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Marion’s 25 April Fools Day Sale!








Happy April Fool’s Day!

However, this is no joke.  I know that a lot of people are stuck at home due to the COVID-19 (AKA Coronavirus) Pandemic.  First of all, I hope everybody that reads this post remains safe, practices social distancing, and listen to the experts on how take all the appropriate precautionary measures needed to flatten the curve.

There are a lot of reading lists going around on social media in the last few days.  Well, I would like to share my book, Marion’s 25 to the mix. I have been a book review blogger since 2011 and have posted over 200 reviews here on my website.

Marion’s 25 is my favorite twenty-five books I have reviewed complied into this book.  I believe in reading widely as well as deeply.  Some of my favorites in Marion’s 25 include: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Little Country by Charles de Lint, The Long Way Home by Louise Penny, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

As you can see, that’s a wide range of books covering from genre to literary fiction.  Checkout Marion’s 25 for $1.99 and add more books to your TBR list!

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 8: Fantasy’s Othering Fetish by P. Djeli Clark

Fantasy’s Othering Fetish by P. Djeli Clark came onto my radar recently and after reading the comments in Goodreads about this book made me want to read it.  Actually, it is more of a long-form essay than a full-length book, Clark makes the argument about how the fantasy genre has treated the non-European as an… Continue Reading

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 6: The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne

There are a lot of writing craft books out there for writers.  I’m sure many of them are useful for fledging writers to get better at their craft of writing fiction.  However, I realize that a certain writing craft book comes into a writer’s life at the right time. The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne… Continue Reading

Book Review 145: Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

It has always fascinated me on what makes art sells over the long term.  Whether Star Wars from Film, Harry Potter from Books, Michael Jackson’s Thriller from Music, or Seinfeld from TV, it’s been interesting to see what makes the public connect with certain artistic works over the years. I have read plenty of internet… Continue Reading

Book Review 95: The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn

Digital Publishing has spawned the rise of the indie author movement over the past several years.  As a result, there is a lot of books these days about how to become a successful indie author and how to make a living with your writing. However, there are only a few of those books dealing with… Continue Reading

Wisdom of Kammbia 3.16: Do Book Endorsements Actually Convince You To Buy A Book?

“I loved BAG of BONES. It’s Stephen King for the new millennium, with all the heart and wit showing through the suspense.” (Anne Rivers Siddons on Bag of Bones by Stephen King) “Greg Bear’s most ambitious novel yet… extremely dense and complex work about nothing less than the nature of consciousness.” (Washington Post Book World on… Continue Reading