This December, I promised to purchase five books from the Holiday Book Blog Catalog. However, I have a weakness for books (and cake) and so I ended up purchasing ten to date (which is not to say that there will be more in the future):
1 – Blood, Money, Power by Michele Marie Tate
2 – The Cowboy and the Vampire by Clark Hayes and Kathleen McFall
3 – Prophecy Moon by Laura Eno
4 – The Man of Shadows by Angel Zapata
5 – Loathsome, Dark, and Deep by Aaron Polson
6 – Slash and Burn by Matt Hilton (still en route)
7 – Pomegranate Stories by Gay Degani
8 – Flash! edited by Chris Bartholomew
9 – Lazarus by Lori Titus
10 – Apostle Rising by Richard Godwin (waiting for release)
So far, I’ve read Laura Eno’s Prophecy Moon, and I’m currently writing a review for. I’ve also read and reviewed The Cowboy and the Vampire by Clark Hayes and Kathleen McFall – read the review here, and I just finished Loathsome, Dark, and Deep by Aaron Polson, which I’ll also be writing a review for.
I’m in the middle of Angel Zapata’s The Man of Shadows, Chris Bartholomew’s Flash! Anthology, Gay Degani’s Pomegranate Stories, and I look forward to reading Lori Titus’ Lazarus, Matt Hilton’s Slash and Burn, Richard Godwin’s Apostle Rising, and Michele Marie Tate’s Blood, Money, Power, who I had the pleasure of sharing an author table with at the Willamette Writer’s Book Faire.
I will be giving reviews of all the books I read, and I encourage everyone else to do the same for the blog books they read. Reviews support the writer by identifying strengths and/or weaknesses in the book, they can boost sales, and they help validate the hard work it took to get all those ideas into print.
Thanks to everyone who helped support their fellow writers. Cheers!