måndag 9 december 2013

The novel so far...


The short stories first!?

Hey, Ya'll
So today while I was browsing trough my saved pictures and WIP documents. I found that I have many "short stories". I just last week I read the news paper I just like that I got two more inspiring stories. I really want to write them so I have it done.  Is about... 9 Short Stories (that may become novels)
Accidental Role model
Book of Love
Diamond´s & Spurs
From Texas to Cheyenne
His Better Half
Wanna Make U smile
The Vet´s Daughter
Written in the Stars

So here are my new Schedule...From December 9th
Weekdays - WIP -Short stories I have passion and burn for) to write.
Weekends - Friday - Sundays - My Very Important Novels aka Big Novels. (MBL, KM, SC, among others)

lördag 23 november 2013

Just sayin Nora Roberts!

Nora Roberts IS the Queen of romance, now that's for sure.

Many years ago was my family and I invited to dinner at some friends. Now im a person that easy get distracted by something to read so I searched the bookstands in the house. The daughter of the family had some books I remember. Then I happen to find the book that would change my life.  It was Nora Roberts Montana Sky.  It was the best and first novel I read by her, thanks to her im a hard core romance novels fans.
 Im a Bookoholic.
Nora Roberts is the reason I got snowed into Romance Novels, writing and dreaming of became an author.

THE MACKADE SERIES (Rafe, Jared, Devin, Shane )
As we speak I have three different version of her serie The MacKade Brothers . (I´ll update it soon with pictures) I have the English version, and two Swedish versions of the same four novels. Why? because I can´t resist buying them and + I soo love that serie.  I would love if it could be made into movies some day. Even thou, Montana Sky is my favorite the movie was a disappointment the star of that movie was Nathaniel Arcand that played Adam Wolfchild. Speaking of that novel I´ve got two version of that one too. The Swedish and English version.  

tisdag 12 november 2013

Inspiration during Nano - The Bookshelf Muse

Hi Y´all...
In this Nanowimo month inspiration is very important and I have found my absolute favorite source.
The Bookshelf Muse
The Bookshelf Muse

The blog  http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.se/ is awesome. She has co-written several novels with Becca Puglisi on how to describe emotions, weather and so on. On her blog you can get all these descriptions on example shyness, hailstorms, or how to describe farms. I strongly think I will buy her three novels... I can spend hours on that wonderful blog....

onsdag 30 oktober 2013

Fighting for attention!

As Nanowrimo writing month is getting closer and closer it almost stared as a disaster.
Today when I got home my Internet server was down and so for the whole town. NO! I thought what am I going to do? How am I going to update my word account and so on. The rumor was it would take long as November 8th till it was going to be back to normal again. But That god it only took like 20 minutes and everything is now working fine.
My Nanowrimo contribution this year 2013 fell on HARD TO SAY I LOVE YOU my personal favorite story that I really want to finish. I also choose that one because I know the characters well and I have most information and research about that novel. Cant wait for Friday to come so I can begin my novel from scratch.
At the same time there are another novel fighting for my attention. I don´t know why my it´s like the characters in it wants me to tell that story to. That's why I have decided to cross write it during times when I take a break or so or if god forbid having writers block... That novel is called SOUTHERN STAR.
I will keep Y´all update on both of them.  

onsdag 23 oktober 2013

Im so frustrated - Just want to scream!

With only two weeks until Nanowrimo im in doubt. I really REALLY want to write my fingers are itching.... But Im having doubts of what novel to write. Every where I read, even my horoscope to today said "go with your guts".... AHHH what does that even mean??!

Pic not mine borrowed from here

Okay. I really want to write. So I thought I will choose to write on the novel I´ve got most info about and know the characters the best. It is the novel called HARD TO SAY I LOVE YOU. It´s more likely that I will overcome last years writing goal with this novel than the others. 

My goal is not the 50K but I really hope that I can finish this novel. I really cross my finger cause they say third times the charm, right!

BUT  at the same time I really want to write on another novel but, the question is if I will be able to plan and plot and make all the bio´s and such before the contest begins....

I just wanted to tell Y´all that. I will try to decide and see what my guts tells me...Hopefully reading some get´s my inspiration sparkling for more scenes to that special novel. Now Im going to plan some more.

