If you haven’t visited my author website in a while, I invite you to take a look. Here’s a LINK.
The carrot I’m shamelessly dangling to get you over there is a small preview of the cover for my next book, a suspense/thriller titled,
Indelible: A Sean McPherson Novel, Book One
What book are you currently reading?
Congrats on a new book coming out! How exciting. I´m reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron and it´s so good!! Lots of time to read right now. Take care and stay safe. xo
Darlene — Your book sounds good, I just made a note of it. I just started reading “The Missing Sister.” So far it’s excellent!
I´ll make a note of that one as well. Thanks. You will love the Shadow of the Wind. I loved every word. xo
CUTE pic!! 🤣
Ana — Thank you! 🙂
Your book will be on my must-read list. I’m reading, Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson by Mark Bourrie. It’s a biography of the Radisson of “Radisson and Groseilliers.” There was a lot more to that man than what I learned in my Grade 8 history class!
Arlene — I’m glad you’re intrigued by my up-and-coming book. I’ve just made a note of the book that you’re currently reading. It sounds excellent. I’m currently reading “The Missing Sister” by Elle Marr — excellent!
A novel, wow. I’ve always been reluctant to wade into those waters. Looks like a great setting!
I’m reading The Book of God which is a novelization of the Bible, by one of my favorite writers, Walt Wangerin. He does an amazing job, too.
Melodie — A novelization of the Bible? I’m intrigued. Thank you for leaving the author’s name. I’ll definitely check it out.
I just finished reading it! “The Bible as a Novel” is fascinating, and a lot easier than reading the Bible directly. 🙂 Unfortunately, a reminder of all of the violence that went on during those times is contained on one page after another!! Jan
Jan — I’ve just boosted that book right to the top of my list 🙂
I love the pic, Laurie! Congratulations on your new book!! Woo hoo!! Such great news! Cher xo
Cher — I’m glad you enjoyed the photo. We had fun (laughed a lot) taking it. 🙂
Love it, Laurie!! Thank you! Cher xo
Shameless, indeed, Laurie. And totally fun. Love the premise of your new book. It’s especially fitting after I watched Knives Out last night and A Good Liar last week. Those plot twists can make a person dizzy. I am reading N. K. Jemisin’s How Long ’til Black Future Month.
Shirley — Thank you for joining in the spirit of fun. We saw Knives Out and loved it. I’ve just made a note of “A Good Liar” (thank you), and the book you’re currently reading, “How Long ’til Black Future Month.” I’m currently reading “The Missing Sister” by Elle Marr — oh, so good!
Congratulations, Laurie! I just finished Jodi Picoult’s Leaving Time. I love elephants and this one was wonderful, but I need time to recover from it (whew! I didn’t see the ending coming that way), so am thumbing through magazines for now. Magazines…..mindless ‘reading.’
LoisaJay — I love Jodi Picoult! I haven’t read “Leaving Time” yet (it’s on my list). I love elephants, too. Thank you for the warning.
You can dangle any carrot you wish, Laurie: You’ve earned the right. And you can kill with words without getting locked up. How clever!
I just finished All the Light We Cannot See and now reading The Country Girl Empress, an ebook novel by an author friend Piper Burgi about the life of Empress “Sisi” of Austria. We have enjoyed Unorthodox, a Netflix miniseries loosely based on Deborah Feldman’s 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.
Marian — I enjoyed reading “All the Light We Cannot See.” Thank you for the other recommendations, both books and miniseries. We don’t have Netflix, but you’d be amazed at what can be found on YouTube and Amazon Prime. 🙂
When does your book come out??
RoseAnn — It was originally supposed to come out this June, but my publisher (She Writes Press) decided to publish all of their fiction titles under their SparkPress imprint, so it’s going to be later. I’m sooooooo glad that what initially felt like a “glitch” has happened. Hopefully the COVID-19 pandemic will be in the rearview mirror by the time Indelible hits the shelves.
Slogging through the final pages of “The Count of Monte Cristo.” Better than I expected it to be, but my goodness, Dumas could have used a good editor!
Beautiful website, by the way. Brava! 🙂
Chris — Thank you! 🙂
Chris — You just dangled a great carrot yourself. Your editing comment about The Count of Monte Cristo has curious to read it! 🙂
It’s a beast! I can only read about an hour at a time before my brain begins to fog up. 🙂 Example: this book has more semicolons in one chapter than I’ve ever used in all my writing since I learned how to use semicolons. Also, I counted the number of words in one long sentence I noticed–out of curiosity–. More than 100 words. 😦
Just started All the Places I have Taken my Body by Molly Brown (review book) Just finished THE POWER by Naomi Adelman (not sure of the last name, went back to Library today) Wow that one will knock your socks off Margaret Atwood wrote the forward! Writing review today for A HUNDRED MILLION YEARS AND A DAY by Jean-Baptiste Andrea
Anyone can come to patriciaswisdom.com and under recommended reading find the hundreds of books I have reviewed…and Laurie has commented on! I hope I will get a chance to review Laurie’s new book before I stop doing reviews?
Patricia — I sure hope you get the chance to review my new book before you stop doing reviews, too. The moment I have my advance reader copies in hand, I’ll ship one to you. 🙂
Awesomeness and smiles
All the best with your latest book. 👍❤
Fatima — Thank you so much 🙂
Laurie, I feel like Indelible has been a long time in coming, in fact, I know it has. I’ll be glad to see it hit the market and take off running on it’s own legs. Considering the interesting times we are in, and being a reader of vast amount of informational facts and theories, I am sitting back and enjoying a cup of hot tea and small plate of shortbread with Miss Read of the Village School and Thrush Green. As comforting as warm, buttered gingerbread, Miss Read’s books about rural English village life are a brief respite from the storms outside the windows. Self-isolation doesn’t have anything on a cozy book!
Sandi — I agree with you that books about rural English village life are perfect right now! As you know, I recently finished one about an Irish village. I fell in love with the whole little town!
Laurie, the carrot is Tremendous and I hope your new book project will be a Tremendous success! I am reading “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World” by Melinda Gates for our non-fiction library book club, that will not be meeting for several months. I am sure the discussion will be fascinating when we finally get together! Happy writing!
Sheila — The book you’re currently is on my to-read list. I can well imagine that it’s excellent!
Well done you ! looks good 😊. For me it’s what books am I reading I reading . I can never read one at a time . I have a few upstairs and a few down . I have The Anxiety Journal by Corinne Sweet upstairs …cos I’m kind of needing it right now🥴 and downstairs our lovely friend’s book Mennonite Daughter by Marian Beaman…all good
Cherry — I love that you have “upstairs” and “downstairs” books going. I’ve read Marian’s book and gave it a 5-star review. Woohoo! 🙂
Ok, I’ll bite.
Ed — 😂😂😂