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Berry Good

You can’t make blueberry muffins without blueberries! It’s not happening.

English: First blueberries of the season.
English: First blueberries of the season. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love blueberries and I’ll spend hours on end picking those little wild ones that grow on our property. When I run out of them and find that I’ve not gathered enough, then I’ll break down and go pick the high-bush variety at a local farm. They taste almost as good. The wild ones have the best flavor.
Every summer I manage to gather about three to six gallons of berries to freeze for use throughout the year. Picking season generally starts right around the Fourth of July and continues until the middle of September, or when the chipmunks have stripped the bushes in my case.

Blueberry pie.
Blueberry pie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Blueberry pie is another one of my favorites, along with cobbler, and of course pancakes.
I also make an awesome fruit coffee cake – blueberries are my favorite, but in case of substitutions, when the berries have run out, its peaches for the rest of the year.

eBooks or Print – What’s Your Preference?

 

English: A Picture of a eBook Español: Foto de...
English: A Picture of a eBook Español: Foto de eBook Беларуская: Фотаздымак электроннай кнігі Русский: Фотография электронной книги (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

E Books have been hot for the past few years. Are they still as popular as they were last year?
How many of you have gone back to reading print books?
I’ve noticed the cellphone screens are getting larger and larger. Have you ever read an eBook on your cellphone?
Did you find it just as easy to read on your cellphone as you did on your e Reader/Tablet?
Me, I keep bouncing back and forth between print books and eBooks. I kind of like the big books, as in anything over 300 pages, to be on my Kindle instead of in the print form. Between the weight of the book, and the thickness of it. Or, having to store that book when I’m done makes all the difference in the world on whether or not I go and buy that book in a particular form. It is so much easier to lug around a book like Game of Thrones: Fire and Ice on my Kindle than it would be to lug it around in a paperback book. I don’t always want to carry a big purse with me when I go to work. I usually leave my purse at home in fact. Everything, I might need, is stuffed into my lunch bag instead, and there isn’t always enough room in the bag for a thick 800-page book.

Books in the Douglasville, Georgia Borders store.
Books in the Douglasville, Georgia Borders store. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How about you?
Do you still like reading an eBook?

 

By the way, I’m still reading and enjoying The Game of Thrones: Fire and Ice. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I just hit the half-way point.

Well Dug Goals for 2015 #amwriting

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My new year is starting off with a bang. Well, sort of.

I hurried and finished reading a contemporary romance that I had started reading back in July. It’s not that the book was bad. It was pretty good in fact. It’s just that it wasn’t what I was really wanting to read.

Contemporary Romance is not really my favorite genre to read or write. It’s fantasy. I love fantasy, good epic, or high fantasy.

For the past year, I’ve been saying how I really needed to read Game of Thrones. Well, I went and bought the Kindle edition of the first book. I have a hard time putting the book down. It’s written in the same kind of style that I appear to write, making it an easy read for me.

I love how he draws out the characters and there’s plenty of conflict between everyone.

(making note: Conflict for each character – no one gets along with everyone they meet.)

He lets the characters set the setting.

(another note: Don’t be afraid to have the characters tell the setting for ye.)

He just about lists all of the character’s likes and dislikes when he introduces them to you.

(Note #3 – List each character likes & dislikes, even if they are about other characters.)

Now that I’ve made a few notes to fall back on, I’ve decided to go ahead and dig out one of the other works from this past November. After giving it another go around, I see it does have the potential after all.

With a well, I’ve been filling for the past few months I should have no problem flipping back and forth between more than one work in progress.

I still have yet to set my goals for the year.

Goals

1. Publish more than one book this year.

2. Write a minimum of 300 words a day.

3. Read one book a month/ or more.

4. Watch one fantasy/or historical movie a month.

And

5. Blog once a week.