The Reading Angel, Pure Imagination, Candace’s Book Blog, and The Book Swarm
I’m trying something new, and participating in the Spring Carnival Blog Hop. It’s a chance for book bloggers to help promote one anther, find new favourite blogs to follow, and reward our readers.
From Mat 1 to 8, visit the participating blogs for your chance to win great book prizes. I am giving away a $20 gift card to your choice of Chapters.ca or Amazon.com.
To enter, leave a comment below telling me what you are currently reading. I am enjoying The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood, and also still reading Moby Dick. Also, it isn’t required to enter, but please consider following me by email, RSS or on Twitter.
Good luck, and check out the other blogs participating, for great reviews and more chances to win.
Have fun hopping!
First – I won! Not the grand prize of $1000, unfortunately. But I did win $100 as a runner-up in the Credit Cards Canada guest-blogging contest. A little bit more to add to the renovations/fancy-new-stove pot.
I had no idea I had such strong feelings about stoves until I starting trying to choose one. You can buy a stove for $600 or less. But a really nice stove… a bit more. My current favourites:
Double Oven. Awesomeness at only $2500.
Induction Stovetop. A mere $3700
The Ultimate: Retro and yellow. For only $4999.
Wow it’s been busy. Luckily, I am a big fan of busy.
I was contacted in January by a resume company based in Ontario, wondering if I might do some contract writing for them to help with large institutional contracts they had coming up. After talking with the owner and reviewing contracts and convincing myself this was not a scam, I took the job. I am just finishing up the last few cover letters from my first assignment with them. I have never been so busy, but I am loving it.
My theory is that busyness doesn’t have to lead to stress, if it is in controlled doses. Yes I have been working my butt off for the last three weeks, but it’s been a fun challenge, with a nice financial reward, rather than a stressor. Now, if this was my everyday life, I’d burn out within a few months. But for a couple of weeks every few months, why not? We have some major expenses coming up, and I am still trying to convince D that the $3200 stove is a smart purchase. If I can earn some extra cash to put toward that stove, why not. Plus, working with another writer, on projects I just don’t get locally has been teaching me a lot.
Look for big changes with my own resume business in the coming weeks/months – including a great referral program.
Also on the money theme – there are 3 days left to help me win $1000 in the Credit Cards Canada blog contest. read my post about controlling your finances and saving money. Share it, like it, blog it or comment on it to help me win.