And hey, have a great day!
I'd love for new authors (and old) as well as readers to send me more books that you think are a good fit for this website. While my focus is on Teens and Young Adults of Color, there's a place for every protagonist here. After all, a good book is a good book! Shoot me an e-mail if you like: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And hey, have a great day!
Well, I'm always reading so sometimes it's more like, what didn't I read?
Last week I read Storm Over Warlock, Trash, Rosemary and Rue (I MUST get this author's books posted, they're pretty darn good!), Snow White in New York (two minutes to read, an hour to pore over the art -- it's just wonderful), several short stories from a new author -- I hope he's going publish them soon, and a couple of other books that I have to get up and go into my room to see the titles, so maybe I'll update this tomorrow.
This week I'm rereading Ordeal in Otherwhere, Android at Arms and the Wraiths of Time, the new Sunset magazine, and I'll probably read Forerunner Foray just to finish off the Warlock trilogy. And you know, I'm not sure what I'll read after that. I have one of the newer Dune novels, but upon looking at the inside, there's two books before it, so I think I'll hold off until I have the other books. I HATE starting in the middle of a series!
I've added several books and/or reviews to the website, so do keep checking back to see what's new. Oh, I know, Howard Night's The Serpent Cult is now available on Kindle as well as Nook! I knew I was forgetting something, sorry Howard!
In any case, it's midnight, so I think it's time to turn into a pumpkin and go to bed. The Chihuahua is barking at me, saying, "It's time Mommy!"
While I haven't incorporated the Edgar Rice Burroughs books yet, no worries. I'll probably put them under "Everybody Else" because John Carter is the rugged Western hero (aka White guy) but they were so, so fun! Yeah, there were definitely signs of the era, but then again, the Princess was "red" so maybe it wasn't quite as bad as it could've been...
Unfortunately, I haven't seen the movie John Carter yet, but I personally think that Disney set it up for failure. The title doesn't even say "Mars" in it! I'm thinking this will be a Netflix movie for me.
Before I had a water pipe break in my house, destroying a LOT of books and two thirds of my comic book collection, I had pretty much the entire John Carter/Mars series by Burroughs. Now I'm going to have to search them out and reread before I can write a competent review. After all, what we remember is filtered by time. Books that I enjoyed when I was young, I now think "What pap!" and books that I thought were boring are now aborbing reads.
If it seems like I'm moving slowly on this website, hey, I read several books every week. It helps to be a speed reader but I also have to maintain my writing to keep the money flowing in. And speaking of, I should get busy with a few how-to articles today!
I'm so excited about this website! I'm re-reading a lot of my books so I can do a review for you -- without giving away the whole story!
I just finished Patricia Briggs' new book, Fair Game and it was great, like always. Better than Twilight by far. (OK, I couldn't get past the first two pages of Twilight. Pap. Just pap, but you know, anything to get our kids into reading. If THEY like it, who am I to say "Don't read it!")
Shoot, I'm going to tell you privately "UGH" and hand the teen the next book in the series. After all, this IS all about reading and sharing...
I'm the head of a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural family -- and a HUGE Science Fiction and Fantasy fan since my early teens. I'm also a writer with two non-fiction books and one cookbook published and several fiction books "in progress".