Unpopular Opinion Book Tag

I just discovered the Unpopular Opinion Book Tag on Sophie’s blog, Blame Chocolate. I thought it looked pretty cool, so I decided to participate!

A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT YOU DIDN’T LIKE

I’m gonna go ahead and tweak this one a little. I read the Harry Potter series and although I really liked them, I feel that they’re a bit overrated. I know a lot of people are reading this shaking their heads, but it’s just how I feel!

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A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO HATE BUT YOU LOVE

While maybe not considered a popular book, I love Greg Bear’s Dead Lines. In fact, it’s my favorite book! For some reason, a good amount of the reviews I’ve read haven’t been very positive. I don’t get it!

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A POPULAR BOOK GENRE THAT YOU HARDLY REACH FOR.

Romance.

AN OTP THAT YOU DON’T LIKE

I’m not really sure, though the ending to If You Could See Me Now by Peter Straub is a little strange and unclear. If what I think is a relationship is really supposed to be one, then I don’t like it!

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A POPULAR/BELOVED CHARACTER THAT YOU DO NOT LIKE

I’m not sure about this one. All I can think of are actors and actresses people like that I don’t!

A POPULAR AUTHOR THAT YOU CAN’T SEEM TO GET INTO

Many authors of vampire novels, etc. I just can’t get into them.

A POPULAR BOOK TROPE THAT YOU’RE TIRED OF SEEING

I have no idea!

A POPULAR SERIES THAT YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING.

Pretty much all popular series out there. I know that sounds horrible, but it’s true. So many books that are all the rage, I just don’t get into!

THE SAYING GOES “THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE”, BUT WHAT MOVIE OR TV SHOW ADAPTATION DO YOU PREFER MORE THAN THE BOOK?

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The book is good, but the movie is even better!

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Short Story Collection Update!

Writing Update!

B.W. Ginsburg

Hey everyone! As I recently mentioned, I am currently in the editing process of working on my short story collection that I hope to publish in the near future. In addition to editing, I am re-writing a story that I wrote some years back. I am very excited to share this news with you. Now, there will probably be about five or six short stories included in the collection rather than just the original four. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read my updates and support me in my writing adventure.

Thanks,

B.W. Ginsburg

author of Rest in Piece

typewriter Photo taken by B.G.

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IT’S…SALE TIME!

Hi everyone! The paperback of my novel, Rest in Piece, is now on sale for only $12.99! If you like fantasy, horror, and stories about heroins and family, then you’ll love Rest in Piece! To check out the book, feel free to click here! Thanks!

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Sunshine Blogger Award!

A special thank you goes out to Jen over at The Anxiety Chronicles for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Jen is so kind and I’m honored to receive this award from her!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger award logo on your post and/or on your blog

Jen’s Questions:

  1. Why did you begin writing/blogging?
    • It was suggested to me that I do so by my dad and therapist. They thought it would help me with my anxiety. I wanted to help both myself and others.
  2. What is your favorite pass time?
    • Writing! I love watching TV as well.
  3. What is your favorite school memory?
    • Wow, this one is hard! Maybe when I came up with an idea in my Creative Writing class? My teacher thought it was awesome and I had an article in the school newsletter written up on it! I also got to go to New York City in high school, which was pretty awesome!
  4. Do you have a best friend or multiple best friends?
    • I have a few really good friends
  5. What is your favorite daydream?
    • That I’m a bestselling author!
  6. What is your worst nightmare?
    • That I never overcome my anxiety
  7. How many countries have you traveled to?
    • None
  8. What is your dream destination?
    • Italy
  9. What is your favorite book & why?
    • Dead Lines by Greg Bear! It’s a great horror story!
  10. Who is your favorite person in your life?
    • My dad!
  11. Are you where you want to be in life?
    • No. I’ve made some huge accomplishments in my life (graduating college, getting a degree, publishing a book), but there’s so many more things I want to do.

I’m breaking a rule and just nominating a few blogs. Sorry!

Rob Talks Mental Health

Jade’s Bookshelf

The Meow Place

My Questions for the Nominees (if so choose to answer)

1.) What’s your favorite movie? Why?

2.) If you could be any character in a show, movie, or book, who would it be and why?

3.) Do you like books that are classics?

4.) Fiction or Non-fiction

5.) What is your advice for someone facing an obstacle?

6.) What accomplishment are you most proud of?

7.) What’s your favorite holiday? Why?

8.) Least favorite holiday? Why?

9.) Have you ever been to a concert? If so, who did you last see?

10.) What movie do you really want to see?

11.) What’s a book that everyone loves and you don’t?

 

Exciting Reminder!

