[This post originally posted on September 2, 2011. If you’re wondering why, like the proverbial bad penny, it has turned back up, visit here. Otherwise just read it. :)]
So The Fiancee and I recently returned from a spot o’ business travel that involved us driving over 1700 miles to visit four states in less than a week. Let’s just say it was a bit busy, with lots of car time and lots of coffee shop reading by me… So, in other words, let’s just say hooray for me because I got to do all kinds of things I like – drink coffee, read, listen to audiobooks (my new favorite car thing, courtesy of The Fiancee – check out his site, TheAudioBookGuy.com, for reviews of what we listened to!), and talk about anything and nothing. Oh yeah, and SHOP.
Shop, you ask? Shop indeed, I reply. Shop for books. Shop for books because The Fiancee TOLD ME TO. Seriously. How much do I love this guy?!
Picture this – we have just spent the night in a suburb of Philadelphia near the home of my very good friends Michelle and Ray and their two darling little girls, Grayson and Avery. We had a lovely evening, of course, with much wine, good food, great conversation, and playing-with-adorable-girls-time. The Fiancee was exhausted after a slew of business meetings, but he was a champ and let me sit and talk as long as my little heart wanted – and then the next morning, when we were heading off to the next round of appointments and meetings, he gave me the greatest gift of all. He drove me to a book warehouse and told me that we should wander around inside and not worry about the time. 🙂
Continue reading Hooray for Book Warehouses or The Miracle of Buy Five Get One Free! (Again)
[This post originally appeared on April 5, 2012. If you wonder why it’s back, visit here. I used to do Top Ten lists as a regular feature; not sure why I haven’t picked it back up, really. Should I?]
Blah Blah Blah, I’ve raved and ranted about time (and the lack thereof) and short stories a thousand times. So I’m not going to repeat any of that today. I know, I know – the power of your collective sigh of relief actually just blew the papers off of my desk. Instead I’m just going to give you a link to read my previous words on your own if you so desire, and am going to give synopses of the books themselves today, rather than an exegesis* on how I feel about the genre…
We’ll see if you like this format better, equally, or at all by the comments, I suppose, which will give me some hints on how to proceed in the future. Hooray – market research, and I don’t have to spend a penny! Bully for me… 😉
Continue reading Top Ten: The Increasing Appeal of Short (Redux)
[This post originally went live on April 18, 2011; if you are wondering why it’s here again, read this. I used to actually write – my own, original, fiction stuffs, not just reviews and blatherings on – and here’s some proof..]
So I thought I would post another piece of fiction, to prove […]
We are headed off on family vacation extremely shortly, hooray! I don’t want you to forget me, but I also don’t want to work on my vacation, soooo I’m going to schedule a couple of posts that I’ve carefully curated from my back catalog (translation: recycled from my old posts). If you are a […]
I did a review the other day – if you haven’t seen, check it out here. If it intrigued you, the book is currently free on Amazon – not sure for how long, but it’s definitely worth checking out, to see the illustrations if for no other reason…