April 4, 2011 | By: Tracy

Play Ball

Update:  I'm going to extend my blogcation for a little bit longer. I'm in the midst of some serious re-writes on my latest WIP and with the A-Z challenge occupying most of you this month, I don't think I'll be missed too much between now and May. I'll still be popping around to say hi though. 

In lieu of my celebrating the start of the baseball season here in Baltimore, I'll be taking the week off from the blog.  I'll still be swinging around to try to catch up on everyone else's, but won't be posting anything new.

I'll be busy spending quality time with some of my favorite boys.

JJ Hardy

Brian Roberts

Jake Arrieta


Nick Markakis

April 1, 2011 | By: Tracy

Hi, I'm Tracy. The Resident Book Club Idiot

So, yeah, second month of the book club and I pretty much completely forgot about it. *face palm*

In my defense, work was a bit crazy in March, and . . . okay, mostly, I've just got completely sidetracked by reading two separate YA series at the same time. Luckily, I've read one of the selections previously, so I'm still going ahead with this post. Feel free to join in if, unlike me, you remembered to read your book.

If you forgot, no sweat. I promise to do better in April.

(Speaking of which, one of the selections is most definitely going to be CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS by Cassandra Clare. What can I say? I'm totally a Jace girl . . . actually, if I'm being honest, I love Magnus Bane more than anyone.)

So, feel free to respectfully post your thoughts in regards to the book(s) you read:

Not quite sure what to talk about?  Feel free to steal some of these ideas:
-- Overall did you enjoy the story? Would you recommend it to a friend?
-- Do you plan to read the rest of the series?
-- Who was your favorite character? Why?
-- Were you satisfied with the ending?
-- What do you wish the author had done more of?
-- What do you wish the author had done less of?
-- Were the characters likable? Were they believable to you?