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“irregardless” 1-year Anniversary

Happy August, 2020?!

Well, it’s been one full year since my first poetry book, “irregardless,” was published. It’s hard to believe a year has come and gone. But damn, what a year!

To mark this milestone, I’m doing a book revision. This is not a second edition, so no big changes, just some fine tuning, little things. A few details I’d wanted to fix. You know, being the editing stickler and perfectionist that I am. 😉

Also considering switching the cover from glossy to matte. They both look good for different reasons, but I originally went with the glossy because I thought it showed off the cover image better, made the colors pop. I didn’t want to lose the ‘depth’ depicted in the graphic, either. Now, I’m thinking to just go for it. Changing that too. We’ll see what I inevitably choose.

While I’d love to do something special, such as holding a contest or giveaway, that’s gonna have to wait for one of my other upcoming books.

As always … Thank you for reading and following me. 🙂

All the Best,

~ Janine ~

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How to Survive Friday the 13th

Special or unusual days, as well as, numbers, pose a certain fascination with me. Friday the 13th, is one of those.

This begs the question: Why do they never turn the lights on?

Maybe it’s because the proverbial “they” don’t pay their light bill?

Hmm …

These basic ‘Survival-101’ rules are not just for Friday the 13th, of course, but can apply to just about any horror movie.

Stay safe out there! 😉

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And, here’s some Friday the 13th trivia goodness!

https://earthsky.org/human-world/scared-2-friday-the-13ths-in-2020

https://www.almanac.com/content/why-friday-13th-unlucky-origin-friday-13th

🙂

Scholastic – World Read Aloud Day

Anyone else have fond childhood memories of Scholastic? I do. Particularly their book fairs, which were always something to look forward to every school year. Also, those colorful book flyers brought home to show your parents, who you would then plead with to please let you get “just one book!” ❤

www.linkedin.com/posts/scholastic_worldreadaloudday-activity-6620698093119684608-xRdQ

#Scholastic #WorldReadAloudDay

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Goodreads Choice Awards – 2019

Greetings, my bookish friends!

Today I received an email letting me know about Goodreads “Best Book” Choice Awards 2019!

I think you may be able to tell where I’m going with this. 😉

Right … So, if you happen to have bought and read my book and think it’s pretty awesome, if you would be so kind, please visit *Goodreads’ site via the link above. Once there, search for the ‘Poetry’ category. You will then be directed to a list of nominated poetry books which you can vote for. However … at the very bottom of the page, you should find a little box where you have the option to “write in” a nomination. There, you can put in my book’s title, irregardless, and cast your vote! Then, please also share your nomination via Facebook and Twitter, to further help spread the word.

Truly, you’ll have my undying gratitude! And maybe there’ll be cookies. But I can’t promise anything. 😛

Thank-you!

*(you may need to sign-up for, or sign-in to your Goodreads account, in order to be able to see that little ‘write in’ box)

#GoodreadsChoice #poetry #JanineRiker #irregardless #author #selfpub #j9ink #Goodreads #GoodreadsChoiceAwards2019

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Whimsical Wednesday

 

My Friends and Followers,

Today, I find myself humbled. Humbled and forever flattered, by the kind words and heartfelt sentiments of what is written within this re-blogged post. For, it is far more than a mere “book review.”

Put simply, I have wept. Wept joyous tears at these beautiful poignant words. Words I have taken to heart, words which have touched my soul, words I shall cherish, all my days.

My sincerest thanks to you, my friend and Book Dragon, Drakon T. Longwitten.

~ Janine ~

Tales From The Book Dragon

5 Flames

Salutations my thrilling Thrakos and Thrakenas, I hope your Wednesday has gone swimmingly. Mine has, as we have had enough rain, that had I chosen to go out in it I’d have had to swim, rather than fly. I have been anxiously awaiting this moment all day to reveal to you this evening’s Gem. A multifaceted prism of multitudinous colours, it is beautiful, engaging and delightful. Turn it one way in the light it will cause a tear or two, turn it another, it will make you chuckle. A quick turn may make you think long and hard, another may cause you to breathe an “amen” before you realize it has escaped your lips.

This is “irregardless” by Gem Maker Janine Riker. A collection of poems based on free verse, its rhythms and rhymes go beyond the fluffy poetic at times, though some are just silly and fun…

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“The God Game”

So, an unexpected ‘something’ arrived in the mail today … with instructions. Steps 3 & 4 are on the reverse side of the paper.

Just goes to show entering all those many book author’s giveaways on Facebook and Goodreads, can pay off. 😉 

Color me intrigued. This should be fun!

#SurviveTheGodGame

#TheGodGame #DannyTobey

#videogames #VR #virtualworld

#technology #AI

#bookmail #thriller