Reader Confessions- Autobuy Authors

  Every so often, I run across an author that I can buy without worrying about whether I’ll like the book or not. The one-click-buy is nearly reflexive. Sure, there are a few slips from grace that you excuse by saying “it’s like it was written by someone else” and then you go on snatching up their books like hotcakes. […]

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Most Memorable Books of 2014

Many of you know that I have an atrocious memory. It’s partly due to my OCD meds and partly due to my chronic insomnia. It’s also the reason I keep a separate doc file of books I’ve read so that I’m not rereading lame books all the time. This year I read enough books (467–see the list) that they all […]

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Titles I read in 2014

  When I say I’m an avid reader, I’m not kidding. Luckily, I also read fast…and never sleep. I tend to have comfort genres and while, most years, I try for more variety–this year I let myself get away with just reading what I felt like reading. I’m posting the list, but only showing the ratings on books over four […]

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Big and Bad Giveaway Winners

…which in no way suggests that the winners are either big or bad. Well, they might be. I don’t judge.       The winner of the red hood…which may or may not be worn on the way to Grandma’s house…and may or may not be wolf bait:       Maria R.     And the winner of the […]

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Moody Readers Unite!

  I have a confession…I’m a moody reader. Though I don’t dress up like the woman in the picture and strike poses…I should…but I don’t. I have to be in the mood for a book in order to pick it up. Usually it has to fit into whatever binge I’m currently in. Sometimes I do read outside my mood for […]

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Fairy Tale Retellings

  Everything has already been done. But has it been done well? And can it be done differently? I think there’s a certain appeal to fairy tale retellings or reimaginings in that beyond the classic elements crossing over from the fairy tale–there’s also the fact that you “know” the story and you’re curious how they’ll do it differently. This Weakness […]

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Weakness for Goodreads (Giveaway)

    Hey, I’m doing a giveaway of an autographed print copy of This Weakness for You on Goodreads! Check it out! Also, don’t forget that my giveaway of the red hood ends soon also…and you get entries for adding this book on Goodreads.     Goodreads Book Giveaway This Weakness For You by Wendy Sparrow Giveaway ends December 01, […]

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Writing About Challenged Characters

  As you may have seen from my Perfectly Flawed List of Books, characters with an easy run at life don’t interest me as much. I love characters who have bigger things at play than a little misunderstanding. In On His List, the main character Owen has OCD. In Past My Defenses, Vanessa had a real battle with allergies and […]

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This Weakness for You Excerpt

You want an excerpt from my Big Bad Wolf book? I know you do. Here you go…since you asked so nicely…     “Did you get me ice cream?” “Either that or I got me a whole lot of ice cream.” He heard the freezer door open, and she popped off the top of the ice cream while opening the […]

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Big and Bad Giveaway

Since there are a lot of Little Red Riding Hood allusions in This Weakness for You, I’m doing a giveaway of this rocking awesome red hood that is handmade by Jade Expressions. (Click here to visit her Etsy shop.)   I’m also giving away a $10 USD Amazon gift card. Both are open internationally. Pretty sweet, huh? I really want […]

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