Well, folks. It was fun while it lasted.

As you can see, not much has been happening on this blog lately.

There are several reasons for this, but I will only hit on a couple:

First: It's amazing how much can change in a couple of months--both in our personal lives and on the writing front. A couple of us have signed publishing contracts, and so the need to write, edit, market, promote HAD to take preference over this blog and the services we were providing.

Second: Running this blog, critiquing submissions, providing feedback...well, that's a LOT of dang work. We weren't getting paid for this service. We had a concept and we went with it--for free--not realizing how much time it would involve with very little (nothing) in return for our effort.

Third: Probably the biggest factor that made us come to this decision, was the fact that a good portion of the submissions we received just weren't ready. They needed more revision. We were wanting to give out reviews on AMAZING, fully complete, well edited novels. 90% of what we received didn't come close.

So we've shut it down. We've moved on.

If you liked our comments and our posts, you can check us out on our individual blogs:

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Hook'er Shoes And Harry Potter

Posted by Ready, Aim, Hook Me at 5:00 AM
I just started a new job after nearly eight years as a stay at home mom. My usual attire was something like this:


I don’t think I had a shirt that didn’t have one of those mystery stains (moms know what I’m talking about).  
Now that I have a grown up job, absent of Dora and Spongebob, I can wear real clothes and—dun, dun, dun—high heels. I’m a shoe girl so donning my hook’er shoes couldn’t make me happier. If I’m unable to hear the click clacking of my computer keys then it may as well be the sounds of my new shoes hittin' the floor in my office building.

There’s one thing I’m trying to get used to with my new get up. Normally, I blend in with the crowd and don’t get so much as a how-de-do from passersby, but lately I’ve been getting the how-you-doin’ nods from fellas. At first I didn't notice because this is new to me. I’m not sure how to react. I’m sure I should be flattered, give a how-you-doin' back. I would if it weren’t for one thing: all my admirers look like Death Eaters, specifically Wormtail.


Or this guy:



I’ve always thought of myself as a Gryffindor gal maybe even a Ravenclaw. Muggles are good people. But is there something I'm not seeing? Am I dark deep down. Evil? Or is it my shoes? 

What Hogwart's house would you belong to? Try this link and post your answer. http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Reviews/HarryPotter/Docs/Quiz-House.html Also, is there any series that had you waiting/dreaming about the next book or movie? If you answer Twilight I promise to hold back any and all jokes. *lifts up right hand in solemn oath-like gesture*

*update: I just took the quiz and I am a Hufflepuff. Hmmm. Not sure what to think about that. Aren’t they the lame ones? Do they do anything? Aren’t they the magic kids that don’t get picked for wizard dodgeball? It says I am loyal and some other nonsense. Loyal schmoyal. Whatever happened to brave? I'm officially a dog.  


Thanks for looking, 
The Skeptical Hook’er aka The Angry Hufflepuff 

7 comments:

Michael Offutt on July 15, 2011 at 8:37 AM said...

I've no idea what HP house I'd belong to. I've only seen a few of the movies. I tried to read the books but they were too juvenile really to hold my interest.

Lyn Midnight on July 15, 2011 at 2:47 PM said...

At one point I was obsessed with Vampire Academy. *sigh* A guilty pleasure worth my time and money. :)

I was sorted in Gryffindor. I still think I'm a Ravenclaw.. with Slytherin and Hufflepuff tendencies. Hmm, here's a crazy thought. Maybe I'm all four. :P

By the way, I think it's your devil shoes. Prada I assume? :P

Ready, Aim, Hook Me on July 15, 2011 at 4:38 PM said...

Michael, are you calling me juvenile? hahaha. No, actually I struggled with them for the first two books, but they were an easy read and I was told to stick with it. I don't think they are for everyone.

Lyn, mmm no Prada for me. More like Praka or whatever fake knockoff I can afford, but they're still nice. I've never seen Vampire Diaries.

Tombstone on July 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM said...

Can I just solemnly swear that I am up to no good and leave it at that?

I don't know that I've ever fiended for the next book of a series to come out. There were always enough books to read to keep me patient. However, there were many forthcoming albums I couldn't wait for.

Elisabeth Hirsch on July 16, 2011 at 5:34 AM said...

I'm Hufflepuff too LOL!

Ready, Aim, Hook Me on July 16, 2011 at 8:10 AM said...

Tombstone, you are up to no good. lol.

Elisa, we are both lame I guess. We'll be the two wizards hiding in the Hufflepuff common room because we have no idea what to do. Do Hufflepuffs even know how to do spells. Or do they just hug it out with bad guys? At least I'm in good company, E.

BookGeek on July 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM said...

I've taken that test before and I get Ravenclaw - hmmm, that's cool I guess. :)

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