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 :)


Monday, October 24, 2011

Crossroads 2011: Judith Graves

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 favorite book? 
Judith: I have many favs and usually fall in love with whatever amazing title I happen to be reading. Take Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, for example. I admired the book for its kick-ass cover, was intrigued by the back blurb and fell in love-at-first line: “The grease-slicked hair is a dead giveaway – no pun intended.” I knew I’d enjoy a character with that kind of dark humour and the rest of this modern-gothic ghost story didn’t disappoint. 
Tori: Does your antagonist have a favorite pair of shoes? 
Judith: Eryn prefers function to fashion, the whole chasing after beasties of the night thing is hell on high heels. She therefore leans toward flat-soled, canvas Mary Janes. 
Tori: What’s your heroine’s favorite saying? 
Judith: “Lovely.” Said in a dry, sarcastic tone. 

Tori: Do you have a pre-writing ritual?
Judith: I write at the same time every day. 5:30am. It’s crazy-early, I know. But I do my best work when I’m in that bizarre zone, somewhere between dreams, reality, and just before the coffee really kicks in. I take the dogs out for a short walk (we have two Labrador retrievers) and our early morning encounters with deer, coyotes and the occasional bear helps spark creativity. There’s nothing like living on the edge of the forest for someone who writes about werewolves.

You can connect with Judith via:
{Website} {Twitter} {Goodreads}

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

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