After three and a half years on WordPress, I’ve made a great group of blogging friends. When things get busy and I can’t check in for a day or two, I find myself wondering how everyone is doing. Besides the book reviews, new fiction, and other important blogging posts, I like reading everyone’s miscellaneous news and random musings. And I’m sitting here thinking, “Oh, I need to tell my friends this, or that” because that’s what friends do, in person or in the cyber world, right?
A lot has been going on in my Book Club Mom world. I went back to work almost a year ago and I love my library job. This month I will be leading the mystery book club at the library and in the future I will be sharing that job with one of the librarians. I sat in on last month’s meeting, where we discussed Echo Park by Michael Connelly, an excellent mystery thriller. I hope to have time to start at the beginning of Connelly’s books and work my way through them. This month we are reading Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. I have the book and will be starting that soon. I’m very excited about doing this!
This month, my personal book club is reading The Fever by Megan Abbott. I’m going to try to start that tonight. I don’t know much about it, but Gillian Flynn calls it “a mesmerizing modern portrait of teenage life today.” Since I just finished reading (and loved!) The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson, also about teenagers, I think The Fever will be a nice one to follow with.
I’m in the final stages of helping publish A Fortunate Life by Fred H. Rohn. I have learned a great deal about self-publishing and will be blogging about that separately. I’d love to get a dialogue going with all my indie author friends about their experiences getting books to print and online and marketing challenges. We’re already working on a second book, a collection of short fiction.
I’m getting ready to update my blog page, but I need some time to get my ideas in order. So look for some new banners, photos and color schemes in the next few months.
I’m working on a new “Blog views and other obsessions” post with a bunch of different topics. For one, I cannot figure out my Book Club Mom Facebook feed. I’ve “liked” a ton of pages, but I never see them on my feed. I’d also like to do something more with my Goodreads group of friends because I see a lot of potential there. I’m wondering how I can integrate that account with my other social media. I’ll be talking about Twitter too, because I’m using it a lot more now and have learned a few things (it’s good to have teenagers and college kids handy!)
I’m so thankful to everyone who takes the time to read my posts and comment. I try every chance I get to read your blogs too because I am genuinely interested in what you have to say. I feel bad when I can’t check in on everyone’s blogs all the time, but I’m trying to visit you all on a regular basis. I’m also thankful for a bunch of new followers and plan to share the love by highlighting them in a separate post. (It is the Valentine month, right?) I got that idea from Noelle Granger at Sayling Away so be sure to check out her blog here.
So that’s it for now, but I’ll be seeing you out there! Happy blogging!
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