It occurs to me that I don't share enough of my personal reads with you. In all honesty, as silly as it sounds, working in books doesn't leave you with as much extra reading time as you would think!
I spend a lot of time reading books for potential projects. Many of those don't make it past that stage. Not necessarily because they're 'bad' books, but other items factor in. If it's a memoir and I just finished working on a memoir, I might pass on it so I'm better able to offer a variety of genres to reviewers. Sometimes timelines or pub dates will interfere with other projects. Sometimes I just manage a really small campaign with a scope so narrow that it doesn't even make it onto the blog.
As far as projects are concerned, I just finished reading an upcoming YA title. MANIFEST, A Mystyx Novel is the first in a series that will be pubbed by the Harlequin imprint, KimaniTru this fall. It features an ethnically diverse cast of characters with a paranormal twist. It will please every fan of YA literature looking for a fresh take on the genre.
With great enthusiasm, I signed on to represent it for it's internet campaign. Keep an eye out for that launch announcement!
But all that aside, I do squeeze in other reading now and again and here's what I currently have:
I'm finishing up Bram Stoker's Dracula and I'm pretty jazzed about it. I'm a huge fan of the film and thought it was about time I actually read it. (I couldn't find the cover for my particular edition, so I used the movie poster image instead.)
This book is kind of a chunkster for me, so I've put it down a couple of times and gone to other reading, but I'm almost finished! And my reward for that accomplishment? We're going to watch the movie! lol.
I've discovered recently that I need to give up gluten. Ack! I enjoy craft beer, love all things bread and bakery, and this change has caused me a lot of anxiety, but the Living Gluten Free for Dummies book has been helping me out immensely! I now carry around a tiny little pink Moleskine with all of my gluten dos and don'ts. Does anyone else have gluten issues?
I also just received 3 new sewing books. Woo-hoo! I have really been holding off on making these purchases because they're pretty expensive. I've been checking different books out of the library to find the ones that are the most comprehensive and so far like these the best. My little sewing library is really growing! Do you have any sewing book recommendations?