brb internet

courtneybooks, fyi

I stole this meme from Anna Jarzab who encouraged her readers to steal it from her (by the way, have you read All Unquiet Things yet? Because it is amazing.) and so now I am encouraging YOU to steal it from ME. Please don’t tell any figures of authority that I’m encouraging you to steal. But please do this meme because it’s fun!

5 Books I’ve Read Recently
1. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
2. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
3. Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams
4. Flyaway by Lucy Christopher
5. Tell Me What You See by Zoran Drvenkar

5 Books I’m Planning to Read (in the near future)
1. Freefall by Mindi Scott
2. Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
3. The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston
4. Rosebush by Michele Jaffe
5. The Bad Seed by William March

5 of My Favorite Books
1. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
2. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
3. In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami
4. One Lonely Degree by C.K. Kelly Martin
5. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

5 of My Least Favorite Books
1 – 5. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

5 of My Favorite Book-to-Film Adaptations
1. Battle Royale
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3. The Last Unicorn
4. Forrest Gump
5. Psycho

YES, I know, I know, I know. Someone out there is really offended that I don’t like the story about a boy who takes everything he can from a tree before he sits on her face but hey, I like Love You Forever and you should see what people say about THAT. Fiction is so subjective isn’t it!

Anyways, Internet, now that’s out of the way I just thought you should know I am disappearing for a coupla weeks. I need some uninterrupted stretches of Courtney time (maybe I will get some WRITING done!) and I gots to take them while I can because the next few months are going to be crazy.

Things you might need to know:

I won’t be blogging (what’s new, right?) during this time. I’ll be reading blogs but I’ll probably be quiet on the comment front. There will be minimal, if any, tweeting (I’ll check in for @ replies) and facebooking but if something earth-shatteringly awesome or terrible happens that demands telling RIGHT AT THAT MOMENT, you’ll hear about it in either of those places first. Emails will be low priority for me in general, though I don’t expect to let my inbox get out of control. If you have a time sensitive query, please make note of it in your email to me and I won’t leave you hanging.

I think that’s about it. I can’t believe how much preparation being semi-absent for like 14 days requires but there you go.

IF any of you want to keep me relevant on the Internet while I’m “away,” I would appreciate that! Here are some suggestions: blog about how much you miss me/love me/hate me, turn my name into a hashtag on Twitter and Facebook flattering things about me. Easy!


Actually I was thinking we should all go on our own individual vacations, Internet. You look like you need one too. And if you don’t go on vacation every now and then, bad things happen. I mean, we all know what happen to that overachiever Jessie Spano who didn’t go on a vacation and took up with those crazy caffeine pills instead…