Cruel and Unusual, by C.E. Wilson

As a fellow self-published author, I am both awestruck and envious of C.E. Wilson. Her output of work since I’ve started blogging is impressive to say the least, and I wish I could be as prolific as she is. I’m just as amazed by her imaginative plots and characters as I am by their integration […]

My Top 10 TV Game Shows

When I was young (but school-aged), back in the late-70s and early-80s, I have fond memories of watching game shows all morning on the few days I was sick at home. Game shows have always been a staple of television, as they’re cheaper to produce than scripted series. They also give people hope and dreams […]

Corrupt Me, by Jillian Quinn

Every now and then, you have to step a little bit outside your comfort zone. That sentiment applies to readers as well. It’s sometimes educational and sometimes eye-opening to read a book outside the typical genre(s) you enjoy. As a YA writer, I read a lot of YA fiction to keep up with what’s out […]

My Top 10 Candy Bars

So it’s February, and it’s time for a Top 10 list. When thinking of February, Valentine’s Day was the first thing that came to mind. I considered doing a Top 10 Romantic Comedy movies list, but I’ve done movie lists back in December 2016 and June 2016. I thought another one would be too soon, […]

Flipping the Scales awarded IndieBRAG Medallion

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I’m here to share some wonderful news about my book Flipping the Scales. At the end of last summer, I submitted the book to the indieBRAG—indie for independent and self-publishing (like me), and BRAG for Book Readers Appreciation Group. Their mission, from their website, is “to discover talented self-published authors and help them give their […]

Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Mind-blowing. This book is absolutely mind-blowing. There’s no other way to say it. I’ve never read a book like it before. I became aware of the book just by seeing it reviewed at a lot of book blogs. I didn’t read any of those reviews because I didn’t want my opinion swayed in anyway, but […]

Made You Up, by Francesca Zappia

I start 2017 with a review of a book that’s been on my Kindle for a few months. Because I have a Goodreads account, I get periodic notifications when there are special deals on the books on my to-read list. When I got that notification, I immediately snagged myself a digital copy. I’ve wanted to […]

My Top 10 Books Read in 2016

The monthly Top 10 list is now a well-established feature here at The Stuff, and like last January 1st, I’m doing a Favorite Books Read list. I guess now that it’s my second year doing it, I can officially call it an annual tradition. Yay! Just like last year, the actual release date of the […]