Vacation & My Upcoming Blogger Reads…

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I’m heading out of the country for a few weeks this month… I’ve been a good reader and clearing off many of the books I already owned or downloaded from my TBR shelf. I thought I deserved a reward this week, so I bought six (6) new books — all from bloggers I’ve been following for months. I really like reading my fellow author’s works especially when we’ve been chatting for a long enough time. I also balance it with reading works from fellow authors at Creativia, my publisher. Between those books, ARCs, favorite series and authors I love, the monthly Book Bucket List, and other random reads, it’s always a fun way to choose my books and/or see what I’ll be reading!

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When I planned my May TBR, I only included 7 books as I wasn’t sure what I might read while on vacation. I finished the sixth book today and plan to read the seventh one in the next three days before I leave town. While I’m away, I’ll have plenty of options to choose from on my Kindle Reader… how exciting! Some I’ve saved for when I return to NYC (like my buddy read with Dani in mid-June for Didi’s book), but I wanted to throw a little shout out to these amazing bloggers and authors beforehand. Thanks for writing what I expect to be fantastic books, all of which I’ll devour in the next month. I can’t wait to dig into them…. and in June, I’ll figure out what my next set of purchases from fellow bloggers and authors we all know.

Below is a link to all of these authors’ blogs

Didi Oviatt

Candace Robinson

Gerardo Delgadillo

Angie Dokos

Malia Zaidi

Carrie Rubin

Tyler Colins

 

So… if you don’t see many posts or comments from me this month, it’s just that I’m on vacation, away at a conference, and meeting up with a few other bloggers (Claire and a few who shall remain nameless for a bit longer). I’ll try to respond as much as I can, but I plan to get a break and catch up when I return on anything I missed in the blogosphere. And the best part… when I’m back, the BLOG TOUR for my second novel’s release, FATHER FIGURE, begins on June 4th and is being hosted by Shannon @ Reads & Reels.

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73 thoughts on “Vacation & My Upcoming Blogger Reads…

    theorangutanlibrarian said:
    May 11, 2018 at 7:49 PM

    Looks like a fantastic reading list- I’m really curious about the bone curse 🙂

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    thebookwormdrinketh said:
    May 11, 2018 at 8:39 PM

    I hope you have a great vacation!! I’m so jealous!! …. And tiny! (stow me in your luggage!! I won’t take up much room, I swear!)

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 11, 2018 at 8:51 PM

      Totally works for me! 🙂

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        thebookwormdrinketh said:
        May 11, 2018 at 9:23 PM

        Okay. Well, just let me know where to meet you! Or… Am I one of the secret people you’re going to visit?? Because that’s what everyone does!
        Should I take my vacation in the U.K? Maybe in Europe?? NO! Eureka, I’ve got it… I’LL GO TO CANADA!!! 😂😂

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 11, 2018 at 10:19 PM

        Hahaha! Great explanation. Oh Canada! I shall sing to you. Will that make up for it?

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        thebookwormdrinketh said:
        May 11, 2018 at 10:36 PM

        …. I guess…. But, I can still fit in your suitcase I’ll be waiting for you to contact me with our rendezvous point. 😉

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    Priyasha said:
    May 11, 2018 at 8:53 PM

    Hopefully you enjoy your vacation.Happy reading ❤📖

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    May 11, 2018 at 9:25 PM

    Haha
    Fun times ahead!!!! Enjoy it.

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    Stephanie said:
    May 11, 2018 at 9:35 PM

    Have a lovely vacation. I’m terribly jealous for many reasons. If things hadn’t gone crazy, I’d be on a plane and there tomorrow. It’s for the best though for many reasons, health being the primary one. Still it is a disapointment…enjoy though!! Tell London hello! Have a wonderful time in Italy. It will be so much fun!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 11, 2018 at 10:20 PM

      Thank you. I wish things would have worked out but I completely understand. Hope everything goes well. I will have fun for you, too.

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        Stephanie said:
        May 11, 2018 at 10:42 PM

        You’re welcome! Me too, but I’m glad you understand! Things are improving on what we talked about though so that’s something! Thanks!! I appreciate that!!

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    Martie said:
    May 11, 2018 at 9:39 PM

    Enjoy your vacation.

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    Roda said:
    May 11, 2018 at 9:50 PM

    England…Italy… 🙄 You could have come to visit your Sis in Michigan, instead!

