Webinars and webcasts, both live and archived, discuss and inform on specific topics. Beginning bloggers might be interested in the first two, whereas those focused on Romance should appeal to readers and followers of my blog. Check out the stream or archive from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, OCLC Web junction, ALA, or Booklist. They are all free, but some may be offered to only to Continue reading
I decided to participate in the event, Friday Reads, run by L. Jones, because it focuses on Readers’ Advisory and her blog’s tagline indicates she’s as much of a bibliophile as I am. Her event’s header repeats a Readers’ Advisory phrase, “What to Read Next?”; RA is a particular interest of mine. I like the idea that I can contribute opinions; book reviews or descriptions; author or novel information and suggestions; among other items to introduce authors and books to the blogging community. Continue reading
Introducing three recurring events:
1. Author page, updated monthly, with author photo; novelist’s stats; new or upcoming books; interviews; or other information. Appearing shortly.
2. Booklists or bookmarks, Reader’s Advisory gold, suggesting similar books to the one read.
3. Friday Reads; a collection of my blog entries submitted to L. Jones’ weekly recurring event of that same name. Visit my blog tomorrow and you’ll see my first entry unveiled.
Today’s “What Shall I Read Next?” is a series selection. Read one and Continue reading
Among the many posts viewed and those commented upon, Fiction and Non-Fiction. The Great Divide!, stood out. It struck a nerve when Vibrant asked “When reading for fun, do you usually choose fiction or non-fiction? Do you have an idea why you prefer one over the other?” My mind flew to familiar articles about reading for pleasure and recommendations for the same. Continue reading
Did you enjoy reading Rebecca? Recently I’ve read the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Completely surprised by its originality, one of the best read recently, the first novel, The Discovery of Witches, introduced me to a world of witches, vampires and daemons, all linked by (spoiler alert!) a common geneological tree. Will a decree that love be denied cause a war between Continue reading
Followers of my blog are aware that it is geared toward those readers who are as interested and passionate about romance novels as I am; writers and others are welcome as well. It is my opinion that, of the many subgenres, Romantic Suspense and Paranormal Romance are the most popular currently. A later post will discuss the paranormal. Continue reading
Today’s entry discusses the importance of a blog’s title and tagline, just as the creation of a title and subtitle is important for Romance authors. Bloggers need a catchy title and tagline that will hold the interest of readers and ensure they will be interested enough to return to your blog. I determined my title by the subject matter of the blog; reading, and specifically, my favorite genre, Romance. Continue reading
Hi! Welcome to my new blog, The Romantic Pen. An MLS and bibliophile, I share my love of the different subgenres through articles on and about this brand of fiction. Through this public blog I will attempt to reach as many readers as possible who share my passion. Please comment on my blog posts, telling me what you think; what you would be interested in hearing about or discussing; Continue reading