Let’s Talk….

I always struggle with follow up. Even in my real life I’m a great thinker and planner and then I let other people follow up and, you know, get the praise or fall-out for it. The problem is that read books, write reviews…. and then no follow up. I LOVE reading comments and LOVE reading your thoughts about the books I’ve reviewed or books that you’ve read but I have struggled with how best to keep up with it all. Wellllll, DUH on me!!! After a YEAR of blogging I finally figured out that silly little bell in the upper right hand corner of the blog. There they all are! My comments, your comments, likes, etc. How stupid am I!?!?

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So, apologies for not being a better blogger. I really am that slow sometimes. Quick reader, slow to notice the obvious all around me. I will do better – promise. And, thank you for your kindness and support despite my stupidity!

Where is the Peace on Earth?

I’m trying to write reviews of the many books that I’ve recently read but my heart and soul are grieving today because of the actions of my government. Through the world of books, I, like many of you, have made friends with readers from all over the world, including Iraq and Iran. When I think of what the murderous actions of the US will cause, I think of the number of civilians who will ultimately killed. Those innocents no longer are just a number seen on my screen. They are the friends, family members and, yes, my friends, who are just like me. They laugh, they cry, they love, they marry, they weep and they mourn. NO ONE, not one person on this planet deserves to be at war. The MEN, and they all are men aren’t they, who are putting our lives at risk MUST GO! We, the intelligent ones, the connected, those who know one another, must put an end to this nationalistic BS. This isn’t about being patriotic. It isn’t about religion. It is NOT about politics. It is all about power and greed. Our lives, collectively, are worth far more than their desire for more power, their testosterone, their little….hands. I am sorry for my government, for the Americans who continue to support this travesty. Please know that there are those of us who do NOT support their egregiousness.

#BookHoardersTag

I just read about this tag on Cathy’s blog (Between the Lines) and loved it so much I wanted to share it with you too. I won’t tag others to do it, but I hope you will tag yourself and link back to me and/or Cathy.

Find an unread book in your TBR (physical or kindle) to match each letter of your blog name. A great way to bring attention back to possibly forgotten books needing some love.

  • M -Meg & Jo – Virginia Kantra

  • A – Alice, The Chronicles of Alice, Book 1 – Christina Henry

  • C – Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

  • S – Six Women of Salem: The Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch      Trials –

  • B – Bell, Book and Candlemas – Jennifer David Hesse

  • O – Once Upon A River – Diane Setterfield

  • O – (the) Orchard Keeper – Cormac McCarthy

  • K – Kingdom of Needle and Bone – Mira Grant

  • S – (the) Second Sleep – Robert Harris

 

 

FREE Book Weekend! — His Name Was Zach

I have this one downloaded and ready to read. I hope you guys will take a look at it as well and let me know what you think about it.

Get ready, because tomorrow and Sunday (September 14th and 15th), His Name Was Zach will be FREE to download on Kindle! If you’re one of my faithful followers, please share this post far and wide! I’d love to see as many people as possible get their hands on a FREE version of my debut novel!

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