A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Friday, October 28, 2011

Crossroads 2011: Carrie Harris

Each day of The Crossroads Blog Tour, a new research question will be revealed on The Crossroad Blog Tour main page: http://judithgraves.com/events/the-crossroads-tour/crossroads-2011/ and each day the answer to that question will be found within one of the different blog posts by Crossroads Tour authors. Your job is to get the question, read the blog posts, and collect all answers by the end of the tour, on Halloween. 

Answers are to be emailed to bridgesocialmedia@gmail.com by October 31st at MIDNIGHT. Winner of the grand prize will be announced on November 1st, the DAY OF THE DEAD.

Follow the tour on Twitter: @TheCrossroadsBT

And Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crossroads-Blog-Tour/218310244897337

BRIDGE Social Media: http://www.bridgesocialmedia.com is holding a special promotion for public libraries. Libraries that actively promote the Crossroads tour (post a link on their website, mention it in their newsletters, etc) can email us proof of their promotional activities by midnight on OCTOBER 31st to be entered in a draw to win a FREE SKYPE AUTHOR VISIT FOR THEIR LIBRARIES – WITH BEST-SELLING YA AUTHOR, RACHEL VINCENT.

Tori: What is your heroine’s biggest fear?
Carrie: Kate’s a huge perfectionist and is really REALLY hard on herself. When everyone expects the world from you, you feel a little obligated to deliver it. I think this helps to explain why she feels so compelled to solve the zombie problem—especially after she learns that it’s at least partially her fault. So the concept of failure gets her quaking in her boots almost as much as the distinct possibility that a zombie might soon be EATING her boots.

Tori: What is her least favorite music genre and why?
Carrie: Kate’s not hugely into music. Her best friend Rocky is a singer and always sends her music of all kinds—chamber orchestras follow glam metal, which in turn follow top 50 pop. Kate always skips the screamy songs, although she’d never admit it to Rocky because it would hurt her feelings. But that stuff gives her a headache.

Tori: What is your heroine’s worst habit?
Carrie: She’d say that her worst habit is biting her lip, which she does when she’s nervous or thinking hard. But I think she’s way too hard on herself. She’s also very good at denying what’s right in front of her if it doesn’t fit in with what she knows logically. She could (and does) get her lip bitten off by a zombie and still is in total denial about what’s going on. I’d probably be more like her brother Jonah; I’d be running around screaming things like, “It’s ZOMBIES! That’s so COOL!”

Tori: Do you have a song list for your books? If so, could you list a few songs?
Carrie: I can’t listen to music when I’m writing! I like to sing, even though I’m horrible at it, so I end up singing and dancing around like an idiot. And it’s very tough to type when you’re doing that. But I do have some songs that I listened to when I was editing. Some of my favorites are “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + the Machine, “Shut Up and Let Me Go” by The Ting Tings, and “Balrog Boogie” by the Diablo Swing Orchestra.

You can connect with Carrie via:
{Website} {Blog} {Twitter} {Goodreads}

Check out the other author who has stopped by Book Faery today! 


Post a Comment