Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads

I’ve decided to become more active with Goodreads, “the” social networking site for bibliophiles. I’ve had an author page since my book was published last June, but I never took the time to do anything with it. In taking a tour of all Goodreads has to offer, I am so impressed! What a beautiful way to support other authors, connect with other writers and readers, join in on book clubs, find new books by exploring the pages and bookshelves of other readers with similar tastes, receive notifications of new releases and author events in the area, and enter book giveaways. Who wouldn’t want a free book? I’m just kicking myself for not taking advantage of this amazing opportunity earlier. I think in part it was due to Goodreads having so many possibilities that it was a bit intimidating at first. But once I took a little time to work my way around, what’s not to love about it? Afterall, “Risk” is one of my words for 2015. 🙂

So in the spirit of getting more involved with Goodreads, I’ve decided to host a book giveaway for my book, The Inheritance, from Monday February 16th – Thursday February 26th. Hop on over if you want to enter for a chance to win.

Helpful Tips

Do any of you have any experiences or helpful tips you would like to share about being a Goodreads user, whether author or reader? I would love to hear what you have to say.

Bucket List

bucket list

It’s never too late to start. Anything. And everything.

Start to achieve dreams.

Start to really live.

Start to love more.

Start to let go and forgive.

And to start that bucket list that has up until now only been a passing thought. Maybe passing through a few times.

I’ve thought about what my bucket list might include–if I had started one. However, if it wasn’t in writing it was simply that, a passing thought. And passing thoughts typically don’t result in action.

So I’m starting a bucket list, and when something to add passes through my mind, that, too, will be written on the list. Something concrete is more likely to be achieved than something floating aimlessly around one’s mind.

My Bucket List includes:
1.)   Travel to Scotland and Ireland

2.)   Learn how to play the piano

3.)   Become friends with ten people from different countries

4.)   Publish a novel, self-publish and traditional

5.)   Perform a random act of kindness every day for a month

6.)   Ride in a hot air balloon

7.)   Ride on a train (preferably not hobo style)

8.)   Pray for a stranger every day for a month

9.)   Take part in a silence retreat

10.) Travel to Ireland

11.)  Learn to flyfish

12.) Go deep-sea fishing

13.) Visit my Compassion sponsored kids in Africa

14.) Make a conscious effort to live life to the fullest–every day.

I would love to read what would be on the bucket list of those reading this.

Peace.