This post is inspired by Sticky Readers: How to Attract a Loyal Blog Audience by Writing More Better, by Margaret Andrews. I was given a signed copy of this book by the author with no obligation to blog about it. Quotes are used with permission. All opinions are my own. Buy links are provided for readers’ convenience; I have no affiliation with any of the retailers listed. As I just said, I “was given” a […]
Month: November 2011
Stick Around, Reader: What Makes You Stay?
This post is inspired by Sticky Readers: How to Attract a Loyal Blog Audience by Writing More Better, by Margaret Andrews. I was given a signed copy of this book by the author with no obligation to blog about it. Quotes are used with permission. All opinions are my own. Buy links are provided for readers’ convenience; I have no affiliation with any of the retailers listed. A blogger can find plenty of information about […]
No NaNoWriMo–OR NaBloPoMo–for me!
Thousands of people around the world, including some of my blogging buddies, are taking a shot at writing fiction this month. November has been National Novel Writing Month – NaNoWriMo – for over a decade, and a multitude of eager writers have signed up and set themselves the goal of producing a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month, encouraging and giving feedback to one another along the way. I’m not one of those […]
Sunday Salon: Reading-Related Randomness
Good morning! I hope y’all remembered to set your clocks back and enjoyed your extra hour of sleep last night! Daylight Savings Time is over till March, and we’re in for that early winter darkness now. For the lucky ones, that may mean some nice, long. cozy evenings of reading ahead. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve properly Saloned on a Sunday–although I did pop in a day late last week with some author-provided […]
Friday Fotos: Food with Friends at Buddha’s Belly
It’s pretty unusual for me to get to attend a blogger event less than 20 miles from my house on a weekend–or any time, to be honest, since I live in the northwestern outposts of Greater Los Angeles, far from paparazzi-land. Therefore, I eagerly accepted an invitation to join several bloggers for dinner at the new Thousand Oaks location of Buddha’s Belly last Saturday night. Tall Paul and I had already been there for lunch a […]
BlogHer Book (Club) Talk: *Theodora*, by Stella Duffy
Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore: A Novel Stella Duffy (Twitter) (Twitter as Theodora) Penguin (Non-Classics) (2011), Paperback (ISBN 0143119877 / 9780143119876) Fiction (historical), 352 pages Source: Publisher Reason for Reading/Disclosure: BlogHer Book Club review and discussions (This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club, but the opinions expressed are my own.) Opening lines: “…The girl tried to lift her head. She knew if she could only see her older sister, Comito would confirm the answer, but the […]
Shelf Awareness Book Talk: *True Strength*, by Kevin Sorbo
True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal–and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life Kevin Sorbo Da Capo Press (October 2011), Hardcover (ISBN 0306820366 / 9780306820366) Memoir, 296 pages Portions of this review were originally published in Shelf Awareness for Readers (10/21/11), which supplied an Advance Reader Copy (furnished by the publisher) and payment. All opinions expressed are my own. Kevin Sorbo played the title role in the popular action drama Hercules: The Legendary […]