The Sign in Front of My Store #2



On my Way to Work

This is not book related at all but I had to share this story. I stopped at the car wash this morning and when it spit out cnpca17757a-vimy change, one of the $1 bills flew away. As many of you know, I’m not feeling great right now so there was no way I was going to chase a $1 bill. 
After I was done and I was on the way to work, I was sitting at a street light and a Jasper County Sheriff pulled up next to me and got out of his car. I thought, “What’s wrong with my car? What have I done?” I rolled down my window and he gave me my $1 bill and told me to have a nice day! How’s that for a nice start to my day?

New Blog

When I started this blog almost a year ago I had no clue that there were so many good authors out there who were needing exposure. I started receiving requests for reviews and then I started joining blog tours. I also began receiving request to do cover reveals or book blasts and other media events to showcase authors’ books. I declined those offers because I already had so much going on on my blog. 

Because I now know that there are so many talented authors who need as much help as possible getting the word out about their books, I’ve decided to start another blog dedicated to just that. Whether it’s through cover reveals, book blasts, blitzes…whatever. That new blog is Today is my first post, a cover reveal for Breathe Again by Rachel Brooks. I still have tweaking to do to the site (especially the heading), but I’d appreciate you stopping by and checking it out.

Happy New Year – Blog Hop & Giveaway

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I decided to join this blog hop to force myself to think about my bookish goals for the next year.

Looking back on my goals when I started this blog in March, one thing I haven’t done is regularly blog about book-related travel. Although I don’t travel as much as I’d like, I’m going to start writing about any book related travels I do make.

I’ve done well at reviewing books by indie authors and have participated in quite a few book tours. In fact, I plan on decreasing the number of book tours I join this year so that I can focus more on books sent by authors and publishers. I’ve also been so busy that I haven’t been reading for pleasure; not that I don’t enjoy most of the books I read to review, but there are classics and popular books I haven’t read because I’ve committed to reading so many newer books. So, at least monthly, I am going to read a classic or other book just because I want to.

My main goal is to continue to find new authors (to me) and share their work with others. I am amazed at how many talented authors there are who are pretty much unknown and I’d like to help change that.


I’m giving away 3 paperbacks that I received over the past year to review: The March of the Toymakers by Julianne Victoria, Not for Profit by Glenn Shepard, The Sea-God at Sunrise by G.L. Tysk.

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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas to everyone. It’s my favorite time of year! My heart goes out to all of those who are away serving our country or to those who otherwise can’t make it home to spend time with their families.
Thank you for all the kind words and support this past year as I started up this blog and continue to learn exactly what I want to do here.
My son and his fiancee are here from Iowa and Christmas morning we all go to my parents’ house to spend the day with family. Once breakfast and opening presents is done, we play games all day. It’s always a fun time and we always look forward to it. We will miss the family who won’t be there this year (CJ, Eric, Laurie, and my adorable niece, Vivian).