Sad news first: Borders is closing its physical doors. All of them, apparently. Their website advertises everything on sale and, as you can imagine, there is chaos. I know. I’ve been there. Interestingly, they don’t say whether the website part of their business will remain open. So far it looks like it might, which I find a risky move. To compete with Amazon that way… yeah I don’t see that going well. I went Borders hunting (and it did actually turn into a hunt, because I discovered there was only ONE store left in this city) on Friday and at lunch time, the serpentine line for check-out stretched all the way around the store. Every available hand was behind the registers and half of the shelves were already empty or gone all together. I’m going to miss those stores. Hoping like crazy that B&N doesn’t go under too. They might not, now that they’re the only big book store around (that I know of, anyway)
Iffy news next: Blood Trails is still in editing. I’m afraid it might not make an early August release but have faith! It’ll get there. Just not a second before it’s good and ready. Just like Hailey herself. Why am I not surprised…. (glares at Hailey)
Reading list: I’ve been reading a lot lately. One book after another, going back to… probably the beginning of the year. Most recently I’ve read Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles, The Treasure Keeper by Shana Abe, and Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison.
My favorite of those was Dragon Bound. I seem to have a weakness for dragons as well as werewolves and shifters. Next on my reading list are Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast, How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Not necessarily in that order. All of these were recommendations from people with exceptional taste in books, so I’m giving them a try.
There are about a million other books on my shelves which I haven’t gotten to yet and, oh yeah, at some point I should get to working on my own lol.
And now the promised “stuff”: I’m debating doing a regular monthly or weekly post of some sort, like those lists and memes people sometimes do. Except I’m having trouble coming up with something. So I am opening this up for suggestions.
An option would be a reading list such as this one, but I can’t promise I’ll keep reading this much for long, so that might go dead soon.
OR I could do some sort of mini flash fiction day featuring characters from Blood Moons and Blood Trails, etc. That might be doable on a monthly basis.
OR I could do a list type thing, but those are no fun without interaction.
What do you think? What would you enjoy reading?