Hi all! Sorry I’ve been MIA again… It’s been a cray-cray year so far, and things have gone from one bad thing to another so fast that most times I feel like I can’t keep up…
But I haven’t been lax. I’ve kept doing whatever it is that I do, just a bit slower than usual.
And I have a new project that has been taking up quite a bit of my undivided attention. I’d love for you to take a chance and check it out…
Alot of time has been going into editing this book, so I’d love it to get a little attention.
On another note, it is our local library system’s Summer Reading program, so stay tuned for updates from my reading list – I’m behind on posting my reviews, but not on writing them. Tomorrow I’ll share images and updates on my shelves and reading stack…
Also I’ve been hitting the learning curve hard as I find myself in crash courses about computer updates and such while dealing with a connection issue on the borrowed laptop I use, and have found myself returning to “Ol’ Trusty”, my old heavy-duty Toughbook. I find myself amazed at the issues of Windows 10, and the durability of Windows XP.
Finally, I learned today that I was supposed to have taken a language class. I don’t know when that was, so I’ll find out more tomorrow. I may be opening a new chapter (pun intended) in my reading life! How exciting!
Anyways, just wanted to let you all know I’m still alive and still reading! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s update and be sure to check out the Kickstarter!
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I have finally caught up on my reviews from my trip to Dallas, and I wanted to let you all know about what’s new and interesting here, as well as draw your attention to some of the exciting things that I have going…
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My older Army brother challenged me (he declined this, saying he didn’t have the patience), and I have already challenged some of my friends, when I thought, who better to share this with?? You all, of course!
I Challenge You To the 2015 Reading Challenge!
Post below to accept the Challenge. So far, my list is growing. There are 50 different categories listed, and after some conversation with friends, there are two ways to approach this Challenge.
The Hard Way: You read one book for each category, no doubles. This could literally take all year, because some of these may take some time to find…
The Easy Way: You can double, triple, and even quadruple up your books. Read one book and fit it into as many categories as you can, then move onto the next. This way will take as much creativity as the Hard Way, but will take less time to complete.
Print out the list and write in your reads. I will hold a contest at the end of the year for both Ways – will you be the winner? You can start anytime, but you’ve only got until the end of this year, and only books you’ve read this year will count. Are you brave enough to accept it?
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A rousing romp through short stories, author Michael Wood guides us through his early works. Although the stories would stand alone as in an ordinary anthology, the commentary that Wood adds at the beginning of each installment adds not only depth and focus, but also color to his creation.
The first volume in a two part series, Wood revisits 14 unique stories in all their original glory. Some stories are obviously better than others, and are introduced sequentially, from his earliest works to his more current acts of fiction. An introduction to the second volume, Mourning Wood – Volume II: Non-fiction, is at the end of the book, tempting the reader to wonder about the next installment.
We can only hope that Mr. Wood continues to practice his craft, and release further, newer works.
Today I got another Good Reads First Read in the mail. This one is:
I’ll update as soon as I read it. I’ve also gotten behind on my updates, so I’ll be listing more updates and book reviews soon!
This morning I received an email listing me as a winner of four new First Reads books!
As soon as I receive them, I will be adding them to my reviews. Just to note, the titles are as follows:
If you get a chance to read these books, feel free to review them here, too! To view more about each of these books, click on the title.
I have also started reading two other books:
I will post reviews above under First Reads as soon as I finish them. Please feel free to add a review of your own!