Friday, October 28, 2011

climbing the best seller list and 3 books I am too old for, but still read all the time anyway...

Thanks to all my readers Saving Face is the number 58 Young Adult best seller for girls and women on Amazon.  If you haven't yet, please give it a look.

hip hip hooray :-)  hip hip hooray :-) hip hip hooray :-) hip hip hooray :-)

Three books I am too old for, but still read all the time anyway...

3.  The phantom tollbooth:  I am still so jealous of Milo.  What an adventure.  It is a shame that now a days if a huge mysterious gift were to arrive at our doorstep we would feel the need to contact the FBI.  Think of all we could be missing
2. Little house in the big woods:  Who doesn't wish Pa would come in and play the fiddle for us before bedtime?  Although I have to admit I do skip over the bit about hanging the deer in the trees to keep wolves away... eww.
1.Winnie the Pooh:  Have you read this.  No offense to Walt, but I am talking the AA Milne edition.  It is freakin hilarious.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

To-Read Tuesdays and a Knock-Knock Joke

 Going forward Tuesdays will be dedicated to discussing books on my to-read list. Stop by next week for:

James Fryar's Patrick Patterson and the World of Others


"A match was struck in the distance, bringing light to what was otherwise darkness. "

And so begins the tale of Patrick Patterson. For almost thirteen years, he's lived a quiet, simple life in the tiny town at the edge of Texas, called Farwell, but he is suddenly whisked away by a rag tag group of warriors and others across the United States to discover his true identity and a destiny clouded in mystery.

Never in his wildest dreams did he think that he'd walk through an underground city filled with citizens from across the universe, contend with powerful enemies from the edge of the galaxy, or travel to the Arctic Circle on a high speed train.

Now, he must decide what he truly desires and whether he even wants to take up the mantle of hero...or alien.

Today was a little thin, so I would like to leave you with a knock-knock joke:

Knock Knock!
Who’s there?
Cash who?
No thanks, but I’d like some peanuts!

and... cue the laugh track!

Salutations! (said in an impression of what I think Charlotte of Charlotte's web would sound like)

Hi there! My name is TJ Dell and I am very excited to have recently published my second Kindle Title on amazon.

Now that I am spending more time in the online book lovers community I find I have more to say. And I talk kind of a lot, so I probably had plenty to say to begin with.

I am going to use the blog to talk about and feature books and authors that I enjoy. Also I will, of course, be shamelessly plugging my own work and begging for (good) reviews both here and on amazon.

Right, onto the shameless plugging!
currently my second title Saving Face is bouncing in and out of amazon's top 100 for girls and women. If you are either, or a dude with a soft spot for high school romances please check it out:
Alyssa is all set for the perfect senior year. She's head cheerleader, she's dating the captain of the football team, and every girl in school wishes they were her. That is until she catches her boyfriend with another girl-- in front of the whole school.

Convincing her best friend Brent to play her new boyfriend seems like the perfect solution. Except, is saving her reputation worth jeopardizing the perfect friendship?