Introducing The Curated Bookshelf

Longtime friends and followers know I'm quite prone to making changes to this blog. Some have stuck, many have not. This new one? I hope to make it my blog's new direction. It's called The Curated Bookshelf and involves me featuring a new set of books every month based on a different monthly theme. Why … Continue reading Introducing The Curated Bookshelf

Indie Books That Fooled Me Into Thinking They Were Traditionally Published

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Indie and self-published books often get a bad rap for being inferior to traditionally published books. I've been reading them for over a decade and have certainly run into my fair share of poorly written and edited indie and self-published books. But there have also been some absolute gems, some of which have fooled me … Continue reading Indie Books That Fooled Me Into Thinking They Were Traditionally Published

Indie Books Challenge: December 2021

I'm sorry to say, but this is the last Indie Books Challenge post. I've decided to take up a new challenge next year, so this is the end of my focus on indie reads. In a little over a week, next Monday, I'll be posting about my 2022 challenge. For my personal Indie Books Challenge, … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: December 2021

Indie Books Challenge: November 2021

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About a day later than usual, but I'm just glad my fingers recovered from whatever my COVID shot did to them to get this up. More posts and hopefully some Sisters of String and Glass by the end of the week! For my personal Indie Books Challenge, I've decided to try to have at least … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: November 2021

Indie Books Challenge: October 2021

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For my personal Indie Books Challenge, I've decided to try to have at least half of all the books I read in a month be by an indie author or published by an indie publishing house, which I'm broadly defining as not published by one of the Big 5 because doing otherwise would break my … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: October 2021

Indie Books Challenge: September 2021

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For my personal Indie Books Challenge, I've decided to try to have at least half of all the books I read in a month be by an indie author or published by an indie publishing house, which I'm broadly defining as not published by one of the Big 5 because doing otherwise would break my … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: September 2021

Indie Books Challenge: August 2021

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For my personal Indie Books Challenge, I've decided to try to have at least half of all the books I read in a month be by an indie author or published by an indie publishing house, which I'm broadly defining as not published by one of the Big 5 because doing otherwise would break my … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: August 2021

Indie Books Challenge: July 2021

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This was supposed to post yesterday, but I get allergy shots every Saturday morning that make me extremely sleepy. So I opted to take a couple of naps and spend the rest of the time fighting to stay awake instead of finishing this up. For my personal Indie Books Challenge, I've decided to try to … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: July 2021

Indie Books Challenge: June 2021

Indie Books Challenge June 2021

Yes, my blog is on a two week break, but I've committed to posting about this at the end of every month regardless of the day or if I'm taking a break. After this, I'll be back with my regular posts on July 12th. Also, feel free to stop by my Instagram and Twitter as … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: June 2021

Indie Books Challenge: May 2021

May 2021: Indie Books Challenge

For my personal Indie Books Challenge, I've decided to try to have at least half of all the books I read in a month be by an indie author or published by an indie publishing house, which I'm broadly defining as not published by one of the Big 5 because doing otherwise would break my … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: May 2021