I woke up this morning remembering that Read an eBook Week finished at midnight Pacific Time, which gave me until 8 am to make my own ‘purchases’. It was very interesting reading through the Children’s books. The blurbs for Princelings really stand out as being ‘different’ – wholly more grown up in character. I’m not sure whether this is good or bad. I don’t remember being attracted to things that were specifically for juniors when I was 12. Given that I remember reading some very adult things in the newspaper then, I wonder whether I might have been put off by some of these descriptions. Of course my reading at 12 is not a ‘children’s’ reading age, but I find it difficult to remember what I chose for myself any earlier. If it was about horses or other wildlife I read it! I also enjoyed legends, and I woke up yesterday wondering what had happened to a book I had, called “Tales of Irish Enchantment”. I’m sure I kept it on my last house move.
The good news is that I had 21 ‘purchases’ of the Princelings of the East, which I hope people enjoy. This is a huge increase on last year, and I think next year I might put my entire catalogue out in the ‘free’ section. After all, my whizz through the children’s and YA sections this morning were pretty much limited to the free sections. I did look at the offers in Children’s and considered a couple at 50% off (which my others were set at), but chose three freebies before the clock struck midnight in California and the coach turned back into a pumpkin! One minute the books showed their discount codes, the next refresh and they were gone! I was just in time to get a Lindsay Buroker, a Neon May and a James Carmody. I was thinking about a horse book by Rebecca Weinstein too, but it was half-price and time was running out. Another time maybe.
Thank you to all these authors and I hope you had a good time in read an ebook week as well. Here’s to next year.
And I hope people are kind enough to leave reviews if they downloaded the books. I will – although I confess I am way behind in my reading. 124 books in my kindle and probably around 90 to read!
Maybe I should revise my short descriptions of my books, though. They say it often helps.