AuthorsGetLit

AuthorsGetLit: The real reason your book pitch keeps getting rejected.

AuthorsGetLit is a new series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors and publishers about interacting with bloggers, soliciting book reviews, and more. Today, we have Marc Whelchel, the author of The Doubly Dead Angel-Thief, giving us the real reasons why a book pitch gets rejected. I love Marc Whelchel’s writing…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: The real reason your book pitch keeps getting rejected.

General

Who said it: Kanye West or Jean-Paul Sartre?

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher and existential nihilist, who in 1964, turned down the Nobel Prize in Literature, because “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time”. Kidding! That’s something another great philosopher and nihilist, Kanye West, said to Taylor Swift in the 2009 VMAs. Kanye West is an American rapper who’s…… Continue reading Who said it: Kanye West or Jean-Paul Sartre?

General · Listicle

The 5 stages of dealing with all your unread books and ARCs.

There comes a moment in every book blogger’s life where they turn around, look at all the review copies they haven’t got around to reading yet, and wonder what the hell were they thinking. Here are the 5 stages of dealing with your ever-increasing TBR pile. Stage 1: Denial This is where you go numb.…… Continue reading The 5 stages of dealing with all your unread books and ARCs.

Satire

[Satire] Struggling male author just cannot write female characters.

BOSTON, MA–Frustrated male novelist Michael Hawke complained to reporters yesterday about “never being able to write women right”. This reporter sat down for an interview with Hawke during a break at the Male Authors Writing Women Intervention (MAWWI) 2018, a two-day conference trying to teach men how to write human females. Hawke is part of…… Continue reading [Satire] Struggling male author just cannot write female characters.

General

Where HAVE I been? Beds empty! No note! Car gone!

Hiya! *waves aggressively* You know me. I blog about books. I write posts that my sister and one friend find funny, which obviously makes me a very humorous person. I occasionally lurk on your blogs and leave comments that I hope are witty, but probably just come across as weird. I’ve been slacking off on…… Continue reading Where HAVE I been? Beds empty! No note! Car gone!

Author interviews

Interview with Marc Whelchel, author of The Doubly Dead Angel-Thief.

Marc Whelchel is the author of The Doubly Dead Angel-Thief, a story about V.C. Almond and his ragtag group of friends who solve the double death of V.C.’s best bud Jake. I believe this is one of the best debut novels of this year. Check out my review here. I asked Marc a lot of…… Continue reading Interview with Marc Whelchel, author of The Doubly Dead Angel-Thief.

Book Reviews

Drip: A Gothic Bromance by Andrew Montlack

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Drip is Andrew Montlack’s debut novel that’s horror and humor wrapped in one story. This book grimly mocks corporate culture and is an interesting read. Goodreads synopsis: “A hand wearing…… Continue reading Drip: A Gothic Bromance by Andrew Montlack

General

Jane Austen made bawdy jokes and I can’t even.

You know Jane Austen. Author of timeless classics such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Writer of realistic stories with brilliant social commentary. Overall supercalifragilisticexpialidocious human whose signature wit is responsible for her books still remaining in print. In what other romantic story would you find gems such as this? “It is your turn…… Continue reading Jane Austen made bawdy jokes and I can’t even.

General · Satire

A little tough love from your TBR pile.

Language warning: Contains expletives. Hide your mother. Hey. Hi. Hello. Can I have your attention please? Push your coke-bottle eyeglasses up your nose and notice me, you freakin’ nerd. Can’t you see how big I’m becoming? Ease the pain a little, you dipshit. Read a book from me instead of laughing at random cat videos,…… Continue reading A little tough love from your TBR pile.