Well, it turns out I gave quite a few people a good giggle, calling my teen aged self 'prim and proper.' Apparently, I've always been blunt, a little crude, and not afraid of a little rule breaking. In defense of my blog, however, I will say that compared to how blunt, a lot crude, and stubborn I am about following all the rules (motherhood does strange things to rebels) now, I was prim and proper, perhaps only a little, but by comparison, much more then than I am at present.
I should come with my own warning label...'Blunt Honesty, Communicate with Caution.'
Prim and proper my arse.
Anyways, I finished 'Catcher in the Rye' today, and loved it. I finished another book required of the class entitled, 'Revolution' by Jennifer Donnelly, which was excellent by the way, and I don't say that often. I have started 'King Dork' - which is cute so far, and the last of my required reading.
For all you avid readers out there you must, must, must, must, must read 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak. It's one of those brilliant pieces of literature (it's not just a book, this is literature folks) where upon finishing it, you are a different person than the one who started it. It's THAT outstanding.
I have received a few form agent rejections all stating that none of them are interested in reading my manuscript, for varied reasons. Some were nice about saying no, some just said no and did not make an effort to be nice about it.
I will be out of town for a few weeks and hope to send out a few letters before I depart.
I'll say 'hi' to the Statue of Liberty for you.