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Happy Reading!
Happy Reading!
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This is just a small note to all of my readers, old and new alike, to let you know about changes or updates to any of the old articles that have been previously posted, and to give you a chance to leave suggestions about what you would like to see and read about.

First, there is now a new trivia section at the end of most articles. This is just a fun little question or two about the book or author that is highlighted, and the answer is not mentioned in the article. (In other words, you will have to read the book in order to know the answer!) There's no special prize - it's just supposed to be a little fun thrown in your day. Post the answer in the comment thread of that article, and, if you're feeling creative, maybe even post a trivia question of your own! Just please remember: no spoilers. Everyone should have a chance to discover the book for him/herself.

Second, this article's comment thread is where you can post any question, comment, or suggestion that doesn't apply to another article - for example, you might post a request of a book review or information on an author, or you might want to know about a particular bookstore in the Tri-City area of Michigan... or whatever is on your mind, so long as it is book-related.

For any and all comments, please keep in mind that this is a G-rated page. No explicit or negative comments will be accepted.

Thank you to all for your support. I hope you continue to enjoy diving into the wonderful worlds of books an literature! Happy reading!


  • Dagda 5 years ago

    What type of plots do you like? When will we get to see your novels? I bet they are great! Your reviews are very eligant (now only if I could spell....) so we know you have a great flow and structure. I can't wait to see you books on the New York Times best sellers list!

    Waiting in Anticipation,

  • Addie.Aynsley 5 years ago

    I love the idea of trivia at the end of reviews, brilliant!

  • SarahLindesmith 5 years ago

    Dagda: I like any plot that can hold together without sounding forced. Complexity is nice because then I get a chance to see more of the characters' side stories (usually) - but I don't want it so complex that I can't follow what's going on. Really I am more character-driven than plot-driven, but the best characters in the world are nothing without a good plot to connect them, so...
    As for my own novels, you'll see them when they are published! :) Which I am working on, but it's a slow process. For anyone interested in reading them, I will, in all likelihood, post something about them here. They're fantasy fiction novels, so hopefully most of my readers will enjoy them.

    Addie: thanks! I wanted a little incentive for people to read new books, and also to generate (hopefully) some conversations. We'll see what happens.

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