May 10, 2004

Guess who's random today?

Might I just say that it is fantastic to be graduted. Yippee! Mini celebration in my head constantly! It's not that I hate school horribly or greatly dislike dearest Seton Hill, it's just so nice to not be there anymore. :) However, there will be tons of people that I'll miss. But heck, most of them are gone too, except for a few.

I'm home waiting to clear my background checks, just biding my time by watching lots of Dr. Phil and reading books. I read one today. It was by Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes. You'll remember the last time I read Evanovich I was disappointed. This time was better, although not brillant. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon. My issue though, is how do you co-author?

Good question. Through some spotty internet checking (no decent sources, just sketchy assumptions by fans), it appears that Evanovich is more of a wacky mystery writer, and Hughes is a wacky romance writer. Since Evanovich's idea of romance is usually a really hot guy that wanders throughout a novel an a female crime fighter who sort of lusts after him here and there, I assume that Hughes contributed the overt romance scenes to the novel. Overall, the whole thing was Crusie-ish, but not as good. Yup.

Anyway, now I'm reading Eats, Shoots & Leaves, but I can tell that I'm going to be mildly annoyed by her British English. I like Webster's revisions, thank you (don't believe me? Read the Am. Lit paper in my portfolio).

Posted by Julie Young at May 10, 2004 11:27 PM

Congratulations Julie! Enjoy your freedom while it lasts!
(PS I too just started Eats Shoots and Leaves...but the British English doesn't bother me one whit.)

Posted by: Sarcsamo at May 11, 2004 09:29 AM

Background checks for that job you talked about before? Hmm, let me know how that goes. I want to do government work one day, so I'm interested.

Have fun reading! I wish I had the time to do some pleasure reading. Argh, are jobs to earn money to buy a car that means you have to earn more money to pay for insurance worth it? :-/

Posted by: Karissa at May 11, 2004 11:26 AM

That's the book I was telling you about one day. I thought of you when I heard about it on the radio.

Posted by: Vandye at May 11, 2004 02:20 PM

I just read a review of that book and decided I wanted to read it. I wonder if they'll have it at the library here at SHU. Unlike all of you student-types, I get to be up on this hill all-year round! (And there's not really any graduation in the work-a-day world. Just quitting or getting fired.)

Congrats on the graduation thing, Julie. I'm so glad that you're so glad!

Posted by: Jenn at May 11, 2004 04:24 PM

Vandye, were you listening to NPR? Because that's how I heard about it, and oddly enough, my mom listened to it too and bought the book. Fancy that, chap. ;)

Posted by: Julie at May 11, 2004 11:22 PM

No was actually on 107.9 - a country station. :) (it's my only fault - I like country, especially when I'm driving.)

Posted by: Vandye at May 11, 2004 11:26 PM

So now that you've graduated, does that mean that this blog is going away? Have you found a new home for it?

Posted by: peterb at May 12, 2004 08:08 AM

I haven't heard yet if/when I'm being cut off from If I am, I'll leave a referring link to my new place of residence.

Posted by: Julie at May 12, 2004 07:22 PM

*sad face* Don't leave blogging; I'd miss that.

Posted by: Karissa at May 13, 2004 09:44 PM
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