I started Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston yesterday.
So far I’m enjoying it, but I kind of expected to considering how much I enjoyed The Witch’s Daughter.
This one is a slow slog for me for some reason. Maybe because I keep getting distracted by new and shiny :D.
Plus my many fanfictions, lol.
James Patterson’s New Book Is a Literal Bomb, Must Be Read in 24 Hours Before it Self-Destructs | The Mary Sue
This had me giggling. Out Loud!
A self destructing book? For real?
Wonder if it’s true and if so, WHY?
Okay, I will admit to being a bit OCD about my books, physical or otherwise, but I can’t say I’ve ever gone so far as to say my ebooks must have never touched my feet or shoes.
I will, however, go so far as to say I do generally only have one book on the go at a time. This was ingrained in me from childhood and I find it much, much easier to keep characters and plot points straight since I’m not thinking about what’s happening in one book versus another which simply means I don’t confuse myself.
I will freely admit to her 2: not marking up a physical book and at the very least leaving it in the same condition it was in when I got it.
4: no sounds whatsoever while reading. Noise, no matter what kind, is very distracting and I find it hard to get back into the head space I was in. I find the same applies when I’m blogging, betaing and writing as well.
and 10: I’ve always had a book on the go since I learned to read. Currently it’s Lover Eternal from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Unfortunately my copy is missing a few pages so I need to see about finding a different copy sigh.
I will even add one of my own: If I find glaringly obvious errors it’s a turn off. I’ll be sorely tempted to not finish the book or series, especially if there are a lot of obvious errors. If I’m doing the writing I’m so obsessive about spelling, grammar and continuity errors it’s a wonder I ever finish writing a story since I can’t, absolutely can not, continue onto the next word if there’s an uncorrected error. The advent of built in spell check in Firefox, Chrome, Word and Google Docs has made this particular obsession even worse since they both underline, in red, any error!
If I’m betaing or prereading I have to force myself to read through the copy first, just so I can get a feel of where it’s going, before I start making any corrections or suggestions.
The funny part of my little obsession is that my brain will automatically fill in the missing word or correct tense which, on occasion, will drive me bonkers, especially when I’m going over someone else’s work for them because it means I have to do twice the work and force my brain to see what’s there instead of adding what it thinks should be there.
Oh, and before I hit draft: not having my mouse work is annoying at best! The right click on my laptop doesn’t work so I have to use the mouse, hard to do when it isn’t working :(.
I thought I would introduce all my bibliofile readers to Journey of a Bookseller :).
This is the link to where you can go to sign up for free Kobo books. They’ll since you a list of 15-20 links per day. A lot of them are first in a series and they range from Romance to Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Kids and Teens, other fiction and non-fiction.
I don’t know how well it’ll work for non-Kobo users since the links take you directly to the Kobo Store but it’s worth a shot, isn’t it?
Hello and Happy Holidays!
I have a new book review for you, as the title indicates, and for the first time in a while it’s not a romance :).
I will hopefully have plenty more for you in the new year since I had plenty of gift certificates in the toe of my stocking this year, and plenty of chocolate to give me the energy to push them out, lol.
I hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday, vacation or an easy time at work since I know I’m planning on enjoying every second of my work break and the lovely weather we’re having. (I even managed to say that without the usual winter based sarcasm since 1 degree Celsius is far from seasonal weather in Southern Ontario.)
I’m pleased as punch that everyone enjoyed Loony Toonie which definitely made up for the lack of competition in the competition. Thank you.
Read and enjoy and, if you like, give me some feed back :).
Have a safe and happy end of 2014 and a prosperous and happy 2015!
The Stone of Valhalla
The Stone of Valhalla is targeted at 8 to 12 year olds and Mr. Brooks has done a wonderful job of pulling them in.
The story starts off with 13 year old Aaron standing outside an elderly woman’s house and contemplating his life. He’s a loner with no friends to speak of, four older brothers who always get to do everything first and parents whom he loves very much. He’s also thinking about exactly why he’s standing outside Mrs. Timble’s house: he’s supposed to steal something valuable so he can be part of the ‘in’ crowd.
Aaron manages to get into Mrs. Timble’s basement and does find something he believes is valuable but before he can make good on his escape the light comes on and someone starts coming down the stairs. The lights miraculously go out and he manages to hide in an old root cellar where he finds something even more valuable.
Follow Aaron as he is transported from his known reality to a totally different reality where he is mistaken for a witch and taken to be burned at the stake, to his rescue and go along for the adventure as he makes friends and discovers that he is one of three who is destined to save that reality.
If your children are reluctant readers because they can’t seem to find something that grabs their attention this might just be their ticket to a world we all love: reading.