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Books are one-time things.

ReReadI almost always read books to their very end; yet at the same time, I almost never reread them. I often feel surprised when I come across someone who has a book or two that they read time and time again. I heard a fan of Jane Eyre say they read the book fifteen times, and my only reaction to that was, “How can you do that? Don’t you get… well, bored?”

I love books as much as the other bibliophile and I do have some favourites, but even those I can’t picture myself reading so often. I can read a book twice, or three times if I really love it, but even then I wait for long stretches of time before I even think about giving it a second spin. My shelves are crammed with books I haven’t read in years because they are still fresh in my head. I can remember almost every detail about them and as such I don’t feel the need to read them again. In a way I’m a bit of a paradox – I can’t not finish a book, yet I can’t be bothered to finish it a second time. Continue reading “Books are one-time things.”

Writing

I am now published!

The reading process took longer than I anticipated, but that’s okay, because I’m pleased with my end product and, more importantly, I am now PUBLISHED! I had waited for this for so long, and I’m incredibly excited, albeit nervous, that my book is finally out there for everyone to read.

Puppet Parade is now available in paperback and e-book format. You can buy the paperback from Lulu here, and the e-book from Amazon here (Kindle). You can also find an epub version on the Lulu page. It’s a great book and I’m extremely proud of it… and I’m not biased in the slightest. 😉

If you do decide to read it, I’d appreciate it if you can leave a review for me on Goodreads. And if you like it, do feel free to share it and recommend it to your friends. Self-publishing is a difficult route, and word-of-mouth really helps a new author quite a lot.

Squee. Published. I’m published! This is so exciting. I don’t think the novelty of this will wear out anytime soon, haha.