Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

Wayne is at Twitter and part of the All in the Pantheon project where mortal scribes speak for Greek Gods and Goddesses. However, this post is about his e-poetry book, available at Amazon for $2.99. The poems were written as a way to help with writer’s block. I especially enjoyed the limericks.   “There was …

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From Amazon, “A collection of 32 poems written by mother and son examining love, family, breakups, mental illness, sexual health, self-confidence, and abuse.” I purchased this to support a friend from Twitter’s #writingcommunity, CJ Landry. I have wanted to read more poetry also and this was a fantastic place to start.   I wasn’t disappointed. It’s hard to …

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This is a collection of short stories by the creator of Ok2BeFat that comes with trigger warnings. Spacesuits contains multiple important ideas that are stated wonderfully. As a fat person myself, I understand exactly what it feels like to be invisible, yet feel very visible at the same time. Society frowns upon fat, looks down …

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Cluster is about Abra Collins, a young woman who journeys through life. Her father is abusive and she learns the heartache of death early. Her sister Gwen, and best friend Neal, supports her through transitioning (she is transgender). She meets a professor at college who becomes a dear friend. She is able to open her …

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August 27: Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library (perhaps you checked it out, borrowed it from a friend, received it for review, etc. and want to own it yourself.) (Submitted by Annemieke @ A Dance with Books) My list includes a lot of audiobooks because I have listened to several books over …

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The Last Hope, the finale in The Raging Ones duology is out NOW! Find out what happens to Franny, Mykal, and Court and their adventures in space. We were blessed to be a part of the blog tour and scored a Q&A with the authors. Thank you Wednesday Books! Question:  What is up next for …

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Release day: April 9, 2019. Publisher: 47North. Rating: ★★★★★ Craig Schaefer once again proves he is genius-level in the paranormal noir genre. This is my 15th? book and it may be my favorite yet. The writing, the plotting, the characterization, the pacing, the world-building … just gets better and better. Have you read Craig Schaefer …

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Published October 2, 2018, Fame: The Hijacking of Reality, is not a memoir, but a sort of stream of consciousness manifesto of fame. Fame as a presence, an energy, an almost mystical component of American society. Everyone wants to be famous, to have followers, to get likes, to be near famous people, to have their …

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Hidden Gems (which books haven’t been talked about as much or haven’t been marketed as strongly that you think deserve some recognition?). So here we go. Secondborn by Amy A. …

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We are very excited to have a J. Kent Messum author Q&A to share with you. A Kindle version of Husk was recently released in North America for the first time. Here is the new cover: I read Husk back in 2015. Here is my Goodreads review. I really liked the book and highly recommend it. Imagine if your …

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