I’ve knocked the 9th entry off my Book Bucket List: Origin by Dan Brown. You can see the review here. In its place, I’ve added The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor to round out the 12 options for the next vote – see below for the poll.
The poll for the March 2018 read is open. Click below to vote by 2/21.
Below is the link to the on-going Book Bucket List and a background on what it’s all about. My Very Own “Book Bucket List” — Click the link to access everything since the beginning of this post series as well as see the 12 books currently on the list.
I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. I am writing my second novel, Father Figure, with plans to publish it in early 2018. As part of the process to engage with my fans and followers, I am publishing a weekly status on the progress of this second book. For a description of this book, check out the post where my friends and followers voted for this book as my second novel.
Beyond these two books, I have a number of short stories, poems and other novels in various shapes and forms. I also read A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll also find TV & Film reviews, Tags, Awards, Age/Genre/Book Reads and Author Spotlights, as well as the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge.
You can also access my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.
Hi, Friends! If you follow the wonderful and amazing writing team N. N. Light, please be sure to look for them at a new website. The POTL Blog was hacked and shut down earlier this week. After a good cry, MRS N has built a brand new website, a reader’s dream: N. N. Light’s Book Heaven. They’ve officially swapped over to this new location but just in case you didn’t see a communication, the new link is:
Unfortunately, it won’t automatically redirect you, so you’ll need to re-subscribe and follow them for their fantastic content. It’s a whole new layout and design — very eye-catching and appealing. I’ve done an author alert on them and written a review on their inspirational 365 book in the past. Hopefully you took that opportunity to check them out, but if not you can take a peek now. Hope you enjoy!
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In the hopes I can control my all-too-frequent impulse purchases and agreements to read new books, I started a new monthly segment on my blog where I list all the books I will read in the upcoming month. I hope that having something written, where I can be held accountable, helps me keep from increasing the TBR until I clear off many books I already want to read. I am going to plan 8 or 9 books each month, which is in-line with my 2018 Goodreads challenge to read in total 104 books (two per week). I’ve left some room to add anything in case I win an ARC or have a due date for an unplanned read.
That said, let’s dive into next month’s planned reads…
In case you’re curious what I read in January, the list is below. Seventeen (17) books… don’t ask me how that happened, but I exceeded my planned TBR and am on schedule, if not ahead, to clear out my queue of books I already own/downloaded. Here’s what I read:
About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”
I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.
The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.
Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.