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January 14, 2013

Have you been reading?

It's Monday, again. And, again, I don't have any new books to report having been read. I did finish my beta reading project and do not have any manuscript projects waiting so I should be able to get some pleasure reading in this week. (If you are looking for a beta reader, you can see my rates under the GWR Publicity tab).

5 a Week Comment Challenge: I'm happy so many people have signed on to this challenge. I really hope that it will change the commenting culture in the book blogging world. (Don't know what I'm talking about? See this post). I made 5 or 6 comments this week. What I'm most thrilled about, though, is the quality of comments. I'm not just leaving the "great post" generic comment. How did you with the challenge?

I'm already seeing a change in commenting behavior on my blog. The most commented on post this week was Michele Richard's guest post with editing tips.

It is the last days of the Confessions Tour with J. B. Lynn. It has been a great tour with some very funny moments. Make sure you enter to win a signed set of her books.

On Friday, I did my first blogger spotlight - check out Fresh Pot Tea for all things creative writing. Over the weekend I posted my review of Prince Nameless by Patti Larsen and the trailer for The Night Watchmen by J. L. Manning.


What would you do if you could see into the future?

As a child, he dreamed of being a superhero. Most people never get to realize their childhood dreams, but Corrigan Bain has come close. He is a fixer. His job is to prevent accidents—to see the future and “fix” things before people get hurt. But the ability to see into the future, however limited, isn’t always so simple. Sometimes not everyone can be saved.

“Don’t let them know you can see them.”

Graduate students from a local university are dying, and former lover and FBI agent Maggie Trent is the only person who believes their deaths aren’t as accidental as they appear. But the truth can only be found in something from Corrigan Bain’s past, and he’s not interested in sharing that past, not even with Maggie.

To stop the deaths, Corrigan will have to face up to some old horrors, confront the possibility that he may be going mad, and find a way to stop a killer no one can see.

Corrigan Bain is going insane . . . or is he?

Because there’s something in the future that doesn’t want to be seen. It isn’t human. It’s got a taste for mayhem. And it is very, very angry. From
Fixer is not available until March 2013, but learn more about it at Goodreads.

Gen Y has been picked apart by analysts, statistics, and trend reports, which often portray 20-somethings in negative, one-dimensional terms like "entitled" and "whiners". In this thought-provoking new book that aims to dispel these stereotypes, journalist Hannah Seligson chronicles the lives of seven individuals who embody this generation, exploring their challenges and ambitions in vivid detail and sketching a picture, through their eyes, of what life is actually like for young adults. Through these first-hand stories, readers will discover the transformational effect this enterprising, open-minded, innovative, and diverse generation is having on society. From
Find Mission: Adulthood at Goodreads, Amazon, and IndieBound.

What are you reading this week? Are you like me and still working on books from last week or are you picking up something new?

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  1. Most intrigued by your Comment Challenge! Very productive. Here Is My Memes Post

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks. I came up with the challenge to keep myself a bit more accountable.

  2. I have to constantly challenge myself to leave more comments. I think it is a good reminder for everyone.

    One thing I think has decreased the number of comments is the trend of emailing a commenter back to acknowledge the comment instead of returning a visit to their blog and commenting.

    1. I always come back to the blog to comment on what others are saying - I think it will help keep the discussion going. But I have left comments where the blogger doesn't follow up at all to the comments.

    2. I was looking at your comments (I don't know if it's like eavesdropping, sorry if it is) and I was thinking that a few days ago (I'm new here). I left some comments and then I had forgotten where I had left them since I didn't get any emails telling me someone had replied. I wonder if that happens to other people. So I decided that instead of just replying on my post, I should go back to their blogs and answer them there.

    3. It's not eavesdropping. It's meant to be a public discussion.

      Most blog platforms have a link or button you can click to subscribe/follow/be emailed when new comments are added to a post you have commented on.

      For my blog it is the "subscribe by email" link on the lower right (to the right of the publish and preview buttons).

    4. I have seen them and I have subscribed to most replies but I started thinking if everyone subscribes or if some don't plan on coming back for a reply. Like you said, some don't answer back.

    5. I don't always subscribe. It depends on what comment I left, if it is a blog I regularly read, and the discussion that is going on.

  3. I'm finishing last week's last book but I know I'm still a little behind.
    Fixer is very interesting, I think I might have to check it out once it comes out.

    Rivie @ Bookshelf

    1. I think Fixer is still at Netgalley (that's where I got my copy).