We moved yesterday. Our internet is now up, but I just rolled out of bed after a night with howling cats because they got scared in a new place. It sounded like a trip to the vet. I moved boxes and papers and cleared a space on my computer table to slide my computer in front of Vince’s.
Autty Jade is my guest hostess next week. You will remember she hosted a few weeks ago about the topic, “New Beginnings.” Don’t forget to leave your comments and pingbacks on their blogs for today and next Wednesday.
Thank you for your love of quotes and writing. I’ll be visiting all the pingbacks, too. 🙂
See you back here on Always Write in two weeks. Thanks for joining us. 🙂
Somehow I messed up and missed this great summary post on Priorhouse Blog of the interview I did with Yevette Prior.
AI think all of us get overwhelmed with the internal as well as external pressures of blogging. Yvette offers great advice to help hobby bloggers to keep the fun in blogging. Her readers have offered several additional ways of “challenge blogging.” You won’t want to miss this concise post full of great advice from experienced bloggers. 🙂
If you search Amazon for “non-fiction” you will turn up 3,429,300 results. How do you choose which ones to read? Which ones are top-selling bargain books? This week features guest blogger, Yvette Prior’s review of three of her non-fiction favorites.
I just met Yvette recently, and love her style of writing and photography at the Priorhouse Blog. Like me, she is an educator, so she was hard to resist. She also loves top selling bargain books and sharing books with friends. I hope as an author you do not care if you get paid for each time your book is read. Sometimes my friends and I pass around our favorites. Read on to find out what Yvette likes.
Anyhow, while on my trip to South Carolina in September – I stumbled upon brand new “dollar” books (and you know how it is – can’t pass that up – I mean, I need to help move along the close-outs….as a courtesy). Anyhow, I narrowed my selection down to six books and then after a realistic shake of the head, I picked only three.
I was with my sweet momma and so Mom & Me & Momby Maya Angelou (2013) was an instant first choice. This book felt like you were reading someone’s personal notes – with light thoughts, black and white photos, and short chapters – I found I knew a whole lot more about the late great Maya.
Then, because I was staying in the Paris Room at our friend’s southern home, The Road to Burgundy by Ray Walker (2013) was tightly in my grasp. This super easy read was all about Walker’s personal adventure of leaving his job and going to France to make high-quality wine in Burgundy. I enjoyed this book, which informed as much as it entertained, and now it is in the giveaway bin for someone else to maybe enjoy.
My last selection was Everyone Loves You when You’re Dead by Neil Strauss (2011). I have yet to read it, but it looked interesting when I was skimming it. The copyright page says “No names or identifying details have been changed to protect anybody.” In this book, Strauss gives us 228 stories from more than 3,000 articles he had written after interviewing musicians, actors, and artists. Keep you posted on this one.
Ok, in closing, I need to tell you that today’s post was inspired a blog post I read earlier at O at the Edges (the full post is Here). The O at the Edges post reminded me that there are many of us who have to balance our book collections. This post also really helped me to feel better about the large batch of books I just gathered up to give away (along with saying goodbye to our Keurig – we are done with it. My, my, my – trends come and go – and after loving the Keurig we see that it has sat unused for most of this year – I guess we all prefer our grind-n-brew and the Italian espresso maker).
Anyhow, as I part ways with dozens of books (most were cheap or free) it helps me to think that my donating them might lead to someone else appreciating them right now. I have some books I will never part ways with, but some of these sweet reads just need to go….
Yvette has good taste in reading according to Amazon. Of all the top-selling bargain books Yvette’s choice, Mom & Me & Momranks extremely high: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)