Wednesday, 2 September 2009

A New Booky-Wook

Happy Wednesday everyone! :-)

I can't believe it's midweek already.

Thank you again for all your kind and supportive words about my interview/job. Today was my first day of training and I managed to come top of the class (Yes, this is me gloating, and loving every minute of it).

Tomorrow will be a long day (10.30am-8.30pm) but that doesn't matter because I'm enjoying the job. It looks like I'll be getting the chance to join the team (at my new job) that campaigns for the WWF very soon (the World Wildlife Fund) which I'm out-of-my-mind excited about because that's the charity that I've been donating to since I was 10 years old. :-D

Anyway, I received this little treasure through the mail today to review for The Book Bag.

Supernatural forces and desires come alive in these thirteen vampire tales. Like love, the adventures are never safe and hungers never die. And chances are taken. If you are seduced by the mystery of the heart, beating for a destiny unknown, you will helplessly follow the characters' in this collection - longing for one to call their own.

Here's the list of authors featured:

- Kelly Armstrong
- Holly Black
- Libba Bray
- Sarah Rees Brennan
- Rachel Caine
- Cecil Castellucci
- Cassandra Clare
- Melissa de la Cruz
- Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié
- Dina James
- Karen Mahoney
- Maria V. Snyder
- Lili St. Crow

I'm very excited to read this, especially given that list of authors. I've been umming and arring about reading Cassandra Clare for a while because I hear very mixed reviews about her writing. This'll give me a chance to dive into her one of her stories and judge for myself whether I want to read her novels. The same can be said for Libba Bray and Melissa de la Cruz.

I've just got through reading two of the Wicked novels by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié so I'm really looking forward to reading another story by them. The same goes for Kelley Armstrong. Any other author I discover is a bonus. :-)


I got tagged by Mel from Melody's Reading Corner for this meme so I guess I'll end the post with it. :-)

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Share your ABC’s
3. Tag three people at the end by linking to their blogs
4. Let the three tagged people know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website
5. Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag

Available or taken? I'm taken. :-)
Best Friend? Rhi (my Ying)
Cake or Pie? Cake ... Ooh, it's a hard one. Pie. No, cake.
Drink of choice? Water.
Essential item for every day use? Asthma Inhaler
Favorite color? Black
Google? Quite a bit every day.
Hometown? An industrial place in South Wales.
Indulgences? Books, chocolate, and intarwebz!
January or February? January - My birthday ;-)
Kids and their names? I don't have any.
Life is incomplete without…? Love
Marriage date? I'm not married.
Number of siblings? Two little brothers.
Oranges or apples? Apples. I like having apple-biting competitions to see who can make the loudest crunch when they bite into them. :-D
Phobias and fears? Absolutely petrified of clowns and woodlice.
Quote for the day? "Dream as if you'll live forever; Live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
Reason to smile? Life, my friends, and my family.
Season? Autumn - don't you just love wrapping up warm?
Tag 3 people?

Kay @ The Infinite Shelf
Taschima @ Bloody Bookaholic
Faye @ Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm

And anyone else who would like to play!

Unknown fact about me? I'm deeply insecure. My confidence is just a disguise.
Vegetable you hate? Carrot
Worst habit? Procrastinating/Day dreaming.
X-rays you’ve had? Dozens on my arms, legs and eb-low!
Your fave food? Anything Italian. Mmmmm.
Zodiac sign? Capricorn. :-)



Natascha De Marco said...

Thank you for tagging me!!

Although Ive already done this xD

Ceri said...

Taschima - Oops, my mistake ;-) :-P

Andreea said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I added you to my blogroll, so I will come again!

Ceri said...

Andreea - No problem. I like your blog and have subscribed. :-)

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

chocolate is my fav.I haven't had any in a while

YAY! I'm tagged.Thanks C!

Ceri said...

Faye - No probs ;-) Can't wait to see yours.

Melody said...

I'm glad to hear you're doing well with your new job, Ceri! :) And thanks for playing the meme!

The Bookworm said...

Good for you (about your new job) and the book sounds good :)

Ceri said...

Melody - No problem, it was fun. :)

Naida - The book's very good so far. I'm definitely discovering new authors :-D

Natascha De Marco said...

No problem girl ^^

Ceri said...


Karen Mahoney said...

Hi there! I just wanted to drop by and say THANK YOU for such a lovely comment on my LJ. I really appreciate the support. Hopefully I'll have some good news soon re. more of my work getting published... *lowers voice* Don't tell anyone I said that, though. ;)

Thanks again - great blog! I'll be adding you to *my* google reader.


Ceri said...

Wow, Karen, that really means a lot that you came over here to comment :) . I'll be visiting your blog more often and keeping my fingers crossed for future publications. ;-)