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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Totally Pimpin' and Shillin'

OK, so like many people, I started blogging because of my intense need to write...anything. It’s been very cathartic and has opened up a wealth of opportunities for me. Along the way, people who have read my blog have said: “Oh, you should write a book.” Except the thing is, I’m not a novelist. And that’s OK. But now I can say I know someone who is…and her first novel comes out on May 20th. (OK, truth be told, I don’t really know her, but she seems so sweet that I feel like I do!)

I don’t have a blogroll (I can’t figure out how…), but if I did, Jess Riley would be at the top of it. Her blog, Riley’s Ramblings is hilarious and often causes me to laugh hysterically. And now, she’s written a book, Driving Sideways, and it looks good…really good. You can read a chapter here.

So, head over to Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore or Target and pick up Driving Sideways on May 20th. Why? Because I said so, that’s why. You should always do what a mom tells you to do, right?

While I’m standing on my pimp box, I think you should visit this site…every day…for the next 40 days. There’s this kid. He’s in college. But he’s home for the summer. And when he’s not carrying giant containers of pool chemicals to people’s cars, he’s writing a musical. And you can get a front row seat to his theatrics. It could be horrible, it could be wonderful. Either way, you’re with him for the ride. Kinda cool, huh? What’s that you say? I’m shillin’ for my own chillun’? WhatEVS!

OK, I must stop now. Buy the book and visit the musical blog. You’ll thank me later.

13 Comments:

At 8:16 AM , Blogger Jess Riley said...

Aw Karen, thank you!!! I'll definitely add you to the draw-ring. ("Well you know my name is Simon....")

PS: I feel bad about this, but it won't be in Target 'til the 19th of June....lol! It'll be at Harry Schwartz and Barnes & Noble earlier, though. :-)

 
At 12:33 PM , Blogger kenju said...

I did as you said, Karen; checked 'em both out and will be back!

 
At 8:12 PM , Anonymous Caryn said...

I've been recommending the book to everybody, too. :-) Her blog is so good, and I loved the first chapter (posted on Amazon.com). I can't wait to read it myself!

 
At 11:47 PM , Blogger Jess Riley said...

(Karen: I forgot to add that you are now listed in the linkys for your support!)

 
At 3:02 PM , Blogger Janet said...

LOL love the last sentence. Google reader is pretty easy to set up ...

Hi, Michele sent me!

 
At 4:53 PM , Blogger Bob-kat said...

Anything that makes someone laugh hysterically must be worth a look!

Michele sent me over to say hi!

 
At 11:24 PM , Blogger deputyswife said...

Hey, hysterically funny is always alright in my book!

Michele says hello!

 
At 9:32 AM , Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

Karen, I got here before this from Michele. I tried to comment but blogger wouldn't let me. Or may be it did. I don't know.

I checked both the sites and thanks for leading me to those. Thanks for visiting me today.

 
At 5:19 AM , Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

A fine post. Thanks for visiting my Journal.

 
At 7:11 AM , Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

I am gonna visit those again! Thanks! Michele sent me back!

 
At 7:20 AM , Blogger Sleepypete said...

Heya Karen :-) I used to put in individual links to other people in my Blog but stopped that after discovering www.blogrolling.com ...

If you grab yourself an account there, it makes it so much easier to add a series of links/blogroll :-)

There's an easy clicky thing to add new links and the code they supply (php) copies & pastes into the blog template.

Here via Michele's :-)

 
At 5:26 PM , Blogger PI said...

Just got time to pop over before bed-time. Thanks for that. Michele says hi!

 
At 7:48 AM , Blogger Mike said...

I am always on the lookout for something good to read so i will definitely look for your friends book.

Michele sent me.

 

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