Can you believe one month of the year has passed already? Where the heck does the time go? For new subscribers – I’ve added a Newsletter Archives section listing all our past newsletters.

Rather embarrassingly – I only read ONE book this month which was the latest book in the Sam Capra series – the First Order.

Not sure what the problem was there. When I first read that series I loved it so much and power read it. Yet it just didn’t hook me this time and I ended up taking the entire month to finish it.

I hate having a bad experience when reading because it actually puts me off reading again and I get out of the routine. Just going to have to suck it up though and dive into my next book soon! Think I may go the Stephen King route as I’ve only read a couple of his.

Rather funny thing – we send out exactly one e-mail per month right? Well if you unsubscribe, our mailing list provider asks why you are unsubscribing. At least 10 people per month reply due to “too many e-mails”. I mean c’mon it’s one a month! Always amuses me.

Each month we give away 2 prizes. 1st prize is a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate, and 2nd prize is a $25 Amazon gift certificate.

To win all you have to do is be a subscriber. Nothing more! When we go to hit “Publish” we take a list of all of our subscribers, throw them into a random draw and those are the winners.

Our $50 gift certificate winner is Shirley from Humble, TX and our $25 gift certificate winner is Nancy from Richmond, VA . Both of you have been e-mailed. If you haven’t received an e-mail check your junk mail folder!


February 2016 Book of the Month:

ur book of the month is Overwatch by Matthew Betley.

Not heard of Matthew Betley? He’s a debut author and his novel Overwatch will debut on March 1st. This is a book that has SO mch hype going into it and has people like Kyle Mills, Clive Cussler and more just gushing over it.

It features former marine Logan West. He answers a dead mans phone, and this one action begins a race around the clock due to an attack planned in the Middle East which will affect the United States.

Your Thoughts:

This month’s feedback question is actually to help us out. We’re going to be launching a sister site dedicated to kids and books for kids. Covering all of them from the Berenstain Bears to the Big Nate books. So based on that:

What books do you read to kids? Or what books do they read? And what ages are they?

Doesn’t have to be your own kids – could be nieces, nephews etc. Basically what are you reading to them?

I’ve got 2 kids – 12 years old and 8. Trying to get the 12 year old into books like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson but doesn’t seem to be hooking him. He prefers Wimpy Kid etc. The 8 year old has recently got back into Berenstain Bears and now we’ve amassed a collection of over 100 of them. Boy there’s a lot.

I also try to read to them the books I read as a kid – Enid Blyton – but have had no luck with that yet. Damn them – I want to relive the Famous Five!

E-mail us your feedback(100 words or less) to or just reply to this e-mail, and we’ll pick the best comments and feature it in next months newsletter.

10 Notable Books Coming Out In February 2016

Here are some of the more notable books coming out in February. This is based on how popular the character or author are at our website:

Lisa Gardner’s latest – Find Her.
Calamity by Brandon Sanderson.
Psychological suspense thriller She’s Not There by Joy Fielding.
The latest Hamish MacBeth book, Death of a Nurse.
Back Blast by Mark Greaney. Love me some Gray Man.
Violent Crimes by Philip Margolin.
The latest John Wells novel – The Wolves, by Alex Berenson.
Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman.
Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb.
Cometh the Hour (Clifton Chronicles) by Jeffrey Archer.

Reader Mailbag:

Reader Mailbag!
Last month I asked What New Authors Did You Read in 2015. Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Each month one random submitter wins a $25 gift certificate for Amazon. This months winner is Julia C who wrote:

After a 10 year reading drought, I can’t stop and of the 84 books I read in 2015, 32 of the authors were new to me. James Dashner, Jacqueline Winspear, Ransom Riggs, Jonas Jonasson, Kristin Hannah, Nick Hornby, Helen Simonson, John Green, Tiphanie Yanique, Ian Fleming, Hanya Yanagihara, John Kennedy Toole, Cory Doctorow, Susan Meissner, Barbara Trapido, Ellen Marie Wiseman, Thomas Hardy, Neal Shusterman, Muriel Spark, Ken Kesey, Sloan Wilson, Ray Bradbury, Arthur Koestler, Shirley Jackson, Mario Puzo, Andy Weir, Rachel Simon, Neil Gaiman, Nancy Mitford, PK Dick, Dalton Trumbo, Leonard Wibberly .

I had to ask HOW she was able to read so many in a year! Her reply:

My new treadmill is the secret to 84 books— it goes up and down by itself with google earth flashing behind my kindle (keeping that little part of my brain that needs to be entertained beyond what I am currently doing, occupied.)

I have an excellent memory when it comes to the books. I had 3 bookstores for 10 years and knowing books was my life. (After closing them, all book knowledge vanished from my brain for the next 10 years, but I guess that was enough time to let it seep back in.) I do, however, really like how random books often weave together.

For ALL the amazing feedback, please see this page. Thanks again to everyone who wrote in.

Thanks For Reading:

Thanks everyone for the feedback etc. Feel free to e-mail me about anything book related. I love chatting books with anyone and everyone!

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