Spring Break

Hi, everyone!!

It has been a while since I last blogged, but there were a lot of things going on. So, here’s a little update in the middle of my Spring Break:

  • I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to fill in the form to be a TEDx speaker. Lucky me, I got chosen and a month later I was on the stage talking about my passion: crime fiction. It was scary and amazing, but above all, I learnt that stepping out of your comfort zone is something we should all do more often.
  • I finally started watching True Detective and the first thing I have to say is that I want a leather notebook to bring to my crime scenes. I know I do nto have any crime scenes… but can I least have the Southern drawl, please? Bear with me, I am still on episode 2 and then we can talk about that amazing finale you all talk about.
  • I managed to get a review copy of the following books:
  1. Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary.- I heard about this on Twitter and I almost harrassed the Sam, the publisher, for a review copy. Lucky me, I got one (and Sam was amazing.)
  2. Linda, as in Linda the Murder by Leif G W Persson.- I read about this at a few blogs and I loved the idea of a murder at a police academy.
  3. Blue Monday, Tuesday’s Gone and Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French.- I was emailed by the publisher to review Waiting for Wednesday and, cheeky me, I asked for the two previous books in the series. Luckily, I was emailed the three of them.
  • I finally discovered that I need writing to be happy: a writing day is a happy day.
  • I no longer have to attend lessons… in 3 years, which is kind of bittersweet, but I can’t wait to start this new chapter!

So, are you enjoying your Spring Break?



8 thoughts on “Spring Break

  1. I like that, that idea of stepping out of one’s comfort zone. I’ve a mind to try it today! (6:23 in the morning as I speak) My spring break has begun with me finding the requirement to write pages and pages about the media’s perception on Cleopatra! On a brighter note, however, I have moved to a little town and it has a fantastic library and I can just envision plenty of evenings involving my nose buried in a glorious book.

    1. Congrats on getting up so early, it is one of the things that makes me super happy and that I find the hardest to achieve. Please let us know if you write something about Cleopatra, because she is a fascianting woman!

  2. Many congratulations on taking your courage in your hands and getting up on stage, Elena! I’m sure it will be much easier next time around and you have a new string to your bow. I’ve heard so many good things about True Detective I think I’ll have to watch it. Enjoy the rest of your break.

    1. Thanks, Susan. I hope you watch it because it is super good, but it is also very dark and moody, so be sure to be OK when you watch it 🙂

  3. Congrats on your TED talk! I would never have the courage to do that. I’m sure you were amazing, and I wish I could hear your talk.

    You should totally get a leather notebook. You could use it as a journal or a to-do list. (My boyfriend uses the bullet journal [http://www.bulletjournal.com] system with a Moleskin notebook to keep track of his to-do list, and he likes it a lot.) Then you could be a total bad-ass while checking things off!

    1. Thanks, Leah. It was a TEDx so it was independently organized by people from my school. They were amazing and made me feel super comfortable.

      I had no idea about that bullet journal but looks amazing. Thanks. Tom is a clever man!

  4. What’s a TED? But it sounds like you’ve had a great opportunity, so congratulations!! I hope the rest of your spring break is a good one. 🙂

    Oh! and I just have to say this….LOVE your header! 😀

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