September 13, 2017

Bookish Fun: Reviews, Hidden Books, Indie Authors, and More

You've probably noticed that this post isn't the final installment of Love & Chaos. That’s because I’m overwhelmed with school and work. I've already dropped one class and fallen behind in another. Additionally, I’ve had to work a ton of extra shifts that I signed up for early in summer before I knew I would be working a second job. I currently won’t have a day off until next Saturday, September 23rd, and as we speak, I'm waiting to see if I'll have to take tonight's shift for a sick colleague

Thus, I haven't had time (or mental energy) to write. School and work have to come first right now, so that's just how it is.


In lieu of something written by me, I offer some reviews about things written by me. If you're still on the fence about buying Miscast Spells or Outcast Shadows, I hope these reviews will convince you:
There are also a few more reviews reviews on Amazon and Goodreads for Miscast Spells, but sadly not so many for Outcast Shadows. So, here is the obligatory shameless plug: if you have read Outcast Shadows, please review it on both those sites. Every review helps.


In other news, here are some bookish things happening this fall.

September 18th is Hide a Book Day, a day where people "hide" books in semi-obvious places to spread the love of reading. This can be a great way for indie authors to get their books out there (think of it as a giveaway, minus the price of postage), or for a bookworm to promote their favorite titles. It's also a cute way to get books out of your hair if used bookstores wont take them (our local one has odd rules about hardcovers and library cast-offs). You can hide them with a little note or make cute packages like I did:

If you're in Flagstaff, you might just run across one of these!

September 25th is National Comic Book Day. There aren't any events associated with it that I'm aware of, but that doesn't mean there can't be. Read your favorite manga, graphic novel, comic book, or comic strip omnibus. Recommend some comics on social media. Wear a super hero shirt, or go the extra mile and actually wear comics:

I don't know what this is, but I'm going to wear it.

Later in fall is Indie Author Day, October 14th. This is basically a day for authors and libraries to get together and host indie-focused events like workshops, panels, and signings. You can see if there is an event happening near you, or you can contact your local library to find out about holding one.

And of course, in November is NaNoWriMo, but that is a post for another day... 

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