Bye Bye 

måndag 21 oktober 2013

Preparing Nanowrimo


Im trying to preparing for November writing challenge. It´s like only two weeks away and Im having difficulties of choosing which novel to focus and write on :(

Just browsed youtube and found I cool girl that gives tips and fun writing things and talks about books and Nanowrimo, how to outline and more. 

I like her she´s my new idol. I hope she can give me inspiration.

Anyways her name on Youtube is  Katytastic she is fun, interesting and give great tips about writing.


måndag 14 oktober 2013

Researching the world of pagents...


So Im doing some research for my novel SOUTHERN STAR. It´s about a former child beauty queen now turned country singer who comes back to confront her mother, her stolen childhood and runs in to the teen crush who she dedicated her nr 1 hit song to.

Im just watching documentary's on YouTube about child beauty pageants so I can get more understanding of it and the world around it. Maybe I´ll watch some Toddlers & Tiaras and Honey Boo Boo, just maybe....

As I watch documentary's and clips I take notes and I can see my heroine Charlie's childhood in front of me. Research is important when writing a novel. I hope and maybe plan to write this next month when this years Nanowrimo begins.

borrowed pic here 

I guess Honey Boo Boo aka Alana and Eden Wood are the most famous of the pageant girls...I just have to say I like Honey Boo Boo, you either like her or don´t.

I feel so sorry for them girls dressed up like dolls. And the pushy mothers... living their dreams trough their children's. There are moms on the shows like Toddler & Tiara´s that say they do it for the girls. They are having fun. Okay??!!  Please just let them be kids. But I think It is sad anyways. I feel sorry for these girls.

I want to see if I can catch the ups and downs with this so called "sport".  I am in no way support these pageants. I just think it is an interesting subject to write about.  
Eden Wood & her mom..
borrowed picture and saw this interesting article about "Toddlers & Tiaras’ Manager Quits Industry, Blames ‘Stage Momsters’ For Ruining Children"

måndag 30 september 2013

Hedlund Hero inspiration

So im writing on my novel TRUTH ABOUT JONAH. I have been plotting and tried to structured up the story a bit. Then I have thrown away like a billion papers I now have saved in a document.

Then I discovered my inspiration man for my hero Jonah Lones. Now since my story takes place in Minnesota what´s better than a handsome guy from just Minnesota. Since my Timberlake is a little small town with many people of Swedish heritage that I also write about one day he just fell right into place.

Now Garrett Hedlund is from Minnesota, is of Swedish heritage and is an absolutely wonderful actor. He´s got that sexy husky voice (check the video), he can sing and he seems like a totally awesome good hearted, friendly funny guy, oh I forget that smile....OMG. Can´t say no to that.

 I got really weak in the knees when I watched this video for the first time. I recommend to watch him in Country Strong  along side his buddy country singer Tim McGraw. Or watch the two of them in Friday Night Lights movie


tisdag 17 september 2013

Sam palladio VS Garrett Hedlund?

I brainstorming on my coming novel I´ll probably will write in November for this years Nanowrimo.
I know my main character and some of her background and so. The setting and so on. I know the male characters family but I have ??? about him. I often have different actors as inspirations for my characters so I get more fuel to my fire, so to say.

My problems are...
I can´t decide what to name him. Im stuck on names...Avery, Liam, Levi, Noah or Bryan...
Last names it´s...Jamison, Wilson or Beckett... 

I just hate that im stuck about what his names gonna be. Im really hung up on that name issue.

OR whom is the best to "play/ act him".  If my novel would ever be into a movie ha ha...

So I just lay down and then another hottie flashed before my eye as character inspiration. Now it´s a tough draw between them.

Question: Whom of these two would you like to have as a bartender? Tall dark and handsome. Even if he broke your heart he still loves you. He is the shoulder you can cry on. And did I mention a husky sexy voice....

Dilemma: Both of these actors can sing, lovely accents and have both been in Nashville or have been singing country
.... Sam is currently in the hit TV show Nashville as Gunner and Garrett played Beau in Country Strong. How am I ever going to choose!!!!!  

pics not mine only for my inspiration


måndag 16 september 2013

Multitasking & Brainstorming a bit.

