Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Work, (e)Books, and Bugs, oh my!

It's my bloooog I can rant if I want to, rant if I want to, rant if I want to..

Books! and eBooks! They're piling up around me, and I have yet to get two seconds to myself to read them. To earn some extra money (and because I needed to get out of the house more), I took on a very temporary job at a Halloween store. While I have plenty of hours available to work, I was planning on 20-25 hours. The first week? They scheduled me full time! Even after arguing with the managers, and then even the store owner, I finally managed to lessen the hours, but to 32. This week they did a little better, but I'm still at 28. So by the time I get home (the only two days I'm off are days I have classes full time) I have time to get some homework done before I crash. But I want to read! All these pretty books, they're calling to me! And not just print books, but I have recently recieved some ebooks from two authors that I told them I would gladly review them, and promote the books. I can't do that if I don't have SOME free time, dangit! Don't worry readers, I will be back! Just give me until the second (or so) of November (yay that's less than a week!) and I'll be able to at least do SOME reading and reviewing.

Want to know the books?
"Dhampir Passions" by Mary Corrales and
"The Ghost Downstairs" by Molly Ringle
The second author, I've been following her blog for AGES - she did some amazing "Lord of the Rings in 15 minutes" parodies, as well as other movies. And I was excited to receive a copy of this book to read and review. Heck, I was/am excited to receive BOTH of these!

Rant the second: BUGS! Ah! I know it's getting colder outside, and that usually means prime time for mice and bugs to get into the house since it's warmer inside.. but seriously world?! I live in a basement, and to date, I have found THREE crickets, a grasshopper (first time I've seen a grasshopper outside of the movie A Bug's Life), a spider the size of a quarter, etc. I have a love hate relationship with bugs.. they exist, and I love to hate them. Yes, I know they do good, I just wish they would do said good outside of my room. They make me all... cringey. Maybe if I print small signs and place them around my room telling bugs this is a bug free zone.. would it work?

I hope everyone has a fun (and safe!!) Halloween. Remember to beware, there are werewolves and vampires about! Just kidding, most vampires stay in and watch cheesy movies about themselves on Halloween. And werewolves would only be out if it's the full moon... better check the moon cycle!

Happy Reading, everyone!
~Morning Glow


Mary Anne Gruen said...

I know how it is looking at piles of books longingly because you're short on time. I need about two hours added to each day...maybe more.

I hate it when the bugs move in too. The crickets are supposed to be good luck. But the spiders...

Morning Glow from Novel Addiction said...

You know, I've heard that about crickets. How weird, I wonder why?