Monday, November 14, 2011

Delicious Despair, Gone Reading And Epic Caffeine Consumption

Another day, and another post from yours truly over at Heroes & Heartbreakers.  It's another round of Delicious Despair, and ::shock:: it's another historical romance!

This go-around I'm talking about one of my favorites (OK, it IS my favorite) by an author with a backlist a mile long.  Here are some hints: 1) It's the final book in a trilogy 2) The entire trilogy opens up in Chicago and 3) This author wrote a boat-load of historicals before jumping ship to the contemporary romance/women's fiction waters.

Head on over to learn the identity of our Mystery Date.


In other news, I am currently in denial over the holidays.  I'm not sure what happened, but I woke up one morning and found out it was the middle of November. Do you think I've done any shopping yet?  Do you think I have any frickin' clue what I'm going to buy people?  Ha ha!  It is to laugh.

But, never fear!  If you're in the same boat I am, and have some hardcore readers on your shopping list?  Why not check out Gone Reading?  There are all sorts of goodies ranging from mugs to t-shirts, all with a bookish theme.  Also, in an added bit of coolness, proceeds from items purchased go towards funding/building libraries in under-developed countries.


As far as my work misadventures, things are starting to settle in.  Although it hit me last week, after a meeting with my new supervisor, that he expects me to...well...act like someone who is "in charge."  Why?  Oh, might have something to do with the fact that I do have a supervisory classification.  Hand to God.  Color me crazy, but this sort of smacks of the lunatic running the asylum. My previous stint as a library branch manager not withstanding.

So while I think I've managed to uncover a new workflow, at least as far as my collection management duties, now I'm back to fumbling around in the dark like an over-excited teenager.  This is going to require a lot more caffeine, I just know it.


nath said...

LOL about the holidays. I think it's harder for Americans since there's Thanksgiving to celebrate :) Although you're getting really good discount for Christmas :)

I'm glad it's getting better at work :) As for the "in charge" part, I have no doubts that you'll figure it out :) Actually, I say just act the usual way. You're knowledgeable about your stuff and sure of yourself. That's what they want to see. Don't need to be overly stuffy.

LaurenceBrown said...

You have a good sense of humor..Thank you for the posting..

Karenmc said...

I've found that workflow bumps are less traumatic the more elderly I become. Either I've learned to go with the flow more, or I just can't remember from day to day why I should be stressed. :)

I knew EXACTLY which book you were talking about at Heroes & Heartbreakers. Love, love, love that story. And I agree with you on the first and second books, too.

Brad Wirz said...

Hey Wendy, thanks so much for the mention! Please let me know if we can ever be of assistance to you...