Archive for December, 2006

Book Review Link

Just wanted to let you know that there is a review of Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man by Justin Richards over at Watchingdrwho.com. Just to sum up: It’s the first of the new Doctor Who tie-in novels. I really liked it. It was like reading an episode in which they had a really huge budget. I want to read it again. This one features the 9th Doctor and Rose. Enjoy the review!

Posted on 14th December 2006
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Kitty Kelley’s Next Subject: Oprah (TBS)

Kitty Kelley has announced that the subject of her next unauthorized, tell-all biography is Oprah. No word yet as to title or when the book will appear on store shelves. Reportedly, Kitty Kelley has stated that she has a good opinion of Oprah, unlike the Bushes who were the subject of one of her most recent books. Good luck, Oprah.

Source: Yahoo News

Posted on 13th December 2006
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The Tuesday List (TBS)

Happy holidays everyone! How many books have you purchased for presents this year? I’ve purchase three so far.
Here’s my weekly list:

Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man by Justin Richards - The first of the new Doctor Who book series.

Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin – a counting book by the Click, Clack, Moo folks.

Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton – Book two of the Aunt Dimity series. This one is actually about how the neighbors from book one met. Aunt Dimity is even still alive. I’m about 3/4 of the way done.

Doctor Who: The Shooting Scripts – Scripts for season one of the new Doctor Who. It’s really good.

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story by Nobuhiro Watsuki – I’m re-reading number 7. (And I saw the first 4 episodes of the anime version today.)

So, there you are. I’m working three late nights in a row this week, so we’ll just have to see how much reading or reviewing I get done.

Posted on 12th December 2006
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The Tuesday List (TBS)

I haven’t read too much this week, sorry… Luckily, I have a book on tape that I’m working on.

The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry – The first Inspector Pitt mystery. I’m listening to this one in my car.

Sector 7 by David Wiesner - Technically this picture book has only pictures, so I’m not sure you could say that I’m “reading” it. I do love it though.

Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton – Book two of the Aunt Dimity series. This one is actually about how the neighbors from book one met. Aunt Dimity is even still alive. I’m about halfway done.

Doctor Who: The Shooting Scripts – Scripts for season one of the new Doctor Who. It’s really good.

Getting Started as a Freelance Writer by Robert W. Bly – I haven’t gotten any farther on this one.

Million Dollar Baby by Amy Patricia Meade – Stalled out on this one. I’m not sure that I’m going to get any farther.

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story by Nobuhiro Watsuki - I’m re-reading number 4.

So, there you go. These are the books I am working on now.

Posted on 5th December 2006
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Conversations with the Author, part 4 (TBS)

An Interview with Debbie Viguié

In this four part series we will be talking with author Debbie Viguié about her life as a professional writer.

(Continued from last Monday)

Elisa: Do you feel that any particular author influenced your work?

Debbie: Obviously Zane Grey. I strive to put that much passion into all of my work. My definition of the hero archetype comes from him. I read Zane Grey at a crucial time in my life. I was around 12 years old and he helped form a lot of my views about writing, the structure of stories and the nature of relationships.

Elisa: Okay, last one. I’m sure that everyone asks this one. What advice do you have for aspiring writers?

Debbie: Keep writing. Don’t spend all of your time working on that one book. Write different things. Grow a thick skin, you’ll need it. Embrace your rejection letters. You have to make a commitment to this kind of work. If you commit a lot of time or money it makes you more obligated to move forward with your dream. I went to the Maui Writer’s Conference, and that was really expensive. So, I felt obligated to follow through. Step out of your comfort zone. Ask yourself if you are serious about this. Be careful what you ask for, as the universe will listen to you.

If you are serious about your writing, make that commitment, and treat it seriously. Put the same effort into looking for writing work that you would put into any job search.

Elisa: Thanks Debbie, that was great!

Debbie: It was my pleasure, Elisa. Keep up the good work!

… The End …

Posted on 4th December 2006
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T-Shirts For Book Fans (TBS)

Jamie over at Fiction Scribe posted today about some fabulous writing-related t-shirts at CafePress, and she got me to thinking about book-related merchandise. So, here are a couple of items you might enjoy:

Will Work For Books T-shirt from Overdue Media

The Library Raid Jacket from Overdue Media (Someday this will be mine.)

Ban Ignorance Not Books T-shirt from Bibliogifts.com

The Fear Not, I’m a Librarian collection from Bibliogifts.com

Book Pusher t-shirt from Mblemz

…Mind you, now I wish I hadn’t spent all my money on the Doctor Who T-Shirts. Oh Well. They’re cool too.
Enjoy!

Posted on 3rd December 2006
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