CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

Here are my current Giveaway Contests

Weronika Janczuk Query Critique through December 8th
OUTRUN THE WIND through December 22nd
THE MAGIC OF MELWICK ORCHARD through December 22nd
Midwinter Eve Giveaway Hop through December 31st

Upcoming Agent Spotlights and Query Critique Giveaways

Katelyn Detweiler Query Critique Giveaway on 2/6/2019
Amy Stapp Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 2/13/2019
Holly Root & Taylor Haggerty Query Critique Giveaway on 3/11/19
Jim McCarthy Query Critique Giveaway on 5/14/2019
Brent Taylor Query Critique Giveaway on 5/20/2019


New Books - YAY!

I went shopping at two book stores yesterday and it was at once both overwhelming and underwhelming.

It was overwhelming because it's been a LONG time since I have been able to browse a book store by myself, without distraction, for as long as I liked. It was heavenly. I can't tell you how many books I fingered and loved (yes, I really just wrote that. Take it how you like) while I was there. I wanted to take them all home with me - it was quite the sordid affair, actually - but I kept myself in check quite well, I think.

It was underwhelming because it reaffirmed my fear that my town royally sucks. I had a mental list of eight books with me that I wanted to look at. After searching and searching, I found one, ONE, of them at the first book store. I bought it and went to the other.

At the second book store I found three, yes only THREE, of the eight. And one of those three was the one I had already bought. It was very disappointing.

I have to give each store a little more credit than I have, I suppose, because they did each have two other books that were suggested to me. They just weren't ones I had on my priority list. So I suppose they weren't completely devoid of decent reading.

I did get three books out of the trip too, and that's about what I wanted to bring home, so I guess I can't complain too much. When I'm done with these, I'll have to order the others online or go to one of the bigger bookstores about 45 minutes from me.

So, out of the wonderful suggestions everyone gave me over the last couple of days, I came home with the following:

"New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer
"Be More Chill" by Ned Vizzini
and,
"Wake" by Lisa McMann

I'll make sure to write reviews or post my impression of them as I get through them. I still plan on reading everything else that was suggested too, so stay tuned!

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