It’s a crazy week and I’m dashing on this post to fill you in about what is going on (and assure you, in the process, that I’m still sane enough to count my blessings).
For The Short Story Initiative, Mr. Linky can be found on the left sidebar under the event’s banner. So don’t hesitate to submit links to your short story posts there so everyone can go and hop over for interactive sharing.
What have you read so far for The Short Story Initiative? In my case, I have read four short stories by Washington Irving--The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, The Specter Bridgegroom, and The Broken Heart. My collective post on these stories will be up soon. I hope to read again more stories by O. Henry soon. I miss him, his humor, and his laidback way of holding his glass of wine (as if no problems exist in the world, but then again, that is how I feel when I read his good short fiction). I will also be reading a couple of stories by Filipino writer Paz Latorena for the joint venture I have with Mel U of The Reading Life.
For those who have been following my blog, you know that I’m pursuing postgraduate studies while working full-time. I’m working on my (long!) reaction paper for finals, which is due this weekend. As if I have the luxury of extra time, I enrolled in a 10-week free program over at Coursera on Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. First day of class was last Monday, but if you’re interested, you can still catch up because it’s online and modules are conducted on a weekly basis. We are now reading poems by Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman (the latter being one of my favorite poets). Amazing, really, how I use to be easily turned off by poetry but now, I’m in a poetry class!
Did you join the Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2012? I did! And it’s my first time, too. So far, it has been fun!
Tomorrow night, my friend, Geezelle, and I are going to launch the blog site of our joint project called Cebu Book Club. I do not want to pre-empt the launch so I won’t be giving away any further details as of yet.
Lastly, Globe Telecom just announced the finalists of the Cebu Media Excellence Awards. I’m happy to be included, and the only girl at that, in the list of the five finalists for the Blogger of the Year (a special award). Thank you to the organizers, judges, readers of my blog, and supporters of my causes! Being a finalist, and the only female, for the first run of such an award is a big honor already.
For the other categories, I am pleased to see a lot of familiar names I’ve worked with when I was a local news reporter. Congratulations to all of you!
Punongbayan & Araullo (P&A), the auditing firm of the Cebu Media Excellence Awards validated the list of finalists. The awarding ceremonies of the Cebu Media Excellence Awards will be held on September 18 in Casino Español in celebration of the Cebu Press Freedom Week.
It’s an overwhelmingly amazing week! Thank you, Lord!
So now, I’m temporarily signing off to catch up on my sleep. Thanks for dropping by!
- Nancy -
- The Short Story Initiative - My Get to Know Each Other Post
- [Readings in Philippine Literature: Short Story # 1] “Dead Stars” by Paz Marquez-Benitez, a pioneer Filipino short story writer
- [Writings from the Philippines Regions # 1] Learning more about Iloko literature (Part 1)
- Best friends (an original short story by Nancy Cudis)
- The world of Lorna, a storyteller from Cebu