book reviews · Freelance Writing

Swept Into Another World (Not Another Book Review)-Book Review Week Musings

There’s one more book on my “to be read” list. Death Returns by Joan Peck. You’ll see that review next month. But the reason I mention her now is that when she sent me the Advanced Reader Copy (ARC), she included a note expounding on the benefits of reviews.  Which you and I know well, don’t we?

I’m already looking forward to being swept away into yet another world. Each book I read improves my writing – thanks, Stephen King. And each writing improves with time. Now, here’s a confession, if you’re new to this blog. When it came to my first published book, I am my own worst enemy. You see, I know how far I’ve come since I first wrote it as part of an MFA application, then traveled into the world of self-publishing. Both of which are illuminating experiences.

So, as we march toward the 10-month mark of our monthly Book Review Weeks, I wanted to take the opportunity to remember a few firsts – guest posters, reviewers, inspirational suggestions, and the latest announcement to round out the month.

First, a thank you to April purchasers of Reflections: The Girl in the Mirror & The Letter! If you’re unable to leave a review on Amazon, please do so on our Goodreads page.

Second, an announcement. As National Poetry Month comes to a close, I’ve been taking a deeper dive into my poetry and earliest writing roots and am putting together a poetry book from April’s prompts as well as a few surprises from other projects. It’ll be out just in time for Mother’s Day and will be available as a book, eBook, or boxed Music and Lyrics Collection.

Circling back a little, I wanted to once again thank our amazing guest posters this Book Review Week with a shout out to Oana Pauna for inspiring our Dual Language Reviews. This has been an exciting month as one of the first books I reviewed as we got our monthly book posts underway, one of the authors just commented as she’d just discovered our blog. If you like mixing art, food, fun, and mystery, check out Belle Ami’s upcoming book The Girl Who Knew Caravaggio (Book 2 in the Out of Time Series).

And finally, a reminder. Tomorrow is support your indie bookstore day! So, let’s celebrate all things indie this weekend – books, music, food, friends, wine, and the arts in general.

If you’d like to post a review of a book during one of our Book Review Weeks, get in touch for more information. And in case you missed it, we’re now doing Dual Language Book Reviews.

Have you ever thought about writing a book? At Writing in the Fast Lane we focus on ghostwriting and book reviews – take a look around our website for details.

As much as I’d love you to connect with me via social media – you can find all the ones I’m on in the bar to your right – I’d much prefer a review of my book currently available on Amazon, “Reflections: The Girl in the Mirror & The Letter”. Currently, it’s got one lonely review. And for less than a cup of coffee, it sure could use a friend or two or ten…. Oh, and we’re on Goodreads too!

Break a Pencil!

© Lisa Street Rogers 2018

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