Happy Thursday everyone! Today concludes my second week at Allen & Unwin. I spent almost the whole day fixing up mail out packages, and it was not as boring as you may think! I wish I had taken a photo of my end result because the stack was huge! I packaged almost 130 mail outs (books and promotional keyrings) during the course of the day, and while it was exhausting, it was also therapeutic in a sense. I honestly have fun just handling book shenanigans, even when it’s simple tasks like mailing things. Today was also the farewell lunch for Bec, the old marketing assistant who’s moving up one level to become the publishing assistant. We all had yummy thai food in Crows Nest, and it was delicious and fun just to get out of the office for an hour and hang with the marketing team. We’ll miss you on level 1 Bec, but I’m sure we’ll see you around plenty of times!
Besides dealing with mail outs, I also had to allocate some advanced proofs to A&U’s sales reps around Australia. The first time I did this last week, the manager handling this area offered to bribe me with books for my services. Of course I couldn’t deny that! I mean, if she insists! So today, I was given two new books to read. (She offered All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill as well as Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, but I’d already read them both. She was surprised I was two steps ahead of her. :P)
Instead, I received:
I also went out and purchased Gone by Michael Grant this week. It was such a bargain, only $10 from Kmart. It’s interesting so far, but it has some resemblance to Under The Dome by Stephen King, in a children’s version sort of way.
What have you fellow book readers been up to this week? And what books have you obtained?