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    E. Michael Helms, writer said:
    May 11, 2018 at 10:56 PM

    Jay, have a wonderful and safe trip. Bon voyage! 🙂
    –Michael

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    watchingthedaisies said:
    May 12, 2018 at 4:41 AM

    Enjoy all those lovely books and a wonderful vacation. 🌼

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    Jessica Rachow said:
    May 12, 2018 at 6:33 AM

    Have a wonderful vacation, enjoy your reading adventures. See you on the Blog Tour when you return! 😁

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    Phantom Paper said:
    May 12, 2018 at 7:30 AM

    Gahahaha! Buying more books xD I’m with you on that logic!

    Hope you have a splendid vacation🏄

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    Kiersten said:
    May 12, 2018 at 8:31 AM

    Enjoy your trip! It’s too bad you’ll be away, I’m coming to NYC in like 2 weeks for BookCon. I can’t wait! I haven’t been to the city since I moved down South. Any food recommendations?

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 12, 2018 at 8:34 AM

      Thanks.

      How fun! When will you be here? Hmm… where is BookCon and what kinda of food?

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        Kiersten said:
        May 12, 2018 at 1:05 PM

        The first weekend of June. I’ll just be there for the weekend. BookCon is going to be at the Javits Center. I’m staying near there also, so I’m trying to stay somewhat close by so I don’t have to spend a lot of $$ on transportation.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 13, 2018 at 11:27 AM

        Cool… I’ll be back on June 2nd, late…. okay, I used to work not too far. I’ll come up with a few ideas this week.

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    carhicks said:
    May 12, 2018 at 8:42 AM

    Have a wonderful vacation Jay. I will expect pictures when you get back. I will check out some of these authors you mentioned.

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    delphini510 said:
    May 12, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing break. See you on your return.
    miriam

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    AJ said:
    May 12, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    Enjoy your holiday!

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    Paula Bardell-Hedley said:
    May 12, 2018 at 11:45 AM

    Hope you have a super time, Jay! 😊

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    Didi Oviatt - Author said:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:07 PM

    Great titles! I’ve officially added a couple of these to my TBR too. I’m so excited for you to read AM, I hope you enjoy 😊. Safe travels, I can’t wait to see all of your pictures, and read details of the trip! 😊😊

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    tylerus said:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    Been so-o busy these last two weeks (curse that 9-5 job, LOL). 🙂 Thank you very much for including my book on the list. As I’ve said before, and still wholeheartedly believe, you’re VERY kind. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.

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    Have a wonderful vacation Jay!🤗🤗🤗🤗

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    anne leueen said:
    May 12, 2018 at 8:04 PM

    Enjoy your time away. England? We are going to England at the end of this month to see our son , relatives, friends and just have some vacation time. Safe travels James!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 13, 2018 at 11:25 AM

      Yes, too bad we’ll miss each other. I’ll be in Italy when you arrive. Have a great time.

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        anne leueen said:
        May 13, 2018 at 2:30 PM

        Will do and you enjoy your time In Europe as well. I love Italy! Haven’t been there for awhile but traveled there with our kids two or three times. It is a country that welcomes youngsters! I’ll catch up with you in NYC one day!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 13, 2018 at 2:32 PM

        That would be wonderful!

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    susandyer1962 said:
    May 12, 2018 at 8:45 PM

    Have a fun and safe trip Jay!😊

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    Lashaan (Bookidote) said:
    May 13, 2018 at 1:03 AM

    Enjoy your trip Jay!! And it’s really cool that you read so much self-published content. I don’t think I know anyone who does that. 😮

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 13, 2018 at 11:23 AM

      It’s important, so I make it priority. Thanks for recognizing it. Will be reading your latest posts this afternoon when I’m all packed. Catching up before the flight tomorrow.

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    Dani☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆ said:
    May 13, 2018 at 7:30 AM

    Yay for awesome self-published authors like yourself!!!💜 Also thanks so much for sharing this awesome list of people with us.💙 I love how kind and generous you are!😀 I can’t wait for our buddy read! Woohoo!💜 I hope you have a wonderful trip, my friend.💙💖💙

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    robbiesinspiration said:
    May 13, 2018 at 1:08 PM

    Have a wonderful trip, Jay. I am taking leave for the whole of June and plan to get a lot of reading done too.

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    Jenn @ Bound to Writing said:
    May 13, 2018 at 4:36 PM

    I love your support of the book community! I hope you have a lovely vacation! 😀

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    angiedokos said:
    May 13, 2018 at 10:23 PM

    Reblogged this on Angie Dokos.

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    Katherine said:
    May 15, 2018 at 4:20 AM

    Enjoy your time away! I’m from England. Where abouts are you planning on visiting?

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    Rae Longest said:
    May 23, 2018 at 8:23 PM

    Am about 3/4 of the way through Father Figure. It is Grrreeaat!

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