Reading List

These are some of the books I’ve been reading and wanted to share some thoughts.

This is my current read. You think the cover is creepy, check out the world the author and artist lay out within the pages.

It’s a story about a semi-comatose man with seemingly no past who wakes up one day and battles against the forces of insanity.

There is a lot of detail in the art, right down to the tree leaves shadows that sometimes grace the page (a small detail I know, but I like the care and precision it spoke of). The art will blow you away and definitely leave you feeling a little uncomfortable.

I’m halfway through right now, and while the storyline is decent and keeps you going, I have had questions raised, little flags, about some of the stitching of the story that I usually don’t get when it all flows cohesively for me.

Overall, this is an awesome read so far. A random Amazon search led me to it and the cover sucked me in enough to buy.

I came across this while doing research for my own horror photographic collection, Black Cat Scribbles Vol. 1. I had never read any of the Sandman series before, so I thought I would give it a whirl.

I think this comic flows well. The art is your typical comic book art, and the storyline is more literary based.

It follows the Sandman, the King of Dreams, as he comes out of a long captivity. While he is captured we see how it affected the dreamworld, and when he escapes the story continues with how he re-rebuilds what he lost.

I really liked the portrayal of Death in The Sound of Her Wings, but the rest was okay. I haven’t decided if I am going to continue on with the Sandman series.

I read this while doing research for A Whiskered Perspective. Really eye-opening stuff. Something happened that led me down this path to look up narcissists, and there were a lot of interesting and eye-opening moments in this book.

Generally people don’t seek these types of books out unless something has happened to them too, but it is a really good read into that mindset, and can help you recognize those traits in other people. I particularly liked the phrase, “flying monkeys” as I had never heard it used before to describe someone who believes the narcissist and helps further their agenda.

I definitely recommend this book.

Authors Unleashed is a series I started reading, and I kinda started at the end. This is his latest book out, and it has some really interesting tips and strategies for authors to deploy. I read it pretty fast, bookmarking pages, and then when I sat down to build new ads, I went back to use it for reference.

What I liked most about this book is the explanation of the different metrics shown in the ads dashboard, and the insight given to how they relate to one another.

This is the second book in the Authors Unleashed series. I do my own book blurbs for the most part, and sometimes they come off okay. I would google different strategies, but this is the best guide I have found thus far.

It goes into detail in the different part of a blurb, such as the hook at the beginning, fleshing out the middle with just enough detail, and carrying through with a closer. This is my simplistic summary but the book goes into much more detail. I also use this as reference now in writing my blurbs, which I still continue to work on and polish.

I would recommend this one to every budding author.

This is the first book I read on marketing strategy. When I started publishing my books again, I really didn’t know where to start. Do I just blast my personal social media with all my book info?

The correct answer is no.

While the approaches he uses are generally more long-term, I have taken a lot of this advice and put it to good use.

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