Who are you reading

http://www.goodreads.com/genres/new-authors-2013

 

Normally I encourage you to go find a comfortable place and sink into a work by a favorite author. However, with National Novel Writing Month just around the corner (AHH!) I would like to take this chance to encourage you to seek out a new author, not just someone who is new to you but someone whose work has just recently become available (and not just because I am on that list!). Check out the Goodreads lists of newly published authors for 2013 or go search Amazon and find a newbie, read the authors page, and find a book that looks interesting. Not only are you going to find an entirely new world to explore, but you will also be helping out someone who may be struggling to be able to continue writing, or who may be wondering if their book even appeals to anyone besides themselves.

So go, boost an ego and discover a new world! Have a great and blessed weekend!

 

Weekend Three: Who are you Reading…or watching…this weekend

This week’s Who are you Reading article has two missions.  The first is to ask that you, my wonderful readers, leave me a comment telling me what book you are reading and/or what movie made from a book you are watching this weekend.  (Message in a Bottle, Twilight, Harry Potter, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and Willy Wonka are all on different channels of my cable television today). 

I really am VERY interested in hearing from you all, so please do not be shy in commenting!

 

The second mission of this humble entry is to let you know that I have placed both of my currently available books on the ‘free download’ list for kindle and compatible devices.

Dragon on My Neck (The Stone Dragon Saga, Book 1)

and

Dragon in My Yard (The Stone Dragon Saga, Book 2)

will BOTH be available for FREE download beginning tonight (September 28th) at midnight, and running through midnight on Monday (September 30th).

My hope is that many of you will download, read, and recommend…and even, dare I say it, review or comment with your thoughts and opinions. I look forward to seeing the numbers and, hopefully, reading the comments.

As always, Keep on Reading and have a Blessed Day!

Who are you Reading this weekend?

Hello, and welcome to the first edition of “Who are you reading this weekend?”

 

“Yes, I said ‘who’ instead of ‘what’, and there is a very good reason for that.  Most people have a favorite author, favorite genre, even a favorite sub-genre (vampires anyone?), but there are times when we all need a change-up.  Maybe a friend/child/student/sibling/guythatsitsinthenextboothatthecoffeeshop was reading something that you thought looked interesting.  Maybe a commercial or bookstore display steered you to a new release, or perhaps a particularly striking cover pulled you in. OR, maybe you just read the same books by the same few authors over and over again.

Whatever the reason, here we are discussing who you have on the nightstand. As an author in the young adult genre, I like to try keeping up with the new books, particularly in the fantasy section, (my favorite subset and the shelf upon which my dragons reside at the local book shop).  This week, I happen to have two books to read that are the firsts in their respective series and both of which are new titles and authors for me, but not necessarily to the community at large (I’m a little behind!)  I have Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and The Looking Glass Wars By Frank Beddor just waiting on me to get my act together, stop goofing around, and get down to business!  I will do my best to get those read, get reviews together, and blog about them soon.

So back to the point, Who IS it that you are reading this weekend? Maybe it’s an old Dr. Seuss favorite? Perhaps a non-fiction research or some Biblical studies from Dr. Wilson Jay Tyree (he’s giving away free Kindle/computer download books all September long!).  Or, hopefully, the fabulous new Stone Dragon Saga series by that incorrigible and entertaining authoress, Elizabeth S. Tyree, the first two books of which are currently available through Amazon.com and Kindle (don’t you just love those shameless plugs!).

 

Tell me what book, what AUTHOR, is on your table for the weekend.  Spark a discussion! Don’t just let me do all of the babbling here, because I will just keep going if I have to! Let me know books you would love to see reviewed, books you just love, or books you thought looked interesting the last time you walked through the grocery store check-out.  I am eager to hear from you about your reading habits, and change ups. For now though, I’ll be quiet and let you start talking.  Have a blessed weekend!