Updates and Feedback

Hi! I hope you’re finding some useful tips in my Apps for Writers Blog. I love writing it and interacting with everyone. We’ve had a great run so far. Your feedback has been wonderful. Thank you! No, I’m not ending it, just switching up a bit. FYI, technology is defeating me. (Not a good thing …

Book 31 American Psycho

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis fulfills the “Book Featuring One of the Seven Deadly Sins” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. The tale features many sins: Envy, Greed, and Pride. Overkill, right? You have no idea. Spoilers ahead. I cannot speak about this novel without revealing many spoilers. So, if you would like to …

BookBub

     And now for my last book-focused site: BookBub. This site is similar to the Fussy Librarian. It has a subscription element for readers and a marketing aspect for writers. It’s a giant in the book newsletter subscription market.      Readers, through a subscription to the newsletter, can get lists of discounted and free books …

Book 30 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins fulfilled the “Book Published in 2020” category of the PopSugar Reading Challenge. The novel is a prequel of the Hunger Games series by the same author. This novel chronicles President Snow in his formative years. It was published in May 2020. I read the Hunger Games …

Goodreads

Who hasn’t heard of Goodreads? It’s an extensive website and app for readers to log their reads, look at user-generated reviews, and find new books to read. But there’s so much more. Goodreads is huge. And as a writer, if you aren’t using it, let me give you a little push. What is Goodreads? The …

Book 29 The Alice Network

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn fulfills the “Book with a Three-Word Title” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It’s part of Reese Witherspoon’s book club. My husband and I read it for a local club. (We met once to talk about the first section, then things kinda blew up.) But Hubby and I discussed …

Book+Main Bites

Book+Main is a self-proclaimed matchmaker for readers and romance authors. It’s actually a great marketing tool for romance authors. Their site is designed to bring readers and authors together on a separate URL, Book+Main Bites. Authors can post small excerpts from their novels (bites) with a picture. Readers can search the site based on categories …

Book 28 Dark Matter

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch fulfilled the “Book Published the Month of your Birthday” category for the 2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge. It was published on July 26, 2016. Please don’t do the math. I know. According to Facebook, my birthday is in February. Authors sometimes change some details about themselves. Shhhh, don’t tell. Dark Matter …

The Fussy Librarian

The Fussy Librarian is a website that provides a newsletter to readers with customized lists of discount and free eBooks. For writers, the site is an email marketing service. There are other services such as BookBub, which is a huge one and merits its own post. I’ll be talking about BookBub at the end of …

Book 27 Inkheart

Inkheart by Connie Funke fulfilled the “Book that passes the Bechdel test” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It was probably not a great choice for this category. But I’ve been wanting to read it for years, so… The Bechdel test is a measure of gender equality in literature. The women must engage in dialog …