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Friday 5 – Books, blogs, and blurbs.


I’ve heard blurbs don’t really work. Well, I took out a book I’d never heard of from the library because of a blurb. On the back of the book, Kate Messner said the book was funny, warm, and wonderful – full of the everyday magic of true community. The book is One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin. I’m not even half way through, so I can’t really comment yet. But it will fall into that classic type of Middle Grade.

On the Kindle

I have lots of great books lined up to read. Stampede Fever by Anya Winter and Burn by Addison Moore. I have the sample of The Clearing by Anne Riley and thought the first chapter was incredible and will most likely purchase.


Mainly through buzz online I am patiently waiting to order these books. Imaginary Girls, Hourglass, Wildefire, Between…and there was one more and I can’t remember the title! Ack! #ifyouknowsendmeatweet Only three of them will be hardcover and the others on my Kindle, but I’m not saying which. And I’m patiently waiting for a certain arc to arrive in the mail.


I am still debating about blogging about writing. My opinions are not fully formed yet. (Actually, I’m very opinionated, even if I’m wrong, so I’m trying to figure out if my strong opinions hold any weight.) I loved Roni Loren’s post on the subject. I love that we’re all trying to figure it out together.

Twitter chats

I followed two great twitter chats last night. #mglitchat and #bookcountry. Guess what #bookcountry was talking about? Author blogs. Very timely.

Big question. I have two Kindle books on my Mac and I can’t figure out how to transfer them to my Kindle. They were sent to me free as a file, which is why they are on my computer. I’ve tried to email them to my Kindle and it doesn’t work. Does anyone know what I should do?

If you don’t know the answer to that: what books are you excited to read?

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