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Thursday, March 19, 2009

For Better or For Worse is going POLISH!!!!  Whoohoooo!!!  Just got the news this week and had to share. Is that fun or what?  I have two books in Dutch--which is my mom's roots, so that's kind of cool.  Don't know about any Polish roots, but still cool.

It just blows my mind to think that someone actually has to translate my words into their language. How frightening is that?

Another thing I love about writing--my books are taken to wonderful places in the world where I will never get to visit.  I.e., Turkey (waving wildly at Pam!).  Not exactly Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but sort of.  It's so fun to see where the books end up.

So where is the most unusual place you've read a book? A tropical island? The bathtub? Atop a ski lift, under a blanket with a flashlight (my mom used to do that as a kid after she'd been ordered to go to sleep--and she wonders where I get my rebellious streak), on an airplane, in a movie theater--please don't say church . . . .

Diann Hunt  
posted at 9:05 AM  
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At 9:40 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I've often read with a flashlight under the blanket after I was ordered to turn off the light. LOL I've read in Hawaii, does that count? :-)

I'd like to read in Australia!

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Deena said...

In a Romanian outhouse while suffering...discomfort:-) How's that for unusual!!

I also read by flashlight when the power goes out...not easy, but doable.

I like it when family or friends drive so I can get more reading done.

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Oh my gosh Deena, that just CRACKED me up. Congratulations Di on going Polish! They must have a good sense of humor over there.

Probably the weirdest places I've read is on top of mountains in ski resorts because I hate to ski. I guess near the Matterhorn (the real one, though I've probably read one or two at the fake one at Disneyland too.)

At 12:14 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

(Waving wildly back at Diann. LOL.)I've read books on subways, buses, and trains in Istanbul, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Saporo, Paris, Budapest, and Prague! AND I've missed my stop more than a few times because I've had my nose in a book!

I wish you could see your books (Kristin's, Colleen's, Diann's, Denise's)all lined up on the shelves in my living room in Istanbul. That is, lined up when they're not being re-read or lent to friends. :) I LOVE reading your books, ladies.

P.S. Cool! How fun is that?! To have your book translated into Polish?! Yay! I'm so PROUD OF YOU!

At 4:01 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I've read at my kids basketball games. I don't like sports! At least I'm there, right?

Also, I used to read by the light of my little bedside radio...ah those were the days.

At 4:16 PM, Anonymous Hannah said...

Congrats Diann! I wonder if the people in Poland read your books while eating some kind of special Polish cake?

Um, the weirdest place I've read a book is probably in a concert hall. My piano teachers were going to perform, but our family came a half-hour early, so I read Cry in the Night while I waited. The worst part was -- I had to stop in the middle of a scene when the concert started!

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

The wierdest place for me is when I'm stuffed like a sausage into fishing waders my husband bought me, standing in the middle of a river in Montana with a book in a ziplock baggie (just in case I drop it - clutzy am I!), while my dh fly fishes. OH YES! And i'm usually balancing my own fly rod under my arm because, though I like fly fishing, I'm not quite enthused about Nate's 10 hour marathons. Hence the book in the ziplock baggie!

At 8:34 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I did that as a kid. Now I still read in bed but minus the flashlight. :) I have a small book light to clip on the book for really, really good ones (like Diann's) so I can read until the wee hours of the morning and not bother the hubs.

Cool beans about going polish! Does that come with a dog? Oh, did I say that? ;)

And before seomone throws something at me, I meant a Polish HOTDOG.

At 9:00 PM, Blogger Carla said...

Congrats, Diann!

I don't really read anywhere that I consider odd (I've done the bus, in a car, in bed, in the hammock, etc.), but I do have one habit that costs me some time in the morning. Since I do most of my reading at night, if I'm in the middle of a great book that I don't want to put down, I have found myself reading while I'm blow drying my hair the next morning. I wake up and am so anxious to read again, so I try to get even a few minutes in before I have to go to work - lol. It's not exactly easy to use a round brush with the blow dryer when you are reading, though :)

Oh - and I listen to audio books at work all the time. They all tease me when I pause my iPod because they think I'm just pausing music, but I tell them I'm listening to books.

At 1:05 PM, Blogger Jim Hunt said...

I have often read in a Macy's store right outside the ladies' dressing room as I have waited for my wife (Diann) to find just the right clothes to purchase. I don't usually carry a book with me into the store but I always have one downloaded on my Palm Pilot. I've read maybe 5 full length books on the Palm and, no, I don't think it will completely replace hard copy print media.

At 1:26 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Jim, don't let her buy brown again, k? Because Colleen can't stop talking about it, and it annoys us. I think she looks fine in brown, but you know...

At 1:27 PM, Blogger Cecelia Dowdy said...

A tropical island? Yes! Tahiti! I was sitting on a Tahitian beach reading Heartsongs about ten years ago, give or take! It was...wonderful! :-)

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Jim!! So fun to find you on our blog!! ROTFLOL! Thank you for all your years of patience outside those ladies' dressing rooms! Love you!

K, don't even get C started on that brown thing. By the way, I think I'm going shopping this afternoon (Jim, just skip that last line).

Cecelia, Tahiti?!!!! How cool!!!

Hey, everyone, it's been run to read about your reading adventures!

At 3:21 AM, Blogger SketchGirl said...

The most random place I've read a book is during the theology lecture when I was in college. I was reading a very cool book and so I had it in my bag. The lecture was dull so I just brought it out for just a short read :)

At 11:47 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Congrats Di on going Polish!

I've read books all over the world! But the bathtub is my favorite. :)


At 5:28 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

Diann, off the subject, but I wanted you to know that I got the results of my mammogram a few minutes. IT'S BENIGN!! Praise God! They told me that it is called fibroadenoma.

Thank you so very much for your prayers! Isn't God good?

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Leticia, that's AWESOME news!!!!! I'm thrilled for you!!! God IS soooooo good!!!


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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