3 Star Friday #5 or a Best-Selling Witch Story - Jo-Ann Carson

3 Star Friday #5 or a Best-Selling Witch Story

What I’m Reading

I finished Mark Leslie Lefebvre’s book, Wide for the Win. Omigosh! He did not disappoint.  I had high expectations for this book, because the topic interests me, and Lefebvre is an expert on the subject, but he more than delivered. Here is the review I posted (Amazon, BookBub, Kobo, and Google).

Hold on to your pens, fellow writers. This book will open your eyes to the wonders of becoming a Wideling–a writer who publishes on a wide spectrum of online and brick-and-mortar storefronts. It’s well organized and written in clear prose, so it’s easy to use as a reference guide. But I recommend reading it from cover to cover first, as there are lots of hidden gems tucked inside. Lefebvre begins by defining what it means “to go wide,” and explains the advantages and disadvantages of the practice. Places you can sell your book are described in detail, and a whole section is dedicated to libraries.

It’s wonderful having all this information in one place delivered by a writer who has played an integral role in the publishing industry for decades. I highly recommend Wide for the Win for all writers.”


What I’m Listening to


I‘ve been listening to Tim Ferris’s audiobook,  still working through Tools of Titans, which is excellent but very long (i.e., 22 hours). I started Alix E. Harrow’s, highly acclaimed book, The Once and Future Witches. It’s delicious. Both the story and the reader takes you away. I’ll review it when I finish it. Here’s the blurb.

In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.
But when the Eastwood sisters―James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna―join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote―and perhaps not even to live―the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.
There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.

Thinking (or trying to)

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Thank you for following my journey,