A Weekly Offering of This n That

Rainy Day is my alter ego. She is the little angel that sits on one shoulder and whispers in my ear to forgo that 6" piece of triple chocolate fudge with the four scoops of ice cream on it; she is also the little devil who sits on my other shoulder and convinces me that I can eat just one bite of each and be satisfied, and then laughs with such great abandon when in fact, I eat the whole thing, she falls off my shoulder. Mostly, Rainy Day helps me see the humor in living and, mostly, she encourages me down the right path. Not necessarily the straight and narrow one (how fun is that?) but the path that offers the most adventure and fun.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rainy Day asks You to Tell Her

Rainy Day came across Justine Dell's blog a year or so ago, and her section called Grammar Police. Rainy D has been subscribing ever since and today's Living With Rainy Day is a direct result of Ms. Dell's latest blog, titled, You Tell Me.

What Ms. Dell wants her readers to do is tell her what they love to read, and those of her readers who are also writers, tell what they love to write.

Rainy Day knows that it does no good to ask her Gentle Readers much of anything, because unlike Ms. Dells readers, Rainy Day's seldom, if ever, respond. (Yes, Rainy Day is jealous of Justine Dell's readers. She is also jealous of Ms. Dell's writing, but that's another story!)

So, knowing beforehand that she will get few, if any, responses to her questions, she will ask them anyhow. What do you, Gentle Reader, read? And, if you write, what do you write?

If you read Romance, Rainy Day strongly recommends you check out Justine Dell's blog at http://justine-dell.blogspot.com . And, of course, her book, Recaptured Dreams when it comes out later this year.

If you write, Rainy Day strongly recommends the above blog, and the Grammar Police section, whether or not you write Romance. The rules are the same ;-)

But what, you may want to know, does Rainy Day read? The easy answer is to go to her Rainy Day Reads blog at http://lenoragood.blogspot.com/ . This blog will show the published books she's read since the beginning of the year. As you can see, it runs from Science Fiction and Fantasy to Biography to Memoir, and most everything in between. She qualified the books as 'published' because she is in writing groups, and has the marvelous opportunity to sometimes read books before they are published. Oh, aren't you the jealous ones now, Gentle Readers?

Besides several blogs Rainy Day subscribes to and reads, she also subscribes to Daily Science Fiction at www.DailyScienceFiction.com. She gets a daily dose of SF/F in her mail box every morning. Short stories, quick to read, and a fun start to her day.

Her other two daily reads are A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg. She loves reading about words and their meaning, usage, and etymology. You may sign up by going to www.Wordsmith.org. And her day would not be complete without reading an excerpt from a nonfiction book sent by www.delanceyplace.com.

And, of course, you all know Rainy Day writes novels – historical and fantastical, as well as short stories and poems. Sometimes, they are purchased and published; too, in which case you, Gentle Readers are always the first to know.

So, Gentle Reader, what do you read? And why? And do you write? What do you write? For whom do you write? (Bill Ransom once told Rainy Day that we write for three audiences – private (we don't care to share), limited -- sharing amongst family and friends, and for public consumption and that often what begins at the first, migrates through the second into the third.)

Speaking of good reads, if you can find any of Bill Ransom's books, and like Science Fiction and Fantasy, read them! They're marvelous!

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