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 :)


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Crossroads 2011: Joy Preble

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’s your heroine’s favorite saying? 
Joy: “Destiny can suck it.” (You haven’t heard her say this yet. But I think that’s her general opinion!)
Tori: What’s her favorite song? 
Joy: Although music does not play a significant role in the Dreaming Anastasia series, I think if I asked Anne, she’d say that one song that has meaning for her is a country song: I Hope you Dance, by Lee Ann Womack. 
Tori: What is your favorite book?
Joy: I love reading and books so much that it’s hard for me to pick just one. But if forced, I would have to pick Madeline L’Engel’s A Wrinkle in Time, which was the first fantasy book that I totally fell in love with when I was about eight or nine. I think my interest in genre fiction does stem from that book!
Tori: What inspired you to write your current series?
Joy: I’d been fascinated by the tragic Romanov story and Russian history in general. I loved fantasy and kick butt girl protagonists. And I was ( and still am) a total fan girl of Joss Whedon who was not afraid to meld genres (Firefly is a space western) or to combine comedy, romance, horror and teen angst all in one story (BTVS). The combination of all of that influenced me greatly.

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

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


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