Breaking Rules for a Cause

I have a hard and fast rule not to pay more than $10 for a kindle edition of a book. It’s a remnant of my time in publishing. I value books and writing greatly (obviously), and want writers to be able to make a living writing books — I buy lots of books to support authors I love. But digital books are overpriced by most publishers and I just can’t make myself take part in it. I could go on for days about this topic; about how four publishers were actually convicted of collusion on pricing for ebooks but still … Continue reading Breaking Rules for a Cause

Vic’s 2019 Reading Goals

When it came to my reading goals, I did not do very well in 2018. I had five goals and I only made one of them. I wanted to read all of Sherman Alexie’s books — I only read one before the #metoo accusations surfaced about how he’d abused his power with female authors and while I loved The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (it made my top 10 list), there was just too much other great stuff on my TBR list to go back to his other books. I think I’ll just shelve this goal for now. … Continue reading Vic’s 2019 Reading Goals