Teaser Tuesdays No. 9
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading (she also hosts some other great memes) . Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that pag
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Did you know that even if you are publishing an ebook and/or paperback you probably want to get that book it’s own ISBN (International Standard Book Number)? Think about how hard it is working for you. Pimping itself with all that shiny bling! Occasionally having to show some leg and offer itself up for $.99 cents or unbuttoning another button and giving it away for free during an Amazon KDP run? Think about how it’s poor spine must feel day and day out and how hard it is going to keep track of once it clones itself into a paperback or hard back for that matter! ISBN’s are for ALL books, not just the ones holding up the ends of night stands or balancing a cup of coffee next to the bed (yes yes I just
spoke typed something sacrilegious!)
How many of you are sitting in line or have already bought your tickets for the Hunger Games? Geoff & I usually wait till Sunday so I have some time to kill and I also have a bad habit! I love free ebooks! I cannot stop, I read each description and if I like it, CLICKETY CLICK and my Kindle purrs in happiness!
I currently receive one email a day from Ereader News Today and Pixel of Ink
Then I head over to this Lens at Squidoo!
I am trying to add them in certain folders and shelves on Goodreads but who knows one day maybe I can organize them so I can start knowing what I have!
ANYWAY today was a GRAND day for finds! I think it has to do with the Hunger Games release because Dystopian fiction is on sale for Amazon‘s Kindle Daily Deal, and the freebie books are all dark and brooding.
Earlier this month I was approached by the author, Kevin Krohn and asked to review his book. At first I thought, “Dang it why this month! I have no time…” then I opened the e-mail and read this:
“…It is horror/thriller…and I saw you have a Zombie section! A brief description would be that it is a zombie-type outbreak on a polygamist compound in rural Utah…”
He had me at polygamist zombies.. the idea of a zombie outbreak on a polygamist compound! I was floored, it would mean families with children and I thought “Wow! OK I am making time for this book.” Anyone who is serious about the sociological implications of unique cultural structures will appreciate the amount of research that was obviously done to present this book as factually as possible coming from someone who is not a Latter-Day Saint. In fact I had to ask him if he was because it was so full of facts and colloquialisms that I did not want to offend him by asking a few questions after I finished reading.
“If I had to describe staring down that hallway in two words I would probably use: extra and creepy”
Realizing that I am WAY behind where I usually am with reading I needed some motivation. Now that I am writing my own book as you have noticed I am balancing my blogging habits between Cooking/Recipes, Book Reviews and Author Interviews/Guest Posts, and (of course) anything Alaskan! Since it is called Wicked Winter Read-a-Thon how could I pass it up!
I read a lot of blog posts due to my Triberr members and this morning on Musings for an Addicted Reader posted the info about this weekends challenge.Yep I am hooked. I am challenging myself to read four books. I picked up The Cowboy and The Vampire by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall after sitting on 80% way to long. Not because I didn’t like it but because I am not very good at organizing my time or my book buying problem. I finished it during lunch while taking my writing break. (Now it is sitting in my ’need to review’ pile!)
You can check out the books I am reading below and the progress I am on my Wicked Winter Read-a-Thon bookshelf. I am unable to put up one of them because the author has yet to list it. But it is in my Favorite Widget from Amazon below. Check out all the info and get involved. I know I needed a kick in the pants, PLUS the button was so pretty!
I will be posting my challenge updates from here so check back if you are interested in what I am doing!
*****WRAP UP ON DAY ONE! I am 49% of my way through ‘The Hunger Games‘ and as I mentioned above I finished ‘The Cowboy and The Vampire’ I am still reading as I need to finish this before I sleep, at least that is the plan.. see you TOMORROW!*****
Will you participate? Look for my updates here and on twitter under the hashtag #WWReadathon! Hope to see you all there, don’t forget to bring your mittens!
- The first challenge I participated in spoke to my Alaskan soul!
“A second Ice Age is coming on quickly! What do you do in order to prepare and how do you end up surviving it?”
(posted as a comment on Musings for an Addicted Reader)
“OH I may have a very unfair advantage here. I live in Alaska and just survived posting in my bikini in front of the Universities sign at -52F! Let’s see, can I give you a list of what is in my car for cold weather survival? No? OK I will be original here but use my survivalists training! My spinning tool for spinning our Malamutes’ (dog)hair to make new winter wear, a hunting knife, a Swiss army knife, canned tuna in oil (we need high protein and high fat to help keep our health up in the cold, a hand ax for wood and kindling, flint and a strike stone, water proof matches, Wool socks, wool hat, wool sweater, and tons of natural fiber weaved clothing (synthetics do not breath so I will not as much natural stuff as possible) bow and arrow and a snare trap, rope, oiled tarp, flour, salt (for curing) wool blanket, skijoring gear for my dogs and me for travel… set of camping pans and cooking gear (cabin goddess must cook)dried veggies.. ok ok I WILL STOP, but there are some of the important things to have!?