The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly challenge post previously hosted by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. You can follow along for each weekly post here. This week’s topic is all about the things you do when you’re NOT reading, which, for me, is a lot lately because I’ve barely been reading anything LOL. But honestly, it did take awhile for me to get new hobbies for sure! Reading is my number one hobby but I promise, I do like to do other things!
I know I’m not the only one that feels like this year has literally been the longest year literally ever. I can hardly remember the beginning of the year, when things were so bright and possible. I had annual passes to both Disneyland and Universal Studios, I went to Seattle for my birthday, I had my badges all ready for WonderCon and San Diego Comic Con. I had high hopes for a wonderful year. Covid knocked a lot of us off of our feet and its been like a punch to the gut, mentally and emotionally, for me all year.
Chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her.
From Jennifer Niven, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places, comes an unforgettable new novel about a sensitive girl ready to live her bravest life–sex, heartbreak, family dramas, and all.
I can’t begin to explain HOW excited I am to be hosting this stop on the blog tour for Jennifer Niven’s new novel, Breathless. This novel’s synopsis immediately caught my eye and I love reading Jennifer’s books anyhow – she writes such beautiful, emotional novels and I’m so glad I was able to be a part of this release. I received a package in the mail – surprise! – with a signed book and all kinds of goodies and it was truly so awesome! Today we are celebrating the release with a spotlight on the book and the author, a short review – I’m still technically reading the book – and a giveaway! Let’s do this!
It’s finally here! After a decade of writing, two years of querying and an intense five months of editing, promoting, and learning the ins and outs of self publishing, Benched is done and its here. It’s finally here and I don’t even know what to think! I’m excited for it to be out in the world and I also feel that anxiety that no one will like it or it won’t do nearly as well as I hope it will. But I keep reminding myself that I have done everything I can at this point to make it the best book, inside and out, and I’ve done everything I can to promote it – and will continue to do those things – and I can only hope for the best!
I’m looking forward to jumping into book two (whose title will be announced later today) and getting some reading done – its been so long!
But first, let’s celebrate, with a reminder of what Benched is about, where you can get and how to celebrate with me during my IG Live event later!
This week’s Waiting on Wednesday is Skyhunter by the wonderful, fantastic, awesome, auto-buy author, Marie Lu. I LOVE Marie, as an author and as a person and I own every single one of her books because I basically can’t function as a human being without having read all of her books. When she announced this book, I was SO excited and the cover is AMAZING! I’m actually currently on the Street Team for the book and am SO stoked to share the official trailer below too!