New Year Resolutions, Romanceland Style

If you overindulged last night, you have my commiserations.  As a non-drinker (I'm allergic to alcohol), I have the advantage of naturally avoiding miserable January Firsts.  :) Happy New Year, no matter what your state! It has become old-fashioned to talk about New Year Resolutions anymore.  Science and research have shown that almost no one

2018-12-04T10:16:58-06:00Tuesday, January 1, 2019|Categories: Fun Stuff, Reading|Tags: , |

Amazon is *making* you change how you shop.

Recently, Amazon made changes to their almighty Algorithm. In the past, most algorithm changes were invisible to readers and made only authors switch the way they were doing things. This one affected everyone. The primary aim of the change--as far as anyone can tell, that is, because Amazon never speaks aloud--was to force shoppers not

2018-11-17T14:08:52-06:00Wednesday, November 21, 2018|Categories: Reader Resources|Tags: , , , |
  • Coffee and a book

Read more books by deliberately…well…reading.

If you've been following my blog posts for a while, it is probably not a big shock to you if I tell you that I am subscribed to several productivity blogs. One of them, Zen Habits, recently put up a post about deliberately scheduling reading time into your day. If you've never deliberately schedule something that

2018-08-14T16:03:23-06:00Wednesday, August 15, 2018|Categories: Reading|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

2016-11-10T11:08:26-06:00Wednesday, January 13, 2016|Categories: Reader Resources|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

2014-11-15T07:57:02-06:00Saturday, November 15, 2014|Categories: Reader Resources|Tags: |