New Year Resolution

This Christmas I my darling K presented me with a Kobo e-reader. As I pondered just which books to download I decided to start with a book I’d won, The Temple by Heather Marie Adkins. It was a great read; I quite enjoyed it.
At a recently spoke with another struggling author who had received a similar gift. He beamed as he told me he had installed the complete works of Edgar Allen Poe on his e-reader, with plans for more of the classics as well as some of the day’s top sellers.
Something about that bothered me. Dear old Edgar is long since dead, as are many of the authors of the classics. Don’t get me wrong here, I love many of the classics, and I once had a full hardback collection of Poe, but this is not where I want to spend my few reading dollars, not now.
I have made many wonderful writer friends on-line. These are caring and supportive people who are trying to get their work out just as I am. So, here it is, my New Year’s resolution: I, Prudence MacLeod do hereby resolve to read as many books written by my on-line peers as I can in 2012. If I like the book I will review it in my blog; if I don’t I will e-mail the author and explain why. I will not publish a bad review of anyone’s work.
I started with Heather’s book and I will start Diane Capri’s Carly’s Conspiracy this evening.

13 thoughts on “New Year Resolution”

  1. LivLiv

    That's a wonderful plan. I look forward to following along with your posts.
    Peace,
    Liv

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    December 29, 2011
  2. Emma BurcartEmma Burcart

    That is a wonderful resolution. I would like to read the books of writers I know online, too, but I don't do ebooks. Maybe I will make it my goal to find as many hard copy books of bloggers I know. That could be a good reading resolution.

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    December 29, 2011
  3. berniejenkins1berniejenkins1

    I think your approach is a wonderful one and you have been very respectful in your comments to me. I really appreciate you reading my work. Thank you again Prudence.

    Reply
    December 29, 2011
  4. Sheila SeabrookSheila Seabrook

    This is a wonderful idea, Prudence, and a great way to give back to the writing community. I'm looking forward to your reviews!

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    December 29, 2011
  5. Christopher HudsonChristopher Hudson

    Good on ya, Pru … I wish I could make that resolution, but the only thing I'm slower at than writing is reading. Anyway, I resolve to make 2012 a gas … hope yours is too.

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    December 30, 2011
  6. Alyssa RendrumAlyssa Rendrum

    You're going to make a lot of authors very happy with that kind resolution!-) I hope they return the favor for you and get the chance to read your powerfully inspiring stories!

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    December 30, 2011
  7. cynthiarobertsoncynthiarobertson

    You're a sweetheart, Prudence; that's the same criteria I use for doing book reviews. A warning though: the caveat is that not liking a book leads to a very bad place with the author, on occasion. Best to just keep silent on those, perhaps.

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