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A Day in The Life of a Book Blogger #Bloggiesta

A typical day in the life of a book blogger? It’s just one meme after another.

A Day in the Life badgeMy real life is too dull to write about for the second annual A Day in The Life event, hosted by Trish of Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity, but click on or tap the image to read about more interesting Days from other book bloggers, including the amazing Trish herself!

7 a.m. Every day starts with coffee. This should be enough.

Tank Truck of coffee7:30 a.m. Get distracted looking through iPhoto for coffee truck photo. Remember I posted it on Facebook once. Drink more coffee.

cup of coffee and Neopolitan Quartet8:00 a.m. Get distracted looking on Facebook for coffee truck photo. Drink more coffee.

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9:00 a.m. Work on my Bloggiesta to-do list. Visit and comment on other blogs. (The most fun item on my to-do list!)

ixqx3njpg10:30 a.m. Organize the books I’ve received for review.

My book order arrived today (large truck pictured)11:00 a.m. Maybe today will be the day I  will finally link up to  Mailbox Monday instead of just admiring Kathy at Bermudaonion’s Mailbox Monday post every week.

MailboxMonday12:00 Time for a Reader’s Workout with Joy Weese Moll at Joy’s Book Blog!

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1:00 Time for lunch! A nice Greek salad would be just the thing.plate of salad

2:00 p.m. Check Tanya Patrice’s Master List of Book Blogging Memes on GirlXOXO to see if my salad fits in anywhere. No salad or lunch memes, but I did find this:

unConventionalBookViews_Meme-ThirstyThursdayHungryHearts-1Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts @ (un)Conventional Book Views. Write a post that features a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Then share it in the link-up at the hosts’ blog.

3:00 p.m. Work on Bloggiesta to-do list some more, while keeping an eye on the clock.

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5:00 p.m. Time to make dinner from a cookbook I am reviewing. If the dinner comes out well and I remember to take a photo, I can include the meal in my review post and link it up to Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads! (You don’t have to post on the weekend!)

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7:00 p.m. Remember the Book Bloggers International #BBIMarch Instagram challenge and run around trying come up with a suitable photo for the day of the month.

BBImarch18:00 p.m. Well, after putting a good day’s work, it’s time to relax and read. If the book is a good one, will likely stay up too late reading it.

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Thanks for reading, and thanks to Trish for hosting A Day in The Life!


 

Bloggiesta Badge text March 21 to 27Some of you may be wondering what exactly is Bloggiesta and/or when is it?
In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing.
Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music, and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta!
— from Bloggiesta.com. For more click here.

The Dark Side of Retail: Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix @grady_hendrix @steeldroppings

Horrorstor cover imageHorrorstör by Grady Hendrix is humorous horror, allowing readers to whistle past the graveyard — or, in this case, giggle past the bloody smears messing up the Ikea-like floor displays in the failing “Orsk” store, where 24-year-old Amy — the story’s heroine — reluctantly works retail.

Desperate for a transfer to a different Orsk store, Amy has to spend the night before an important inspection in the knockoff Ikea chain outlet with her annoying boss and a perky Orsk co-worker Ruth Anne to see who’s been messing up the store when no one’s there. No one suspects anything is happening except garden-variety vandalism, but no one wants the head honchos to hear about problems at the store.

Be careful what you wish for. It’s starting to look like it might be Amy’s last shift here. Or anywhere.

“Call my cell phone if you see anything suspicious,” Basil said. “And whatever happens, do not leave the break room. There are enough people running around in here. It’s starting to feel like an episode of Scooby-Doo. We’ll regroup when we find this guy.”
It was the first time all night that Amy was glad to follow Basil’s orders. She walked back to the break room and took out her cell phone.
“I don’t like this,” Ruth Anne said, coming in after her.
“Me, either,” Amy said, tapping her phone’s screen.
“What’re you doing?”
“Calling the cops.”
“But we just said we weren’t going to do that.”
“I lied.”

A former film critic for the New York Sun, the author has written for Slate, the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Playboy, and VarietyHorrorstör is the author’s first novel.

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril run by Stainless Steel Droppings ends today, on Halloween. Visit the RIP IX review site for more links to horror reviews from bloggers.

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Art credit to Abigail Larson

Hereafter Re-Release Party and Giveaways @TerriBruce #hereafter

Hereafter Release Party badgeFrom author Terri Bruce comes news of the re-release of her paranormal novel, Hereafter, which will be followed in the spring by its sequel, Thereafter. I reviewed Hereafter in its original incarnation here, as part of a blog tour.

After twists, turns, and tribulations, Hereafter is once more running free in the wild – HOORRAYYYYY!!!! I have to admit, there were points over the last six months when I thought all was lost, but at last, good has triumphed! 🙂

To celebrate, I’m throwing an online launch party – and everybody is invited! There are going to be giveaways – hosted by celebrity guest authors – going on all day long, I’ll be answering questions from readers, and cover artist Shelby Robinson will also stop by to take part in a Q&A. So come on by and lift a glass of (virtual) champagne in honor of Hereafter’s (re)release!

How to attend:

1. Log in to Facebook and navigate to the party’s event page.

2. The event works a bit like a chat room – there will be multiple threads/wall posts going on, each featuring a various celebrity guest and a game/giveaway. Enter as many contests/giveaways as you like – just read the instructional post at the top of each thread and then jump into the conversation.

3. New contests/games will be revealed every hour, so check back frequently! Check here to see the schedule of celebrity guests who will be appearing.

4. There will be a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card for the person/blogger/blog that refers the most people, so be sure to tell all your friends about the party!