Friday, July 16, 2010

Life and New Books

So much has happened in the last couple of days.  I am currently awake at a stupidly-early hour, which is partly my fault (went to bed early) and partly the fault of an adorable puppy that has been following me around this morning and chewing on my hangers.  Bennett and I officially moved out of our Nashville house and came home before the big move to a new city!  Once I got home (or I should say my parents house), I found a nice big hole in my ceiling.  Literally.  We had a water leak while I was gone and now half of my boxes are water logged and ruined.  I have tried to not focus on the loss of my beautiful books, but instead have been avoiding the upstairs by playing with Bennett and exploring the vast book and blog world online.  So: here are some of the things I found this morning:

1. Jennifer Echols:  Oh my goodness!  I'm so excited about finding this new author.  I found a review of Going Too Far and Forget You at Pure Imagination's blog this morning, and I instantly added both to my goodreads TBR bookshelf.  Then, after I finished browsing Lori's blog, I was scrolling through my dashboard and found a link to Confessions of a Bookaholic's Jennifer Echols Release Party!  (I have placed the link in a separate post below.)  Turns out, there is a giveaway of some signed copies of her books plus an interview with the author herself!  I'm so excited.  I even started talking to myself (Bennett was asleep by this time).  I, being the broke-though-newly-employed-nurse that I am, do not have a whole lot of money to buy books right now, so yah for giveaways!  I used all of my graduation money to buy my kindle, and now my kindle wish-list just keeps growing for that first payday!

2. Book Extravaganza: So now that we've covered how I don't have money and love giveaways, here's my next bit of exciting news.  Apparently, in this world of books and blogs that I just found, they host events just about giveaways!  April, over at Good Books and Good Wine, linked to this wonderful thing called Book Extravaganza.  Hosted by The Neverending Shelf and Bookworming in the 21st Century, it is an event where book bloggers come together to give away books.  How cool is that!  Here is the link to The Neverending Shelf's page where she describes the event.

3. Links: As you can probably tell by now, I've figured out how to use links for this website.  During my exploring this morning, I found so many nice looking blogs.  Mine just fell to shame, so I've decided to try to step up my techno abilities, starting with links.

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