01 September 2010
Column: Pity Party & recap of whirlwind August
But I arrived at sis and I could plug in my BeBook and when I returned a few days later I was happy as can be reading the time away. Until two hours later I got the battery low notification again. I went: WTF!! I read about three hundred pages, the battery should last around seven thousand @#$%^&@#$%^@#$%^&* I shall not repeat my muttering at that moment. So I recharged again at home, went online and oh yeah…on the BeBook forum it was a known issue, all sorts of updates and info was given and my mood got in a very dark zone. So this morning I had to find out how to update the BeBook, well I should tell you I love everything electronic, only the devices and I do not always go well together. It should do what it needs to do and then we are two peas in a pod…but have it break down on me and OMG, my demonic side emerges and patience is not my virtue. After two and a half hour I was finally done and save waiting on an answer from a forum mod I’m good to go. *pats self on back* But my mood wasn’t pure sunshine I can tell you that.
On top of all of this…I got rejected for my NetGalley request for C.L. Wilson’s CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME last week – I know this can happen but I can tell you my lip was trembling in disappointment. Apparently I wasn’t on the approved list of reviewers, booksellers and librarians *cries*
Okay, I’m ending this pity party before you all leave screaming for the hills.
August did have wonderful things too, like having a day spend at Pearl, we had mile-a-minute conversations and fun and the day went by in a blink of an eye. The pressie I received from Kresley Cole was a fabulous surprise or JennJ patching up my blog template was pure blog bliss. My discovery of the blog design program Artisteer. My birthday. The weekend at my sisters…she’s in to knitting, her acquaintances are in to knitting and I’ve got a sweater in the making for me *grin* We talked books, had a movie night, she tortured my with semi watching POPSTARS and we got soaking wet as the heavens burst open in heavy rainfall.
Of course I also read:
Amy Lane – Keeping Promise Rock (4.5 stars)
ARC Jaci Burton – Riding the Night (4 stars)
Chris Owen – 911 (3.5 stars)
Kresley Cole – Demon From The Dark (4.5 stars)
Suzanne Brockmann – Infamous (4 stars)
Shiloh Walker – Through The Veil (4.5 stars)
Vivian Arend – Tidal Wave & Whirlpool ( both 4 stars)
I also read my book for the dare me and Book Chick City have with each other. I read Brian Keene’s THE RISING and you can read my review of it on her blog on September 10th. I will have her review of Lauren Dane’s LAID BARE.
* To look forward to September, I’m one of the blogs to host the Wind Warrior blog tour with $600,- (six hundred dollars) worth of prizes. My blog post will be posted later this week to hold all you entries!
* I also have a BlogFest party from 10-12 September where I will give away:
Sherrilyn Kenyon – No Mercy
Zoe Archer - Warrior
Alyssa Day – Atlantis betrayed
Anya Bast – Cruel Enchantment
* I’ve also got my feature of THE VAMPIRE, THE SHAPESHIFTER & THE KICK ASS CHICK coming up where I’ll have reviews, interview, guest blog and a giveaway coming up.
So yeah, September is going to be frantically busy but loving it all the way.
*Munching on a bag of M&M’s* So what was your highlight of August?