Good Evening!
Monday, first day in the week just got home. Check!
Dished the boring pile of dishes. Check!
I started by cleaning up a bit in my writing space and this is the result. One of the papers on the whiteboard will be my project during Nanowrimo in November. Just figure out which one... But I need get to learn the characters, do some heavy research, plotting and more before I can decide.
Multitasking of five stories at once.
Actually it´s quiet easy.
On each paper I wrote research and then what novel. The under I wrote things I need to know for that novel  like beauty pageants for children, falconry, surfing and such. I also need to structure up my novel MBL so then I decided to re read all chapters I´ve got and come up with a title and so on.
Im currently writing on chapter 7 on Surfing Cowboys but also translating it to English and editing and make it perfect so I can put it up on wattpad.
Yeah well has been a fun and productive evening and now I really have to trying to calm down so I can get some sleep. But I want to keep writing because it´s so fun.  
But just some more research and a bit of reading....

måndag 9 september 2013

The Literary Gift Company

That's an awesome shopping site for writers, inspiration and fun stuff.

I have never shopped from it but I really want to!

lördag 24 augusti 2013

Wattpad - My favorite library

If you like to read all kinds of novels and books. If you have a passion for writing and want to meet new friends you will LOVE Wattpad !

I love it so so much.
I have found so many things I want to read but I don´t have enough time.
I have my own novels I want to publish there. But I to picky and want to make my chapter ones be the best and I have to do some editing first.

onsdag 14 augusti 2013

Out in the country!

we Line Dance....


I guess every girl have seen Dirty Dancing and Footloose. Some might have loved the originals or perhaps both. As for DD loved them both and about Footloose I liked the new remake because it was kind of countrified. And I loved the country dance scenes :). I loved Blake version of the theme song and that Gretchen Wilson with Big & Rich sang the theme song Fake ID....

Now I just have another Young Adult novel. It´s only in the planning stadium yet but I can see it in front of me as a mix of both DD & Footloose. But a love lot of line dance! I myself have practice that fun dance some years ago. But this new idea of mine I got from a YT video.

Tell ya, if I was a 16 old girl and had a  dance instructor like that teen guy In the vid I would be awesome at it! 

I also want the title to be something like Texas & Carolina - a country love story.
so all I know is like they are opposites of each other but after some mishaps they is yet again forced together.. I believe his father is like a famous Line Dance instructor and he help his father out often and pretty girl comes in the book. Even if she has a southern accent it don´t match her at all.  ....to be continued.

fredag 9 augusti 2013

And the dating...

Love is in the air....
Well at least for my characters.
I have been writing on SURFING COWBOYS for the last two weeks and I can with out a doubt now say I'm halfway trough the book. YAY! It´s much about the dating scene now. I have been doing a lot of research about Sagittarius/ Aries dating and such because to get inspiration as well as get to know my "rebel" couple of the teens.
I have to say im making some real progress but It has been tough times as well cause I suffered from writers block. I really thought I was going to take a break from it and continue my other novel but didn´t. im going to keep writing.
right now im writing by hand my new favorite pen! oh how I love it. it´s so smooth and I can write fast and I can even read my handwriting, ha-ha.
I have to say that is my strongest female character han´t been a long haired brunette with a thick souther accent  & with a tendency of  the need for speed - like going dirt biking, shooting some paint ball or even ride a wide bull and having a good time. 

She´d probably look something like Miley Cyrus. I checked what star sign she was and she reminds me  a lot of Gina Lee. Miley is a Sagittarius but GL is an Aries. But both signs have similar traits. So you could say I'm all about for Astrology lately. And I love it.
so....50 pages and more to go.....!
Wish me luck for like at least five more pages tonight!
pic not mine.
I just have to say Miley looks so cool and pretty on this pic. It´s almost like she would be the perfect actress if my story would be made into a movie. She´s got the looks, the awesome accent and that girl has energy and she sure can talk. and her haircut really suites her.  So yeah I like her and her new song We can´t stop is awesome!

onsdag 7 augusti 2013

Countrified Romance

That's a new word I learned today.
It could also describe me as a person.
Jennifer Echols has written a young adult book called DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS.
since I´m a HUGE country fan I fell for this: "Taylor Swift fans are sure to go for Echols’s latest, a countrified romance with stand-out characters.”— RT Book Reviews.....
I so want to read it!

pic not mine. borrowed from goodreads

måndag 29 juli 2013

Surfing Cowboys - 7 years later

This story still going on strong!

