Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Look at My Big Lips Under the Never Sky

UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi

Goodreads Summary:


Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim. 

Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive. 

If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.

Not sure I could quite get across just how excited I am about this book! Love the premise, and what bits I've read of it already have me so excited, I suspect this will be one of those I'll struggle to put down while I'm at the dinner table. There's just something about outsider stories that really draws me in. I think, maybe, because so much of my life, I've felt like an outsider, never quite fitting in no matter where I was. Sometimes I wonder if we all feel this way. A little? Ohhhhh, I sense a blog post in the making...

Anyway, I wanted to tell you, first, it's out now! I just got a copy of it. And despite how busy I am (perhaps you've noticed I haven't posted in a million years?), I'm squeezing this sucker in.

And second, I wanted to wish Veronica a hearty congratulations!!!

<3 <3 Congratulations!!! <3 <3 

If you haven't picked up a copy yet, you can check it out HERE.


On another note, I'm still around. Sort of. I'm finishing up a major project, while also trying to prepare for my Haiti trip, which has turned out to be much greater of an undertaking than I anticipated. Thus, something in my life has to get the shaft while I focus on these two very important things. As I'm reluctant to let the victim be my family, it's had to be my online activity. 

I do miss you guys, though. But don't worry. I shall not forget what you look like, or the sound of your voice. I will try to post a couple of times before I leave, and then hopefully, I can blog from Haiti. That's the plan anyway. And after Haiti, well. Maybe we can have a little chat. Some tea, perhaps? A couple glasses of wine?

Miss me, miss me. Now you gotta kiss me.

P.S. Dude. I collected about $1100 for this medical mission!!!! How amazing, no? I owe it all to you guys! Tomorrow, I'll be making my final medicine purchase, several thousand prenatal vitamins. It's unbelievable how much medicine there is, you guys. All of it has to be broken down into small bags, too (of 7, 14, and 30, depending on the medicine)--this is a HUGE amount of work, so I've had to enlist some help (I used CAPS and italics in case you weren't sure how huge). But as you can imagine, getting help requires work, too, as I have to prepare the medicines, bags, and labels, and then instruct people what to do. But it will all be worth it. I can't wait to post the pictures just of all the medicine. It's freaking astounding. I <3 you guys, and all the support you've shown. 

Seriously. Whenever I have a rough day, I think about this. About you guys. You renew my faith.


  1. Good luck in Haiti, Carol. Safe travels!

  2. Carolina!! It's brilliant to read your post!! Glad to know you are ok and are raring to go! Good luck with all the preparations - I truly wish you safe journey, peace, excitement and a thoroughly amazing time in Haiti!

    Yay for the super duper collection too. It's so nice to know that there are so many good people out there in this bad bad world! Take care

  3. I loved Under the Never Sky. Hope you do too.

    Good luck with your trip to Haiti. Definitely spend time with your family over blogging until then.

  4. That's fantastic!! Good luck with your trip.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this book. Sounds fabulous!!

  5. I was thinking of you this morning and planned to send you an email to say good luck. Then I found you here! I hope you do get a chance to blog from Haiti, but regardless...be safe and I wish for you everything you want this trip to be. Best, best, best, Carol. Come back to us with joyous stories to tell.

    Liza@Middle Passages

  6. You've raised so much! Awesome!! Good luck with the preparations!

  7. I'm totally blown away by your dedication to this wonderful cause in Haiti. Good luck to you Cee.

  8. I know I already toldya, but best of luck and safe journeys, babes. We will definitely hit that wine when you get back! xoxo

  9. I love you. True story. I know you know it, but, still.

  10. What an adventure that awaits you, Carol. The people of Haiti are so lucky to have you in their country.
    And yes, family before online activity. Hard to do, but necessary.
    Good luck to you and God Bless!!!

  11. Under the never Sky sounds awesome I agree with you! I hope you'll like it! Have a wonderful trip!

  12. Hooray for you. Hooray for Veronica. Hooray for books.

    And especially Hooray for Chimpanzees.

    DANG but they are still cute.
    And kissable.

    Pretty much.

  13. This is on my wishlist. I really want to read it. Enjoy!

  14. Love you <3<3 I just started Under the Never Sky! Very excited to read it!! Congrats to Veronica! We miss you, but totally understand! *hugs*

  15. Sounds like a cool book. I definitely have that feeling like an outsider thing going on. Definitely a good blog topic. Good luck in Haiti!

  16. You are just amazing! Have a safe and productive trip. You'll be in my prayers. (hug)

  17. What a gorgeous book cover! Thank God I have a Kindle now...my bookshelves can't take anymore.

    Good luck on your trip!

  18. You are awesome! A true inspiration.

  19. Yay! That book is being delivered to me as I type (HURRY UP, UPS!!!)

    I have been thinking of you as you're probably up to your eyeballs in prepping for this, and will continue to pray for you and your group! Safe travels to you, and I CAN'T WAIT to hear all about it when you get back!


  20. Safe trip. What an amazing undertaking. The book sounds cool. I'll off to burn some more of my holiday gift cards on it.

  21. (((hugs))) Only you could make a turn a book review post so inspiring!

  22. Wish I could help you bag all that medicine! Wishing you ALL GOOD THINGS! Be safe!!!!!!!!!

  23. Good luck to you. Have a safe trip.


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