Friday, February 5, 2016

Love is in the Air

Also murder, but that's March 1st. More info to follow. ;-)

Goodreads is celebrating Romance this month with week-long festivities. If you're not a member of Goodreads...well, you're missing out on some fun!

Anyway, February 8th - 12th are the dates to watch.

My own Goodreads group--which is located here--jump at every opportunity for a party, so we've got some things planned, and yes they do include games and prizes and general goofing around. I mean, what else are you going to do during the week? WORK? Let's get serious.

One of the things the Goodreads team is really pumped up about is the Ask the Author feature on the site. For whatever reason, I have a rather active Ask the Author -- which is great! -- and if you have book or writing or publishing related questions you've been dying to ask me, next week would be an especially great time to do that. But of course, you do have to be a member of Goodreads (see how that works).

Anyway... I will be taking questions and even frequently answering live at various times next week. The exact times are a bit erratic because I'm in the midst of edits, but I will most definitely be popping in and out.

So if you're not my pal on Goodreads, what are you waiting for? And if you are my pal, are you not a member of my group? How can that be?

And speaking of Romance, thoughts on Valentine's Day?

When I was unmarried, Valentine's Day was a BIG DEAL to me. But now... I like Valentine's Day in that it's a nice reminder to pause for a moment and say Hey, I love you even if I forget to say it enough NOW LET ME GET BACK TO WORK. ;-)

The SO is the real romantic in this house--as he never lets me forget. But I wouldn't have it any other way.



12 comments:

  1. Valentine's Day is a lot of pressure. I'm one of those people who prefers to do spur of the moment romantic things, presents on random days rather than birthdays and Christmas, flowers when the mood strikes, chocolate, well, chocolate any time. So, I don't love Valentine's Day. The SO and I deal with it by deciding either to ignore it altogether or to do a little something for each other, but the key thing is we decide in advance so there is some mutuality to it. Otherwise, there could be some hurt feelings and neither of us want that.

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    1. Oh yes! Sharing those mutual expectations is key.

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  2. I kind of like Valentine's Day, just because it's a chance to say I'm thinking of you. Not that I need a special day, and not that I think it's just for a romantic relationship. I send valentine's greetings to friends as well. I will use any excuse I can find to send a gift. LOL

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  3. Here in Finland we see Valentine's Day more like a Friendship Day. So, if one doesn't care to celebrate it with overly romantic ways, it's totally cool to concentrate on the friendship kind of love. :-)

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  4. I think Valentine's Day puts too much stress on couples. Especially new couples. If you feel love, you should show it the other 354 days of the year. I like to think of it as day to let the other people in your life know you care for them. I'm thinking of the little gifties I want to get my kids and mom.

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    1. Or 364 days, lol, or 365 in leap year.

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  5. Here in Germany it's more a thing for younger people. We other ones see Valentine's Day merely as a clever sales strategy from flower shops.
    Hans and I have our romantic moments, but then we have to cross it with a little bit of irony.

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  6. Aaaand here's the direct link to Josh's Goodreads group's VERY VALENTINE WEEK party and giveaway topic. Join us for fun and games and — like Josh so nicely put it — for general goofing around! :-D And yes, there will be cool prizes!

    https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18009640-very-valentine-week---party-and-give-away

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    1. The direct link that isn't a direct link apparently. Oh well, you guys know how to copy + paste, right? :-)

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  7. I am not romantic, and my husband is even less romantic than I. We went out to eat because we were hungry after moving. Totally forgot about V-day.

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