I’ve been at my marketing job for over 6 months, and I think I’ve picked up quicker ways to blog faster and more efficiently. I was running 15 blogs at my job, but that’s a little less as we changed our approach, and I want to pick up blogging again. I’m going to try to pick up my non-reviewed books.
So here’s an update of my life..
- Got married in December in NYC
- Started a podcast on the show Once Upon a Time
- Got a new kitten, Belle
- I started freelance writing
Well first, I got a JOB! A marketing director job! A forty hour a week job! I tell you, from 2007 to 2012, the years of this blog, they have been a whirlwind. My degrees and moving..and meh.
And for the time being, since I do a lot of blogging etc at my new job (and social media and writing and excel ) I’m not very into blogging books. I’m into reading for fun and writing for fun and then tumblring or whatnot. I am into playing tennis to relieve stress. I’m also developing a claw from too much PC use, hah!
So I’m going to be on a mini hiatus.
Mini hiatus, activate!
The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova is out May 1 from Sourcebooks Fire, and I’m sharing the author’s Top 10 Books for a Desert Island.
If you are going to be stranded, may as
well find something to pass the time. Just make sure you plan ahead…
#1 would have to be HOW TO SURVIVE ON A DESERT ISLAND. Because, really, if I don’t survive, I
won’t get to read #2-10.
#2 Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, obvi.
#3 A collection of fairy tales from around the world.
#4 The Harry Potter series, because I’ll need a little hope to keep me going.
#5 Montana Sky by Nora Roberts. Don’t you roll your eyes at me. Deserted islands get lonely.
#6 Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins because every word is beauty.
#7 Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown. Partly because I’d like the company of merpeople. Partly
because I’d like to read it before I get stranded. But also because I can’t say I want to get stranded with
my own mermaids.
#8 Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 8 graphic novels. When facing the forces of darkness (strike that),
nature, I’d ask myself, What Would Buffy Do?
#9 The Essential Neruda. Pablo Neruda was exiled to an island where he fell in love and wrote poetry.
Maybe I’d get the same inspiration.
#10 A blank notebook, to write my own stories.
Don’t miss The Vicious Deep! Author Zoraida Córdova was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she learned to speak English by watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker on repeat. Her favorite things are sparkly like merdudes, Christmas, and New York City at night. Visit her website at ZoraidaWrites.com
About her new novel:
For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave. He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.
His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods. Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and lets bloggers spotlight the upcoming releases they’re anxious to read.
I’m wishing it were September already, so I can read Sarah Beth Durst’s new novel Vessel.
In a desert land where serpents made of unbreakable glass fly through the sky and wolves made of only sand hunt within storms, Liyana is destined to be a vessel, to sacrifice herself so her clan’s goddess can inhabit her body… but her goddess never comes.
Right?! You want that, don’t you?
September 2010 from Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books
What are you waiting on this week?
Please bare with me as I messed up some code and am trying to figure it out.