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Vashti Quiroz-Vega: The Fall of Lilith – #free until 2017-08-05! @VashtiQV

5 Aug

Hello and Welcome! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Author and Book Blogger, Karen Oberlaender is kind enough to have me as a guest author on her blog, My Train of Thoughts. Please head on over there and check out the post.

Also, don’t forget to download your free The Fall of Lilith eBook on Amazon. The promotion ends today! Please tell your bookworm, book-nerd, bibliophile and bookish family and friends about this promotion.

I appreciate the support. ❤

Download eBook here.

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Easy Reading

19 Aug

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog and Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen of Silver Threading.

I borrowed today’s quote from Karen Oberlaender’s blog series 3 Quotes . Check out Karen’s Book reviews and 10 Statements author spotlights on her blog, My Train of Thoughts .

I chose a quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The quote is short and sweet and packs a mighty ‘truth’ punch.

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Writing is not easy. If it were easy to write everyone would write a bestseller and win a nobel price. It takes intelligence, skill, talent, patience, resourcefulness, tenacity, creativity, and most of all imagination to write a good book. The genre is irrelevant. There are literary masterpieces in all genres.

So what makes a book good? In my opinion, a good book is one that’s easy to read. What do I mean by this? Well, I don’t mean that the author should use kindergarden level words. A book that’s easy to read is a book that keeps me entertained, the prose flows beautifully, and one chapter easily transitions into the next. A book that’s easy to read is fascinating, interesting and a little challenging. It’s content is unique and it’s pace is like a Zumba class––there’s lots of rhythm and movement but with a few breaks in between, so that we may catch our breath. A book that’s easy to read is a book that’s well written and researched. I want most of my questions answered by the end of the story––not all––but most. And I want to feel like I know the key characters well.

So what kind of book is difficult to read? I struggle when I read books with too many typos and mistakes. I rarely finish books that bore me with long descriptions of mundane things or preach to me too often. I love well written descriptions but when a writer goes on for two paragraphs with a description of an end table––come on! I also enjoy reading books that teach me something but don’t interrupt the story to preach to me every other paragraph. It’s just painful.

It isn’t easy to write a book and it’s even harder to write a book that’s easy to read.

List of book that are easy to read:

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker