Hello, internet people (and possible some people I've met in real life). :)
I headed into downtown Vancouver on Wednesday for the prep night for the Writing & Book Camp. It's a day camp for kids & teens where they have workshops with authors and write their own one page story that gets published in an anthology. It's always lots of fun seeing kids talking about writing and what books they like reading (a bunch of kids in my group last year were big fans of the Uglies series).
I'm about ready to flip a table or something over this book I'm borrowing from someone that hasn't arrived yet. I'm here, she's in Oregon, it shouldn't take two weeks for it to get here. Unless it's lost (I really hope not), Customs is being outrageously pokey, or it's on it's way back home to Jess. And Caitlin has this book so I could've borrowed it from her instead of making Jess mail it to me. So much head-desking is going on right now. So, MailWatch July/August 2012 will continue on Tuesday (I realized Monday's a holiday as I was typing this up).
I've been reading a lot of e-galleys lately. It's because they make up most of my reading list. *blinking away the screen vision* At least they've redeemed themselves by being by authors I really enjoy reading, like The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton, or books with interesting premises, like Beautiful Music for Ugly Children ("the lives and loves of a teenage transboy music geek") or Touched (knows his future, whether or not to stay on or go off "script").
The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci and Nate Powell (I meant to borrow more when I was downtown, but as I left I started talking with other people at the prep night and left with them. Oh, well. Not like I won't be going back to the library soon.) (And I've already reviewed it.)