FINISHED : The Necroscope book series by Brian Lumley. These are
very different - - and hypnotizing. The hero of the books is Harry
Keogh, "fearless vampire hunter." I want to go to Barnes
and Noble and see if he's written any more after "DeadSpawn."
I'm not going to get my hopes up, though. These were really good
while the series lasted.
recently read another Miles space series book. I like these because
they are set on other planets and feature adventure stories -
Miles is definitely NOT a "normal" individual - - he's
had to overcome many obstacles to get where he is. Now he's a
secret agent and has his own adventurer ship and crew.
finished four books in a row by Robert Goodkind. They were really
good! I can't wait to get another one. It has everything I love
in a fantasy book series - mystery, romance, history, magic, and
I just found some great books at a local library sale. One is
HERBS - - and has a lot of good pictures. I am almost out of the
handmade soap I found on the square in Bowling Green and
I'm thinking of making some myself. Luckily, I kept the
How to Make Soap book, so I'm seeing if there is a recipe there
I can try.
and Ebook Recommendations,
I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT EBOOKS LATELY -
far, I have downloaded about five different packages of ebooks
that I bought on Ebay. These ebooks included loads of different
things - like hundreds of web page templates, books on how to
succeed in business, cookbooks, entrepreneur tips, books by ebay
sellers, sales guides, windows programs, and much more.
said that I could resell the packages - but I wasn't too sure
about that. Anybody could say that a package was not copyrighted
- and it might not be true. I want to be very careful that I am
no infringing before I resell those. But maybe someday I will
make such a package, after I check each job and program all out
to make sure the owner doesn't mind first.
Ebay auction was really inexpensive - - and gave me a website
that I could download lots of free things on. I thought it was
a very good deal - because a person could search all day long
and not find this site. I will put it on here as soon as I find
are many free ebook sites around. The most famous one is the
Gutenberg site. You can download ebooks there for free in
many different formats.
are more free ebooks sites listed on the Bookseller Central page,
best site for free audiobooks is Librivox.org.
You can download these to your desktop, then just double-click
to have them play on your computer. Drag and drop these to your
MP3 player as well.
are some books I definitely recommend:
BY BIRD - by Anne Lamott. Find
out why Anne Lamott is one of the hottest writers out there right
now! She tells you all about her writing journey and what you
can do to write better. I would never have discovered this if
it weren't required for a class - - and I'm glad it was.
WRITING - by Stephen King - outstanding! I highly recommend
this book. One thing I learned - NEVER write Mr. King a letter
with the words "really cool" in it - these are definitely
NOT his favorite words. (Sorry, Mr. King! - I wouldn't have ever
done it if I had read that page in your book first...)
you were ever curious about his accident - you know, the one with
the van... he writes about it in here too. He really almost died.
I am SO glad he is better now. Are you reading his latest series
about The Gunslinger? If you aren't, you need to be. I think Stephen
King is one of the greatest writers ever.
what? You aren't supposed to send in your writing exercise, even
though it says to in the book, On Writing. He got too many
responses to that, so he just couldn't do that anymore.
you hear that he wants to retire? He said he was going to. I think
he's just slowed down a bit and is vacationing more. But by what
I'm reading in the papers, he still has LOTS of energy - - and
is still very busy with editing anthologies, reading, and writing
even more. He inspires me.
ARTIST'S WAY - by Julia Cameron - how to break free of your
artist block and get going with your true, artistic life. Read
Chapter One and you are already on the way to becoming a writer
or artist. You will be more in touch with your feelings. A good
book. If you have gone your whole life thinking, "I am going
to do that thing someday..." maybe this book will help you
actually get motivated. This book can be read again and again.
- the further adventures of Miles Vorkosigan (I've ALMOST
read all of these now...) TAPEBOOK FORMAT - the better to clean
with... Miles as Detective... another intergalactic mystery -
will Miles figure out who is trying to upset the balance of power?
Everything could be a trap - and you are there. Wow - twelve tapes.
I will be hard put to finish before it's due. I even renewed it!
- by Louis Sachar - really good. An adventure - and you don't
know how it's going to end up. A real page-turner. They put this
on as a play in Junior High School at Auburn, Kentucky two years
ago. It's a great book, no matter what your age.
HARRY POTTER BOOKS - all of them. Super-great books. Absorbing.
A treat. Did you see the latest movie? I'm so glad that Ms. Rowlings
decided to write these.
King's series. What a great bunch of books, starting with "The
Beekeeper's Apprentice," which is the best one. Julie King
re-imagines Sherlock Holmes - - with a new girl apprentice. The
apprentice is very intelligent and is able to match wits with
was a fool for the old Sherlock books and audio books, so of course
I love these.
AND ALSO IMPORTANT:
what is Stephen King reading? I go to find out here: