Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Dream Job

One of my twitter "tweeps", Monica over at Daily Dwelling, made a comment last week about being a book reviewer for Thomas Nelson publishing. Intrigued, I made a comment that I would love to do something like that. She kindly gave me the info and I went exploring.

Apparently there are two qualifications.

You must be able to read and give an opinion.


If I'm awake, I have an opinion. And after spending most of my life having people ask me to keep my opinions to myself.... well, you could understand how giddy I am that someone is asking--perhaps begging--for my opinion on something.

And reading... I read the cereal box at breakfast. I read in the tub, while I blow dry my hair, on the treadmill and as I go to sleep at night. Shoot. If I could figure out how to read while I sleep, I'd not only be a millionaire to all the other over-achievers, I'd be a happy girl.

Can you see why this has the potential of being my dream come true?!

I'm looking forward to being a reviewer because I think it will stretch me. I tend to gravitate to the same type of book. Light, fun to read, entertaining. Although I have the luxury of choosing the book I'd like to review, it may not be a book I'd choose normally.

Case in point:
I wouldn't normally choose a book like this, but I'm drawn to it because I have to be a bit of a salesperson as a hairstylist. It will be interesting to learn about the science behind what makes men and women make buying choices.

And for once, I won't have to keep my opinions to myself. :)


Monica@DailyDwelling said...

This is my "dream job" as well for the same reasons you gave. I love, love, love to read! There can be nothing better than free books, either. I'm glad I was able to pass the information on to you!

InTheFastLane said...

That does seem like a pretty cool job. But, I think I would get tired of people picking my books for me. Now, if I got to pick the books...

alexkeller said...

oooo! How do I sign up? I love to read and I always give my opinion. Everyone needs to know it! And when you figure out how to read when you're sleeping, give me a ring and tell me how!
I'm going to go look up Monica right now!

michele said...

Excellent! Go for it. I can't wait to hear how it goes.

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