Tweet What You Read for November

Yes, it’s National Novel Writing Month and reading has not been a top priority. We even stopped watching movies every night so I could write more. It’s sort of working. Anyway, here are the books with a review and here are the movies with only occasional comments.

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Reading versus Reality

Reading is a key attribute to being a good writer. You need the flow of words into your head so that they can be rearranged and floe out your fingertips. Even reading magazines and newspapers can help with word flow. But you will notice quickly the difference between Reality and Reading.

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Tweet What You Read for October

In Southern California, we had the hottest September on record. We’re set to have the hottest October, too. And some huge percentage of the United States is in a drought right now. Why? Is it because we killed so many Native Americans and now they won’t do rain dances for us? Is it because Mars and Mercury are in retrograde at the same time? Is it a punishment for electing a false god to be POTUS? Kind of the last one. Because we need to act quickly to stop and maybe reverse climate change. No, America isn’t the only country that needs to work on this. But our participation sways and confirms the assistance of many other governments. And that’s why I didn’t read as much as I would have liked. I spent lots of days at the beach with my pup. So what did I read?

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Scary Business

This month is the start of the Christmas season. Wow, that’s very scary! What I really want to write about here is the business of writing and selling scary novels. With or without a Romance going on, scary books are very popular because people like to be scared to death. They watch the scary movies, recently they have been able to watch the scary television shows, and they read the scary novels. Even when it’s not almost Halloween. I know, crazy, right?

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Tweet What You Read for September

Okay, I admit I have been spending too much time watching movies. I blame it all on the pandemic. For September, I only read 3 books and nearly a 4th one. I looked at Operation Shield by Joel Shepherd but it didn’t grab me by page 34 of Chapter 1. So I moved on and found things that did interest me.

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Tweet What You Read for August

I managed to read a lot more this past month, but with the heat wave on and no relief in sight, I can’t sit in my reading chair any longer at midday. No pool, to air conditioning, fans only blow warm air around, this is the penance I pay for being beautiful instead of rich. Doing it differently next life.

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Christmas in July

I was thinking that since the year is all about what we can’t do right now, that scheduling a big event like the Winter Holidays would cheer everyone up. On this last Thursday in July, I’m making plans to celebrate all sorts of stuff, a book birthday in September, a book release in October, and a Quarantine birthday in September. Then I opened my mail and got two newsletters from different authors with the subject line Christmas in July! Great Minds Think Alike and stuff. Continue reading “Christmas in July”

May Quarantine Tweet What You Read and Watch

Whoa! Think how much yard work I could get done if I spent the time I do watching movies pulling weeds. Something about the quarantine creates a lethargy that prevents us from leaping to action, so I feel lucky that I have gotten as much done as I have. Here’s the list of books and movies, not audio books this time because I am not driving around much at all. Continue reading “May Quarantine Tweet What You Read and Watch”

Tweet What You Read for April

Ah, yes, having wished for all the time in the world to read my favorite books, I have luckily not just broken my glasses when the Stay Inside order hit. I happily geared up books I have wanted to read for ages and pretty much had at them. I tried to read John Dies at the End by David Wong, but it didn’t hook me before I won a copy of another book I wanted to read. Let’s get started, shall we? Continue reading “Tweet What You Read for April”

Introducing Kit Fortier

Over the years as a writer, I have read many first drafts, Advance Reader Copies, and recently published books by new authors. I love it, especially if I can do any to help the writer. Writing is a difficult job and marketing after you publish the novel is mind-bending. So giving a shout out to a writer with a few novels is always helpful. Continue reading “Introducing Kit Fortier”