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Wed, Nov. 23rd, 2016, 06:48 am
Reading and writing


There's a giveaway running on Goodreads right now. Win a free copy of DEEP AS A TOMB:


I'm also revising what's not quite a sequel to DAAT. A major character from DAAT appears as an important secondary character in the one I'm working on. A beta reader said the stakes needed to be higher, so I'm getting ready to kill a character, which I always enjoy doing. Is that wrong? :-)


I'm reading the second book in Rachel Caine's Ink and Bone series. Really good YA fantasy based on the premise the librarians hold all the power in this world. Like power holders everywhere, that can be a problem.

I just finished Liane Moriarty's Truly, Madly Guilty. It drove me crazy for a while by withholding information that some of the POV character had, so it felt like I was being teased. But I still enjoyed it.

I stopped reading and threw away two different YA books in the last few weeks. They annoyed me.

Thu, Nov. 24th, 2016 12:43 pm (UTC)

I look forward to reading your book. I am taking it with me to read on the plane. I hadn't heard about the new Rachel Caine series. I will have to check it out

Fri, Nov. 25th, 2016 11:25 pm (UTC)

I love this series by Caine. Hope you do too!

And thank you for taking a look at my book.

Sat, Nov. 26th, 2016 08:29 am (UTC)

Ooh, a sequel. I look forward to it :-)

With Truly, Madly, Guilty I ended up having to go and check what had happened because it was driving me nuts being teased. Once I knew I could go back and read it through. Not one of her best, I thought, though I still enjoyed it once I was less agitated!

Sat, Nov. 26th, 2016 12:07 pm (UTC)

I was on my kindle, which makes it harder to look ahead. I didn't think it was one of her best either, but even one that's not her best is still better than most of what's out there.

Sat, Nov. 26th, 2016 09:36 pm (UTC)

ink and bone sounds good.. is it?
I need something for the flight back...

Sat, Nov. 26th, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)

I enjoyed it more than I expected to. It started slowly, I thought, because there's a chase scene and I don't find them exciting. But then it kicked into high gear as soon as that was over.

Another possibility is Six of Crows if you haven't read it yet.

Sun, Nov. 27th, 2016 08:00 pm (UTC)

Thanks! I'll give them a try!