It’s Snowing!!!

  It's snowing!  I can see it through my window. Got your winter reading sorted out?  Now you have an excuse to sit by the fire.... Have a great weekend!

2017-11-14T14:35:46+00:00 Tags: , |

Don’t be Retail-Centric (You’ll Miss Out)

This is a short series, The Twenty-First Century Reader's Manifesto, where I will share what I see as the essential strategies and tactics a reader (you and me) should use to maximize their reading experience here in the twenty-first century. For links to previous posts, and the rest of the series as it is published,

2016-11-10T11:08:25+00:00 Tags: , , |

Stories Rule (Because They Do)

This is a start of a short series, The Twenty-First Century Reader's Manifesto, where I will share what I see as the essential strategies and tactics a reader (you and me) should use to maximize their reading experience here in the twenty-first century. About ten years ago, an English writer, Michael Allen, wrote an essay

2016-11-10T11:08:26+00:00 Tags: , , |

What I’m Reading – April 17, 2015

Lots more fiction this month! I’m really rolling around in the stuff and having a whale of a time. The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon Anne McCaffrey I read these three books when I was still in high school, and they grabbed me hard. I didn’t read them again for years

2015-04-17T05:41:05+00:00 Tags: , , |

What I’m Reading – November, 2014

It’s been a sparse couple of months, reading-wise. I’m fighting to get the big book written, which is taking up a lot of spare time. Although, ultimately, I would rather be writing than reading…and I’m pretty sure you think I should be, too. Discoverability Kathryn Kristine Rusch On Amazon This is most definitely a for-authors

2014-11-15T07:57:02+00:00 Tags: |

What I’m Reading – March 15, 2013

Oh, I’m so scrapped for reading time right now, it’s embarrassing.  I had lunch with another author yesterday and she asked me what I was reading right now.  I couldn’t think of a single title!  I get to read maybe a screen’s worth before I fall asleep at night. But let’s see what I’ve got

2014-03-21T11:54:43+00:00 Tags: , |

The Case for Slow Reading

There was a spitwad fight over on another blog site the other day.  A reader who returns 55% of all the books that she buys from Amazon was upset because Amazon suspended her return privileges. Lots of readers and writers picked that up and ran with it. I won't link to the site, because the

How to Get Back to Enjoying Reading Again

The Bookworm (Der Bücherwurm) 1850 by Carl Spitzweg. Has it been a while since you were really bitten, hog-tied and spell-bound by a book?  Do most books seem okay, but not super-duper fantastic the way they used to be even five years ago? What if I said I could help you get back

What I’m Reading – July 15

If anyone dares mention "light summer reading" around me, I tend to boil.  However, if it is going to encourage reading at all, have at it.  It's July.  Vacation time. I'm working my ass off for the September releases, so a vacation is out of the question for me.  So is a lot of light