This past weekend was hell. The kind of hell induced by a large final project that consumes your life and deprives you of sleep. Of course, there was an upside to this hell: my project was a redesign of this here blog. I started from scratch, building a new website with PHP, HTML, and the aid of Twitter Bootstrap.
As I said, it was hell. Setting up the website meant spending a disgusting amount of time weeding through old posts, revising old reviews, re-examining my blog's structure, changing every comma and quotation mark and dash, and other equally tedious tasks. Yet, as bad as this was, when I was going through my old posts, I found myself falling in love with blogging and reading and reviewing all over again. I had forgotten the thrill of reading a good book and how one can convey that love through reviews.
Fortunately, this epiphany occurred a week before the semester ends and I head home for Winter Break. Meaning I will have six glorious weeks of reading and blogging. How exciting is that?
For me, it is pretty damn exciting.
Almost as exciting as this announcement from Ally Carter.
Macey McHenry—Glamorous society girl or spy-in-training?Oh yes, Ally Carter has written a cross-over novella. With Hale. And Macey. And Kat. And Aunt Abbey. AND it is free.
W.W. Hale V—Heir to an American dynasty or master thief?
There are two sides to every coin. Whether these two can work together is a tossup.
Born into privilege, Macey and Hale are experts at mingling with the upper class. But even if they’ve never raised an eyebrow at the glitz, neither teenager has ever felt at home with the glamour.
When Macey and Hale meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they’re at the center of a hostage situation, and it’s up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey’s spy skills and Hale’s con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help?
The worlds of Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls collide in Ally Carter’s fast-paced, high-stakes and tantalizing new story. Get a behind the scenes glimpse as Ally delivers an irresistible thriller that is full of her signature style and savvy twists.
It is too much awesome to handle, especially when one realizes this means Ally will have THREE books out in 2013 (Heist Society 3, Gallagher Girls 6, and now Double Crossed). I can barely contain my excitement!
Well, that is all for today. I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday. See you soon!