A new e-reader
Dear e-reader, No, I don’t consider you a device but this is mainly directed to people who, like I do, like to read on an electronic device. An e-reader for electronic book-readers. I have acquired a new one. It’s the Onyx Boox T68 Lynx. My old Sony PRS-350 is getting a bit dated, the screen’s […]
Book review – A Stranger in a Strange Land
Title: A Stranger in a Strange Land Author: Robert Heinlein Genre: Science Fiction Rating: This is not the first time I read this book. The first time is many years ago and when I read it back then I didn’t grok the entire depth of it. This is an amazing read from start to finish, […]
A real book. Is it what you hold in your hands?
Dear reader, Many a question’s being asked about what is a book. A real book. I think that’s a valid question, and also something that only can be answered from the right point of view. A book always used to be something made of paper, with a cover around it, and words inside that smell […]
Read an E-book week at Smashwords
Yes, dear reader, It’s happening again. Over at Smashwords the ‘read an e-book week’ promotion is off again, and I am participating. If you felt reluctant to read some of my titles, here’s your chance to get one or more of them with a 50% discount. The books that are up for that this week are Green […]
The Coming Storm – Blogtour!
Welcome to Valerie Douglas’ The Coming Storm Blog tour. Check back to The Finishing Fairies daily to find out where she’ll appear next. Excerpt from The Coming Storm The orcs, those monstrous, bear-like things with their oddly hinged jaws were more than his small party could face, particularly Iric and Mortan. Despite their protest, […]
Book review – Shadow Games
Title: Shadow Games Author: Doug Welch Genre: Fantasy Rating: When a twin brother and sister, Paris and Alexandra Fox, learn about the death of their parents, they plan to visit their town of birth temporarily. Strange people who observe them, mysteries in their father’s computer, and uncanny revelations from their attorney make that their stay […]
Indie Promo – Katheryn’s Secrets
Dear reader, It is Monday again, so I present to you: today’s Indie Promotion: Katheryn’s Secret by Alexandria Publishing Group author Linda Hall Ebook Short Description: Mystery writer Sharon Colebrook finds herself the unexpected recipient of her deceased Aunt Katie’s papers, and hopes to learn about a murder Katie had hinted at years before. But as […]
Book review – Mortal Engines
Title: Mortal Engines Author: Philip Reeve Genre: Scifi, Steampunk Rating: Far in the future, very far into it actually, cities will be on the move. How they do it, you can find out in “Mortal Engines”, the first book in the “Predator Cities” series where Tom Natsworthy, Historian Assistant Class 3, has the time of […]
Dear Reader who uses electronics to read, Here is a critical question for you: what to do when your battery runs out? Panic? As someone who likes to read, I know of this problem first hand. Do you too? And if you do, what is your line of action to make sure you can read on […]
The Story of the Mimosa – Chapter 1
Dear Reader, As is usual for me, here is the first chapter, in full, of my about to be released release, The Story of the Mimosa. Please click the ‘more’ link to read Chapter 1. Builder talk.