TGIF: When I'm Not Reading

Friday, November 25, 2011

TGIF is a new(ish) feature at one of my absolute favourite blogs, GReads!, hosted by the lovely Ginger. It's a way to celebrate the impending weekend, and answer fun questions. Most of all though, you get to know a wee bit more about all those awesome bloggers you meet. So, what are you waiting for? Do your own post and head on over to link up!

What occupies your time when your nose isn't stuck in a book?

Oh, how I wish my days could be spent merely reading books and writing reviews! I would be one very, very happy lady. Unfortunately, something has to pay the bills, so I do have a full-time job. I'm a Web Editor and Social Media Manager for a business to business marketing company. Basically, I write and edit website content and design social media strategies for large organizations looking to expand their market. Sounds boring, but I promise you, it's endlessly fun! As for what else I do...well, I sleep. Whenever and wherever possible. I think the three things below define me most though.

I swim. A lot. In oceans, in pools, in lakes...any body of water will do. And yes, that is really me.

I spend time with le bf and my pets - two adorable kitties, and my chow-chow pup (above.) We're in different cities right now. It sucks.

I write. I've written three full manuscripts, including one that I'm desperately trying to convince myself to query. We'll see. One day, perhaps.


  1. Ahh, your dog is so fluffy! *wants to hug it*
    Sounds like you've got a great life, Melissa! Thanks for giving us a peek. :)

  2. Oh, puppy is ADORABLE!

    You should totally query your manuscript! I mean, if you've edited and polished, and you're happy with it, GO FOR IT! The worse that could possibly happen is 'no', but a 'no' is way, WAY better than a 'What if?'. Plus, if you get a 'yes', we all get to read it :D

  3. I used to swim a lot until I just... stopped. And I have no idea why, cause every time I actually get in there, I really enjoy it! I should get back to it. It sucks you and your boyfriends are in different cities too... I'm from mine as well, so I know how it is. Luckily it's not TOO far.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :D

  4. great picture of you swimming! i always look like i'm drowning when I hit any body of water (maybe because i am).

    Trish - My TGIF

  5. What an awesome post. You look great and so happy. :) Thanks for the glimpse at the gal behind the blog.

  6. LOOK AT YOU AND BOYFRIEND!!!!! So cute. And you want to know something? He looks pretty similar to hubs with the dark hair and the facial hair and everything. Clearly great minds think alike ;-)

    Your puppy is too adorable, I just want to hug him. And you because I miss you. I'll refrain from hugging boyfriend though since he doesn't know me all that well:)

  7. Thanks for the peek into your life Melissa :)
    That picture of you in the pool reminds me of my daughter -- she swam competitively all through middle and high school...then in her senior year, she got a concussion from smacking her head on a block as she came out of the water. She had to stay out of the pool for months, and after that she sort of lost her momentum. She still works as a lifeguard over the summer, tho.

    Your dog is old is he?

  8. I love this meme!! I totally need to start doing them! Are you ever going to share your manuscripts...or give us a little taste of them?

    Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

  9. Wow, three manuscripts? Congratulations! You should definitely query them... or at least share a little bit with us :)

  10. I had forgotten about your writing, I loved those snippets you gave us :)

  11. I hope you query it! I would love to read what you write!


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