One of the biggest perks of being a book blogger is being part of a community that also shares my love for books and will do almost anything to show their love for an author. Well almost anything, we haven’t showed up on anyone’s front porch yet. *cough, Amy*
Thanks to my blogger sister Amy at Home is Where The Wine is Book Blog she introduced me to my latest book hangover, Malediction by J.D Lexx.
Author J.D Lexx has brought us back to the days where words used to be devoured, savored, pondered upon and not forced. His writing style is one of pure brilliance, reminiscent of great writers like Voltaire, Tolstoy and Kafka. Each word carefully placed, a story intricately woven causing one to pause and give thought to the character’s inner turmoil.
Malediction: Rise of the Crimson Confessions has become my latest addiction, one that I will undoubtedly find myself escaping to when I need to fill my mind and soul with words created and manipulated by a literary mastermind.
Seriously, it’s sinfully delightful. (Read more)
You know that you are in for an epic weekend when:
Your blogger sister sends you a pic featuring a Chewbacca mask and cowboy boots.
Between the both of us, we are packing seven bottles of wine
And the whole weekend is going to be filled with amazingly talented authors, kick ass bloggers and die hard bookaholics.
With coffee and blogger sister, Amy securely in their places, I turned the radio up and started off our five-hour trek to Nashville Tennessee. We were attending Utopia, an author/blogger conference. I can’t begin to tell you how excited we were; I know for myself I was only going on about three hours of sleep, but you couldn’t tell by the array of topics that were flying out of our mouths. (Read More)
I love when I come across a book that not only inspires but pushes you to become your true authentic self. No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, believer or not; Journey to Truth will show you that you are not alone when it comes to the struggles one has when doubting your faith or trying to explain the ….. unexplainable.
Denie Hiestand’s rawness and ability to take us through his life as a simple farm boy to the man that he was destined to be, which is a spiritual healer was incredibly powerful and just beautiful. The struggle with his wavering faith and ego plagued him for many years, he truly didn’t understand what was going on inside of him and at times thought he was going bat shit crazy.
Why him? Why did God choose him? What was he supposed to do with these gifts?
With any career that you go into, there is a point when you find yourself saying “SHIT, I wish someone would have warned me”….. and in the world of self-publishing there are many trial and errors, many moments of “Why didn’t anyone tell me” or just bad experiences, but with each wrong turn or slight misstep there is a lesson to be learned.
I asked eight authors to name one thing that they wished someone would have informed them about the world of book publishing and the Indie publishing circle. This is what they had to say. I hope you enjoy their pieces of advice. (Read More)
I’ve been on Twitter for a while now, and I find that it is a great source of traffic for my posts. However, I am discovering that there is also an incredible community for bloggers available through the use of hashtags, retweet accounts and chats that cater for every niche.
Hashtags are labels that allow potential readers to find posts and content within a specific theme. On Twitter, there are endless hashtags that can be used, depending on the theme of your post, but there are a number of specific tags that I have found to be particularly useful, and use on a regular basis. (Read More)
If you’re anything like me, once you have finished a book that has left you with one heck of a major book hangover, you want to climb the tallest mountain and shout “OMG YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!” Ok, maybe NOT climb the tallest mountain, more like drive to your local book store, tell a few strangers about the “must read” book that they need to buy or bore your non Bookaholic friends
into submission and tell them all about the incredible book you have just finished and once you’re done with that…… you tweet and Facebook the heck out of it and post your review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads.
For myself, I wanted to take my reviews beyond those three main sites (Twitter, FB and Goodreads), I wanted to create a place where I could promote my love for books, give a shout out to talented authors and give other Bookaholic’s heads up on books that I have just read. (Read More)
When I hear someone say “I don’t like to read” it’s almost as shocking as when I hear someone say “I don’t like dogs” and before judgment starts to wash over me I give them the benefit of the doubt and wait patiently for them to follow up with “I’m joking”, because really who doesn’t like to a good story…. or dogs? And before they know what hit them, I climb on my soapbox trying diligently to convince them of what they are missing out on, I blurt out names of must read books and talk about a place where rows of books seem to go on for miles, “It’s like Disneyland….you need to go, come on I’ll take you” and before I can whisk them away to Barnes and Noble or shove a book in their hands they stare at me like I’m some crazed drug dealer trying to sell them angel dust “but you will love it, the experience the author takes you on is out of this world, It’s just 400 pages!” I shout.