Lately, I've been doing more of a month end followup with a listing of books I'd recommend from the month rather than packing the month with reviews. Not for June. June kind of crystallized why I've been changing all of my book blogging and reviewing habits lately, including stepping down from the staff position at… Continue reading June: Month Of The DNF
Category: General Book Post
Recommended Reads From April
Looks like April was fantasy book month for me based on this list of 4 and 5 star reads. I really don't find it the least bit surprising that I'd be looking for something that takes away from reality right now. There are a few that are more contemporary, but they were spread out over… Continue reading Recommended Reads From April
Recommended Reads From March
I haven't written many reviews recently, but have still been reading a ton. I've also gotten away from posting any kind of TBR. I thought I might try posting a sort of a reverse TBR, instead. Basically a list of books I read over the month that I'd recommend instead of what I intend to… Continue reading Recommended Reads From March
Anniversary Celebration – An Unexpected Turn – Last Day!
I started the Kindle ebook give away for An Unexpected Turn on the anniversary of the day I clicked publish. It ends on the day I celebrate another anniversary. 19 years and Hubby and I are still going strong. It has been an interesting week to try and honor and celebrate both of these milestones,… Continue reading Anniversary Celebration – An Unexpected Turn – Last Day!
A Little Squee Moment
I saw this last night and just about had my mind blown. Until I offered up my book, An Unexpected Turn, for free on Kindle, I hadn't had any sales or reads through any marketplace outside of the US. I've now had enough to end up in a top 100 ranked list on Amazon in… Continue reading A Little Squee Moment
Free Book Reminder – Through 3/31!
Just a little reminder that my book, An Unexpected Turn, is free through the 31st in celebration of it's one year anniversary! Even if this isn't your type of book, please pass it along to someone you know that might be interested. As always, any reviews you feel like leaving are very, very much appreciated!
One Year Book Anniversary: An Unexpected Turn – Free Offering
One year ago, I clicked the publish button on my book, An Unexpected Turn. To celebrate, I'm offering up the Kindle version for free from 3/27 through 3/31. Considering I never even planned to write a book in the first place, seeing that I'm celebrating the one year anniversary of it's release, is kind of… Continue reading One Year Book Anniversary: An Unexpected Turn – Free Offering
Amazon Deprioritizes Books
In an effort to ensure it prioritizes much needed products, Amazon has shuffled items not in those priority categories down the list when it comes to shipping. Among those getting dropped to a lower importance level are books. I have seen a lot of talk about how the current situation is impacting families with regards… Continue reading Amazon Deprioritizes Books
Black & White Hyacinth
It isn't quite as pretty of a day today as yesterday, but at least we are seeing the sun more consistently. I have another busy day today and it feels like even the days I don't have a ton of stuff scheduled, something still comes up that needs to get done. While it looks like… Continue reading Black & White Hyacinth
Best of 2019: Books
I don't tend to set reading goals as I already probably spend too much time with my nose buried in a book. Maybe. It's debatable. I have no desire to ever again hit or even get close to my highest book count in a year, because that 508 was nuts. I can say that based… Continue reading Best of 2019: Books
On My TBR – December 2019 Edition
Looking at last month's TBR, I realize that I didn't end up reading half of my list. One ended up as a DNF, but the others... I just really wasn't in the mood for them. I still read a ton of books, but none that were on my TBR and very few of those did… Continue reading On My TBR – December 2019 Edition
Some Stats and What Next?
With my recent Amazon ad seeming to be a complete and utter bust, not to mention a huge waste of precious advertising dollars, I sort of feel like I've hit this insurmountable wall and I honestly don't know what to do from here which is insanely frustrating and discouraging. There are all kinds of parts… Continue reading Some Stats and What Next?
I'm going to start this with the caveat that math and I are not the best of friends. That said, even my puny abilities to work the kinks out of math problems find this beyond screwy. While I can say the last ad did a lot for me in some intangible ways, I didn't make… Continue reading WTF Amazon?!
On My TBR – November 2019 Edition
I didn't get to all my books on my list last month. I made the mistake of loading up too much on the really heavy reads and needed more of a break in between. I read more than what was on the list, though I didn't review them all. That was part of the break… Continue reading On My TBR – November 2019 Edition
An Unexpected Turn On BookSirens
An Unexpected Turn is now available for free to reviewers on BookSirens. If you aren't aware of BookSirens, it is a site similar to NetGalley, but not nearly as large. It also focuses on both the reviewers and the books. From what I've been able to see so far (and I'm REALLY new at it),… Continue reading An Unexpected Turn On BookSirens
Another Nudge: An Unexpected Turn On Kindle Unlimited
Just posting a little reminder, or an "In Case You Didn't Know"... my book, An Unexpected turn, is available for free to Kindle Unlimited users. A paperback version is also available for those that need a physical book in their hands. I'm also going to offer up the ebook version to any book bloggers that… Continue reading Another Nudge: An Unexpected Turn On Kindle Unlimited
On My TBR – October 2019 Edition
The end of September got interesting for me. Between getting into the groove of the new schedule with BG's dance, managing my Amazon ad, and getting an influx of ARCs, several indie requests and all the books I picked up that I wanted to read, I've kind of felt a little swamped. For the first… Continue reading On My TBR – October 2019 Edition
Amazon Book Ad Progress
I want to start this by saying that I am by no means an expert. This is only what I've learned about Amazon ads from a very narrow perspective and the results from that experience. I have been running my add for about 20 days now. I've learned quite a bit, but I think I… Continue reading Amazon Book Ad Progress
Beautiful Sky Beautiful Sky – Goodreads Giveaway
There is a giveaway for Beautifuly Sky Beautiful Sky on Goodreads going on right now. Go enter for you chance to win. You can see my review for it here.
Looking For Book Recs Please: Light & Funny
After reading the last several books that were so heavy, I really need something light and funny, but also new instead of a reread, so I'm open to recommendations. I'd love something along the lines of G.A. Aiken/Shelly Laurenston type of irreverent humor, but am open to most anything on the lighter/funnier side. Drop your… Continue reading Looking For Book Recs Please: Light & Funny
Okay, This Is Awesome!
I'm not normally a note taker when I'm reading. Mostly because stopping to take notes tends to pull me out of a story. Also because I've never found a truly convenient method of doing so where I didn't have to shuffle my reader with either my laptop or a notepad (which also usually meant trying… Continue reading Okay, This Is Awesome!