Monday, September 28, 2020

Authors' release schedules: making promises or commitments, and keeping them

Man holding head frustrated

Okay, I'm going to admit this right upfront. This is going to be a ranty post with me expressing some frustration, so if you are not up for that, you can read the next post or check out some older posts when I'm not a cranky-pants.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Tropes I love

Knight in forest

A little while ago, I wrote about tropes I didn't enjoy. I thought I should balance it out and talk about the tropes I do love and will almost automatically one-click to read.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Going back to basics by Kia Carrington-Russell

Let's welcome Kia Carrington-Russell as she tells us what it means to go back to basics and refresh her writing career. I'm sure we can all apply these lessons to other parts of our lives to not stagnate.

Daisy flowers in a jar

Monday, September 14, 2020

What Helen Read #51: August 2020

We almost didn't get a post from Helen this month since she had a stint back in hospital. So happy she is home again and on the mend. Still a ways to go but we are wishing her all the best and a speedy recovery. Let's hope she improves enough to read a lot more books which she loves doing.

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Life lessons in romance

Couple hugging in Blue Mountains

Y'all need to take this in the vein it is intended. Some lighthearted fun because good golly, I had such a laugh when I came across this, and I felt like I needed to share it. I mean, you're here because you read romance, and let's face it, there are endless romance tropes out there. But what happens when you turn those romance tropes into life lessons, and you run headlong into them or try to stay away from them? Hilarity ensues. I'll do my best to pair these with books that fit, but a small caveat, I haven't read all these books, so I don't know if they are any good or if they are an exact match.

Monday, September 7, 2020

What Deanna Read #55: August 2020

You know, every month that goes by I wonder what the next month will bring. Things are so in flux right now it's hard to anticipate. For us, we have been staying home most of the time aside from going out for groceries and medical appointments. We did go out once to celebrate our 23rd anniversary, Steve and I. We had a lovely lunch at our favorite restaurant so that was fun. It's always a good time there.

On the reading front, I think I did pretty well. I hit 200 books read in August and that's a milestone for me. I've never read so many books in a year before. Granted, I have been reading more novellas and shorter books, but I'll take it. A number is a number. A book is a book even if it's short. I'm not sure that will ever be achieved again in another year but we shall see. Who knows what future years will bring.

I haven't counted how many books I've read this month but I probably should. I'm probably in for a surprise.

That's it from me. I hope everyone is well. My thoughts are with you all. Stay safe.

Here's what I read for the month.