Don’t smirk, it’s true…I started a Booktube channel, partly in addition to my Book Blog Peter Likes Books. I’ve already uploaded several videos including My Favorite LGBT Books, reviews of Go Set a Watchman and Dumplin and several other fun book tag videos and a book haul. Please go check it out and subscribe to my channel Peter Likes Books HERE!
After many, many days…and about the six hours, my Book Blog, Peter Likes Books, is finally up. I also have an adjoining Twitter and Instagram so make sure to check it out and see what it’s all about! The new blog will specifically be for all things related to books, whereas this blog will remain my thoughts, ideas and all of those deep thoughts that keep you people awake late at night! I think you for tolerating yet another dream with me!
It’s an interesting day outside today in Indiana. It feels like fall even though the tulips are in bloom and the trees are full and green. No further adjectives needed; Indiana in the springtime is green. As I was sitting on our front porch swing drinking some coffee I read through some of the messages I received after writing my last post, my 100th post. When you write something you never really have any idea of what kind of response you’ll get from readers, if any. Several years ago I wrote a post on my blog Thoughts From the Couch titled Vampire Flowers. It wasn’t really much of a thought out post, but just something I threw together late at night, much like most of my posts. I woke up the next day to tons of emails and messages from friends and people I didn’t even know commenting on how much they related to the post. I’d like to say that responses like that make writing for me easier, but in the past they’ve made me halt and think deeper about my posts. What I miss most about my early days of blogging was that I blogged often and didn’t really put much thought into my posts. They literally were my thoughts just translated into words on the screen. It felt awesome that for the first time in my life people related to my real self. I could be myself and that was OK. But now what? What do I want from my blogging and writing now?
Hey guys! It’s been awhile, but I’ve been diligently working on my next novel. I took the day off today and have been lazing around the house, catching up on TV(I’m watching the season premier of Monica the Medium right now!), and trying to figure out how to return my new Converse low tops for a different size. While I’ve been watching TV I’ve been roaming through some of my favorite book blogs and YouTube book bloggers. I started thinking to myself, “You love books. You write books. You are constantly reading books and listening to books and reading book blogs and YouTube videos about books, so why don’t YOU start a book blog?” I’ve always believed that there are writers and there are book bloggers, but why not someone who does both? The decision has been made. Starting July 1st, once I’ve finished the final pieces of my next novel, I will have a book blog as an extension of this site. I will also be doing videos of book hauls, book reviews, favorite books of the month, etc. Make sure you check back and if you have any books for review, check out my contact section!
In the meantime, I’ve decided to complete this really fun Book Blogger Test I found on two of my favorite book blogs, CELINEREADS and MyriadInklings! (If you don’t know of these blogs please go check them out!) Check out the Book Blogger Test Below!
Do you have Audible? Do you like to listen to audio books? Do you like to get free stuff? Have you thought about trying Audible but haven’t yet? If so, I’m giving away 20 copies of the audio version of my book The Before Now and After Now!
The Before Now and After Then
by Peter Monn
**Elit Book Awards Silver Winner for LGBT Fiction – 2015**
Danny Goldstein has always lived in the shadow of his identical, twin brother Sam. But when a hurricane of events forces him into the spotlight, he starts to realize that the only thing he’s truly afraid of is himself. With the help of his costume changing friend Cher, a famous gay uncle with a mysterious past of his own, two aging punk rocker parents and Rusty, the boy who will become his something to live for, Danny begins to realize that the music of the heart is truly the soundtrack for living.
All you have to do is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me you’re interested and that you’re willing to rate it and give a review on Audible! I’ll forward you the code and bingo…it’s all yours! You don’t even have to like it(although I hope you do!!!)
**This is NOT a sales pitch for me to sell you my blogging and social media skills! Trust that!
I am the king of blogs. Actually, scratch that. I am the king of starting blogs. Eight years ago I was first introduced to blogging and since that time I’ve started and ran 10 blogs. I’ve had several personal blogs, a blog for my dog, lifestyle and fashion blogs and the men’s lifestyle and celebrity interview magazine, raannt.com, that my husband and I started together six and a half years ago. I’ve helped tons of people start blogs and other forms of social media, including Facebook pages and Twitter accounts and I still help people out on a regular basis, although at this time I’m charging for those services. (Sorry folks!) And NO! This is not a sales pitch. I just love to blog and set up social media accounts. That being said, it should surprise no one, especially my husband Alex who gets tired of my constant light bulb moments when ideas scatter through my mind with no foreseeable actualization, that I have a new idea for a blog!
To be honest, I’m not really sure where to start this post. Well, as almost everyone in the literary world knows by now, Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, the famed so-called sequel to her Great American Novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, will be released on Tuesday. When I first heard of this discovered treasure, I greatly anticipated bending back the pages with my fingertips, taking in every word and syllable of my favorite writer, rejoined with my favorite characters, who, through the years, have become family. Now I’m not so sure…