I just finished book 18 for the year in my New Year’s Resolution to read at least 25 books this year. Like I’ve said, I know I always read at least that many, if not more, but this year I’m keeping track. I’ve actually read more than this because I also read books for LLBR, but I’m not counting all of those because most of the time I don’t have a physical book in my hand. I read the books on the computer. So, my list is mainly composed of physical books I actually held in my hand and read, not counting 1 that I did read on the computer but not for the review site. Want to check out my complete list for the year so far? Click here.
The book I just finished is R. J. Keller’s Waiting for Spring, but you’ll have to wait for my review. I’ll be reviewing it in August for the review site. I have to admit it’s not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore and bought for pleasure. But that’s one of the joys of self-published books. There’s a whole viral bookstore available to you that many bookstore shoppers will never see. And I feel it’s my duty sometimes to tell people about those books. It’s exactly why I read very little mainstream fiction. Just take a look at my list again and count how many of those books you’ve ever heard of.
When I tell most people that I don’t read mainstream fiction, they always tell me I’m missing out. I usually get Harry Potter immediately pushed into my face like the Bible because I love to tell people I have never read Harry Potter nor will I ever. “You’re stupid and you’re missing out,” people say. Well, guess what? You’re stupid and your missing out too. Harry Gilleland, LK Gardner-Griffie, Mark Zero, Kevin Bentley, Cheryl Anne Gardner, R.J. Keller, Kevin Sessums, Bob Levy, Anthony Policastro, Janis Letts….my list of authors I’ve read this year can go and on….do you know who any of these people are? If not, you should find out. Because you are indeed missing out.
Look for my review of Keller’s book the 2nd week of August on LLBR.