Summer reading

I love the hot, lazy days of summer. Lots of reading and writing done. Next week I’m planning a trip to Barnes & Noble. I have a long list of wants and I hope they have at least some of them.

My list: The Betrayed Wife by Kevin O’Brien–get every book he writes. Season of the Witch by David Golemon–love the Event Group. Say You’re Sorry by Karen Rose–another of my auto-buy authors. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness–I’ve fallen in long with this series. The 18th Abduction by James Patterson–I wait for trade paperback for this series since the rest is in trade paperback. (fingers crossed I get some of these)

What is on your to-get list from the bookstore?


Jill James, romance writer and voracious reader

Living History

Last week, my grandma-by-marriage passed away at the age of 98. She would have made 99 if she’d held on until September. Along with the sadness at her death, I was awed by the history she had seen in her lifetime. The Great Depression, World War II, the Moon Landing, the Internet, etc.

Image by Ponciano from Pixabay

At 50+ sometimes I forget the history I have lived. Older people just seem so much older than me. LOL Until, I was in Barnes & Noble this week. The place has the anniversary of the Moon Landing everywhere to see. Pictures, trinkets, and books. As I was checking out, I noted a children’s book about the Apollo mission on the counter. So, since I’m a little talker bee in line and at the cash register, I mentioned the Moon Landing.

 

Me: Wow, I can’t believe it has been 50 years. I can still remember sitting on the living room floor, enthralled at our little black and white television, and seeing a man walk on the moon.

BN employee: That must have been so amazing. I can’t even imagine being a part of living history.

LOL, took me back a step, let me tell you. You don’t think you are a part of history while it is being made. It is only by looking back that we can see all the history we have lived.

What historical events are in your lifetime?


Jill James, romance writer

Strange Bedfellows

I love the saying about strange bedfellows–Politics makes strange bedfellows.–Charles Dudley Warner Not only politics but business as evidenced by this week’s On The Internet.

WH Smith who removed all the Indie published books from its stores will now display and sell Amazon Publishing’s Thomas & Mercer crime novels. http://www.kboards.com/index.php?topic=192898.0

Barnes & Noble teamed up with Samsung to produce the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. It is very slick looking and I’ll be checking it out on my next trip to my local B&N. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/samsung-galaxy-tab-4-nook-tablet/379004262

Jill James, contemporary and paranormal romance writer

B&N Shut Audiobook Section?

Are you like me and going huh? I didn’t even know BN.com had an audiobook section. This is no way to do business. I love my Nook. I love visiting my local Barnes & Noble. But we can’t help them if they don’t help themselves.

http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/06/02/barnes-noble-shut-audiobook-section/#.U44BGjhOWM8

Jill James, writer of contemporary and paranormal romance
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On The Internet – Jill James

Busy week in the Digital World!

 
 
Judge rules against Apple in court case.
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/judge-rules-apple-did-fix-e-book-prices.html

What does this mean for iPads, iPhones, and the cost of ebooks?

George R.R. Martin in Amazon Imprint.
http://paidcontent.org/2013/07/09/amazon-launches-graphic-novel-imprint-with-george-r-r-martin-among-first-authors/

What other big names will Amazon attract with all its new arms and divisions?

Barnes & Noble Lynch is out!
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/07/08/barnes–noble-ceo-william-lynch-resigns/2500243/

What does this mean for brick and mortar stores and for Nook products?

What have you seen on the Internet this week? Jill James

 
 
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