Feed Your Reader: What’s On My Device?

Feed Your Reader: What’s On My Device?



Yep, it’s true friends, not only do I read paper copies of books, but I LOVE to read books on my device. Devices.  Multiple. Many.  There are so many ways to read a book, I want to make sure I’m never too far from one. Here’s what I read on:

  • Kobo
  • Macbook
  • Kindle app on Ipad
  • audiobooks in car
  • on iphone

I know, I’m completely OBSESSED with reading! Now that you know (you already knew, right?) that I read books on all platforms, here are a few books that are on my reader waiting to love me.

Stand Up to Bullying



F is for Feelings

F is for Feelings


Surviving Summer Vacation

on my iphone/Audible


and more (of course!)

Reviews to come this summer…

What’s on YOUR device?


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Young Adult

In Which Author Brian Rowe writes a love letter to An Unconventional Librarian. sorta

Brian Rowe write a book called Over the Rainbow, which we highlighted recently, here.  He loved me so much for highlighting his new book that he wrote a love letter to me in which he raves about my intellectual prowess and the beauty of my brain.
Not really.  What he did write, however, was a post describing how he got to be a self published author.  And about dinosaurs.  And really? The only things that trump dinosaurs are pirates and cake, so I’m sure this will be an enjoyable book.
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Over the Rainbow marks my ninth self-published novel. I love the control I have over my work in self-publishing, and no book I’ve ever written has needed as much control as Over the Rainbow. This is a book that incorporates science fiction, fantasy, action adventure, and coming of age; it’s a book that deals with lesbianism, the rapture, The Wizard of Oz, and dinosaurs. I queried agents with this book between August 2012 and March 2013, and even those who liked it said that the book would never see the light of day without some of the creative elements of the book being toned down a little, or eliminated completely. One agent, for example, told me I should cut out the dinosaurs. I knew from the beginning Over the Rainbow was going to be a difficult book to sell to agents and publishers, and in the end, I decided it was best with this one, probably more than any book I’ve written, to ultimately go the self-publishing route.
I’ve self-published many young adult books before, including the Happy Birthday to Me trilogy, but I’ve never written a book I care about more than Over the Rainbow, and this time, I really wanted to do it right. Not only have I pulled out all the stops with the marketing of the book, and worked hard to make sure the book had a beautiful cover, I’ve done all I can to ensure the manuscript is the best it can be. Many are wary of self-published books because they’ve been burned before, with so many typos and inconsistencies in the text. But such is not the case with my new book. Not only have I done ten full drafts, twice the amount I usually do, but Over the Rainbow has been professionally edited by a traditionally published author, and copyedited by two different professional copyeditors. I’ve worked tirelessly night and day for the last few months in making sure the book reads just as professionally as would a traditionally published novel. The reader, every time out, deserves only the best.
Over the Rainbow is coming out Tuesday, August 6th, and it’s the first book I’ve self-published that will be appearing on five different platforms—Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple iBookstore, and CreateSpace. For too long I stayed exclusive to Amazon, and this summer I decided to branch out to all the various platforms customers use to read their books. I’ve never been, and am still not, against traditional publishing, and will start querying my next young adult novel Magic Hour later this year. But self-publishing should never be looked at as a last resort. It is a viable option for all authors, and can be loads of fun. And in the case of Over the Rainbow, it proved to be the best route to go.
I’ll be sure to read my copy on my kobo mini.

Here’s Why I Love Deadweather and Sunrise: The Chronicles of Egg by Geoff Radkey

You may remember last week or so I mentioned that I was behind on my review of Deadweather and Sunrise: The Chronicles of Egg by Geoff Radkey. I’m glad to report that I finished it and LOVED IT!!

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You had me at pirate.

Here’s my video review.

My only beef with the story is that while the author tried to include multicultural characters, they were little people.  Or a little person.  Surely some of these pirates in future books could be of other ethnicities?  Historically pirates have been all manner of race; it’s kinda like the only time there is integration: stealing and pillaging.  But I digress.

p.s. Hey Geoff,  any room for a librarian? Egg’s gonna need a new tutor…

Four paws!

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