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#OMKindle Marvelous Monday

Monday, May 16, 2016
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If you have not noticed, On My Kindle's logo and website looks a little different than it did before. I bit the bullet and decided to buy a template for the blog, and I re-designed my logo to match the template's clean and simple design.

I was putting off this change because I was thinking of moving On My Kindle to a self-hosted website on I fiddled around with (the free version) and I just was not feeling it.

I know some folks say that people who use Blogger are not "serious bloggers;" however, I realized that the platform is not what divides "serious" bloggers from "hobby" bloggers, it is the content. My work speaks for itself, and Blogger works for me.

There are a few really cool features on this template that I want you to be aware of:
  • Search box
  • Drop-down menus
  • Mobile friendly and responsive
The search box in the upper right-hand corner of the website not only searches labels, but it also searches the content of each post to provide you with relevant results. It is not perfect, but it is much better than the slow-loading, limited search box that I had before.

The drop-down menus are really cool because they enable me to further categorize my reviews, making it easier for users to find what they want to. I will be adding more categories in the future, but what I have will work for the time being.

Even though On My Kindle has a mobile app, the app is not easily accessible for those who use Kindle devices. Also, the template enables users to access the information in the sidebar on mobile devices. Finally, some people do not like the permissions that are required to run the app. I wanted to make sure that everyone can access On My Kindle wherever they are, using any device.

To Be Reviewed

Now that you have the scoop on the new and improved On My Kindle, let me show you which books I am reviewing this week:

Cover image of September Sky by John A. Heldt. To be reviewed by On My Kindle Book Reviews     Cover image of Love's Long Road by G.D. Harper. To be reviewed by On My Kindle Book Reviews

September Sky is a time-travel historical fiction novel with some romantic elements, and Love's Long Road takes a look at a woman whose boyfriend commits suicide after she breaks things off with him. She blames herself, and her life begins to spiral downward as she grapples with the guilt.

To Be Read

Cover image of Chameleon by Layden Robinson. To be read by On My Kindle Book Reviews

Chameleon is described on Goodreads as: 
Epic tale of a mysterious man in search of peace, love and eternal answers. An acid trip frenzy that delivers color and intensity the whole way. Think a David Lynch movie meets Stephen King "Wastelands" with a hint of Chuck Palahniuk. Download this massive story. You will not be disappointed.
I have worked with Layden Robinson before, and I was not sure how I felt about his book, The Boston Ranter. He was a real sport about it and asked me to review some of his other work.

Cover image of Collective Mind by Vasily Klyukin. To be read by On My Kindle Book Reviews

Here is the blurb for Collective Mind from Goodreads:
The near future is not what you think it is going to be. 100%! New technology will allow the identification, measurement and downloading of human creativity and, therefore, our world will momentarily change for the better, although it will have left many people behind.

Under the management of scientists, the bio hard drive Collective Mind runs on human creative energy. It can easily solve the majority of modern problems: it provides new technologies, finds remedies against previously incurable diseases, successfully stops an environmental crisis and does many other useful things. People are willing to sell their creativity to Collective Mind to earn money and make the technology more powerful.

Isaac Leroy is one of those who wants to get a lot of money for his creative energy and, thus, solve his biggest problem with getting the funds for his sister's surgery. However, his plans are not going to come true: an unexpected terrorist attack turns him into an avid adversary of this most useful invention in the world. This unfortunate man who finds himself cornered may need to become a desperate criminal. Now his goal is to destroy the Collective Mind technology and eliminate its terrible side effects.
The plot sounds intriguing, and I find Klyukin's bio interesting. He sounds adventurous, so I am expecting that this book will reflect his adventurous nature.

I have definitely gotten back into my groove after my vacation, and I am excited about the fantastic books that I will be sharing with you in May and June.

What do you think about the new and improved On My Kindle? What are you reading, or writing this week? Let me know in the comments, or find me on social media.

Have a marvelous Monday!