“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless?”

– Jane Eyre.

Cate.  29.  Southern California.  Polyglot.  Full-time nerd.  Expert fangirl. A person who writes.

I once studied to be an actual librarian. A bookstore is my second favorite kind of store; a grocery store takes the top prize. I love Mythbusters and Criminal Minds. I love lists.  I can listen to Les Miserables all day.  I want to live in Middle-Earth, preferably Rivendell or Ithilien. I watch and rewatch JRPG playthroughs. Haikyuu is life. Yuri On Ice is love. Gundam is freedom. BIGBANG 너무 좋아해! WINNER 짱! My HIGH is EPIK.

I own a Kindle Fire HD. And an iPad 2. I love my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK. My Kobo Aura ONE stole my heart. But I still buy books. On sale. Or signed.

#TeamPeeta #TeamRochester #JeSuisPrest

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  1. I could not get the Review Policy (on the dropdown) to open; can you tell me if you accept contemporary fiction ebooks (self-published) from authors for review?
    Joe Rinaldo


  2. re: book review request by award-winning author

    Dear Reading Good Books:

    I’m an award-winning author with a new book of fiction out this fall. Ugly To Start With is a series of thirteen interrelated stories about childhood published by West Virginia University Press.

    Can I interest you in reviewing it?

    If you write me back at johnmcummings@aol.com, I can email you a PDF of my book. If you require a bound copy, please ask, and I will forward your reply to my publisher. Or you can write directly to Abby Freeland at:


    My publisher, I should add, can also offer your readers a free excerpt of my book through a link from your blog to my publisher’s website:

    Here’s what Jacob Appel, celebrated author of
    Dyads and The Vermin Episode, says about my new collection: “In Ugly to Start With, set in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Cummings tackles the challenges of boyhood adventure and family conflict in a taut, crystalline style that captures the triumphs and tribulations of small-town life. He has a gift for transcending the particular experiences to his characters to capture the universal truths of human affection and suffering–emotional truths that the members of his audience will recognize from their own experiences of childhood and adolescence.”

    My short stories have appeared in more than seventy-five literary journals, including North American Review, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. Twice I have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. My short story “The Scratchboard Project” received an honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2007.

    I am also the author of the nationally acclaimed coming-of-age novel The Night I Freed John Brown (Philomel Books, Penguin Group, 2009), winner of The Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers (Grades 7-12) and one of ten books recommended by USA TODAY.

    For more information about me, please visit:

    Thank you very much, and I look forward to hearing back from you.


    John Michael Cummings


  3. Hi Cate. Ownshelf is a new service for eBook readers to share their ebooks with friends across devices. We just launched our beta and opened up to public use and feedback. I would like to invite you to try it out. Blog about it if you like. And certainly send me any feedback.




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      • Yes, it is. But like with CSI, they branch out with a different cast that somehow ties in with the original.

        “CMBB” is actually the 2nd spinoff. The first one was “CM: Suspect Behavior” with Forest Whitaker that only last 1 season. They’re filming season 2 for CMBB right now. 🙂

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      • Ahhh, I see. Oh. 😦 I’m going to miss the old cast somehow. I never want Criminal Minds to end! 😦 Especially I love Matthew Gubler. 🙂 I hope I get to seeing those spin-off series too!

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