Book Review: Spin by Catherine McKenzie

Synopsis: It is the day before Kate’s thirtieth birthday when she is asked to celebrate; the only problem is that she has an interview with her dream job the following morning. Katie manages to make the meeting fifteen minutes late and still a bit drunk… Needless to say, she didn’t get the job. Katie is given a second chance when the company’s “sister” magazine offers her an undercover position to write expose on the latest celebrity ‘It Girl’ Amber who was just admitted into rehab.  If she gets through thirty days without drinking and completes the article, Kate will get her dream job. But what happens when Katie makes friends with Amber, starts to fall for a certain celeb’s manager, and begins to admit she really does have a problem with drinking? Continue reading “Book Review: Spin by Catherine McKenzie”

Teaser Tuesday (Apr-4)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading Share the title & author, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!

I caught a glimpse of a figure hiding behind my little brother’s bedroom door, its pale eyes watching me through the crack. 

This isn’t supposed to happen to people on their birthdays. 

Previous Teasers: Apr-1Apr-2Apr-3

Internship Update

As most of you already know, I am in the Book and Magazine Publishing program in college. I received my Bachelor of Arts with Honours and a Creative Writing Certificate prior to this, but I wanted just one last year to “specialize”.

In order to graduate from my current program I need a minimum of six weeks at an internship. I had contacted Harlequin over a year ago, the moment I was accepted into the program, inquiring to the company about possibly working there in an editorial capacity. Continue reading “Internship Update”

Books In My Mailbox (Apr-4)


This meme is hosted by The Story Siren

I am at home for Easter weekend and I just got a couple books from the local library that I’ve been wanting to read for ages!

Julie Kagawa’s first two novels of her Iron Fey Series, The Iron King and The Iron Daughter. Both are published by Harlequin’s new Teen line.

Previous IMM: Apr-1Apr-2,Apr-3

Simple Smile Saturday: Friends’ Birthdays

Thanks to Jen Armentrout and hannahelt, I came up with this meme. They claimed I get excited over the simplest things, so I decided that every Saturday I would post something “simple” that I get excited over just to prove that the smallest things really do make you smile :0)

Today’s smile is… Continue reading “Simple Smile Saturday: Friends’ Birthdays”

Book Review: Mr Cavendish I Presume by Julia Quinn

Synopsis: Thomas Cavendish is the Duke of Wyndham. Amelia Willoughby has been betrothed to the duke since birth. When Thomas’s cousin, Jack, arrives on the scene, Thomas’s claim upon the title is put into question, as is to whom Amelia is really engaged. Can Thomas overcome this devastating blow? Will Amelia marry the man she loves? Continue reading “Book Review: Mr Cavendish I Presume by Julia Quinn”

Waiting on Wednesday (Apr-3)

I am home for the Easter weekend a little bit earlier than previously planned seeing as I did not get an internship yet. Keep me in your prayers and your fingers crossed I get the internship I just interviewed for yesterday!

Once I knew I’d be going home for a whole week I put in a request at the library there for a few books which I am hoping to get soon. One of these books is Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

Just look at this fabulous cover! And a story about love being a disease and star-crossed romance and… Well, you get the idea!

Previous Waiting: Apr-1Apr-2

Teaser Tuesday (Apr-3)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading Share the title & author, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!

You’re famous for your bad manners. You aren’t even house broken. 

I said nothing corrupting, I just gave advance notice of bad intentions.

Previous Teasers: Apr-1Apr-2

Inside Scoop on Internship Interviews

I am horrible at interviews, any interviews, as they absolutely terrify me.  I do so much better once I’m already on the job because it is a lot harder to get fired than it is to get hired. Therefore the process of doing interviews in attempt to get an internship so I can graduate from my program is highly stressful for me.

I applied for two positions at Harlequin, both editorial and marketing. I already did an interview for an editorial position with Harlequin, as most of you know, but I am still waiting to hear whether I will be interviewed for the other. I also applied to Random House for their publicity internship and interviewed earlier today. Continue reading “Inside Scoop on Internship Interviews”

Books In My Mailbox (Apr-3)


This meme is hosted by The Story Siren

Well, as per usual, there is not a single book in my actual mailbox, but that is okay. I managed to get some lovely hardcovers thanks to the local library… I really do love that library. Continue reading “Books In My Mailbox (Apr-3)”