Monique Muro

Freshly Baked

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2010 at 6:39 am

Get your freshly baked thoughts, here! Hot, fresh, and full of fat. Yes indeed these thoughts are custard-filled and dripping with cynicism. I found out that Stephen King’s editor died, whats-her-name, and didn’t write about it. So guess who did? Someone from Examiner.com, someone ELSE. My story! Too lazy to write! And look what happens, someone steals your thunder. Actually, I witnessed someone else put in the ground today, or almost, and you know what? It was a sham. This is what happens when you let talent (and cents, sense) slip away from you. Ask anyone, they’ll tell you.

On the Move

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I doubt I have a good following yet, but in case anyone were worried, panicked, scared, or in a fit of chaos, I haven’t gone anywhere. Far. That almost seems to sum up my life until this point. But to get right to it, I’ve moved. Moving is one of those aching sores that only seem to heal with time and lots and lots of alcohol, rubbing and distilled. Suffice to say I’ve just about finished. The desk and computer are up, the internet is at a decent speed, and perhaps the greatest perk of all is that no one can bother me. Don’t bother me.

SO! Up to date. I’m steadily working on some more book reviews in the next couple months. I have three books, no, four books I’m going to be reviewing on the site by August. One of them is one that I’ve picked out, the others have been assigned. My leisure book of the…well, you might call it book of the month since it’s taken me as long to read, is The Echo Maker by Richard Powers. Powers’s writing style kind of mimics Stephen King’s in a way, but I won’t say more than that because this is an update.

I’m going to be working on my site, finally! Bookbum.org. Let’s just say a whole new kind of bum is emerging that’s going to work on her bummish tendencies. I’ve decided that since the site is entitled “book bum”, everything is going to be strictly bummish. Not extraordinarily literary per se. It’s going to be a site for bums who like to read, instead of frolicking in the thicket of  video game chords or blogging about their own personal discomfort. The reviews are going to be short. Here they’ll be long winded, because it’s a book blog and yeah ok it makes sense. But I want to branch out and try something different. The book bum site is going to be quirky and I wish I had more time to talk about it. I’m actually running a little late. I’ve got 13 hours of work ahead of me, so some of this stuff I’ll be working on late into the night. As of right now, I’m on the move.

The Information Age

In Musings on April 15, 2010 at 12:03 am

I just want you all to know I’m sitting at a red light right now on Lincoln blvd. My past life must have been sometime in the 19th century because I am fucking amazed. Everything from apps to the barcode scanning mobile phones amazes me, I’m flipping out. I’m just now grappling with facebook apps, twitter apps, blog apps, social media, and whether or not to stop at Pinkberry amidst all this traffic, its just so much stuff.

It all started with twitter. I was on twitter at work and this tiny link on the side read “Twitter for Blackberry!” And then I tried to download the facebook app and somehow I stumbled upon this blackberry app world and now I’ve got Pandora and some top cocktail app and yes ok facebook too. Its insane. My grandkids will think this old school, but if this is old school, I’m really not sure hoe much more dazzle my dizzied brain can take.

While I’m here and updating though, I may as well say be ready to see my first author interview with U.L. Harper. I’ll be posting it on my examiner site, and one day on bookbum.org when that’s set up. I got .80 cents in one day on that thing, just yesterday, I’ll have you know. I’m going to start getting my act together. I’m moving out soon, so I’ll be more inclined to think I’ve got some good free time to sit and write without my heart beating on the walls of my chest like a hungry child.

Still going strong with the history book. 100 or so pgs left if you can believe it. More later.