2/5/14

LibraryThing Group Reads & One Sweet Sale

I prefer Goodreads to LibraryThing, but I couldn't pass up the latest email from LT without spreading the news.  The group One LibraryThing, One Book is like every other One _____, One Book you've heard of.  (One Campus, One Book has been popular for years, bringing students and faculty together to read and discuss a chosen work.)


The February pick for LibraryThing is one of my long-standing favorites, the great classic The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  It's usually remembered as being haunting and supernatural.  I always remember it being hysterically funny and a perfect snapshot of the times.  Especially if you can read between the lines, this book is no snooze fest.



If you prefer something more modern, March's pick might interest you.  American Gods by Neil Gaiman (you knew his name was coming sooner or later, didn't you?) is a book I could probably go on and on about at the drop of a hat.  Beautiful writing, superb combining of old world gods with new world America, and flawlessly interwoven story lines.  Characters both elusive and personable, extraordinary and human.


If you want to participate in One LibraryThing, One Book, here's the page for it.  Official discussions start on the 10th of each month, and you can join the almost-300 members in early discussions, too.  You can also help choose future selections if there's a book you love you want to share with the group.

Now for my sale.  It begins with a riddle: when is a novel like a short story?

When it's priced at $.99!



Starting at midnight PST, my novel XZAwill be available at the lowest price I can set on Amazon: $.99.  This sale will run from Thursday the 6th until midnight the morning of the 13th, the day before Valentine's Day.

I've always loved love stories in reverse, whether as a book or a movie comedy.  That's the way XZA unfolds.  Xan knows Michael for 10 years and even lives with him before she starts thinking about how he really fits into her life and if she should change the way she thinks about him.  It's perfect for cynics and romantics alike.  Remember to grab or gift a copy before the sale runs out.

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