I´m starving myself of words until it starts so I won´t end up getting burned out in the middle of it. I´m sick anyway so need to rest or working on my new project - diamond painting.
I need more freebies downloaded like I need more cat fur on their favorite chair -- but, I'm snagging some as backup because might be useful for BINGO squares.
Don't forget to also check the booklikes deals by genre category for potential freebies. (Like http://booklikes.com/dailydeals/free/178/horror and http://booklikes.com/dailydeals/free/374/romantic-suspense ) And, of course, please support booklikes if buying new books from Amazon by using the link on the booklikes book page.
I downloaded (not read, not familiar with authors) these that fit one or more squares:
I would have downloaded this free mystery one except I boycott books (unless an already fave author) whose Amazon descriptions are buried by quoted praises:
The short answer is yes, there still is a blog here. The long answer is more complicated and requires some explanation.
Is a three-month absence too long to blame on technical issues?
Unfortunately, it was not a broken computer, slow Internet, or a three-month long blackout that prevented me from blogging.
There is a fine line between annoying and intolerable. Personally, I have danced across this line so often that I am very familiar with the difference. Unfortunately, there are some characters who are completely unaware that there even is a line.
All readers have met unlikeable characters sometime in their book adventures. These are the characters who make your blood boil and your veins bulge in frustration. For some reason or another, they get on your nerves. In fact, they are a common literary tool used to stir up emotion within the reader. Think about all of the romances that are hate-to-love. In the beginning, we all hated Rhys from A Court of Thorns and Roses (and even though some of us still hate him, you get the point), Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices, the Darkling from The Grisha series, even Haymitch from The Hunger Games. When I think about it, there are a lot of characters who started pretty high on my "I'd-love-to-watch-you-burn" list, but ended up on my list of favorite characters. I classify these characters as "unlikeable" since they rub me the wrong way sometimes, but have not completely lost their chance for my respect.
But, there is another kind of annoying character. The kind that crosses the line between decent indecency and hateful scumbag. These characters are definitely unbearable, but sometimes it can be hard to discern when they changed from merely unlikeable to full-blown intolerable.
I started by own book review blog on blogger.com as my New Year's Resolution before I ever found out about this website. I plan to share all of my reviews on both platforms now, but I would LOVE to have people check out my previous posts.
Here's to many more books, many more reviews, and sharing the joy of reading!