Recent Reads – April

Non-fiction

Social Media: Social Media Marketing Strategies – A seriously basic overview of social media.  I didn’t pick up any new tips from this one. Avoid unless you don’t know what social media is, then it might be a good, simple explanation for you.

Poor Girl’s Guide to Fame and Fortune: Learn How to Go From Nobody to Somebody On a Shoestring Budget and Prove Your Worth – Eh, this is another one that was pretty basic.  It had a few tips about building your brand & working it on social media.  I can’t say I learned anything new – but, again, if you are new to the idea of online marketing this could be for you. There is a lot of advice on believing in yourself & thinking positively too.  That is never bad advice.

Chasing the Ripper – Behind the scenes information about Patricia Cornwell’s investigation for writing Portrait of a Killer.  Pretty interesting stuff – she is convinced Jack the Ripper was a prominent British artist names Walter Sickert.  This book seems to be defending that position even more since the Ripperologists ripped her a new one for the original book lol.

The Seven Principles of Mastery (The Swordsman’s Quick Guide Book 1) – Mostly about the basics of learning a new skill.  Not so much about fencing in particular.  Still, a good, quick read. FYI: it’s free on Amazon right now, for anyone.

Fiction

The Memory Box – I couldn’t put this one down.  I couldn’t wait to find out what was real & what wasn’t.  A lot of times I felt the writing was a bit confusing & uneven but maybe that was on purpose to add to the schizophrenic feel of the plot. It worked.  Just reading it I felt a little out of control.  Weird right?

Crawlspace – This one was weird but not in the way I was expecting.  At the end of it all I kind of feel like “What was the point?” even though it kept me reading to see what happened next.

Brain: The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World – This was refreshingly amusing.  I’m going to go ahead & recommend this one.

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