a Big Kid TBR pile, but, let's be real...I probably won't read any of those books any time soon. Well, I am in the middle of Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner, so I guess I do read Big Kid books every now and then. (But I only started reading that one because I forgot to bring a book when I went to the beach, and Good In Bed happened to be in my trunk.)
2. I'm feeling unbelievably frumpy and gross this summer. I've gained about 12 lbs since January thanks to lazy eating and an even lazier lifestyle. I keep NOT going to yoga in favor of sitting on my couch. I'm spending all of my time in jeans and Target t-shirts...not that there is anything wrong with that. I just don't feel cute. And I haven't bought anything new forever since I am on a teacher's summer break fixed income. I just feel BLAH x 100.
I have SCBWI LA coming up and I am sort of dreading it because I pride myself on looking put together at these things, but I don't feel put together right now. I feel like a flabby disaster. I'm already a disaster anyway (you can ask my friend Heather about how I spilled coffee, knocked things over, had 1,000 things falling out of my bag, etc at any given minute last year), but at least I felt like an attractive bull in a china shop. This year? Not so much. Hopefully I can pull myself together in the next few weeks. (Spoiler: It's not looking good.)
If you see me at SCBWI LA and I look a fright, please don't judge me.
3. Oh crap. I just realized I'll have to buy books to get signed at SCBWI LA. So much for that book buying ban.
4. So, I love Harry Potter, obvs, but the release of the final movie is not causing me the same existential crisis as it is causing a lot of my friends. I read the series for the first time in 2008, after it was already complete, so I didn't "grow up" with Harry the way a lot of you did. I'm sad that this is the last movie, but it's not the end of an era or anything for me.
I'm feeling a bit like a poser in the HP fan pissing contest.
5. I'll end with some awesome news. Yesterday on Twitter, my amazingly talented friend Macy Beckett posted this:
This is really awesome news. If you have a chance, go give her some love on Twitter. And you know what happens around here when there is good news to share! This guy comes out to play!
Want to know the truth? I have never read a romance novel. Can you believe it? I was going to pick one up one of these days, but I think I'm going to wait until Macy's first book comes out...I'll let her de-virginize me. I figure my first time should be a good friend, right? ;-)
Happy weekend, everyone! Tonight I'm crashing a wedding (heh), and tomorrow I'll be dragging my poser ass to the movie theater for Harry Potter. Hope you all have some fun plans!