About Authors and Descriptions in Books

What happens when we read?

Hello, dearies!

Well, this one is a bit of a random but related to books, so not so much.

I saw online this comment about how authors write something and people (readers) criticise them for it, they even go as far as to make campaigns or whatever against authors, just because they didn’t like something in a book. A description, a cliche, or anything that the author decided was to be that way, but why go to such lengths as to try to make other readers ban the book or try that that writer never touches a keyboard again?

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Let me give you some context from my particular experience.

When an author wants to include Spanish words or talks about someone being Latino, I find it funny most of the time because it looks forced to me, and sometimes think that they have no right to try to describe a situation they’re not quite knowledgeable in, or perhaps I’m wrong and they saw it that way growing up. So I just let those slide as a Latin American person, even if at times, I find something offensive or ridiculous, I’m not going to leave a trashy review or offend the author because I don’t know why the author decided to portray a character or scene in that way, and I could make a mistake at some point without meaning it.

It’s difficult to sit down and finish a book, it’s even more difficult to publish it. I am going to go out of my way and say that no matter if you’re an indie author or an author with a contract in a publishing house, it’s the same kind of feeling of how will they take it? Of course, as an Indie Author, in my particular case, I publish and let it be because I have no fame whatsoever, and as far as I know, people read and don’t leave reviews or leave poor reviews because they don’t like it, and that’s fine. Not all books are for everyone.

My point is, don’t trash an author that you don’t like and try to get people behind you to do the same, what if that person, yes there’s a person behind those words you don’t like, what if they lived a strange life and decided they wanted to write their own experience? Or maybe they decided to write whatever came to mind and didn’t feel like investigating a lot, or they did and still decided to write a story from their own point of view, couldn’t that be the case? We don’t know what a person is going through or went through, in my case, if I don’t like a book, I’m not going to leave a 1-star review or say don’t read it, it’s horrible. I simply move on with my life and pick up another read, and I rather not leave a review at all. Although I may not finish a book that I don’t like after fifty per cent or less, I’ll just stop reading.

I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on this one. Sorry about the sort of random post.

As always, thank you for reading to the end, and for a book review, you can check the main site or under Reviews by Genre and find all the goods over there.

Happy reading!

New eBook Summer/Winter Sale on Smashwords 2022

Books Deals a plenty at Smashwords for this July 2022.

Hello, dearies! ⛱️❄️

Hope your weekend was great! I have been a little off the grid I know, but it’s been a difficult couple of months.

Now, I wanted to share Smashwords’ newest sales, this time for Summer/Winter time. The Sale Dates: July 1 – July 31, 2022. So it’s almost done, but it doesn’t mean you cannot find great deals still.

You’re probably thinking that I work for Smashwords or something, but that’s not it, I just like how they always have sales, and you can self-publish your books with a few instructions, which I have done.

So, what sort of sales or deals are we talking about? Well, you can get books that are 25% off, 50% off, 75% off, or for FREE. Yes, #freebooks, I know! But supporting authors can also come in the form of getting one of those books that are 75% off at least and will still be a great deal, something to consider. 🙂

I don’t have a list of book suggestions this time, but you can find all eBooks on sale here.

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Also, if you’re an aspiring writer and would like to try your hand at self-publishing but don’t know how Smashwords work, you can ask me for sure.

Thank you for stopping by today and reading this quick one, I know it’s my usual one, but I wanted to mention the deals for this Summer/Winter sale.

That’s it for now, don’t forget to visit my social media as well or follow the blog for more. 💞

Happy Reading! 📚

Behind the Reader

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one.”

Hey, dearies! How are you today?

So, I remembered, realised, noticed, however you want to call it, that I don’t have much on me on the blog, though how obsessed I am with some books, characters and authors is also a statement.

But today, I’m doing a bit of fast facts on me since I’m not only a reader but also a writer, a photography aficionado, a traveller, a sister, an aunt, a friend and many other things. But I’ll keep it short, as you know I do, sometimes.

Behind the Reader

Fast facts about me. I’ll number them.

  1. I’m a self-published author.
  2. I have a degree in Telecommunications Engineering.
  3. I don’t use my degree. I prefer to do other things that have little to do with telecommunications.
  4. I started writing when I was about fourteen? Before that, I kept journals of my daily life.
  5. One of the first books I read and loved and wanted more of was The Chamber of Secrets.
  6. I write better than I speak.
  7. I have an ISFP personality. I don’t think that’s much of a shock, but for those who don’t know, it stands for Introverted, Observant, Feeling, and Prospecting personality traits.
  8. I manage all my social media accounts.
  9. I create all of my content, and I design the covers of my own books.

And that’s it. I just thought I should share a bit more since I feel like, at times, people don’t realise there is an actual person behind all of this. 🙂 Thank you for reading. And if you’re on any social media, find me as each.page or sela.ordaz.author or amanda_littrell_author.

Happy Easter Week! 🐰

Unpopular Opinion: Books I won’t read… probably

I wanted to share today some of the titles that I probably won’t ever read because I have no desire whatsoever to do so, like I really feel no need to pick up one of these books, even if the world shouts about them on all ends. You know how it is, right? You like what you like, you have your favourite genres and authors too, and you have to make room for the new ones, but there are some that will not make it even to the TBR pile. 

Hello, dearies! It’s been some time, again, I know. 

Muggle job. That’s all I can say.

I wanted to share today some of the titles that I probably won’t ever read because I have no desire whatsoever to do so, like I really feel no need to pick up one of these books, even if the world shouts about them on all ends. You know how it is, right? You like what you like, you have your favourite genres and authors too, and you have to make room for the new ones, but there are some that will not make it even to the TBR pile. 

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An Ebook Week is Coming…

There is a week of deals or book offers if you will on Smashwords coming on March, in case you want to check it out, and maybe some of my books will be free that week, so keep on the lookout.

Hello, dearies! There is a week of deals or book offers if you will on Smashwords coming on March, in case you want to check it out, and maybe some of my books will be free that week, so keep on the lookout. 

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