Sunday, September 26, 2010

pull ups challenge FAIL, coconuts, machetes and reviews

Noooooo! I have backslid on my pullups challenge! I am back to two-and-a-half. And, frankly, that is being generous. I don't think I can get to five in the next, er...four days. I think I might give myself a month's extension. Does anybody have a problem with that? Why did I think of this challenge?
Once upon a time...

GlamKitty, one of the Double Cross ARC winners from my newsletter contest, put up a review on her blog, the Literate Kitty. It's a totally lovely review, and I got such a kick out of the opening paragraph:
Deep, dark secrets, buried a lifetime ago. Blatant deceptions and little white lies. Intense jealousy and bitter hatred. Paranoia and hysteria, obsessions and compulsions. Crazy, pent-up desire and ecstasy. Loneliness and the depths of despair. The mind is a complex and messed-up place, and author Carolyn Crane makes sure we know it. 
Other blog reviews I know about:
  • "Spoiler free-review" from Jenny of Supernatural Snark here
  • Katibabs here.
  • Also, you can find a small, growing number on Goodreads! I am so grateful to everyone who is taking the time to read my book, and compose and post their thoughts! 
...also, a special release week Mind Games review from Moonsanity here! I love how she pulls out the themes of acceptance, anxiety, and motivations.  

Secret blog tour-soup connection
I'm working on blog tour stuff today - I'll post my schedule later. 

As a bribe to my husband to help me with one of the items, which involves elaborate filming *coughI'mlookingatYOUbooksmugglers* I have promised to make coconut soup, our favorite soup that takes forever and involves chopping open many coconuts with a machete. 

Oh, what I won't do for my blog tour! I'm really excited. There is some fun and games coming up. 


Chris said...

My goodness! A machete in the kitchen?! O.O

Julie said...

LOL Chris...I was just thinking the same thing. What a thing to have in ones kitchen!
And about the pull-ups Carolyn, I don't think anyone will mind if you need an extension. I know I'm just thinking 'thank goodness it's you and not me' ;)

Lea said...

Is that a head inside the coconut? O_O It would explain the machete!! lol

KT Grant said...

Hurrah for a blog tour. I can't wait :)

Christine said...

Congrats on all of those early reviews! What an exciting time! :)

Of course you can give yourself an extension on your pull ups challenge! It's YOUR challenge with yourself, after all.

How the HECK do you guys have a machete?!!?

Kaetrin said...

er, is that human hair inside the coconut??

Jackie (Literary Escapism) said...

You have a machete as part of your kitchen gadgets?! That is awesome!