BEDM #14: friday five, the random edition

(BEDM* is my attempt to blog each day of May – just to see if I can.)

Oh noes! I wrote my post yesterday – I swear I did!! – but then got interrupted, saved it as a draft and… and… forgot to post it. O.o Does that mean I FAIL at Blog Every Day May?

No, it does not. (I make the rules here!) Let us just pretend that, right now, it is Friday. Here is my Friday blog post. *has shifty eyes* Later today there will be the Official Saturday Post, and then we’ll be back on track. ‘Kay? 😉


Today has been a busy writing day. I have been writing my essay on The Vampire Diaries for SmartPop books. I know I talk about this a lot, but honestly… I am so unbelievably excited that I get to write about one of my favourite TV shows – and get paid for it – it just boggles my mind. Srsly(tm). Here, let me post the pretty cover again, just because I can (I’ll shut up then, I promise *g*):


I’m having a Francesca Lia Block fangirl moment or two. How gorgeous is this cover?

This is Pretty Dead, which came out in hardback last year. I hope it’s released in paperback soon!

Ms. Block also has a gorgeous blog, Love in the Time of Global Warming


…which is where I found out about this beautiful site, Bliss by Jacqueline. I could spend waaay too long scrolling through the stuff on her blog. This photograph is pretty, but it also sums up how I feel about my life right now:


I have fallen in love with Mel’s Curiosity Shoppe – check out the beautiful charm bracelets (and everything else) on her site. The prices are ridiculously reasonable. And I totally adore the Nancy Drew range, appropriate that I found these when this year we’re celebrating eighty years of everybody’s favourite strawberry-blonde amateur sleuth:

Images are © Mel’s Curiosity Shoppe

I might’ve *cough* ordered something… 😉


Finally, I loved this video that I first saw on the always awesome HipWriterMama‘s blog:

*Blog Every Day May

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15 Responses to BEDM #14: friday five, the random edition

  1. Jen says:

    Dude, I am way too sappy. That video made me CRY.

  2. Jacqueline says:

    Karen, I’m SO thrilled that you found my blog! I’m having way too much fun looking through yours! Hope you’re having a beautiful weekend.

  3. Firewolf says:

    Yay Nancy Drew!!! my mom used to read those books to me as a kid. We have a set of old, blue hardbound copies… I think they even have pictures in them.

  4. Ari says:

    Amazing video, thanks for sharing it!

    Good ol Nancy Drew, gotta love her. I have an urge to go read one of her books now…. (we own about 40 of them!)

    • Kaz says:

      I grew up on Nancy Drew. 🙂 I really loved her; she always seemed so grown up (I read them when I was very young).

  5. ThisViewOfMine says:

    Ohh, I really like that fire place charm. :]

    I’m loving the Pretty Dead cover too.

    The cover for Mystic Falls reminds me of posters for plays/travelings acts. Not sure why…

    • Kaz says:

      Re. the cover for the Vampire Diaries book – I actually see what you mean. It does have a sort of… what’s the word? ‘vaudeville’ feel to it??

  6. Dan_Phi says:

    In the spirit of things, I’m commenting a day late 🙂
    Every time you mention it, I think maybe I should have given Vampire Diaries a longer chance.

    • Kaz says:

      And even MORE in the spirit of things, I am replying to your comment TWO days late. 🙂

      TVD got really good at episode 6. It’s the first flashback episode, where we see the Salvatore brothers during the Civil War years. Very cool.

  7. Renee Sweet says:

    That cover is gorgeous. Damn.

  8. Mel says:

    Hey Karen!!! Just popping by to say hello and let you know your package is on its way! 🙂 Thanks for the blog mention and your purchase and I hope I get to meet you sometime in the next 2 years when I get to the UK 🙂

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