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Friday, February 6, 2009

Fantastic Friday!

Hey, I'm on time today!

Fantastic Thing-that-happened-in-the-past-week #1) I got a board game called "Dread Pirate." This game was made for me. The board is a treasure map and every player gets a little metal ship. You go around the board raiding and trading and collecting treasure, and if you get to the Dread Island first with a certain amount of treasure, you become the Dread Pirate, who can then move faster and get treasure easier. There's real little jewels and gold doubloons and a little Jolly Roger flag that the Dread Pirate gets to put in his/her ship. Best. Game. EVER. (Though I haven't actually played it yet...)

Thing #2) I got a bookshelf! A real, heavy-duty, black bookshelf! Before, my book collection was dispersed between an ancient communal-family bookshelf and a DVD/CD rack that only fit certain books if I turned them on their side (because apparently some DVD's are shorter than some books). Now all of my books are in one place, with only a few stacked on top because of space issues. Either I have to get another bookshelf or stop buying books. Tough decision...

Thing #3) Despite the INSANE amount of time it takes to make them, I am now obsessed with making little movies such as the book trailer for Stream Pirate. Stay tuned for a contest, involving a book trailer as the prize :)

Thing #4) Mi prima Nikki Hensley finished her novel, Keeping Sedalia! And it is fabulous. I feel very proud to have a family member charging with me into the query war! Strength in numbers!

There had to have been more fantastic things this week. Like-- um-- wow. This week was rather quiet. Which I suppose can be a good thing.


Renee Collins said...

I have my eyes on the book trailer prize. *drumming fingers together with a scheming smile* Yes, yes I do.

Natalie Whipple said...

Um, I wish we lived close so we could play that game together! Arg! It sounds awesome.

And book trailer? hmmm. My interest has been piqued.

Sara Raasch said...

Teehee. It shall be an exciting contest, indeed :)

Nikki said...

I received my second rejection yesterday! Which brings my stats to:
queries sent: 2
queries rejected: 2

I guess this means I should send more letters. Remind me again how this is a fun game?

Sara Raasch said...

It is fun! Er, well, it GETS fun.