Teaser Tuesday (May-5)

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!

She still found Jake to be six feet two inches of pure temptation. 

The little girl looked at him over her mother’s shoulder and he felt as if he’s been flattened by a steamroller. The baby had dark hair and big blue eyes. The same colour of cobalt that met his gaze when he looked into the mirror each morning to shave. 

Previous Teasers: May-1May-2May-3May-4

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First Month as an Intern

Here I am, nearly finished my first month as an intern. Time has gone by so fast! It is hard to believe how much I’ve done in these past few weeks, you kind of have to stop and think about all you’ve learned to realize all that you have actually learned. Everything is just so much fun!

Things I have done:

1) Mailed press kits and book packages – this includes figuring out the perfect way to put together press kits of many different sizes.

2) Ordered books – which means I now know the appropriate way one should make book requests for blogs and articles, etc.

3) Sent out book cover pictures and author photos to writers, magazines, and newspapers. For some reason, I never even thought you could ask a publishing company to do this. I just figured you would have to take a picture of the book yourself…

4) Write a press release – okay, it was only copy and pasting the information to make it match the previous press release for the other books in the series. I wonder if anyone writes them up themselves?

5) Conquered the photocopier – Okay, so no one can actually win against that thing (it beeps crazily at you when angry!), but I did manage to unjam it so that it was working again.

6) Been to a publicity meeting – If you don’t have the list of books being covered that day, you may have no idea what book anyone is talking about as they often just say “how about this next book”. Nevertheless, always interesting.

7) Attended a book launch – I had to help set up before hand (food, drinks, etc) and taken pictures of the event. If you are asked to send pictures to anyone, be sure to send not only the best ones, but the ones who have important people in them… This means you should also learn who the important people are who will be there!

8) Organized the book room – Should you find yourself with nothing to do, the book room always needs a system (such as alphabetization), dusting, and constant shelving.

9) Received free books – If you mention that you’d like to read a certain book, even in passing, you just might be given the book (should there be any extras). It’s like Christmas everyday that happens!

10) I will be going on an author escort later today and can hardly wait!

 

Previous Posts:  Random House InternFirst Week as Intern,

 

Books In My Mailbox (may-5)


This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.

You will never guess what I found in my mailbox this past week! Well, you might considering I happened to mention that I might be getting it soon in a previous post

The sequel to A Scottish Ferry Tale, the first book I’d ever been part of a blog tour of, the much awaited Scotland by Starlight. THANK YOU NANCY! I can’ hardly wait to read it!!! *happy dance*

 

Previous IMM: May-1May-2May-3May-4

 

Simple Smile Saturday

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 going to hear friend’s perform!

A bunch of us went to Honey’s Beestro to support Andrew and Lori only to find out that Lori and Jay switched nights, so we supported Andrew and Jay *L0L* It is always fun to go out with friends and cheer another pal on!

 

 

Previous Smiles: Movie Night Not End of the World

Book Review: Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

 Synopsis: After nearly being kidnapped and her aunt nearly being killed, Cammie Morgan knew she would never be safe. But things become all the more terrifying when she learns that she doesn’t know who to trust: not teachers, not students, not operatives, no one. Cammie and her roommates must find out who’s good, who’s bad, and who’s a double agent all while trying to find the answers as to why the terrorist cell wants Cammie… alive.

Author: Ally Carter is a pseudonym, but that seems fitting for a novel like this. What else can you do when you write about cat burglars and spy schools? Ally not only writes the Gallagher Girls series (which may have been optioned for a movie), but the the Heist Society series as well.

Note to Reader: This is the fourth book in the Gallagher Girl series. You will want to read these books in order, not just because it is helpful in understanding them, but because you just won’t want to miss out!

 Pacing: This book keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. It is non-stop espionage, either planning it or doing it. There isn’t one step of the way that your nerves aren’t heightened to watch your own back as you read the book.

Plot: The Gallagher Girls books just keep getting better and better. As per usual, the adults try to keep information from Cammie and you would think by now they would know better. The less Cammie knows, the more danger she is in because she will do whatever it takes to find out what she doesn’t know, thus putting herself into the worst situations.

Location: While the book opens in London, most of the story –and the intrigue-takes place at Gallagher Academy. Who would have thought that the Gallagher Girls would need to break into their own school’s basement? And find a way into Zach’s school too…

 Character: Zach, as ever, is an enigma. You think you are learning new things about him, but you never really are, and because of that you are never sure whether you can trust him or not. Is he a good guy or a bad guy? Either way, you think he will keep Cammie safe.

Unfulfilled Promise:  A cliffhanger! Every friken books ends in a friken cliffhanger and it drives me bonkers! Then again, it means that another book will be coming out…

Quote: In the clandestine services, nothing ever happens quickly (except when it does). Nothing is ever, ever easy (except when it is). And, most of all, nothing ever goes perfectly according to plan (except in the movies).

The Verdict: Read the whole series. Now.

Previous Reviews:  The ReckoningDark Flame

Waiting On Wednesday (may-4)

This week I have discovered yet another book I may want to read due to getting to mail out review copies this past week. You have to admit that the cover is somewhat peculiar and grabs your attention, so is it any wonder I couldn’t resist reading the jacket copy?

You possibly noticed that I said that I “may” want to read, because I’m not totally sure! I have to say that the content sounds disturbing, and the pictures definitely evoke that same type of feeling. It seems so deliciously freaky that you just can’t resist rather than being scary-freakish…

But, then, it could be both!

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Teaser Tuesday (May-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!

Santa Clause couldn’t find this place if he had GPS on his sleigh. And if he did, his reindeer would slide off the tin roof and fall to their doom, and we’d get sued. 

When Cappie started running into door facings looking at him, everybody else in the office started grinning. 

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