Reading a book about hiking the Appalachian Trail taught me two things: 1) I don't want to hike the Appalachian Trail, and 2) trail upkeep is vital.
One thing I've learned on my writing journey is the importance of book reviews to authors, especially those that are still up and coming. The big authors have an audience regardless. It makes sense; I'd simply never thought about it before. Since learning about that, I've started leaving Goodreads and Amazon reviews as soon as… Continue reading Paying It Forward … In Advance
One of the podcasts that I listen to, "Get Booked" by the folks at BookRiot, gives book recommendations based on the requesters' requirements. A common request is "read alikes," a book that is similar to one that was thoroughly enjoyed. Earlier this year I stumbled into another category quite serendipitously. I had just finished the audiobook… Continue reading Book Pairings
Serendipity introduced me to the writings of Tom Robbins this year. I vaguely remember having heard of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, but I never would have been able to put the author’s name to the title. I was searching for an audiobook to listen to, and Mr. Robbins’ memoir, Tibetan Peach Pie, was on… Continue reading Where Have You Been All My Life?