Twelve books read. No wonder I didn't get more writing done...
This January, I was on vacation for a few days. That's when most of this reading happened. And it was SO nice to just focus on enjoying some escapist fiction - also known as fiction NOT in the genre in which I write. Don't get me wrong. I love a good Regency romance. I just need a break every once in a while. I don't have time to tell you ALL about what I read. But I can list them in order and tell you which ones were my favorites.
Top Four: The Bestest Books EVERYONE Must Read:
In no particular order, the other books I read (with brief notes) are as follows:
Did you read anything amazing in January 2021?
My beautiful, thoughtful, wonderful author friend Arlem Hawks posted on her Instagram account her word of the year. She's done this several years in a row, and after the disaster that was 2020, I've decided I want to join this tradition.
But I'm terrible at following rules and guidelines, so I chose two words. (I'm also indecisive.) The two words I've chosen are HOPE and LIGHT. I thought about it for a while. They're simple words, and they've been part of my life for a long time, so purposefully embracing them for this coming year felt like the right thing.
I immediately set on two quotes for my words, too.
Light, of course, reminded me of Victor Hugo's quote which I've put above, with a photograph of two of my children playing in the light and water of the Atlantic Ocean.
My other chosen word reminded me of the Emily Dickinson poem:
“Hope” is the thing with feathers - (314)BY EMILY DICKINSON
“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -
And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -
I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.
What would your words be?
Twice a year I put my paperbacks on sale in the US and Canada (those are the only markets where it's easy to figure out what constitutes a good sale price). THIS week is the first time in 2020 there will be a sale. Next time, it will be just before Christmas. That means if you just can't wait to get your hands on some Sally Britton paperbacks, and you're counting your pennies, NOW is the time!
Anyone who purchases copies this week may forward their receipt to my assistant, and we will mail you signed book plates!
Find the Paperback Sale HERE. Full price and sale price listed. Email my assistant HERE.
Sweet Regency Romance Fans: First Chapter Friday
I write clean and sweet Historical Romance Novels, I live in the desert, I'm a mom of four, madly in love with my husband, and I love to read!
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