Thursday, December 10, 2009

And All Through the House, Not a Blogger Was Stirring

Some wise friends of mine have convinced me to take an internet break until January. Therefore, this will be my last scheduled post until the new year. I wish you all a peaceful, thoughtful, and joyful December.

For anyone wanting bloggy reading while I'm gone, I've compiled a Best of the Blog list, randomly chosen by yours truly. Many of these are posts I wrote a long time ago, before my blog was getting so much traffic -- which means that they might be new to you. It's kinda long, the list, but... well, it's only for you to read if you want, so ignore it at will!


Be well, beautiful people!

31 comments:

Caroline said...

We'll miss you! I'll take a look at the other posts. Have a merry Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza/anything else holiday season. Oh, and happy new year in advance!
-Caroline

Sarah Miller said...

As Grandma says, Goodie for you!

Katie said...

I hope you enjoy your time off! Happy holidays - I hope they're nice and restful! I'll miss reading your blog... I check on it every day in study hall to see if you've updated, but I'll find new ways to entertain myself, I'm sure. Merry December!

Julie said...

Have a wonderful holiday! I just discovered your books and sailed through both. You are a fantastic storyteller, and I look forward to reading your future works.

Charlotte (The Book on the Hill) said...

Happy Holidays ! Enjoy !

faye said...

Good call, Kristin's friend! Relax and be merry :) I'm really thinking I can use a break like that myself, just lock myself in my room and read and read...

Gwen said...

Enjoy the well earned rest. Happy Holidays!

j... said...

i will read every single thing you write...
always...

A. Grey said...

Your wise friends are, well, wise. Leave it all behind for a little while. Enjoy the season, your family and those wee ones of your sister's!

I can't say that I won't miss your blog posts because I will. But everyone needs a retreat from 'all that' now and then.

So happy holidays, merry Christmas, joyful solstice and so on and so forth. Have an awesome vacation from blogging and don't drink too much eggnog! :D

kathleen wall said...

Enjoy your blogging vacation and the holidays!

Julie said...

As I mentioned in an earlier comment, I just found your books and loved them. If you are interested in checking out the post your books inspired, stop by my blog at http://literaryjules.blogspot.com/2009/12/lets-talk-about-companions.html.

Once again, have a lovely holiday!

jeanie said...

Hey...I love your books. I am a slow reader because I like to savor every detail so as not to miss anything. I am 1/2 way through Fire and cant wait to read Graceling next. I ordered each from your contact info hoping to get them signed. i put it in the comment but it did not show up when the order was complete. I sent an email to 'weborders' so I will just keep my fingers crossed that santa will bring me signed copies.
thanks for taking us into a wonderful fantasy world with your writing... i truly love every word...reading anything of yours is my favorite past time.
Merry Christmas!
jeanie

Mel said...

How will my holidays be enjoyable missing your biweekly post? *Sigh*
Well, I suppose I'll live. I'll probably be too distracted by leprosy research reports (E.G. Science, in which I already know the disease my report must be on), English essays, and History ... whatever.
Granted, I could do that all now, but why would I want to do that?
Well, have a happy holiday, anyway.
Seriously, I really want to you to have a happy holiday.
(Oh no, I get too involved in the books I'm reading and now I seem to be writing like 'Catcher in the Rye.' Ahh!)

JillinPC said...

Have a joyous holiday season. Drink some hot chocolate. The good kind that you have to mix with milk and stirr up with a mint stick. I'll look forward to reading your blog in the new year.

Mel said...

P.S. Did I mention that my birthday is on Tuesday? Random thought, haha. I was supposed to get Fire then but I got it before so I could get it signed. (*Rants*) I'm glad I got it earlier, because it was just so good....

P.S.S. I LOVE hot chocolate. Yum, yum, yum, best part of winter :D

catwoods said...

Kristin, I just wanted to stop by and let you know I sat down with Graceling yesterday after lunch and was finished before bed.

I loved it. Thanks so much for an awesome read.

AndrewsMommom said...

Enjoy your mini-vacation from blogging land. You will be missed.

Happiest of Holidays!

CLM said...

Nice news from Washington Post!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/10/AR2009121003691.html

jh said...

That is so awesome!! Congratulations!! So well deserved!! i am enjoying it so much! i cant wait to read everything.
i am 41 going on 17...lol... i am becoming a YA lit junkie... :-)!
i love it... so proud of all your works :D Kristin... you are the best

Alexa said...

Have a wonderful holiday season and break! Just know, that if you don't return, we'll be forced to track you down. ;)

Happy Holidays!! :)

=) said...

Have fun on your time off! Hope you enjoy yourself, and Merry Christmas and happy new year to you! And thanks for blogging. They are really interesting. I just LOVE your books(finished Fire yesterday) Recently, i've been on your site a lot because i've been (and am right now) writing a report on you, and i will miss your blogs, theyre really sweet/funny

Simba said...

'Ello Poppet!

Enjoy your holidays! I hope they're filled with adventurous quests, duels, and battles involving swords and a fire-breathing dragon. If none of this suits you, I'm sure a do-nothing day will hopefully come in handy! :D

agustina said...

Kristin: I think you will be happy to know that your books have made it all the way to Argentina (It's in South America, you can look it up in a map later hahaha)
I've read both Graceling and Fire wich I loved soo much! They are awsome I can't wait for Bitterblue, and let me just say that the moment I finished reading the books I wanted to read them again.
One of my favourite books, thank you very much for writing them too bad there's only going to be three, the best while they lasted, I think I have to read them slower, you know, so that when I've finished them 2 days later I'm not crying 'cos there's nothing left hahah
Thank you very much, I looove all the characters.
happy holidays!

Stephen Newton said...

Kristin, Last night I had a dream in which the word Murgda was repeated over and over. This morning I googled it and came across your blog. I saw that Murgda was the name of a horse in your book. Any other significance to that word that might help me unravel why I dreamt it. I hadn't heard of you or your books before today.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!needed that! havent finished reading all yet...but...needed that!!! cant wait to finish reading... yay! :-)!
my mind needs a direction. and i cant wait to start...

Lauren said...

Happy holidays, Kristin! I hope you get to see the twins...

Anonymous said...

How dare you keep me up all night with your awesomely awesome books! You have no idea how much a good story can just brighten my entire day. Thanks you for Graceling and Fire and Feliz Navidad!

Anonymous said...

hello! i just fineshed reading Fire, and i abseloutley loved it! i was so excited when i found out you have a blog, and please please please write more books!

from, maia

Marcy said...

Have a wonderful well-deserved rest! And thank you for pointing us to such lovely older posts -- you will find many new comments when you return, for I see I'm not the only one commenting on them.

Anonymous said...

:-) xoxo

chrystal said...

I know that you probably get this a lot, but I just wanted to say thanks for such great literature. I would give anything to be able to produce such a great work of art like "Graceling". I teach 6th grade and have had several book talks about GRACELING. My kiddos had an interesting discussion about the GRACES they would like to have. Needless to say, they were interesting coming from 11 yr olds! HA! Being able to spark imagination is such a gift that try to utilize every day that I am in the classroom. Reading books like yours are truly an inspiration for me and my students. My copy of GRACELING has been passed around to so many teachers,parents, and family members that the front cover looks like a dollar bill that was accidentally washed in the washing machine. I wouldn't have it any other way :) I just wanted to express thanks to you for your hard work. It is very much appreciated here in KY.

(Also, if you haven't read the WICKED LOVELY series by Melissa Marr, you may want to add this to your TBR pile. They are insanely addictive and captivating.)