Whoops… And Other Things

Well, it has apparently been a while since I posted here! I’m behind on posting reviews of what I’ve been reading, and I’m behind on writing updates. My apologies. I have a couple of book discussions coming up in the next couple of days, and another update on my writing goals and Kindle Scout Campaign.  But meanwhile, I thought I would share some pictures of spring blooms. Besides books, flowers are one of my favorite things, beaten only by rainbows and waterfalls when it comes to nature. They smell beautiful too, alas, I can’t share that online.

Excuse Me While I Retreat

This weekend I’m out on a writer’s retreat. I’m 17,000 words BEHIND on my writing goal for the year, which means I’m hoping to wrap up a few drafts. I’ll be back on Sunday with an official update, where you can find out how I’ve fared. Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out the preview of Under Jupiter on Kindle Scout, nominate, and pass it on to all your friends so they get a shot at a free book too!

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Road Trips and Audiobooks

I’ve been extremely busy this week driving halfway across the province for my day job. It was a lot of time in the car, which meant I got a lot of time to listen to audiobooks. Audiobooks are amazing! The way audiobooks are made today, sometimes they feel a bit more like a movie. They aren’t just read, but they’re read by actors, people who can make the text come alive. It’s a completely different experience than reading, and also very different than watching a movie. I find that one a road trip, audiobooks keep me alert, and I don’t tire of them as fast as I tire of listening to same playlist over and over again.

I’ll have a few audiobook reviews up this week, now that the business of the week is over. It’s been a bit quiet on the blog this week, but don’t worry, you’ll hear more from me soon.

JEH

Books I’ve Read: Castle Waiting by Linda Medley

It’s not often I pick up a graphic novel. My husband gave me Castle Waiting by Linda Medley as a gift a couple years ago, and I loved it. Castle waiting is a beautifully illustrated black and white graphic novel great for all lovers of fairy tale and fantasy.

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Sometimes a change of pace is nice when reading, and after finishing Brandon Sanderson’s Reckoners trilogy I was ready for something a bit different, so I picked up volume two and am currently working my way through it. This reminded me thg at I’d never posted anything about Castle Waiting Volume I, so here’s a picture of my book journal and my review from October 2014. As you can see, I was looking forward to the sequel.

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If you haven’t checked out this graphic novel yet, I highly recommend it.

JEH

Post-Birthday Blog

Yesterday was my birthday and I had such a great day. I spent two hours at the book store, did a bit of writing in a coffee shop, and picked out enough new reads to keep me busy for at least a year—at least when you add them to the already waiting 60+ books on my TBR pile. Here’s a pic of all the books I grabbed, some were regular price and some were bargains:

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I painted a picture with a bunch of friends last night. One of which brought me a ridiculous amount of chocolate (you know who you are). I loved it. Thanks to everyone who came out and to everyone who wished me a happy day.

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One of the best things about yesterday was I discovered the Indigo by my house FINALLY SEPARATED THE FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION SECTIONS! Maybe Science Fiction will finally get all the love it deserves.

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I also got in some other shopping on the weekend, and picked up a few new writing items. As always, they make my heart smile. 🙂

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Tomorrow I’m hoping to post an update on my 365,000 Words in a Year goal. See you then!

JEH