Yesterday I found and old cd  with some of my earliest writings and on there was the first pages of my "baby" story Surfing cowboys back from - 06. At that time is was called Surfing vs. Bull, that's because of the main sports in this story. But despite all these yeas those characters hasn´t left my mind. No they have just grown stronger and brighter.

I just recently even though I'm  not finished with this story I got another bright Idea! Don´t know if it´s going to be a stand alone story or just a diary backstory thing. But I'm planning on writing from each of my six main characters POW about their life and all. At the same time I might get to know them more.

tisdag 16 juli 2013

The wonders of watching a novel grow before my eyes

borrowed from tumblr. Not mine.

So I changed place to write.
For new scenery and hopefully new inspiration.
YES it did work.

So I have technically NOT been writing that much on my Camp Nanowrimo novel But I have a great beginning on it. But I have realized I have to plan it out more. 

Now I'm re writing the notes for my newest addition baby. My project is called KIDS & CASTEL. I have to say I really enjoy watching it becomes clearer and for each sentence I get one more seed or scene of what's going to happen. I can see my character more clearly. 

I have about  2 chapters that I can write but I want to have so I really can plan and actually finish this novel as do I the same with my other WIP´s

MBL and SC: Those are the longest running projects I have gotten like 50% into the story now I only need those 50% more and I'm finished.


Now I'm going to continue writing and plotting and get to know my newfound friends. I´ll keep Y´all Updated!

tisdag 9 juli 2013


So once again I have been inspired by a country song. This song is going straight to my soundtrack for my novel HARD TO SAY I LOVE YOU. It´s an oldie but a Goldie. It tells the relationship between Mac and Kirby. He know he has to be patient with her and not rush her feelings. She has been hurt and has suffer from low self-esteem her whole life and tries her best o hide her feelings for him. He sees the beauty she hides and try his best to help her gain confidence.

 This song is by Gary Allan and it´s called the one. Just when I was a country newbie fan I used listen to him all the time and now I have found a new meaning in this beautiful song.

      "The One"

No rush though I need your touch
I won't rush your heart
Until you feel on solid ground
Until your strength is found, girl

I'll fill those canyons in your soul
Like a river lead you home
And I'll walk a step behind
In the shadows so you shine
Just ask it will be done
And I will prove my love
Until you're sure that I'm "the one"

Somebody else was here before
He treated you unkind
And broken wings need time to heal
Before a heart can fly, girl

I'll fill those canyons in your soul
Like a river lead you home
And I'll walk a step behind
In the shadows so you shine
Just ask it will be done
And I will prove my love
Until you're sure that I'm "the one"

Trust in me and you'll find a heart so true
All I want to do is give the best of me to you
And stand beside you

Just ask it will be done
And I will prove my love
Until you're sure that I'm "the one"


onsdag 3 juli 2013

Ronan Keating inspiration - DAY 3 of Camp NanoWrimo

picture from google
fun fun in the sun.
I read on of the threads that someone wondered if camp nano would become "real" that would be soo cool like thousands of aspiring writers meet and cheer for each others as we writing on our novel for one month.
Well now to my Inspiration. I may be a country music lover by heart and soul but for my JULY 2013 project FOREVER IN MY HEART I need something more. So I thought hey I´ll listen to Ronan Keating, maybe little Marx and other artists that my character listens to. I know Tristan is a fan of The Boss and for Mika I don´t know.
So I really hope listening to various artists will help me find inspiration.
Also sometimes others artists cover are better than the originals....  

fredag 28 juni 2013

"I feel just like a princess in a fairytale"

None of the pictures are mine I found them on Google. I only use them for my writing inspiration.

That's the first words my character writes down on a post card to her friend back I USA. She had traveled to Scotland to maybe meet her prince charming only to realize he was a rude, arrogant cold man who made it hard for her to complete her dream job of making his castle into a have for orphan and abused kids.

 I am surprised myself to be up quite early this wonderful Friday because I woke up at 10 am. My night was full with inspiration and fun that I just couldn't stop write when I got that pen in my hand. I made short Bios of my main characters, made a short synopsis, looked for fitting names, read a bit for inspiration and just got completely absorbed in my work that a kept going all night long and suddenly it was starting to get brighter. I took a quick glimpse at the clock only to realize it was 5 am!