Hey everybody! This is just a reminder that in addition to my book, Rest in Piece, currently being available for purchase on Amazon.com, I am also working on a short story collection! I’m very excited for this project and have only one more story to complete. Then I will begin the editing process and hopefully soon after that, the book will be available for purchase!

The short stories will be a mixture of both fantasy and horror – two genres that I really enjoy writing and reading. While Rest in Piece leaned more towards young adult (though adults can certainly enjoy it as well), these stories are more appropriate for a slightly older audience.

I’d like to thank all those who have supported my writing and continue to do so! This is a very exciting time for me and I can’t wait to share this new collection with you once it’s finished! Please look for more updates as the weeks pass!

Also, don’t forget that if you’ve purchased my book, Rest in Piece, or will receive a copy (either the e-book or paperback) by April 28th, you can submit a photo of your copy displayed creatively to the Rest in Piece Photo Contest that I’m throwing! If you don’t feel comfortable being in the picture, that’s fine, you just have to display the book creatively for a chance to win! I wish all the participants the best of luck!

Thank You,

B.W. Ginsburg

It’s…Opinion Time!

Hi everyone! So as I’ve mentioned I’m currently working on my second book – a collection of short stories! I’m very excited for this project! I believe I have already completed the first draft of three out of the four stories! Two of the stories will be 4 – 20 pages and the other two will be a little over 40 or so. So as I continue to work hard on the collection, here is my question for you:

Thank You,

B.W. Ginsburg

Book Goal: Help Me Reach 20 Books!

Hi everyone! So as many of you may know, I published a book last October titled, Rest in Piece! This is my first novel ever and I am so proud of myself for accomplishing the dream of officially becoming a published author!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has already purchased my book – I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it! You’ve made me so happy. Thank you also to everyone who has reviewed and rated my novel, along with interviewing me about my work!

Right now, I have sold a total of 12 books. Since having goals is always a positive thing, I’ve decided to make a goal for selling books. For now, my goal is to sell 20 copies. That’s just 8 more to go!

I understand that it can be hard buying a book from an author that you’ve never heard of before. I also understand that we all don’t have the money to buy tons of books (I’m right there with ya!). I thought I would just take the time to share this goal with you and give you some details about the book!

Here’s what it’s about:

“Louise, though young, has never been one to believe in the supernatural, fantastical, or surreal. However, when she sees something unusual in a puzzle left by the previous residents of her new home, she begins to wonder if there really is something to the stories that only some have read about in books.

Louise soon realizes that she needs to save Catherine Adams, a girl who disappeared twenty years ago. With the help of angels and loved ones, Louise will be able to do something that she would have never imagined possible.” B.W. Ginsburg, author of Rest in Piece

Where You Can Find Reviews:

Goodreads

Amazon (E-book)

Amazon (Paperback)

Where You Can Purchase & Purchase Details

Amazon (E-Book and Paperback)

Pricing:

  • E-book: $4.99
  • Paperback: $14.99

Where you can find me:

Goodreads

Instagram

How can you help?

By spreading the word about my work and/or by purchasing your own copy of Rest in Piece!

THANK YOU,

B.W. Ginsburg

Hearts in Atlantis – A Book Review

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Copyright: 1999

Rating: 4.5/5

My Synopsis:

A  collections of stories put together as one, Hearts in Atlantis, is about war, love, and the unexplainable. From Ted and Bobby and their adventures to the Vietnam war and its surrounding events, Hearts in Atlantis is a fantastic story!

My Opinion:

To say that Stephen King’s, Hearts in Atlantis , is a good, well-written story would be an understatement. King manages to talk about the 60s – the war and all that surrounded it – and the mysteries of life in a way that is truly thought-provoking. Stephen King also is able to use about five different points of view throughout the novel without complicating the story. In fact, I found myself enjoying the different POVs and the way that it, actually, helped the flow of the story.

Another great thing about Hearts in Atlantis are the character descriptions and how truly invested you become in each and every one of the characters’ lives. I must say that this is, without a doubt, the best example of successful character description I’ve ever seen! Just when you think a character may be forgotten, you’re proved wrong in the best way possible!

If I had to nit-pick, I would say I have two main issues with this novel. For one thing, it’s very long and if you don’t read the book in one or two days, you can very easily forget some of the minor characters. In fact, I found myself having to go back a bit when some of these character’s last names were mentioned. I had to refresh my memory as to who they were. Also, I think that if you haven’t read the Dark Tower series before Hearts in Atlantis (which I did not), the end of the novel still leaves some questions unanswered about one of the characters. Of course this may have been done on purpose so King could draw you to read the Dark Tower series, which does make sense. If this is the case, he did a successful job. I’m not sure if I’ll ever read the series, but I admit that I am quite curious. [Goodreads]

April Polls – Rain

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April Polls – Flowers

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