Friday, January 22, 2010

Parcels - Books that I won!

Last Tuesday, January 19, I stumbled into our gate and almost threw two cards, that happened to be tucked in the side of the door, into the trashcan when I saw "Precious G. Banaag" written on them. Up close, I saw that these cards were notices for unclaimed parcels at the post office.

Claiming time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 nn (I know. Strict much.)

Given that time, I can't pick it up. So, my dad got it for me. Thank you!!

A picture of Dad. (This was taken in a province.)

After waiting for an hour, (the line was frigging long) he was finally able to get it!!
These are what I got:

Parcel 1 is from Pennsylvania, USA.


Wake by Lisa Mcmann and Fade by Lisa Mcmann. Thanks to Jenn & Rebecca at Fallen Archangel! FA is the official site for Hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

Parcel 2 is from London, UK. Mailed to me by the Prospera Publishing.


The Dresskeeper by Mary Naylus from The Book Chick City! I won this at her blog. Thanks!

I'm still waiting for the other parcels. Hopefully, they will arrive this month!

Monday, January 18, 2010

500 Words a Day Challenge + Discoveries

I've been so busy this past few days.

School + Projects/Research + Reading + Writing = Almost Disaster.

I've already finished plotting the story in my head. I even wrote down all the ideas in a mini notebook. And I've written the first few chapters. But I guess I need more discipline if I want to finish this while I'm still high with inspiration (and sometimes coffee.)

So I decided to participate in a challenge here.

It's called 500 Words a Day Challenge. Basically, it's an activity that urges a writer to be disciplined and to remain focused on finishing his/her work. So far, I'm doing well. Finally done with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd chapters of... I don't have a title yet. I'm thinking "Confessions in the Rain."

Plus, early this morning I found the perfect, fabulous, awesome, [place all good adjectives here] bookshelf, that would be incredibly useful for my homeless (almost homeless) books. As of now, they've found refuge in my closet. But then my clothes had to be moved to our dressing room which is fine. Less clothes = less mess. I found this bookcase at All About {n}.

Did I mention that I love this?? *hollers to Mom* Hint, hint.

But then again...she bought me this cute furry bag which possibly might make people* want to stab to me to death. I care about animals! Okay?? It's just too cute to abandon. It's mine anyway.