Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Bit of News on the Review/Interview Front

I haven’t really announced it properly yet, but as of a few weeks ago I’ve been brought onto the Dark Markets staff as chief reviewer/interviewer. This is in addition to my Horror News position, so I’m doubling up on work for the time being.

I never really expected the review thing to take off. I started this little blog as a way to keep myself accountable and track my 50 Books Challenge progress, and it kind of erupted into something bigger than I’d ever thought possible. The idea of authors actually wanting my opinion and giving me free books to review blows my mind, but I’ve got a stack of them right here to prove it’s actually happened.

I’m a full-time college student as well, and in addition to that I’ve just taken a part-time job to pay the bills. My time is extremely limited, and I’m a known scatterbrain despite my near compulsion to micromanage my life. I’m not always successful, but I try. I just want to let everyone who’s sent me review copies or interview requests know that I’ve got them all in the queue. I’m trying to get through them all as quickly as possible, but it may be a bit slower than some would like. I’m working on it. I haven’t forgotten anyone and I will get to every single thing that’s sent my way.

Thank you all for your kindness, your generosity and your interest in my opinion. It’s an awesome honor to receive so many requests. The path to my heart, despite the assumption that it may lie in my stomach, truly is through free books.


From the pen of Crystal Connor said...

I am so glad I found your blog! I am going to go through it in the next few days to put together my summer reading list. Thanks for posting your reviews =D

Jessica Brown said...

Thanks! I'm assuming you found it via Dark Markets. For some reason (read: lazyness), I haven't updated this one in a while, though that should be changing soon.

I hope you've found at least a few interesting books in the archives. Let me know any opinions you may have if you read the same novels. I always enjoy seeing how my take on something stacks up to someone else's.


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