Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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 page
• 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!

“Van looked over his shoulder. The guy was big and carried himself like a fighter, all jacked shoulders and loose arms.”

Pg. 80 from Lover Revealed by J. R. Ward.

MY TWELVE PRINCIPLES FOR GETTING BETTER AT GETTING OLD

I loved this post. It’s on http://ninamishkin.com, a fantastic blog. I thought it changed that entire ‘resolution’ thing of the New Year into something beautiful and positive. Those items on her list certainly hit home with me. Loved it!

ON BEING OLD

This is not a list of New Year’s Resolutions.

I gave up on those many a New Year ago.  I may be a slow learner, but I finally realized that by January 3 of every year, at the latest, my list of resolutions was always a train wreck and I had lost whatever few remaining shreds of self esteem inspired the creation of the list in the first place.

So never mind all that.  I assure you the principles I’m talking about here:

(a) were drafted last August;

(b) are not to be thought of as “resolutions;” and

(c) were inspired by a redhead in her forties who has become well known, in blogging circles and beyond, not for resolutions but for her pursuit of happiness.  The redhead is Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Happiness at Home.  Her blog is called The Happiness Project.  [If…

View original post 692 more words

Best blogs of the year

Best blogs of 2013…for me. The most prolific reviews and the most useful. I thought I’d settle for two categories.

*Most prolific reviews:

The one I check everyday: http://likesbooks.com. I read pretty much every review, especially if the book is a DIK and especially if it’s terrible. But there’s one more reviewer I read every time they post: http://pennydreadfulbooks.me. Best reviewer out there for writing quality and quantity (and she’s only one person!).

*Most useful for writing tips:

http://www.molly-greene.com. Hands down. I go there for everything from ideas to what to avoid doing. I think that site is great.

*Most enjoyable (guilty pleasure):

Oh boy…This one is fun.

http://infinitefreetime.com. I am totally addicted to this site. I read it every day. I challenge anyone to only read one entry. Not kidding. Something about the writing and the humour…I can’t stop reading it.

(credit:allthingsnext.com)

(credit:allthingsnext.com)

For authors…and for bloggers

This is something else I found for authors: It’s four useful blogs to get you started self-publishing. They’re pretty good blogs too. I thought I’d pass it on.

Just click here.

Where did I get the link? I’m no genius. When it comes to the web, I rely on others. I found this link on Molly Greene’s great blog post:

http://www.molly-greene.com/101-blog-topic-ideas/

I’d say check it out but this one deserves a spot on that bookmark shelf. Great blog posts are hard to come by…I mean, sheesh, some bloogers just talk about their dogs!