As some of yall know my family is moving to Lindale, Texas on Friday, July 13th. Yep, the irony is not lost on us. I will admit that I'm writing this blog on Friday, July 6th. I'm behind...so behind. Most of yall have moved so you know about the purging, cleaning, sorting and packing. Well, I found out something about myself in this whole process.
I am a print book whore. Yes, PRINT books. Before I got my Nook, I was a print book hoarder/whore. The Reader Service from Harlequin is evil I tell you, just evil. At least it was before I got the Nook. Now, I get them ebooked but still. Good Lord. I had 5 boxes (copy paper size) and 8 huge plastic bins. I'm done to 2 plastic bins and one medium bin with my hardbacks. Hubby is still saying that I have too many to move. Trust me, I cried after I dropped off my books to my library. Of course, they loved me for it. Yes, their romance section was lacking...
For the past two weeks, I've been giving away print books on the blog. I've had Lori Foster, Suzanne Brockman, Heather Graham, M.J. Cast, Joan Johnston books and there is more to come. Its actually been freeing to get rid of the books but sad too. Its like I'm giving up my friends. I know I'll find new friends but still...
Here's the link for some free books from me... http://harliebooks.blogspot.com
In other news, I have a poll up for everybody on the blog. I'm not sure if authors know anything about "author services". You know, a virtual assistant that helps you with blog tours, Facebook, Street Teams, calendar maintenance. Basically being a PA, secretary or whatever you want to call them. In my last job in Dallas, I was a Senior Executive Administrative Assistant to 3 Senior Vice Presidents at bank. I was there for nine years and I loved my job. In other words, I ran our department. :) I've asked some author buddies of mine what they thought of this and most have just been speechless. Didn't know that those kind of services were out there for the taking. Some though knew about it but have been reluctant to even research the subject.
If you go to the top right hand side of my blog, you will see a poll. I would love it if you would answer the question for me. Its just information for myself and no one else. I'm interested to see what the results are from my readers. Some of my blogger friends have added these services to their blog so I just want to hear from you and your thoughts.
Also, I'm not sure if yall read Smart Bitches, Trashy Books but I was a guest reviewer for her this week. Here's the link...
I'm quite proud of this review and honored to be on her blog.
That's all I have for now. Starting next week, I will be in and out since we are moving and our son's T-ball team made the playoffs. Games start Monday.