Book recommendation: The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith

The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith

We all crave something that makes us feel good once in a while. For me, one of the ways of satisfying that craving is finding a light, romantic, will-they-or-won’t-they (you know they will) sort of book.

The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith, had been sitting on my shelf for months. I was saving it, hoping that it would be the perfect choice when I had exactly the type of feel-good craving I just described. That craving hit me hard back in December, and The Geography of You and Me immediately popped into my mind. I didn’t hesitate to pick it up and start reading.

And you know what? It didn’t let me down.

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Rereading vs not

Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring, by JRR Tolkien

Is it cheating if I dedicate today’s Photography Post to talking about books? Yes? No? Maybe? I make the rules so I can go ahead and do it if I want to? Okay, cool. I swear I meant to keep it to just a couple of paragraphs, but, well, today’s picture inspired just a little more than that.

I’m one of those people who rereads books I enjoy. The more I enjoy them, the more times I reread them.

But here’s the thing: There are some books I really enjoyed–some books that I utterly loved–that I haven’t gone back and reread yet. I just haven’t been able to bring myself to.

It’s not because I already know what’s going to happen and I think I wouldn’t enjoy them as much. Nor is it because I think rereading them would ruin them. The real reason actually tends to vary with the book.

Take the Lord of the Rings series as an example–and yes, that is The Fellowship of the Ring up there in the picture. I loved reading that series the first time. I devoured it. I want to read it again, it’s just that I know there’s an awful lot of description in there, and I need to be in just the right frame of mind to take it in. I haven’t quite been there yet.

Adam Nevill’s House of Small Shadows, on the other hand… wow. Again, I devoured this book. But it also creeped me out entirely. I’m almost in a place where I can handle it again–I want to be, so that I can update the book recommendation I wrote way back when–but not quite.

And then there’s Haunted, by Chuck Palahniuk. As much as I enjoyed and recommend it, and as much as I loved the way it was written, I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready to reread that one.

Cover reveal: Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced, by R.J. Garcia

What is it about teenagers solving a murder that makes me want to read a novel? I was a fan of Nancy Drew growing up, and I’m still drawn to that same type of story. Especially if it involves a cold case.

Like R.J. Garcia’s Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced: Misfit teenagers attempting to solve a case that may just get them killed? Um, yes, please–I definitely want to read this one. Add in the cover I’m helping to reveal today, and I’m entirely hooked.

Seriously, you’re going to want to take a look at it. And then you’re going to want to grab a copy of the book as soon as you can.

Ready?

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Book excerpt: Something Just Like This, by Tracy Krimmer

Remember back in November, when I helped reveal the cover of Tracy Krimmer’s Something Just Like This? At that point, I said the couple on the cover looked really cute.

Well, today I’m sharing a cute excerpt to go along with that cute cover. And better yet, Tracy’s giving away another $10 Amazon gift card! So take a moment to hop on over to her rafflecopter giveaway, then come back here to give the excerpt a read.

Ready? Let’s get started.

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Wednesday links: Marketing tools

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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