Holy sweet baby Jesus the holidays snuck up pretty damn fast this year. Provided the world doesn’t end tomorrow (which it probably will just because I got all of my Christmas shopping done early) I will have a four day weekend. At least from the boring, mundane, mind numbing, cubicle job that consumes my days. I can’t say I’m disappointed about that. Christmas, though busy for most, is slow for us. That gives me time to work on stories, read new books, and find other interesting ways to keep myself from slowly losing my mind. Okay, well I may have lost my mind a long time ago, but there’s no need to spiral down into a cesspool of madness that leaves me cackling like a frizzy haired, black toothed shrew….No comments from the peanut gallery.
In other news, I’ve been trying to find a book review blog to contribute to. It was painstaking, grueling research, (more like luck) that lead me to “I Read A Book Once“. (The header pic belongs to the site.)Well, that and Google. This little gem was created by a Mr. Jonathan Wilhoit – husband, father, IT guy, and devoted book nerd who turned his avid love of reading into a successful book review site filled with guest postings, give aways, author interviews, and a refreshingly honest viewpoint. Jonathan is not at all afraid to say what’s on his mind when it comes to the books he’s reviewing. Don’t request a review unless you want honest feedback, because that’s what you’re going to get.
The Critic-in-Chief as he is dubbed on I Read a Book Once has been awesome enough to accept my offer to become a contributor on his website. To say that I’ve been gushing and smiling wider than the Joker on laughing gas is an understatement. I’m uberly excited. Yes, uberly. If you’ve ever been a gamer you know what it means. Let’s face it, the most prestigious thing I’ve ever done is won the Kick Butt First Line Contest a few years ago. I’ve been entirely too shy, too self-deprecating, and doubtful to put myself out there. Recently, between going back to school and finding a network of supportive people who are like, “Uh get your shit out there,” I figured I’d give it a go. Worst case scenario, I get rejected.
Rejection hurts, but it’s a part of life.
The Critic-in-Chief has been kind enough to give me a shot, and I don’t intend to let him down. Also FREE BOOKS! What! Okay, seriously, unleashing free books on me is like giving a sex addict multiple orgasms. I’m in heaven! I’m so, so, so, so completely, totally, utterly, and humbly appreciative of this opportunity. Now, get your fingers off the keyboard, go back to the link and click on the site. Wait, nevermind, I’ll give it to you again. I Read A Book Once! Go! Read! Laugh! Enjoy!
Thank you kindly Jonathan Wilhoit. I hope I live up to, and learn from this experience.