Everybody loves books. Even the people who say they don’t love books really do love books…they just don’t know it yet. They haven’t picked up the right story is all. I know this from personal experience >> CHECK IT OUT: I’ve known the Hubster for more than fifteen years, and he’s never been a reader. Hated to read, period. He wouldn’t even read my books – instead, he listens while I read them out loud (which is something I do, at least twice, before I send them on to beta-readers). Until, this summer, when he picked up a Jack Reacher book while we were in Colorado, he never, ever, ever read.
Okay, well, that’s extreme. He read in college. And he reads for his work. And he reads menus.
But other than that? No reading, until Lee Child worked his magic on him. Now he’s devouring the stuff and begging for more. IT’S A FESTIVUS MIRACLE!
The unread masses can be converted, people! They’ve just gotta find the right read. You can help ’em, by pointing them in the direction of this fabulous eBook sale. Loads of titles (including Shrilugh) all discounted to 99 cents. Pretty stinking fantastic, am I right?
Here’s what else is going on in Myndi-Land:
*Hanna, Hanna, One-and-Two is coming along. This is good. Beta-readers, are you ready for some melt-your-face-off-awesome? Oh, man. I guess that kinda sets this whole thing up for a big-ass fall. Maybe I should re-phrase. Are you ready moderately-well written prose with semi-likable, semi-hatable (is hatable a word???) characters? *rolls eyes at self* Oh, brother. One of these days I’ll manage to be appropriately confident. Until then, continue to expect nightmarish vacillations between obnoxious overconfidence and weasel-istic apologies for my lack of talent.
*My sweet, aging Golden-pup is limping. It makes me sad to see her growing old. We’re keeping her comfortable, but we know her time is coming soon. Sadness.
*I had a very exciting conversation with somebody about something. It’s all very exciting. I am very excited. EXCITED! (Did you know that when you type that word over and over again it starts looking like a fake word?)
*Hey, have you checked this out yet? If you dig Sherlock Holmes, or Steampunk anything, or all of the above, you’ll love this. If you have an iPad, it’s a crime for you not to download it. CLICK HERE.
Since you’ve made it this far through this dull-as-my-four-month-old-razor blog post, here is something cute to watch.
Live well today, people. You don’t get any part of this day back. Unless you’re a time traveler. If you’ve a time traveler you can pretty much do whatever you want, ’cause, you know, *shrugs* you’re a freaking time traveler.
This post has gotten completely out of control. I’m signing off now.
6 thoughts on “Come And Get It, You Bargainistas (And Bargainistos)”
You are just too funny, Myndi!
I actually enjoyed the Jack Reacher film, so now I must go and hunt the book it is based on. Sorry about your G-pup, Myndi. Having one of my own, I know just what loving family members they are. I always enjoy it when I see some ALL CAPS in a blog. 😉
Goldens are just the best. She’s such a lover. *sniff*
Some days are just ALL CAPS kind of days. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Well that about sums it up.
My husband was also a non-reader. Until he started working nights and didn’t know what to do with himself during his away daylight hours. I told him to read a book and gave him one of my CJ Box books. He fell in love with the Joe Pickett character and he has now read every single Joe Pickett book that CJ Box has ever written.
He’s looking around on Amazon for another series he can devour. Weird how that works.
Here’s to our reading/non-reading husbands!!
w/a Jansen Schmidt