Saturday, January 1, 2011

Starting the year with book reviews

Happy New Year!

In the interests of being more organized, more productive, more... well, many things... I'm starting the year by posting my most recent book reviews on gather and listing them straight away on my blog. I guess it would be even more efficient to post them on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, Shelfari, Lunch etc straight away too, but the coffee's brewed and the transatlantic Skype is coming soon...

First is The Productive Writer, by Sage Cohen. (Click on link for review.) Sage will be visiting my blog on Monday, so don't forget to come back and learn more. I'm hoping to put many of her ideas into practice this year.

Second, Homecoming by Sue Ann Bowling, an exciting mix of Tom Brown's Schooldays, Hogwarts, fascinating science and a touch of romance.

Next is Murder by the Slice, by Livia J. Washburn. A cozy mystery for a dark winter's night--I'll have to look out for more of this series. What's not to like, with retired teachers solving mysteries and baking cakes!

And finally, Silent Kill, by David Fingerman--a novel I read at least a month ago and somehow forgot to review, with some very nice scenes amongst the very gory.

Time to drink coffee and Skype. Don't forget to come back on Jan 3rd and meet Sage Cohen!

11 comments:

Kathryn Magendie said...

Happy New Year to you! *big arse smile!*

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Hi Sheila :-)

Happy New Year From Southern California.

Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-) If you miss the live telecast, I'm sure there will be lots of reruns through out the day.

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron

Cold As Heaven said...

You can do both, post the same reviews on your blog and on Amazon.

Happy New year >:)

Cold As Heaven

Sheila Deeth said...

I know. Just takes longer. I wish I had an autofill machine that would post all the reviews with one click :)

Happy New Year!

Helen Ginger said...

Thanks for the reviews. I've not ready any of those books.

You must have lots of relatives with Skype. I have two and we rarely connect. I do like Skype though.

Stephen Tremp said...

Happy New Year to you as well! And its important for us writers to post reviews and help each other out. This is something I need to be better at in 2011.

Stephen Tremp said...

Happy New Year to you as well! And its important for us writers to post reviews and help each other out. This is something I need to be better at in 2011.

Amy DeTrempe said...

Happy New Years. Wish I could be as organized. Murder by the Slice sounds interesting. I think I need to check that one out.

Sun Singer said...

Happy New Year, happy reading, and some more great reviews during 2011.

Malcolm

Laura Eno said...

Happy New Year! You sound so organized. I'm still trying to find my way out of a paper sack. ;)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Looks like an interesting lineup with some new books to add to my overgrown TBR list.