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Good Morning/afternoon (or maybe even evening)! It has been another long, but productive week in and out of the blogosphere for me. Work is picking up, which is fantastic! But it also means it is more important than ever to squeeze in those breaks and down time so that I can keep a healthy momentum. Which is what I will continue to do on a weekly basis. I will sometimes miss posts or sharing. It is not personal. I follow a lot of wonderful bloggers. So many, that I cannot possibly catch up on every post missed during a two-day span. So if you feel I have missed something that you would like for me to share or read, feel free to send me an email so that I can make sure to reach for it in the middle of pile 😉
A Minor Change:
I am setting my comments to require moderation. It was a not an easy decision, as I know it will slow down my response times. However, after deleting a few comments this past week, I have realized that this is the best solution at this time. Unfortunately, not everyone who visits the site shares the common respect we hold for one another and authors. So while, I know that this will create a little more work on my end, I feel that is it worth it to prevent any unnecessary negativity. I want to continue to promote a positive and inviting atmosphere for everyone. I appreciate the patience while I sort it all out 🙂
The Salt Man
By Matt West
Kindle ASIN: B0722MBLZT
Blurb: Four short stories. One will scare you, one will make you cry, one will make you blue, and another make you hope to never die.
This is a small collection of somewhat frightening tales all composed by the same author. While only two of the four stories managed to actually scratch my horror itch, I found appreciation for the fluid writing style and consistency throughout. I think this is why I sometimes fare better with anthologies written by a single author.
Each story is very brief, but not without a message of caution tucked within. An enjoyable read if you are looking for something darker to pass a few minutes. My favorite of the four tales would be First In, Last Out. There is not much else that can really be said without spoiling the collection.
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1)
By Laini Taylor
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
Welcome to Weep.
This is actually a buddy read with Debby @ Always Booking! I am excited to share our thoughts when we complete this hefty little gem!
- Goodreads Monday featured The Outstretched Shadow (Obsidian Trilogy Book 1).
- On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of featuring a Q&A with Dave Johnston and giveaway of The Lot of a Nobody. The Giveaway is international and open until 5/10/17 here.
I have a few households errands to accomplish today so I will wrap up for now. I would love to hear about your week! Share your current reads and plans for this upcoming week below and let’s catch up and chat 🙂 As always, take care and be well and above all else be you!
“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.”