Lots of Reading – Upcoming Reviews – Musings

I’ve been reading a lot of books, and I hope to get some reviews written in the next few weeks. Here are the books I’ve completed lately:

Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall

The Wet Nurse’s Tale by Erica Eisdorfer

Eon by Alison Goodman

Plus I have Spellwright by Blake Charlton on my iPod/Kindle app (sorry Katie–I couldn’t resist!) and I was just sent a copy of Prospero Regained by L. Jagi Lamplighter (thanks, Tor), which just shot up to the very top of my reading list. It’s the third book in the series, yanno. I’m hoping it’s also the conclusion, but I think I’d tolerate a book 4, if this one proves to be as good as the other ones.


So why am I reading books on my iPod/Kindle when I have a Nook? Because I FINALLY, after being an Amazon Associate since 2007, made enough money to earn a gift certificate. I intended to buy Eon (because the publisher sent me Eona), but I didn’t have the gift card set up properly and Amazon charged my credit card. After turning off the default purchase option, I properly credited my gift card and used it to buy Spellwright (because Tor sent me the sequel–thanks again, Tor). And I used the spare change that was left to buy The Sevenfold Spell, because I thought I’d be able to use the Kindle Notes to make publicly visible author notes, but apparently it doesn’t work like I thought it did and oh, well, I guess I’ll get 15% of it back as royalties. Anyone know how to make Kindle notes publicly available?

Have I ever bought a NookBook for my Nook? No. I always buy DRM free if I can, direct from the publisher. Not always an option, but I do try. Besides, B&N always seems to sell at the cover price, with only certain books discounted. Love my Nook, hate the Nook store.


I’ve taken to drinking tea in the evening because my high blood pressure meds puts me out like a light and it really cramps my style as an author. High blood pressure sucks. Meds suck. Better than dying I guess, but in the meantime, I hate being a zombie by 9. So I just had a most delightful cup of Irish Afternoon Tea by Bewley’s Tea of Ireland. And guess what! I’m awake enough to write a blog post.


Even though I’m not really working on my novel, somehow words keep finding their way into the manuscript and now I’m flirting with 40,000 words. This novel (the time travel historical) is the first one I’ve written that didn’t hit a brick wall at 20,000 words. Maybe because I’m not really trying? I’m also over halfway through with my edits for the Snow White story. So I guess I’ve been pretty productive with all this time that I have not been … er … blogging (wince).

And now, I sign off to not write, not edit, not blog … no, to watch, with my husband, an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise , of which I’ve gotten hopelessly addicted.

4 Thoughts to “Lots of Reading – Upcoming Reviews – Musings”

  1. Great post, Tia! Sorry to hear about the high blood pressure. Glad you have medication that works though. I’m also a Trekkie in all forms. πŸ™‚

    1. Tia Nevitt

      Julie, it’s just one of those things. I’m working on getting off them for good. It’ll take about 30 pounds. πŸ™‚

      Enterprise was such a great concept.

  2. Chicory

    Good for you on the writing AND managing to take some time for yourself. (Do I get my geek license back if I mention how cool `Enterprise’ is?)

    1. Tia Nevitt

      I’m not the official Bureau of Geek Licenses, but it might help to think how you lost it. Did you profess love for something (shudder) pop culture like, I don’t know, Madonna? Oh, wait. She was pop culture from the 80s.

      It may help to think of something that you like which is unusual or weird and post about it publicly. For example, I have an image of a prince on my webpage. Normally, that would result in an immediate revocation of my geek license. However, THIS prince is an Apache pilot, which is both geeky and cool at the same time. It’s not a picture of him in some random prince finery. So I think my geek license is safe.

      I’ll have to wait until the Bureau renders its decision.

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