Catching up on a few things before I do the Christmas thing and get busy with year-end cleanup and 2014 taxes.
- Eye Like It
I have been often absent from online shenanigans lately due to eye surgery. I was not going to mention it, but folks are noticing me around town without my glasses, or wearing dark glasses when it is sunny, and wondering why I haven’t been to the golf course in a week. Thanks to a wee plastic lens replacing a storm-cloudy cataract my world is bigger and brighter. One more eye to go; then I’ll see how green the fairway grass really is at Coyote Trails.
- Goodreads told me I read 9 books this year.
Gee, they are not keeping up with me. The number is closer to 50. Not counting those started and abandoned. Not that they were bad, just that I have limited taste.
Some I enjoyed to the end are:
Fleischerhaus, A Novel of Reincarnation, by Malissa Bowersock
Dead To Me, by Cath Staincliffe. The fab BBC TV police series, Scott and Bailey, is based on the novel.
Wonder, by R.J.Palacio. A great first novel. About a ‘different’ young boy and his peers.
Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?, by Mike O’Connor. His second hilarious book which is also a great source of information for birdwatchers.
Split At The Root, by Catana Tully. The fantastic memoir of an extraordinary lady.
The Shapeshifters’ Library Book Four, Reprinted by Amber Polo
A Caribbean adventure with dogs, a billionaire boyfriend, and plenty of books. What’s not to like?
Maybe bad wolves and pirates. And because all of the books have been reprinted with defects and the final pages are missing. It’s an evil plot against the dog shifters who have worked hard to preserve and help good books and libraries flourish.
Reprinted is the fourth book in The Shapeshifters’ Library from multi-genre and award winning author, Amber Polo. This time featuring Landy, a beautiful wolf-human, improbably in love with a shifter chihuahua, who in human form is one of the smartest and richest men in the world.
Perfect. Right? Who better to stop the destruction of les livres from the werewolves than one of their own, gone good, and a pip-squeak Mexican dog? They are two of the many interesting and significant characters.
This fantasy adventure romance, with its humor and intrigue, also sheds light on some real problems facing readers, authors, and publishers in our own world. I recommend Reprinted and the series for fun reading. But, besides that, you will get a unique literary experience which, intentional or not, will take you into an enjoyable make-believe world and make you think of similar situations in the real one.
-Reminder to enter two contests.
Win a kindle loaded with books.
Win two signed copies of my books and other stuff.
-Lastly, you know I hate the end of year Best-of lists, because they are only someone’s opinion. Someone with whom I usually do not agree.
So, no best-of list from me this year.
I hope 2014 was a best, or near-best, year for you.
Happy Holidays! And, a better 2015.
Peace and love, y’all.