Have you heard of Riffle Books? No? Then you should check it out.

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Get thee to Riffle…

I wonder…how many of you are using Riffle Books? Yesterday I received an invitation to try it and I spent part of this evening checking it out. It’s like Goodreads in that it aims to be a community of readers and writers. You can find out about books, create lists to share with others of the books you’ve read or plan to read. I rather like it so far. If you’re interested in checking it out, click here.

I think I’ll continue with Goodreads and use Riffle, but for those of you who are anti-Amazon (the new owners of Goodreads) Riffle could be an alternative.

Anyway, go and check it out. It’s very visual–almost like Pinterest (my other favorite distraction) for books.

Happy reading (and writing)!

Coming soon…a website for Kim the author

Not sure who created this--but thank you! :)

Not sure who created this–but thank you! 🙂

It’s May Day–a much-needed dayoff from work when I am supposed to be protesting and marching according to Swedish tradition, but really all I’ve done is take care of things I don’t normally have time to do. At least I’ve done four useful things : go to a meeting with the election team for my tenants association, take care of a load of laundry, take a walk and file my Swedish income tax. At the weekend, I’ll file my US income tax form. (One of the good things about living overseas is that we have a tax filing extension until June.)

I’m getting closer to that point where I think one of my novels will be set free to the great, wide world. And it makes me think I need to have a separate website for my books and then this blog for writing reviews. I’ll still write about writing and what I’m reading here. But anything related to the books I publish will be on the website instead. Going to fix a domain and then link the website to the blog. I’ll probably fix it so you can order the books via the website as well.

Anyway, that’s today’s post. Happy May Day! 🙂

And happy reading (and writing)!

Can’t wait to read Nancy Barone’s The Husband Diet…coming soon!

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I love the cover for Nancy’s book!

I love it when one of my friends gets their big break! In a few weeks a book written by fellow Matera Brainstormer Nancy Barone will be published by Bookouture. And what’s really cool is that it’s a book she brainstormed with our group.

I think it was during our first brainstorming session that Nancy first told us about the story that would become The Husband Diet. I loved the premise and couldn’t wait to read it. Well in May I’ll be able to do just that! Intrigued? Well check out the back cover summary…

The Husband Diet

 Erica Cantelli’s life feels more suffocating than a size 4 dress.

 On the surface she’s maintaining the image of successful career woman, perfect wife and a doting mother with two wonderful children.

In reality she’s running out of hours in the day; 6 dress sizes bigger than she wants to be; and the only man who shows her any affection is her gay best friend.

In fact fantasizing about how to kill her increasingly disinterested husband is just about all that keeps Erica sane.  That and a whole different type of fantasizing about the incredibly handsome new school principal, Julian Foxham.

 When her husband jokes about trading her in for two size tens, Erica knows something has to change.  But is another diet really the answer?  Or is getting rid of him the fastest path to happiness?  Now if she could only stop thinking about the gorgeous Mr Foxham…

 For any woman who’s ever felt under-appreciated, or thought about giving up on their dreams.  Erica is a laugh-out-loud breath of fresh air.

I hope you’ll show Nancy some love by clicking ‘Like’ on her Facebook author page and then head over to her website to find out more about her writing and The Husband Diet. And don’t forget to buy The Husband Diet in May!

 Congratulations, Nancy! Can’t wait to help you brainstorm the next book! 😀