Childhood Favourites and Behind the Scenes

In January last year, for Authors Answer, we answered this question: What children’s books did you read when you were a child? I went back to my old answer and talked about it on video.

It has me thinking a lot about what my daughter is going to read. She has a lot of Dr. Seuss books, Paddington Bear, the entire Beatrix Potter collection, and more. But what about you? What did you read when you were a child?

If you noticed the title of this post, you’ll see I mentioned behind the scenes. I also mentioned it in the video. Well, I did another video talking about what goes on behind the scenes when I make videos. Here’s that video.

And then, in that video, I mentioned another video about library books with my daughter. Well, that one is coming tomorrow! Look forward to it, because my daughter was absolutely silly. It should be an entertaining one!

If you have any comments, leave them below.

Why I Review Self-Published Books

As someone who is writing a book and intends to self-publish, I want to support other authors who self-publish. That is why I review them.

You see, while I’m reading traditionally published books in physical form, I also read self-published books on Kindle. I usually have two books going at the same time, and I when I have a little time, I read the eBook.

But aren’t self-published books garbage? Absolutely not! There are some that are very good. Here are three that have received publishing deals after originally being published online or as self-published eBooks:

  • Riyria Revelations, by Michael J. Sullivan
  • Wool, by Hugh Howie
  • The Martian, by Andy Weir

Although I don’t have Wool, I have the other two, and will read them soon. I have also read some that don’t have a publishing contract and are very good. Sure, just like traditionally published books, you find some that aren’t very good.

Below, you can watch the review of the first self-published novel I ever read, Voidhawk, by Jason Halstead.

The original review is here, which I did nearly four years ago.

Do you read self-published books? Let me know in the comments below.