More Reading Time Please

I try to read at least 60 books a year and that hasn’t happened for a few years now. Another goal that has fallen short. This year I’ve only read 5 books and I usually read that many a month. It’s not that I’m not reading. I’ve spent most of time reading unpublished works, and no offense, I need some quality time with quality books.

This year I’d really like to catch up on some classic science fiction, especially considering I’m transitioning to writing this genre. My inspiration for selections is my hubby and 50 Essential Science Fiction Books. Here are my top 8 selections to read/reread first:

                                   

We already have all of these books except for The Left Hand of Darkness, and I’ve already read three of them: Contact, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and 2001: A Space Odyssey. I’m starting with A Wrinkle in Time because my son found the book in his closet a few days ago. After I found it on the essential Sci Fi list I kind of figured it’s essential I read it right away. I’ll review each of these books on the Minor Insanity Blog after I’ve read them.

An awesome start to the week

Posted by W.J. Howard

Despite the fact that we had another kid in the hospital over the weekend, this time getting stitched up from a cut to the hand by a broken glass, AND I had another flu virus attack me last week, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST MONDAY’S EVER!

The Courier was released this morning! WHOO HOO!! GO BUY IT NOW! Or, get it for free by dropping by one of the Minor Insanity social networking site, then follow us and I’ll send you a coupon code for a free copy. This promotion will run until March 1st. Here’s the links. Take your pick.

  • Twitter: I’ll DM back the code. Easy enough.
  • facebook: Tricky because I’ll have to also friend you and then will send you a message with the code.
  • Google+: Equally tricky because you’ll have to follow me and allow me to send you messages.
  • Contact Me: If you find all the social media methods a pain in the ass, fill out our contact form and I’ll email ya the coupon code.

Geeze, that’s incentive enough to just buy the damn thing.

I’ll also be giving away a few annual subscription to The Courier during the Bloody Hearts Blog Hop. Stay tuned. The drawing will open in the next couple days and will run like Tim’s three eBook drawing over on the Vamplit blog now.

And speaking of Mr. Hobbs
, if you missed it he joined our blog last week. Welcome again to ya, Tim. He has quickly become one of my favorite horror writers, so I highly recommend his books. He’s very good at developing characters you will love or love to hate. You can read about his novels in the right column and click on the book to go to Smashwords to purchase one. If you’re real nice and contact us for a copy of The Pumpkin Seed, between now and the Bloody Hearts Blog Hop, I’m sure I can get a few copies out to ya.

Ask the Author returns next week. R.J. and I were answering a question a week last year on the Bloodlegger’s blog and we’re going to begin doing it again every Wednesdays. In addition we will invite another horror, fantasy and/or sci fi author in to answer as well. I’ll have a form for readers to submit questions too. Oh, and contact us if you would like to be a guest one week.

#HorrorChat is about Mr. Stephen King this Wednesday on Twitter, and as always you can join us all week long on Dark Media City too.

This week starts oddities month for #FridayFlash. Tim and I will start the month writing about medical and dental oddities.

Other than that, tons of stuff to do and no new news on Bloodleggers, so enjoy your week all.

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