My thoughts on Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones.
Here I am again with another Diana Wynne Jones book. This audiobook was much shorter than Castles in the Air. I also fell into the story much faster, probably because I knew it was another book where Howl would make an appearance. And he does come in much sooner. If you know Howl, you spot … Continue reading Thoughts on House of Many Ways
I'm a Diana Wynne Jones fan. Pure and simple. When I was looking for a new book to listen to, I decided that I wanted another DWJ book. I had once heard that Castle in the Air was a sequel to Howl's Moving Castle. On this particular day though, I couldn't find any confirmation that it was. I decided to take … Continue reading Thoughts on Castle in the Air
Let me begin by saying that I don't suffer from impostor syndrome. Absolutely not. No way. At least not until the moment I step up to the canvas and begin painting. Then, all bets are off. For the last couple of years I have been asking myself just what is wrong with me. I have … Continue reading Thoughts on Secret Thoughts
I finished the second in The Magebreaker series by Ben S. Dobson. The Emperor's Mask does well as a sequel and I highly enjoyed it. Once again, Travis Baldree is great at narrating this book. Okay, there was one little issue... At the beginning of the book, there is one voice that is not leveled to the … Continue reading Thoughts on The Emperor’s Mask
This one might be geared a little more toward writers, but I think anyone who needs to write a regular newsletter would get valuable tips from this book. I picked this book up because I really wanted to learn how to do my newsletter better. I want to have an engaged audience, not just a … Continue reading Thoughts on Newsletter Ninja
I am often asked how someone can get their book published. Or I get asked, "What advice would you give someone writing a book?" Most people don't want the real answer: finish the book you're writing first. Just finishing the book (whether fiction or non-fiction) is usually the most challenging for anyone. See, it seems … Continue reading Thoughts on Write, Publish, & Market Like a Boss
Magic is real. It's not quite like you imagine it to be and certainly not like the tricks of stage magicians. But what exactly is it, can it be measured, and can it be scientifically proven. This is the premise of Dean Radin's Real Magic. Radin holds a PhD and has done many experiments for … Continue reading Thoughts on Real Magic
If you've been following me on Twitter, you know that I've been listening to Solve for Happy by Mo Gawdat for the last couple of weeks. Let me start by saying that I don't think I've ever cried so much by listening to an audiobook before. //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=dawnblair1-20&language=en_US&marketplace=amazon®ion=US&placement=B01H0IOZQ4&asins=B01H0IOZQ4&linkId=a0b77bdb860a8cbb35df5ec08c20d813&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true Solve for Happy came about from Mo's own … Continue reading Can happiness be solved like a math equation?
I recently finished listening to A Flaw in All Magic by Ben S. Dobson. //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=dawnblair1-20&language=en_US&marketplace=amazon®ion=US&placement=B074Q4C66B&asins=B074Q4C66B&linkId=e7be5bfb0d09969c4424551f319e0f8a&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true Now I came across this book through watching a video that the narrator, Travis Baldree, put out on YouTube. He was sampling a tool that I had just started using for my own audiobook narration and did a sample read … Continue reading Thoughts on A Flaw in All Magic