So I am doing my annual thinning of the library for donations. And it is a process. Because I LOVE ALL THE BOOKS. But do I really? Every one of them? In a sense, I am doing a larger purge than usual. And I do this from time to time with everything in the house.… Continue reading Thinning the library
I have changed the price of White Witch, the first book in my Haven series to 99 cents US for a short period of time. I am actually contemplating making it ever free, as the first taste of the series. I have also changed the blub, but I have no idea if it is… Continue reading White Witch: Haven book 1
You know sometimes I much about with various apps to find something that will work for book promotion. Here are the book promotion images I came up with using a new app. These book promotional images are in addition to ones: Utilizing those awesome reviews you get Using a book blurb Having just a short blurb… Continue reading New promotional images
Writing is my thing. And I write books. Then I self-publish them. And... then what? Book marketing and maintaining your author platform. All skills we learn along the way. Book promotion and marketing I wasted two hours of my life on a video presentation on how to basically how to successfully market your book. It was… Continue reading Writer woes: Marketing and the author platform
So the Haven Series Book 3 and 4 is now available. All Drugged up Part I and II. There will be a book version with both parts together soon. Now, these are just being published again under my pen name, not brand new. The I of Me was delayed by this process. Nevertheless, still works… Continue reading Haven series: All Drugged up
I brought home a load of books. I had two Chapters gift cards worth a total of $100 dollars to spend. And spend I did. In fact, 50 over. I hope that will not bite me in the ass with my rather tight budget. But I got 7 books. Canadian prices are pretty ridiculous these… Continue reading Loaded up on books
I love this tradition. And what reader would not love this tradition. I love it so much that I got a Secret Santa gift that had Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks in it. And I am reading it this Christmas Eve. This book had been on my reading list some time now. I am going to… Continue reading Christmas, traditions and books
Tom Holt is the author of Outsorcerer's Apprentice. A happy workforce, it is said, is a productive workforce. Mmmm. Try telling that to an army of belligerent goblins. Or the Big Bad Wolf. Or a professional dragonslayer. Who is looking after their well-being? Who gives a damn about their intolerable working conditions, lack of adequate… Continue reading Review: The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice
No More Black Magic by A.L. Kessler My rating: 2 of 5 stars The book No More Magic is about a gifted witch and someone out to get her. She works with a vampire, who also raised her. She also works for the state on cases. She gets on a case that seems to have… Continue reading Review: No More Black Magic
I think anyone who wanted to be in a relationship with me would have to comprehend that my number one expense is books. Not clothes. Not shoes. Not purses. Books. Lots and lots of books. My boyfriend brings me books shopping for my birthday and that is love, man, that is love.
Blink is by Malcolm Gladwell The blurb: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell is a non-fiction book about the unconscious mind. In particular, though the part of the unconscious mind we automatically use to make split-second decisions, what he calls 'thin-slicing'. We like to believe our rational mind weighs facts and… Continue reading Book Review: Blink
Can a Great Read Affect Your Brain Chemistry? Researchers began the 19-day study by performing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on the students’ brains while they were in a resting state for the first five days of the study, before the subjects read Pompeii. Then, over the next nine days, the students read sections of… Continue reading Is that awesome book affecting your brain? Looks like
I admit I have watched the movie Pride and Prejudice several times... but Never read the book. Normally I would read the book first before ever watching the movie. It is just one of those books that I never had any desire to read to be honest. Then after watching the movie I was going… Continue reading I admit it….
Went to my favorite place today and hunted down some books. Most of them are new authors to me but look intriguing. I have a vacation coming up (Yes, even those of us who are on disability take vacations), so it was necessary I find enough reading material to cover up to then and the… Continue reading It was a good hunt
10 ways to seduce a writer Absolutely true. What my spouse does is buy me book gift cards because he has no clue what I have read and what I have not. Then he brings me book shopping and follows me around holding the books for me. He knows how to woo a woman.
I have run out of books to read in my stack which means I am planning to go book shopping next weekend. We do not have a bookstore in the city I live in. Shocking I know. Horrific actually. So we have to travel to the closest city to us which is actually quite close.… Continue reading Kindle feeds that book addiction…
I just finished The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism by A.C. Grayling and it was quite enjoyable to me. Keep in mind I am a philosophical agnostic who enjoys this sort of discussion but leans strongly towards atheism. It is just that sort of book I can enjoy. Thinking about religion and… Continue reading Book Review: The God Argument
“Have you really read all those books in your room?” Alaska laughing- “Oh God no. I’ve maybe read a third of ‘em. But I’m going to read them all. I call it my Life’s Library. Every summer since I was little, I’ve gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So… Continue reading