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Changes, they are a-coming

Instead of your regularly scheduled Family Fridays post, I’d like to share with you some changes that are coming. I’ve decided to change my blogging platform in order to allow more flexibility with the blog, as well as hopefully start including some affiliate links (more on this later). My hope is that during the transition period, you won’t really notice – maybe the blog will look a little different, and hopefully commenting will be easier, but your general user experience shouldn’t change too much. I’ve never done this before, so I can’t guarantee anything, and once I get the blog transitioned over, I’ll be able to share more details about it all.

As for the affiliate links, I’m hoping this will be a win-win situation. An affiliate link means that I will link directly to a product page on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, and if you choose to buy, then I will get a percentage of the sale (it doesn’t change your price or buying experience in any way). I’m hoping this will improve the reader’s experience by making it easier to buy books or movies that interest them, and I’m hoping it will improve this blogger’s experience by providing some funding for the site. Honestly, if I can cover the cost of running the blog, I’ll be ecstatic. If I can start to fund some of the books I buy for the blog, I’ll be over the moon. I’m planning on including links to Kindle e-books, Nook e-books, and then Amazon and Barnes and Noble paperbacks. If there is another format (iBooks, Kobo, etc) that you want to see included, drop me an email and I’ll throw that in as well.

So that’s what will (hopefully) be coming at some point over the weekend. I’d like to thank everyone for their support with the blog so far. It’s been a really fun journey!

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Lector’s Books now on Facebook!

Lector’s Books has a brand new Facebook page! If you’re on Facebook, check us out here.

The page isn’t showing up in Facebook’s search yet, but you can also just go to facebook.com/LectorsBooks .

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Last Look Proofreading now available!

To celebrate the launch of my new proofreading service, Last Look Proofreading, I’m giving away three novel-length proofreads. To enter, simply leave a comment below with your vote for the most cringe-worthy typo/writing error (mine is affect/effect) before 6:00 Mountain Time on Friday, May 10th. I will randomly select three comments and notify the winners by email (so you must leave a valid email address). I will proofread a manuscript of your choosing (it can be unpublished or published, if you want to release an updated edition). Check out this page  to learn more about Last Look Proofreading.

Email me at LectorsBooks@Gmail.com with any questions, and good luck!

Update: I forgot to say that comments need to be moderated manually, so if your comment doesn’t show up immediately, don’t panic! It should be up by the end of the day, at least.

Update: Contest now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated! Winners are Allan, Agnes, and P. Creeden.

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Books I’m waiting (im)patiently for

Hokay so….yet again, epic fail on regular posting. But I’m back now, and instead of making promises, we’ll just see how long it lasts.

There are three books coming out in the soon-ish timeframe that I’m really excited about, so without further ado here are MORE things that I have to wait patiently for (besides the arrival of my child).

1. Blood and Betrayal – Emperor’s Edge series number 5 is due out early September, and is probably the book that I’m the most excited about. I mean, book 4 ended on a cliffhanger, so I think it’s understandable. Plus this is my favorite currently-being-written series. (See my series review here)

2. Next planned release is Timekeeper, the sequel to Timepiece (review here). It should be out by late September, but the release date has been pushed back once already, so we’ll see if it actually hits shelves (my kindle) on time.

3. Last up is The Mark of Athena, due out Oct 2. This is the third book in Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series, which I cannot believe I have not yet reviewed (spoiler alert: Strongly Recommended). The Heroes of Olympus series is the continuation and expansion of his Percy Jackson series (spoiler alert: also Strongly Recommended. There’s a movie. I can review that right here: “Don’t watch it.”)

While waiting very, very patiently for these books to come out, I’ve been rereading some old favorites, AND I have several books on my “need to read” list. More on that later…

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News and a promise

For the three of you out there who read my blog, I just wanted to give an update on the blog and where I see it going. I’ve not posted much in the past few months (yes, that is a huge understatement) because I’ve got some things going on in the real world that have made it difficult. The biggest thing is that I’m pregnant, which I’m very excited about, but with the  morning sickness (it’s not as fun as it looks in the movies) and the exhaustion (going to bed at 7:30 p.m. does not really lend itself to evenings spent curled up with a book) I just haven’t been doing a whole lot of reading.

BUT! This is my public declaration to you and to myself that I’m going to get back in the habit of reading and blogging. I don’t see this becoming a Mommy Blog at all, but I may start including some children’s book reviews, especially in the sci fi/fantasy/mystery categories. There are so many great kid’s books out there (one of my favorite things about being pregnant is that I have an excuse to start actually acquiring some. Ok, “lots” not “some”.) and many of the books I read at a young age helped pique my interest in both mysteries and sci fi/fantasy.

So that’s where I see things going, and I’m hoping to get on track to post maybe once a week or so. Let me know if there are any book reviews you’d like to see up on earlier rather than later!

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