Another review coming your way?

51XFSc1hJzL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Happy Labor Day!

I managed to have the rare holiday off, and I took advantage of it and did nothing. That’s right, I spent a lazy day doing nothing, watching reruns of Good Eats, and dozing in and out. It was glorious!

But while I did nothing all day, I received an email from Oliver Chase, an author whose book Marsh Island, I reviewed back in November of 2013. He has a new book on the way, Levant Mirage, due to be published next month and is offering me a copy of it. How can I refuse? Of course, I’ll have to read it and I’ll write up a review to share with you all.

While I’m at it, I should consider writing more reviews. I enjoyed doing them, though I’ll admit to a little stress. I hate being critical of other author’s works. I know how hard it is to write, how difficult it is to shape, and how painful it is to set it free, but a job’s a job, and I have to be honest and give my opinion to the best of my ability.

I started my reviews in the hopes of bringing in some new readers to my blog, but I never saw much of an uptick. That’s okay. I read some good books, talked to people I never would have met otherwise, and seeing what others had to say broadened my horizon. I saw new ways of looking at things, experienced things I never would have experienced, and learned so much that I never knew before. That’s the power reading has. That’s the power a good writer embodies. It’s one I want.

Now I wait to get a copy, and I wonder what else I should read. I have a few books beside me, a couple from authors I have met in a writer’s group I meet with sporadically. I wish I could go more often, but my job limits my Sundays off. C’est la vie. If you are reading this, and you have a self-published book you want reviewed, don’t hesitate to email me at

You can also check out my other reviews here on my blog by clicking here or on the link at the top of the page. I can’t wait to get started again, and happy reading.

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