I hope my inspiration is still with be today also. I´ll be writing on some scenes for Surfing Cowboys, Hard to say I love you and hopefully more on my small currently WIP that I for the moment call Kids & Castle.

Yesterday I also updated my soundtrack list and I´ll soon be up with the soundtrack for Surfing Cowboys too :)

måndag 3 juni 2013

Beautiful Mess - Juggling 9 WIPs at once

Hello :)
so I'm sitting here sorting out all my papers for two of my novels.
Is it okay to have like three different notebooks with mixed scenes for all my BIG novels. They contain  like 10 different novels scenes. So now I really need to sort out all these papers and put them and the scenes into each binder. 
example: MBL - all, notes, bios, scenes, research and so on. Yeah that really make sense, now isn´t. And then I will have just ONE notebook to write all the scenes in wherever I don´t feel like writing on the computer. Now all I have to do is to repeat that with all the other novels.   
BIG novels that Im currently writing on - are my Main Projects - They are 5 different novel/books/ WIPs
SMALLWIP projects - are 4 different novels that I "feel for"   
All together is 9 and a half novels.
And by the way I am addicted to Tumblr. I can get lost there for hours and find all kinds of inspiration for my novels...

lördag 25 maj 2013


Many years ago I heard this song by Sting. I Think it´s so magical and inspiring and calming.

tisdag 21 maj 2013

Romance Novels & Chocolate

Just relaxing..
eating yummy chocolate Marabou Schweizer nut,drinking hot tea and answering quizzes about romance novels and what type of book and such I am. Just now I´ll be answering some Nora Roberts quizzes, cause lets just say it she´s the queen of romance novels.

Nora Roberts Black Hills Quiz

You scored: 704 / 1000

You scored 8 questions correct on your first try.
You have earned 117 FunTrivia points for this quiz.
The average score for this quiz: 8 / 10

lördag 27 april 2013

Day 27 Camp Nanowriomo - Sleep, fighting words and books

Hey ya´ll,

My progress so far...
My writing motto
 So for the last two weeks I have had trouble sleeping and my writing my novel was lacking.

I only slept like four hours, worked eight, got home often slept five hours then so on and on.

I am sooo behind on my writing but hopfully I can make something of it today. I have plenty of time and best of all I have order 4 different books to read so I really hope inspiration comes to me and may the words written itself.

tisdag 9 april 2013

Day - 9 (10) of Camp nanowrimo

Realized that catching up and chasing all the words Im supposed to have  written, all my daily word goals is difficult. Im like a time chaser, chasing time. I get so frustrated when im not knowing what scen am ging to write or whats going to happend and all my scenes get mixed up. So i came up with an idea trying to finds some time making an chapter by chapter outline something that guides me. Then I thought hey! lets make that with my other wips too and then time flew away...

But mostly writing nanowrimo and watching the stats trying to beat that word goal and be a step ahead. Also found a perfect outline for finally start writing my biography.

"It's like trying to ride a bike uphill a mountain. It´s easy in the beging but then it´s gett tougher and tougher. I will try not giving up utill im at the top and have reached my goal!"

måndag 8 april 2013

Day 8 - Thank u Blake

So, it´s day 8 of camp nanowrimo.
Yesterday I though I was give it all up. But The I discoverd Blake Shelton on spotify and listen to a song of his. It was almost perfect inspiration for my scene im writing on right now. I later read that the song was about if he tattoed his girlfriends tatoo and so. But the lyrics is so good. So just like that my inspiration just came sparkling back! Thank God for country music and Blake Shelton!
This lyric comes from his song - Mine would be you.

What's the greatest chapter in your book?
Are there pages where it hurts to look?
What's the one regret you can't work through?
You got it baby, mine would be you
Yeah you got it baby, mine would be you

onsdag 3 april 2013

Day 3 - Camp NaNoWriMo

I had a really good start this time. I realize now that that is good because then I can spend more time plotting my novel more. And also do some booring chores like washing, cleaning and such. I gonna try stay ahead as much as I can.
I have read about astrology and starsigns, personality traits and dislikes about Taurus sign mostly like a hundred times just to see if i can find somting there that can my my carachrer seem more real. I found it very helpful. I have also made a character interwieve. That was also a great way to find out more about my hero. 
Today i finally felt as my character really spoke with me. I got information i didn´t even knew about my heros past. It is a hurtfull on but it is his story.  

söndag 24 mars 2013

The nr 1 place to read romance!

