Friday, May 1, 2009

The first of May

Holy cow, there is way too much to celebrate today! Let's get to it.

1. It's May! This weekend we shall hide the winter coats and corduroy and pull out the open toe shoes.

2. It's Buy Indie Day! Go buy a book from your local indie. Even if you don't go buy, consider linking to the IndieBound site instead of or addition to Amazon at your blog or website. I am going over to Nicola's later to get a few things. Hmm. What shall I buy? Maybe...


3. ... Moon Zoo, by England's first female poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. After passing over Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, it's nice to see they now have their heads screwed on straight. Has anybody read Moon Zoo? It looks gorgeous.

4. Or maybe I will buy Catch-22, which I have never read. It's Joseph Heller's birthday. Imagine if you wrote a book that was so good that the title became a widely-used idiom. Crazy. Also, he was a pretty good writer, I hear (begins list for next project involving books she should have read a long time ago).

5. But the biggest thing to celebrate today involves a writer far more brilliant and dedicated than Heller or Duffy. Yes, it's me. Today marks the one year birthday of this blog. Read here to see how it all started, and for directions on starting your own blog. I considered doing BIG BIG BIG things here in Jacqui's Room to celebrate, but...

6. ... I have only three more chapters to write and Ant's first draft will be done, so I am writing madly. Of course, some of it is, um, all "This is where they find the thing and then something happens." But still!

Have a happy first of May.

9 comments:

Jill Corcoran said...

Bring it on May, more good news:)

Happy Blogaversary!

J. Thorp said...

Happy blogday to you, happy blogday to you ...

and thank you for being here.

Candace Ryan said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

I'm baking a cyber cake for you right now. Of course, you'll have imagine it. But what better cake could there be than an imaginary one? It's just how you want it to be, minus the calories. I should bake like this more often.

Jacqui said...

Thanks, Jill and Thorp!

Candace, I am eating your cake now. It is delicious. Mmm, cyber chocolate.

Diane T said...

Mmmm, cybercake. I think I'll have a BIT.

Sorry. Happy Blogaversary to you. It's been fun sitting on your sharing rug.

Rita said...

I, too, have always meant to read Catch-22, and I'm so pleased to have a reason Why Now. Thanks, Jacqui!!

And happy Blogday! I never marked mine . . . I should've at least gotten it flowers . . .

Mary Witzl said...

Great news about the new Poet Laureate! and Happy Blogday to you, too!

We've been washing and airing all our clothes and hunting down all the open toed shoes in the house. Isn't the sound of 'May' a poem itself? It just makes me think of fresh air and sunshine and splashes of flowers...

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Catch-22 is one of my favorite books. It's funny. You should read it.

Jacqui said...

Diane, ugh. :)

Rita, maybe a belated birthday will appease your blog?

Mary, there is a poem there. I always think of "May" as in "allowed to" also.

Paul, I think I shall. Perhaps I need another summer of catch up.