Posts by Erik McManus | Breakeven Books

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Author Interviews, Christmas and Buying Books

I have been very busy the past week doing Christmas shopping and hosting Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties and whatnot (are they truly ugly if we all wear them in defiance and we rock it?). This is a crazy post where I tell you all that has happened in the past week.

So we are doing Secret Santa at work and I bought my coworker the coolest present but I can’t say what it is because they might read my blog (I don’t know if they do but will not take the chance :P). Let’s just say it involves your head and warmth…and is nerdy. Ok that’s all you get.

I also have been chatting with an author and have maybe got my first victim for an author interview! I’m not sure how that will go because I have never conducted an interview for an author before but we will see ๐Ÿ™‚

In the meantime, I picked up Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda because of a recommendation and have been reading that at the same time as my other book. I do have to say that is is very well written and I am enjoying it.

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Let me know what you guys are reading and what your plans are for the holidays in the comments below! I want to know all about your lives ๐Ÿ˜€

Talk to you later bookworms.

 

 

Happy Birthday Neil!

It is my buddy Neil’s birthday today and he is turning 26! This guy has recommended so many good books to me and is my go to for chatting about book storylines. When I finished Golden Son (the 2nd book in the red rising trilogy), I called him and we chatted about it for over an hour.

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So happy birthday buddy and I look forward to more awesome book recommendations and just getting into shenanigans with you wherever we go ๐Ÿ˜›

Also I reached 100 followers on my blog so that is really cool! I appreciate all the support from the bookish community. You guys are truly amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ I really enjoy having all the conversations with fun book worms.

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Keep being awesome bookworms and I will talk to you soon!

Dani is not a spammer!

My friend Dani @ Touch My Spine Book Reviewsย is being attacked by WordPress for interacting with her fellow bloggers and liking/commenting on their posts. This is really not cool on WordPress’ part. I enjoy talking to Dani and she is always great for having a fun discussion abut books or just being a nice person. She doesn’t deserve to be called a spammer.

I couldnโ€™t be more upset! I did nothing for spam behavior and I got sent this after inquiring about my followers!!! Look at this email!!!! I did nothing wrong at all guys! My spammish behavior was following like 5 or so people and commenting on my followers and posting a few times!!! Now itโ€™s notย [โ€ฆ]

via So I might be Super Screwed Because of WordPress! Please read my followers! I might not be able to communicate much longer!๐Ÿ˜ญ โ€” Touch My Spine Book Reviews

The fact that the guy emailing her has the title of Happiness Engineer is a joke. He should recognize that she isn’t a spammer and help her out considering she put time and money into her website with them.

What do you think about this? Let me know in the comments.

Tuesday Thoughts by a Busy Blogger

Busy Busy Busy. I want to read and have no time with big deadlines at work and dog sitting this week. But to be fair, Marley is adorable!

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Hopefully I can get to reading more this week but in the meantime, if anyone wants me to do a guest blog post for them and share one of their posts on my blog (as long as its about books) then send me a message and I will give you some recognition ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t even have that many followers lol just sharing the love and being part of the blogging community. Oh also, check out these socks by my co-worker. She is in a very festive spirit this month.

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Ok hopefully talk soon about the book I am reading. Peace out bookworms.

Lazy Sunday

It’s another lazy Sunday and I am starting a new book. It is my first NetGalley book called The Dark Grey Blanket by H. Burns. Thank you to Kathy @ Books and Munches for showing me what NetGalley is and getting me hooked on a new way to read books before they are released.

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ย Synopsis:ย 

The winters of ’76 and ’77 in the greater Detroit and Oakland County area of Michigan were extremely harsh, with record snowfall, brutal temperatures, and incessant howling winds. During these winters, a deranged serial killer preyed upon preteen and early teen victims, both male and female. As snow would begin to fall, the killer would hunt and abduct them, keep them at a secluded location, bathe them, meticulously groom them, feed them their favorite meal, and then wait for the next snowstorm. Under the cover of the next snowfall, the killer would hide their corpses in snowbanks on secondary roads, where they would be found by passing motorists.

This story is a fictional account of an over-the-hill detective, Frank Pellegrini, and his strange obsession in the pursuit of that killer.

I am pretty excited to start reading this one. Stay tuned for the review coming up ๐Ÿ˜› If you want to read this too, you can find it on his website https://www.thedarkgrayblanket.com or click below to see it on Amazon:

New Goodies!

This week has been amazing and super stressful at the same time. We moved buildings for work so it was heavily taxing for everyone involved. However, I received some really awesome bookish goodies in the mail so that made up for the stress ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you to Machpherson Publishing for sending me some books to review for them which I will get to as soon as I am done my review for STORGY!

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And then on top of that, I received a card from Kathy @ Books and Munches from our Christmas Card Exchange! It was everything I could have hoped for in a nerdy card ๐Ÿ˜› and she made damn sure that I never forget about Dobby the house elf again…. ๐Ÿ˜€ (Best bookmark ever).

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I have some reviews coming up and stayed tuned on the Instagram as I am doing a Harry Potter Photo Challenge for the month of December.

My friend Elizabeth showed me this cool morphing mug that changes colour with heat and reveals the Marauders Map so I had to show you guys. Here it is along with other cool Harry Potter stuff ๐Ÿ˜›

I wish I could buy all this things to satisfy the inner nerd in me. Anyways, have to get back to reading but talk to you soon bookworms!

And the winner is….

Well November is at its end and I think its about time we wrap up this draw for some free stickers!

And the winner is….. Darcy Leeย !! Congratulations , I will get in touch with you to show you the sticker options to choose from and then send them your way ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay tuned everyone because I will most likely have another giveaway in December!