I realize I have been pretty quiet around here lately. I have to admit to having a bit of blogger burn-out. And even worse, I have been hit with reading burn-out as well. Lately I have been feeling like my book blog has become exactly what I DIDN'T want it to become... like a job that I do not get paid for. I have a large stack of review books to read (btw, if you are a publisher or author please read my review policy as I am not accepting any books for review at this time), and the pressure is on. In the future I definately will not be participating in anymore blog tours, the pressure is just too much to get the book read by a certain deadline on top of all of the other reading that I have to do by release dates etc. Most of the books are pretty good, some I even have LOVED, but some just make me plain old cranky. How is it even possible that I could resent reading? A passion I have had my entire life! So, I have decided that after my current commitments are done I will revert back to reading for pure pleasure and reviewing the books that I have chosen.
I have also been super busy getting involved with a new phase in my career which is dog training for movies and television, as well as general dog behaviour training. A lot of my reading has been about this topic, and it is fascinating and I LOOOOVE IT!
Now, as for Phil, my first AD friend who worked on Pillars of the Earth? He is currently working on a film in Calgary (where I live) so I am going to be working around his schedule to get that vlog interview done! Can't wait to hear what he has to say! Ken Follett was on set a TON, apparently, and it is always interesting hearing about the author's involvement on a movie made from their book. When I worked on The Assassination of Jesse James, Ron Hansen, was on set for about 2 weeks, and even had a cameo in the film! He was very polite and didn't have any input, he just really enjoyed watching his words being spoken by Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck and the like.
ANYway, on to CLUE #4!!!! And if you do not know what the clue business is all about you can read about it and sign up for it here
Here is THE CLUE: The Super Secret YA novel is about PARANORMAL shinanigans.
You can submit your guess here... only one guess per week please!
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