Welcome to another Hump Day Potpourri, in which we feature Waiting on Wednesdays, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine.
Hop on over to see what exciting upcoming books are featured.
Mine today is one coming on 10/2/12. Sad Desk Salad, by Jessica Grose, a story that presents a bit of a moral dilemma.
As a writer for Chick Habit, an increasingly popular women’s website, Alex Lyons gets paid to be a bitch. She’s churning out several posts a day, and she saves her juiciest ones for blog prime time, when working women eat their sad desk salads in their offices. Alex tells herself she’s fulfilling her dream of being a professional writer; so what if it means being glued to her couch and her laptop from six a.m. to six p.m., scouring the web in search of the next big celebrity scandal? Since Chick Habit’s parent company keeps close tabs on page views, Alex knows her job is always at risk.
So when an anonymous tipster sends her the year’s most salacious story—a politico’s squeaky-clean Ivy League daughter caught in a very R-rated activity—it’s a no-brainer. But is Alex really willing to ruin the girl’s life by igniting the next Internet feeding frenzy? And what she doesn’t yet realize is how this big scoop is about to send her own life spiraling out of control.
Interesting? I think so. Now I’m off to see what the rest of you are sharing.