My new favorite site besides eharlequin to read romance novel is PublicBookshelf. They have 9 different catogories spreading from contemporary romance, western romance, Vampire romance and fantasy & paranormal romance. So if you love to read or love romace check out that page.

my guesses are if im once start reading there I´ll be up all night! So many books I tell ya. I love to browse around looking for something fun to read and discover new authors.


lördag 16 mars 2013

Want to have - Booklist

I think i might be a book addict.

I love browse trough eharlequins site among the titles. Sometimes I get ideas for my novels sometimes im like "Hey I could have written that".

Thing is I have expand my Want to have - booklist. It must be at least 20 or more books I want. I do my research before I order just to be certain if I like them. I mean i can fall in love with the blurb on the back on the book and then order and then reallize it wasn´t such awesome. So thats why i carfully choose my books.

Often I like the book or it´s inspiring and close to what Im current writing. So I get more inspired.

Fact is I need a bigger bookshelf also i can tell you I have boxes and boxes of books I never read but can´t get ridd of somehow.

Pic is not mine. All right goes to the owner.

Nora Roberts – Charmed/ Kärlekens kraft

Eloisa James – The ugly duchess

Helene R Meyer – A holiday to remember

Stephanie Doyle – One Final Step

Leanne Banks – A Maverick for the Holidays

Anna Sheehan – A long, long Sleep

Maureen McGowan – Cinderella: Ninja Warrior

Tamara Webber – Between the lines

Kimberly Lewis – Zane

Terri Reed – The cowboy target

Leigh Duncan – The Rancher´s son

Julie Benson – The rancher and the vet

Mary Leo – Falling for the Cowboy

torsdag 14 mars 2013

Quote of last day

I heard or read somewhere a very inspirational quote. Because I like writing and books it was easy for me to feel strongly about that certain quote.
"Every morning is like an unwritten page. You don´t know what will happen".


söndag 10 mars 2013

Going camping in April & July!


Can´t get enough of writing? Love taking a challange? wanna go camping and meet other aspiring writers? Come join Camp NaNoWriMo :)  read more about it here.
A couple of days ago I read a blog and found out it´s gonna be a camp Nanowrimo!
I have been participated in Nanowrimo twice and I love it. I am so looking forward to Camp NaNoWriMo. I have read about it and I think it´s similar thing to nano. I must start decide which novel I should write and do some research and all prework before April month is coming.
Here are some funny quotes and more about nanowrimo camp

tisdag 29 januari 2013

Love of books

is called Bibliophilia. This is the second time im doing some sort of research of phobias. I have a new story that has sparked to life as I already have told you. I think I have had it scribbled down somewhere. But I got the inspiration from an article I read online. It was about a woman who stole books and was going to sell them online. As I read that article I got a new story.
I was just going to take a nap before and I just couldn´t stop thinking of that novel of mine and I think the beginnig is starting coming to life. I just need to get to know my characters better and plan and most of all wriiiitee!
This is a very inspiring picture I found on google. All rights goes to the owner.

The lights of Las Vegas!

So just like that inspiration struck me. I was listening to Norweigan country radio station Country4you.com

Thats when I saw this commersial that Rascal Flatts is going to do conserts in Gothenburg and Stocholm to my very surprice! I like most of their it´s and all and just today as I was browing throuh their videos my inspration came as I saw the music video to their song Why Wait.

And in a blink of an eye I got the blurb/back cover to a new novel project. It´s Las Vegas, shotgun wedding, cowboys, rodeos and country life at it´s best.

This picture is not mine all rights goes to the owner. I found it on the internet and only use it for my own inspiration.

Date a girl who reads

A while ago I found this sweet and beautiful poem. Love it and I tell ya it could really be a story about my life haha! Now I found it again as I was doing research for I little novel that was brought back to life again.    Read and enjoy! Source all credit goes to the author.

"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilightseries.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes."

torsdag 17 januari 2013

Beautiful Books!

I loove all kinds of Books a Good story and cover. Here are Four of my latest Books that came to Me yesterday :-)