MediaBistro Book Club Party – Review

Today I got the chance to attend the coolest book club party ever, hosted by This was my first MediaBistro event, and I am so glad I attended. The staff was super friendly, thanks to Stephanie Mack, MediaBistro’s Event Manager for helping me register for the event, because I was really having technical difficulties that day. Thank you Stephanie for being so patient with me and it was a pleasure to meet you. I also got the chance to meet Jason Boog, Publishing Editor at, he’s exactly how he describes himself on his blog, very friendly and welcoming. It was nice meeting you Jason. Last but not least, I would like to thank Candace, a fellow blogger, for attending the event with me.

The event was set up very accordingly, and I loved the fact that they had an agenda and they went by it. It was well organized. We mingled and socialized, then we got to hear about the 4 Authors and their books, and then we mingled and socialized with the authors. It was fun. Best of all we got their books for FREE. Below are the four authors and their books:

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam
Vanderkam (Grindhopping) offers a new system of time management: if readers want to make more time to spend with their children, get fit, or write that novel, they must slash nonessential time wasters and minimize tasks that are not core competencies, a business term for what a company does best and must prioritize. She offers solid and even excellent career advice, about both how to make the most of time at a current job and how to manage time to get ahead. (Amazon)

The Lunatic Express by Carl Hoffman
Travel and technology journalist Hoffman (Hunting Warbirds) had two motives for penning this tour of the world’s most life-threatening modes of transportation, including trains in India, buses in South America, and trucks in Afghanistan: to expose the “parallel reality,” obscured by the tourism industry, of millions for whom “travel was still a punishing, unpredictable, and sometimes deadly work of travail”; and for thrills. By the first measure-showing how much of the world gets from place to place-Hoffman is commendably fascinating: his depiction of the horrors people endure just to see family members or get to work is unforgettable. (Amazon)

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to: Social Media Marketing by Jennifer Abernethy
(This Book is for) people with a product, service, or business who want to use social media for marketing to target their customers.
Helps people with a product or service business-of any size-take advantage of this ever-changing marketing vehicle
Down-to-earth advice helps people determine which sites and functions are the most productive for their business Covers all the most influential social media-Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIN, YouTube, Ning, and more. (Amazon)

Confessions of a Demon by S. L. Wright
After accidentally stealing the life force of a dying demon, Allay became the only human-demon hybrid in existence. Demons feed on human emotions, so Allay decided the safest way to satisfy this need-and still retain some semblance of her humanity-was to open a bar. Here she can drink from, and ease, her patrons’ pain, which has helped her to stay under the demon radar…until now. (Amazon)

As always, I like to share with my readers, therefore I am giving away 2 books to 2 lucky readers. The winner will be selected at random, using So leave a comment below.

The books that will be given away are:
Confessions of a Demon by S. L. Wright and
The Lunatic Express by Carl Hoffman
both great books if you love novels

Winners will be selected on May 21st, 2010