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Updates: Scissorhands Was Here

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I made a BIG change this week. After essentially five years of growing my hair out, this past Saturday, I cut it. (By which I mean, unlike that time in Spain with the mini-scissors and the mini-mirror, I was smart and let a professional do it.) I feel like I should hold up a sign: "Edward Scissorhands was here."


That's about 17.5" of hair I'm holding from end to end, and it's on its way to Locks of Love. I'm still getting used to the new length (which doesn't work well with my favorite clip), but it makes hair care much faster.

I'm also close to finishing my business cards for BEA. I have a bunch of designs prepped. Now I just have to choose one or two and order them. I haven't really done business cards since that Pub Layout & Design class several years ago, so I may send out some emails asking for opinions. Because y'all are smart cookies. :)

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I finished two eARC's this week! Siren's Fury didn't grab me as much as Storm Siren, but it's still compelling, and that cover art! I decided to read the crime family story next when I realized how soon it was scheduled for review. Heads up: Hold Me Like a Breath is more a coming-of-age, romance story than a crime family saga. If you're currently anticipating lots of shady deals and back alley shootouts, I suggest adjusting your expectations or you'll probably be disappointed.

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The Dragons of Dorcastle and Seriously Wicked are up next since their archive dates are fast approaching. Poor Rebel Mechanics will have to wait a bit longer; it doesn't come out until July, so we have time. :)

That's it for this week's happenings! Thanks for stopping in and check back tomorrow for my review of Omega City by Diana Peterfreund! In which a group of kids investigate conspiracy theories and secret Cold War cities. :)

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  1. I remember when I grew my hair out for Locks of Love. Ever since, I seem to go shorter and shorter with my styles. I have uberly thick hair, so when it was below waist-length, it was heavy and absorbed water like a sponge. I don't miss it. ;) But it was still a fun thing to do; something every girl should experience at least once in their lifetime.

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    1. I had really long hair back in elementary school, then cut it shorter and shorter (barely an inch long at one point) up until I started growing it out five years ago. I kind of miss the look, but not the work, so I probably won't have it that long again anytime soon.

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  2. Wow, good for you for donating to locks of love! I have had short hair for a couple years now, but it is way cool to be able to send your hair to someone who needs it!

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    1. Thank you! It's kind of nice to go back to shorter hair. I almost went super short again, but then you have to regularly trim it or go through the awkward growing out phase. Long enough for a ponytail it is! :)

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  3. Love the haircut! I never realized it was so long. I could never do that because I have thick hair and I get sick of it quickly and have to cut it short.

    Disappointed that Siren's Fury isn't as good as the first :(

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    1. Haha, thanks! (I don't know that anyone realized it was so long. With all that hair (medium-thick), the easiest thing to do was clip it all up in a bun.)

      And don't necessarily take my word for it on Siren's Fury. I've seen a lot of people giving it high ratings. I just have a super low tolerance for angst and indecision. Use logic, not love! ;)

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  4. I'm getting ready to chop my hair too again. I always fluctuate from wanting long hair or short hair, but either way, it's too hot to have it long during the summer and it's too heavy to stay up anymore so it has to go :P Last time I cut it it was long enough to donate, so I'm hoping it will be this time too. I don't think I've ever grown it as long as yours was though :)

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    1. Long, thick hair during the summer is definitely unpleasant (and a pain to untangle). That's great that you can donate it! My hair grows pretty slowly, so this may have been a one-time thing unless I'm too lazy to get a proper cut for another 5 years.

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  5. Girl! Nice! I've never cut my hair - I think it's about twice the length of your original hair, between my butt and my knees. Indian hair, grows long and really thick -_- However, I love my hair :D I doubt I'll cut it. Good for you!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Wow! I don't think I'll ever have it that long, but that's amazing that you keep it that long. :D

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  6. I've had every hair length from chin-length to hair that reached the backs of my knees. I definitely prefer long hair on myself (It's currently just long enough to sit on), but it is really hot during the summer!

    I've considered donating hair before, but so many of those companies are either shady, or don't do what you think they're doing with the hair that it's hard to find a good one.

    Can't wait to see what you think of Dragons of Dorcastle, it sounds like it should be good!

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    1. That's definitely longer than I'm willing to go, but I bet it looks nice. Someone else told me something similar about donating hair the other day, but I figure, this way, I'm at least attempting to get it to someone instead of just trashing it. :)

      I have high hopes for Dragons of Dorcastle after reading Tabitha's review. Here's hoping it lives up to the hype!

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  7. How did I miss this?? Great haircut! And thanks for donating it. That really means a great deal

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    1. Thank you! I hope it goes somewhere useful. :)

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