The magic of letting go

Yes, I'm one of those annoying people that read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I started tidying (which should be called "throwing out") on January 1, and while I don't think my life has changed much, I've definitely learned some things. First of all, I am sort of bulimic when it comes to possessions.... Continue Reading →

How to Write a Quick and Painless Book Review

I review nearly every book I read. But only because the Goodreads app on my phone makes it nearly impossible NOT to select a number of stars when I’m marking a book as complete. As far as a written review? I—probably like most people—only take the trouble when I either love or loathe a book.... Continue Reading →

A Quick Survey for Readers

How do you choose what to read? How often do you expect a new book in a series. Do you prefer realistic or larger-than-life characters? If you can take a few moments to answer some quick questions, you're supremely awesome! *fist bump*

How to make a paperback

Ever since my first book released for Kindle, people have been asking for a printed version. A 'real' version. They don't have a Kindle, they just don't like ebooks, whatever. That's a blog post in itself, right? Anyway, recently the second book in my mystery/crime series came out on Kindle, and it seemed like a... Continue Reading →

Do we read enough?

I ask the question because for the first time in my life, I feel like I don't. I've always been a big reader. My mom taught me to read when I was very young and by the time I started Kindergarten I was reading books meant for third graders. I was always reading...but I never... Continue Reading →

Obsession, change, and superstition — tales from the sequel

  File this under More Bitching About Writing a Sequel. Over the summer I wrote a post about my writing rituals and the magic number of words I needed to write to feel I was 'done' for the day.  When NaNoWriMo came around in November (the same month I published Schooled) I thought about taking... Continue Reading →

What to read – the bibliophile’s dilemma

Haruki Murakami's new novel 1Q84 will be released in the US in five days. I've had it pre-ordered for months. I know that as soon as it lands on my Kindle I will be torn between tearing into it right away and barreling through as fast as I can, or delaying the pleasure (and the subsequent pain... Continue Reading →

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