So. Hi. I'm Emily, and I edit books for Charlesbridge.
Careful readers will note that I almost never review any books that my company has published. I feel a little weird about receiving review copies from authors and other publishers, so I won't do that either. (Note to the few folks who emailed me lo these many moons ago about sending review copies: Sorry I just left you hanging in the ether. Sometimes I suck.) I do not aspire to the lofty editblogrial heights of Alvina or Cheryl or Stacy, so don't look here for writing advice or tales from the slush pile. I'll just keep writing silly poems about the books I read, and occasionally write about my kids or post some meme that all the cool kids are doing.
Wow. I feel so much better now.
P.S. Note to aspiring authors: I don't accept or read unsolicited email submissions. Sorry.
When the announcer says, after a 2 1/2-hour rain delay, that they'll be trying to squeeze in the game before more showers come through, do you think you could, uh, speed things up a bit and not spend forty-five more damp and chilly minutes combing the infield for the fifteenth time? Some of us have babies to feed at regular intervals.
At least we won. And the beer was free.
Your Score: Pure Nerd
91 % Nerd, 39% Geek, 21% Dork
For The Record:
A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.
The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.
|Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test|
Note: I'm currently reading Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope, which is interesting but dense and not really bloggable. More LIST items to come soon. (And hi, Auntie G. I am so embarrassed that you're reading this.)
the rest of us are just glad
we don't live in it.
Munchkin: What's that book called, Mommy?
Me, stalling: Uh . . . it's a love story.
Munchkin: But what's it called? [spelling] Y-O-U-S-U-C-K.
Me: That spells LOVE STORY. Really.
Munchkin: No, it doesn't, Mommy.
Me: Redirect! Redirect! Here's a cookie!
Periods, "we must!" -- and yet
I'd forgotten God.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. Dell, 1970, 149 pages.