Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Observations on bookish things #3

Observations on bookish things

Hello! How did you go with my last bookish observations? Sassy enough for you? I'll try to be less sassy in today's post but hey, it might be fun to be sassy. I hardly ever unleash that side of me. I tend to err on the side of caution. Let's see what today brings.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

What do you think #1: Titan by Jillian Graves | Page flip videos

What do you think?

So I need advice and I thought, hey, I'll ask my lovely readers on the bloggity. I'm doing some experimenting with a popular format of video and I would genuinely like to know what appeals and why. Please, please take a couple of minutes to watch what I've included below and give me your opinion. I promise it won't take much of your time. One of them is only 7 seconds long or short, rather.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Books I have not finished 2022 #2

These have been accumulating so I've got a bunch to share with you today. It's inevitable that if you read as many books as I do in a year and if you try as many new authors as I do in a year, there are bound to be some that are not to your taste. This is me for whatever reason, these books are not my jam. Some of them are pretty hyped up books that  a lot of people love too. Thank goodness for Kindle Unlimited that allows me to try a lot of new stuff without too much of a financial consequence since I can borrow the book and return it if it doesn't work for me. On the flip side, if I try a book and find a new author I love, I can glom the author's backlist and then buy all her books if I want to reread them.

So without much further ado, here's some books I have not finished recently.

Safeguarding Miley by Melissa Kay Clark

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Why do we read?

Book with daisies in garden

I saw an interesting question posed in a group the other day. The poster was asking people why they read and I thought, "huh, interesting" because I had to think about why I read since I read a lot and also have a book blog.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Video portfolio #6: The Stationmaster's Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark | Sale video for TikTok and Instagram

Video portfolio

I am very grateful for repeat clients who like my work enough to want me to make more videos for them. This time, author Phillipa Nefri Clark had a month-long promo for the first book in her most popular series and wanted videos to promote the book and the sale. This was such fun to do encompassing both similar and different elements in each video to make them unique.

Do still check out my TikTok account  there are lots of different videos there. There are also videos on my YouTube channel so check that out too.

Video portfolio #5: Elusive Treasure by Erin Moira O'Hara | Different versions and formats of the same video

Video portfolio

It's a public holiday here so I'm trying to do a little catch up and update my portfolio. There be stuff to see coming!! <Arrr!! Said in my (terrible) pirate voice!> This installment contains a book trailer I created for Elusive Treasure by Erin Moira O'Hara. I had such fun with this one and Erin is such a lovely client to work with.

Do still check out my TikTok account  there are lots of different videos there. There are also videos on my YouTube channel so check that out too.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Video portfolio #4: Thin Ice by Cassie Mint | Adding scripted audio tracks to videos

Video portfolio

I had so much fun with these videos and they are such a great way to add scripted audio to a video. I was so excited I couldn't wait to upload these to show them off. Do still check out my TikTok account there are lots of different videos there. There are also videos on my YouTube channel so check that out too.

What Helen Read #72: May 2022

Y'all, I almost forgot about this post. Argh! My only excuse is that work has been terribly busy (that's a good thing), but it means that if I'm not diligent about checking off my to-do list, sometimes I miss things. Today was crazy busy with a few new clients, but I was also focused on trying to catch up on scheduling a few things that I'm behind on. Oy! The time kinda ran away with me. But have no fear, here I am.

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

Escape Mission by Kendall Talbot
Escape Mission

Outback Sky The Pilot by Annie Seaton
Outback Sky: The Pilot

The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer
The German Wife

The Truth About Faking It by Cassie Hamer
The Truth About Faking It

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

What Deanna Read #76: May 2022

I don't think I read as much this month, but I haven't counted yet. I'll know once I get this done, but it's been a busy month, work-wise. I'm trying to think back what I did all month as it seemed to fly by, but yeah, work, work, work. It felt like I did not read as much. On the bright side, I got a bunch of new clients and I'm enjoying the work.

TikTok is driving me mad but hey, I had a video go nuts on the views this morning, so I guess I can't complain about that. It's such a simple video too, so I don't even know why it's taken off. I will never understand TikTok.You can watch it here.

Anyway, enough blathering.

Here's what I read for the month.

The Boss's Runaway by Jessa Kane
The Boss's Runaway

Pit Stop by Cassie Mint
Pit Stop

Rescuing Hadley by Adaline Raine
Rescuing Hadley

Mountain Menace by AM Proctor
Mountain Menace