There’s always been an argument about whether or not a film accurately portrays the original story form, that is, the novel or memoir. For me, I often think films cannot capture the essence of a full-length book. After all, the film has only two hours in which to tell the story. Novels are a slow […]
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If you’re like me and love to read, you need to have many books stacked up. I will often postpone reading a book, just knowing it’s there makes me happy. But in this day of fewer book stores to browse, it is harder to find all those potential books. Of course, a trip to the […]
When Do You Stop Reading a Book?
When you can’t keep your eyes open as you read, do you keep reading? #amreading Click To Tweet My mother had a formula for deciding whether or not to finish a book. She’d take her age and subtract it by 100. If the book had not capture her by that number, she’d stop reading. As […]
What is Your Tolerance for Reading Quotient?
I’m a person who has to have at least one book going all the time #amreading Click To Tweet When I finish a book, I feel lost until I start the next one. Without the ability to read, I feel as if my life would really take a dive. What about you? What is your […]
Why Genre is So Important in Today’s Amazon World
In today’s world where #book buying is largely done online, #genre is more important than ever #marketing Click To Tweet What I mean is in the past, we could browse the shelves of our favorite book store for potential reads. We’d skim the authors and the titles. Then we might wander over to another group […]
#MyBookReview The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
This is a hard review to write. I found The Storied Life of AJ Fikry entertaining, but with major writing flaws. The characters are interesting if not too well developed. I couldn’t really see the main character (AJ Fikry) in my mind’s eye. Nonetheless, as a reader, I wanted good things to happen to him […]
My Best Book Ideas Come from My Friends
When I’m looking for a good book to read, my best book ideas come from my friends #amreading Click To Tweet Indeed, my book club has unearthed a few, but the very best books are those my friends recommend. I’ve thought about this phenomenon. I read book reviews. I study what people are reading on […]
What Does It Take to Get The Word Out About Your Book?
My books are not self-published. I say that right off the bat because there are many things I cannot control. Self-published authors have an advantage in many ways I do not. Here are some examples: They control the price of their books and thereby the specials that are run. They select the key words on […]
Calling all Readers!! How Do You Find Your Next Book to Read?
How do you select your books to read? #amreading Click To Tweet As a writer I’m curious. As a reader I wonder if you can give me some ideas. I have found some ways to select books, but I’m sure you can share others. Please visit here and let me know. Here are some ways […]
What do Sympathetic Readers Like to Read?
Looking at particular communication styles, we can determine what people like to read #amreading Click To Tweet Indeed reading is a subtle form of communication. Our books talk to us in all kinds of ways. They teach, they entertain, they create tension, they challenge. For the Sympathetic reader they must also satisfy #amreading Click To […]