One-Word Wednesday

Celebrate
{Check out YA Confidential’s HUGE 1st Anniversary Giveaway! All of our favorite YA books are up for grabs!}


Peace
{Kayaking on the bay with my husband…}


Pride
{My mini-me and me, cheering our Cougs on to victory!}


Fandom
{Harry, Ron, and Hermione as interpreted by my five-year-old. Because you’re never too young to appreciate Harry Potter.}

Run
{Over the weekend, my hubby and I began the Upperman Running Club with a 12.5 mile inaugural jog. We also signed up for the Big Sur Half-Marathon. I’ve wanted to do a half for ages, and Big Sur is right in our neck of the woods. It’s also absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait for November 18th!}


Captivating
{We left for vacation on Monday! Of course I had to secure a shaken iced tea and a fantastic read before boarding the plane. So far, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is unputdownable!}

What are you reading this week?

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31 responses to “One-Word Wednesday

  1. Thanks for the giveaway link! Your daughter is adorable btw 😉

  2. LOVE these pictures!!

  3. I love, love, love that pic of you and your girlie! Also, the HP drawing – awesome! My son was singing HP internet songs at that age. So neat!

    I am reading On Writing. I started Saturday, breezed through 100 pages and just haven’t been able to read much since. *sigh* It’s really good though. I am taking it with me to my son’s doctor’s appointment today. Maybe I’ll be able to draw on more King inspiration!

    • I loved ON WRITING. It’s so cool to get into the mind of an author who’s made it SO BIG, and see that he’s just cool and (mostly) normal. I thought his advice and wisdom were so inspiring! And if your son was singing HP internet songs at five, he is clearly awesome. 🙂

  4. Please please please let me know when you’re done with GONE GIRL–it’s a book you have to discuss!
    Congrats on signing up for the half marathon–I’ve always wanted to do one.
    I’m reading THE BUTTERFLY CLUES, which is creepy and fast-paced and a good reward after slogging through some NF research.

    • I will definitely let you know when I finish GONE GIRL. Unfortunately, the reading’s been a bit slow because we’re staying busy on this trip, but now that my revision is essentially done, I should have extra time to read. I don’t know THE BUTTERFLY CLUES, but it sounds like something I’d be into. I’ll definitely look it up. Thanks, Rebecca!

  5. I love that you use your instagram pics on your blog. 🙂 I’m starting The Fault in Our Stars as soon as I finish my final WIP read-through and query letter revision.

    • Ooh, are you getting geared up to query, Liz? How exciting/terrifying! Fingers crossed that good news comes your way quickly. I liked THE FAULT IN OUR STARS a lot. Not as much as LOOKING FOR ALASKA, but still… It was pretty fantastic. 🙂

  6. 12.5 miles? Run, Katy, run!!! And I love the HP pic your Little Lady did – that’s fab!
    I’ve got GONE GIRL on my TBR list and I can’t wait to read this one…hearing so many great things about it – and looking forward to reading your review. I just started in on Courtney Summers SOME GIRLS ARE. Just finished CRACKED UP TO BE by her, and I loved it!
    Enjoy your vacation!

    • Oh, I love Courtney Summers! I just read your review of CRACKED UP TO BE and now I’m really wanting to read it. I loved SOME GIRLS ARE! I’ll be sure to let you know how GONE GIRL pans out. 🙂

  7. Cute pics!!!! I’m reading The Diviners and then am moving on to Ten, I think. Tis the season for spooky books!

  8. I’m continually amazed by people who run 1/2 marathons and marathons (my brother-in-law does marathons all the time and even did the Boston one). You put us all to shame. 🙂

    And I think it’s awesome that you’ve introduced your daughter to HARRY POTTER. I wish it had been around when I was a kid because I know I would have loved the heck out of it !

    • I’ve yet to do a marathon, and I don’t think I want to. I don’t enjoy discomfort, generally, and 26.2 miles sounds like torture. I think 13.1 miles is *just* challenging enough for me. 🙂

      I wish Harry would have been around when I was a kid too! I didn’t discover him until I was in college and the series was four books in. I know I would have loved it as a younger person, though. So glad my girlie is into it already (though it’ll be awhile before I expose her to anything beyond AZKABAN!).

  9. Yay for Gone Girl!

    I’m impressed by your running ability. I’m just getting started and hoping to do a 5K soon. Good luck with the half marathon!

    Love that Harry Potter drawing. So cute!

    • Thanks, Ghenet! You could totally rock a 5K. That’s how I started last summer, and running grew on me very quickly. Now I feel crappy if I skip a running day! And I can’t wait to get further into GONE GIRL. I’ve only just started, but I’m already completely engrossed. The writing is fantastic!

  10. Good luck with the half marathon! I’ve heard GONE GIRL is good. I might read it, too. I just finished LIFE OF PI, and I’m looking for something new.

  11. Adorable pictures!
    That one of you and your daughter is so cute 😀 Kayaking on the bay sounds like fun…and wow very impressed with you signing up for a half-marathon!
    You, go Katy 😀
    Enjoy your holidays!

  12. So much cuteness in this post! Btw, did your Cougars win? I’m so out of the Pac-12 goings on & also the new system still totally confuses me.

    I’m curious about Gone Girl and am waiting for my turn (library holds list is so long!). In the meantime, I’m reading Tiger Lily and Perks of Being a Wallflower – just in time for the movie. I don’t even want to think of the millions of September releases that I want to read!

    • Thanks, lady! And yes, a victory for the Cougs! This weekend is Homecoming, so keep your fingers crossed for them. 😉

      I read WALLFLOWER this summer and really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see the movie. I adore Emma Watson!

  13. Can I put in some sort of request to God to have a child just like your little Girlie? She is just the cutest ever.

  14. Hi Katy I’m catching up on all my blog reading… Love the pictures as always. GONE GIRL has been my pimp-to-everybody-and-their-grandmother book of the year. It’s my FAVORITE book of 2012. I’m currently reading ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury, tho I just finished KNEE DEEP by Jolene Perry and the fahreaking hilarious of hilariousness MY MOST EXCELLENT YEAR by Steve Kluger (it’s about Brookline which is the next town over from me here in the boston area :)) hope you’re doing well 😀

    • Oh, GONE GIRL is so freaking fantastic, Rachel! I literally want to stand up and applaud after every. Single. Page. The writing… Holy hell. So good!

      Things are great around here… Hope all is well with you, too!

  15. Sophia Richardson

    I wanted to try kayaking on my week off, but the sea was too rough the day I’d planned to go, sadface. That’s so cool about you and your husband signing up for the half-marathon; good luck with training!

    I’m reading a lot of nonfiction, some fantasy, and some Young Adult, including finishing off two series I started at the beginning of Genre of the Month with Endlessly and Forever. And I read and loved Fire by Kristin Cashore and now I want Bitterblue, but I have so many books out of the library already! #firstworldproblems

    • Thanks, Sophia! We’re pretty excited about the half marathon, and we’ve been looking into getting a few kayaks of our own, since we enjoyed the experience so much. 🙂 Oh, and BITTERBLUE? Definitely on my short list of 2012 favorites. I LOVE Kristin Cashore!