Dear lovely readers,
From now until about the third week of August, the ladies behind ABC’s social media are in various stages of almost-on-vacation, actually-on-vacation, and just-back-from-vacation.
That means that this blog, our Twitter and our Facebook streams will all slow down considerably. They’re not going to dry up, mind you, just trickle down to not much for a little while. It also means that we will be rather slower than usual in answering any queries you might have on them.
(In fact, if you’re in a hurry, mailing or calling the stores is ALWAYS the best option, whether we’re on vacation or not.)
And in case you’re curious, here’s what we’ll be reading:
- Karin (Marketing Director, Events planner and ABC News Mailings): I will be traveling on the US West Coast for 3 weeks and only have time for 1 book: Sisterland (ebook here) – chosen by my book club, to be discussed late August. Just finished The Fault in Our Stars (ebook). Yes, I almost cried (my best friend died of a brain tumor when she was only 18) and now I can also go see the film with my 13 year-old, non-reading teen daughter and cry my eyeballs out. Last but not least: currently reading and loving: Sand by Hugh Howey (ebook).
- Ester (Tweetybird): The most recent part of the White House Chef mystery books, Home of the Braised, and the long-awaited third part of Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy, The Book of Life!
- Sigrid (Facebook helmswoman): I’m reading The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried and Balance Your Hormones by Patrick Holford (ebook). I’m learning so much! Every woman (and man) should read this. although it’s more about female hormones, since the truth is that we have more of them and it’s all a bit more complicated for women. Yesterday I kept being horribly tempted because we had these delicious caramels on the counter, but because of these books I’m now really aware of how a big sugary dosis like that completely deregulates your system! For the Health section in Amsterdam I’ve now ordered a book on testosterone to balance things out.
- Sophie (Blogmistress and ABC News Mailings): I’ll be finishing Pat Barker’s Regeneration trilogy (ebook)(half way through book 2 now), and after that I’ll finish the latest part of the Outlander saga, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (ebook)(reluctantly, as it’ll mean another four- or five-year wait until the next book in the series)(I mean, really, YOU KNOW NOTHING, Game of Thrones fans!). Also hoping to start on Smiler’s Fair and something non-fiction-y (The Sleepwalkers? Unruly Places? Not decided yet.)
Thanks for your patience and understanding! Sunny regards,
The Social Medialites
Illustration by Pietari Posti/Debut Art, via guardian.com.