Just Curious . . .

Just curious . . . Am I the only one out there that gets excited when I have to wait at a red light? Well, I am when I have a great book to read and I’m not in a hurry to get somewhere.

When in possession of a great book, I seriously enjoy red lights. I pray I’ll be stopped! Every red light equals a chance to read another page!!

Okay…yeah…I’m probably the only one… 🙂 

Just curious . . . Anyone else ever been happy about having to wait at a red light???

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J.K. Leonard

I have a cursive capital K on my necklace. And I always get the same look from people when they see it…confusion. “Why are you wearing a K? I thought your name was Janelle.” Yes, that is my name…

Depending on my mood, here are a few of the answers you might hear:

1. It was the only letter they had left.

2. It was on sale!

3. My hubby forgot my name started with a J.

4. It’s my middle initial (which it is, but that’s not why I wear it.)

5. My conversation starter. (it has in fact become this…)

6. My pen name!

**In truth: I wear this cursive K necklace, because it looks like a JK put together–it’s how I sign my initials, putting them together, without a space, in one big cursive K. I’m thinking one day I will use this JK for my pen name. JK Leonard. How does that sound? Like an author? 🙂

And just think, when people do a google search for J.K Rowling, I will be above her alphabetically!

Book Talk

“I am a product […of] endless books. My father bought all the books he read and never got rid of any of them. There were books in the study, books in the drawing room, books in the cloakroom, books (two deep) in the great bookcase on the landing, books in a bedroom, books piled as high as my shoulder in the cistern attic, books of all kinds reflecting every transient stage of my parents’ interest, books readable and unreadable, books suitable for a child and books most emphatically not. Nothing was forbidden me. In the seemingly endless rainy afternoons I took volume after volume from the shelves. I had always the same certainty of finding a book that was new to me as a man who walks into a field has of finding a new blade of grass.” –CS LEWIS 
 
My dad got me hooked to books. I learned to read early–before I entered Kindergarten–and haven’t stopped. I’ve read thousands of books. Some good, bad, ugly…some GREAT and life-changing. 
 
*I pray at the core of my books is the Bible–and that who I am today is ruled by that book.
 
In fiction:
 
  • I love anything by Jane Austen–the quirky people and dialogue and actions have really influenced my fiction writing. I love snappy, quick, dialogue. Zinger!
  •  Terry Brooks and the Shannara series (which is one of the first books I remember my dad reading to me), Chronicles of Narnia, and Lord of the Rings have influenced my love of fantasy.
  • My recent YA fav’s include: EVERNEATH & EVERBOUND by Brodi Ashton and GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers

 

So, which book or books are you a product of?