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?
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!!!)
I am literally obsessed with Audible. I became a member about a year ago when a YouTuber reviewed it as one of their favorite things of the month. Since that day, I constantly have a book playing in my car anytime I’m driving around town. Late at night I drive around and listen to books, sometimes not even wanting to go to bed because I’m so engrossed in the stories. Not only do I love listening to the audio books, which allows me to listen to a book while at home I’m reading a book, making it easier for me to read more books from my list of “want to reads”, but I also love following the narrators, who in the world of audio books have a fandom of their own. I listen to some books specifically for the narrator. All of this being said, you can probably imagine my excitement when I found out that my book The Before Now and After Thenwas being made into an audio book. Not only would I be able to listen to in audio form, my very own book, but I got to be part of the development process myself, auditioning the narrators and picking out who was my favorite. This week my book went live on Audible! For two days I drove around listening to it, even though I had edited it and listened to it before, filled with excitement. It started making me think about some of my favorite books I’ve listened to in the last year and so I thought I’d compile a list of my favorite reads…or,listens! Also, if you’ve been thinking about trying Audible, your first month is free and your first download is free. It’s super easy, so go check it out and listen to my book The Before Now and After Then for your first free download! (It would truly make my day!) Check out my list of favorites below!
**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!
It’s been an interesting summer. In early May I made a list of all of the activities and goals I wanted to complete and accomplish this summer, and now as the the end of summer closes in on us, I am reminded that I haven’t actually completed many of these goals. In fact, I had planned to keep a diary for a year, but that plan fell apart on day one. So what have I been up to this summer?