Monday, October 25, 2010

What's on the cover?

Everything I Never Wanted to Be: a memoir of alcoholism and addiction, faith and family, hope and humor

It's Monday, and it's time to see What's on The Cover. Next up on the hit parade is Everything I Never Wanted to Be by Dina Kucera. This one comes courtesy of a blog tour with  Pump up Your Book Promotion ( There will be a guest post from Dina Kucera (Nov. 10) and a review (Nov. 11). Everything I Never Wanted to be is about Ms. Kucera's struggle to overcome addiction. I'm always fascinated by how other people live, so I jumped at the opportunity to take part in a blog tour. The cover of book, while simple, is also powerful. I can see a little girl without a face, getting lost in the vast black cover. There's a story there. One's childhood is supposed to be full of life and cheerful, and obviously that didn't happen with the child on this cover.

The TBR pile is growing. Hopefully by Friday or Saturday I will have a review of Blood Lily by Mason Cranswick up. November will be a full month here. Here is a list of upcoming events:

Nov. 4: Testarossa -- Review and Blog Q&A with author Julie Dolcemaschio
Nov. 5: A Friend of the Family -- Review and Blog Q&A with author Lauren Grodstein
Nov. 12:  Sugar Tower -- Review and Blog Q&A with author Jessica Dee Rohm
Nov. 18: Guest post by Laura Pedersen author of Buffalo Unbound
Nov. 19: Review of Buffalo Unbound
Nov. 21: Second edition of my new blog feature "What's Up Tweeps?!"
Nov. 22: Review of You Already Know How to Be Great by Alan Fine (tentative date)

So many books, so little time!! But I know I can do it. Stay tuned!!!

Note: Next month's question for "What's Up Tweeps?!" I guess this one is geared toward bloggers, but if you're a writer or you think it applies to you feel free to answer. As a blogger, have you found your writing voice yet? If so how long did it take you? E-mail response to me at Entries are open until Nov. 14.

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