1. Ever wonder how much street buskers make in 4 hours playing guitar with a tip jar out in front of them? Well, I now have an answer for you.
Remember that ice skater. Mitch, we met awhile ago? Well, his tour is over and he asked if he could stay with us a few days. He said he was bringing a friend. The friend is playing guitar and singing on the streets all over Europe. Yesterday he rocked out in Frankfurt's shopping district and came away with 95 Euros for 4 hours of playing. Not too shabby! See him in action on YouTube.
2. You might recall that Amber Gibson, teensreadtoo reviewer and model, won a copy of Beautiful Americans back in November. Now she's competing in a Facebook competition to be the next face of Smashbox cosmetics. So if you are on Facebook, take a minute to support a fellow book lover and vote for Amber. (Just type Amber in to the search field to find her more easily). You can vote daily until June 21st, and each time you vote, you'll be entered to win a swag bag from Smashbox. I love their Photo Finish primer especially.
3. Did I mention I am going to BookExpoAmerica in NYC?!! And that Steph, Alea, Amy, Natasha, Trish, Kathy, Jenn, Candace, Carey and I (and Sharon? Julie?) are going to be waiting in the Catching Fire line at 5:30 am? If that isn't blogger bonding, I don't know what is! I am also going to be part of a whole book blogger signing extravaganza at Firebrand's booth (4077), and my slot is on Friday, May 29th at 10:30 am - 11 am. (See the whole scheldule.) I just ordered cards to pass out, so hopefully they'll be done on time. Come by and see me. Maybe I'll have chocolate too.
4. Got a ton more blog awards since I last did a FF post, but I'm pressed for time, so I will just say a general thank you to everyone. I really do appreciate each and every one. It's always nice to hear that you like my reviews - makes putting in all the time especially worth it.
5. Crazy, Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted landed in my mailbox!
6. Had a wonderful trip to Lisbon and my recap with pictures will be up tomorrow latest (sorry for the delay, but things have been crazy around here!)