Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lauren Kate's New FB Page :)

Lauren Kate's FB page

Books I Can't wait to read in 2011


City of Fallen Angels!!! By Cassandra Clare*****
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
The Sequel to Matched by Ally Condie
Passion by Lauren Kate
Hmm, there are more... but I'm at a loss. What should I be looking forward to?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Unpublished author with interesting idea!

Okay, so to me... this book trailer is hot stuff. Doesn't it feel like an ACTUAL movie trailer?! So get this... the author of this unpublished book is conducting an experiment... a digital marketing one. He wrote a book. Made a trailer. A facebook page. A website. And is now in search of an agent. Now this might seem a little backwards, but after surfing the web, I find that more and more unpublished writers are doing the same. They want their precious literary baby out in the world and are willing to put the sweat and tears into doing it. The world of publishing is changing and writers are getting down and dirty. I think its awesome... but I know there are many people that prefer traditional publishing, with traditional roles. What do you think the pros and cons are? Have you seen some unpublished writers' websites/blogs/trailers that actually make you a fan and make you WANT the book to be published so that you can have it in your hands? Tell me all about it!!

Check out this guy's website!

My reading love affair

So, I hadn't been reading in ages... I missed it, longed for it, craved it. So finally, I started reading again. Why the delay? Lame excuses, of course. No time... baby eats the pages... need to do more productive things. Blah, blah, blah. So I started reading while water was boiling, while my hubby watched T.V., when I took a bath... dozens of stolen, unused moments turned into fabulous moments to escape the mundane and R-E-A-D. In the past couple of weeks I have read Torment by Lauren Kate and Matched by Ally Condie (ehem, the chick that got seven figures for her YA trilogy). Great books. I actually liked Torment better than Fallen. Per suggestion, now I am onto The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Loving life. Feel free to post suggestions.