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Marvelous Mondays with Lexi

The snowfall we've been waiting for all weekend is finally here. It's forecasted to dump a couple of inches on the ground. Since it already comes up to little Lexi's knees, I'd say the amount we're going to get was underestimated.

The past week has been rough here at On My Kindle. Last weekend, the heater broke so Mike and I have been keeping ourselves (and Lexi) warm with space heaters. Since the owner of the home decided not to expedite the shipment of the part to fix the heater, it won't arrive until later this week when temperatures increase beyond the teens during the day.

My energy level has been pretty low lately due to the stress of only working six to twelve hours a week, struggling to save up the money to give Lexi the care she needs, dealing with using space heaters to stay warm during one of the coldest weeks we've had this winter, and dealing with review requests from new authors who don't want to pay $10 for On My Kindle to feature their books. I have committed to getting a few reviews out this month; however, starting in February, I'll be taking a step back from the blog and taking a break.

I won't stop reading or writing reviews, but I do need to assess how the blog is being run. It's been taking up a lot of time and energy that I don't have lately and I may need to focus on sharing reviews, rather than featuring books.

Currently Reading

Bedtime Stories for Grownups by Andrew Joyce on Goodreads
Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups is a jumble of genres—seven hundred pages of fiction and non-fiction … some stories included against the author’s better judgment. If he had known that one day they’d be published, he might not have been as honest when describing his past. Here is a tome of true stories about the author’s criminal and misspent youth, historical accounts of the United States when She was young, and tales of imagination encompassing every conceivable variety—all presented as though the author is sitting next to you at a bar and you’re buying the drinks as long as he keeps coming up with captivating stories to hold your interest.

Comprised of 218,000 words, you’ll have plenty to read for the foreseeable future. This is a book to have on your night table, to sample a story each night before extinguishing the lights and drifting off to a restful sleep.

Mr. Joyce sincerely hopes that you will enjoy his stories because, as he has stated, “It took a lot of living to come up with the material for some of them.”

Andrew Joyce is the recipient of the 2013 Editor’s Choice Award for Best Western for his novel, Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer.

His book Yellow Hair was awarded Book of the Year by Just Reviews and Best Historical Fiction of 2016 by Colleen’s Book Reviews.

Up Next

I have enough reviews to finish up the month of January, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek at what I'll be reading:

8 Orbs on Goodreads   Control Freakz by Michael Evans   An Unexpected Mating by Lilly Rayman on Goodreads   July Lightning on Goodreads  

Goldilocks Lives in Leamington: and other tales of university life by Geetanjali Mukherjee on Goodreads   Lilly Rayman's newsletter   Sketches by Bella Roccaforte   Mated Hearts on Goodreads

Again, I'm not stepping away from the blog until February and I'll continue sharing reviews here on the blog until then. Once February rolls around, I'll post reviews on Goodreads and merchants' websites and resume sharing reviews on the blog when I return.

Lexi and I wish you a marvelous Monday and hope you stay safe (and warm) this week!

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