Better Day

23 Mar

Today has been much better. The car isn’t 100% but it’s better than yesterday. I topped off the oil, used fuel injector cleaner, and put some transmission fluid in. I drove around the block a few times. I still need to take it to a side road and gun it. I’m hoping that something is blocked and that by gunning it that blockage will disperse.

My oldest did her homework last night. I forgot to tell y’all she passed her pretest in Tae Kwon Do. She is advancing to red belt at the end of the month. That leaves a brown belt and a brown/black belt until she is eligible to test for her black belt.

The youngest, well let’s just say that she topped off the crappy day that was yesterday. She is four going on sixteen. She knows things that most four year olds don’t. She is just like me and boy am I scared. She is stubborn and obstinate. (The same thing that people say about me). By the end of the night I wanted nothing to do with the girl. I put her to bed at 7:30. This morning she was great. She was polite and friendly. I actually enjoyed the time we spent together.

I’m going to switch gears on you now. If you were told the first 30 people who bought an ebook would receive a free copy of a different paperback book from the author, would you buy it? How do you hear about the ebooks you buy? What are a few good online reading group blogs/discussion groups?

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6 Responses to “Better Day”

  1. amie stuart March 23, 2007 at 11:31 am #

    Congrats to the oldest on passing! I’ve been waiting on my oldest to bring me his progress report for two days now. That means he’s failing something and he’s about to be grounded. I finally told him this am that he brought it home tonight or I was grounding him. There’s a birthday party he wants to go to next Thursday. Trust me, he wont if I don’t see that report–then again, I have a feeling after I see it, he won’t anyway.

    Your youngest sounded like mine. He’s SO adult! It’s scary. The other night we’re watching AI to see who gets kicked off and he says, “Lulu’s kind of hot for an old woman.” WTF???

    I can tell it’s time for them to go to their dad’s even though it means they’ll come home with their bodies polluted from tons of soda and crappy food.

  2. amie stuart March 23, 2007 at 11:46 am #

    Oh and publishing/book question–probably, but the book would have to sound good. I’m not going to buy a book just to get a free book.

    There is an online loop that’s excerpts only–this is more likely to induce me to buy a book as is getting to know an author and getting an idea of what their personality is like (weird but that’s me). It’s rare I buy something without any idea what I’m getting or more importantly an idea of author’s voice. Ebooks I usually hear about from author’s blogs since I’m friends with quite a few e-book authors but it’s been a while since I bought any. I”m not big on reading on the computer and I don’t have an e-reader.

  3. Rosie March 24, 2007 at 1:59 pm #

    I’m not motivated by contests. I started buying e-books 4-5 years ago when EC only had Jaid Black books. I’m a browser both online and in stores. A reader rec might get me to check a book out, but I have to do my own looking before I buy.

    OTOH, I spend about $150 a month on books. I’m lucky to have a generous book budget. (I remember when it was only $10 a month.) So there’s not much that catches my interest that I pass on.

  4. racy li March 24, 2007 at 10:25 pm #

    Ok, this is totally random and maybe I’m completely blind but what is the stuff that the guy in this picture is lying on?

  5. scooper March 24, 2007 at 11:14 pm #

    Cotton. Bags and bags of cotton. I thought the same thing when I saw this picture a couple of years ago.

  6. scooper March 24, 2007 at 11:17 pm #

    Rosie- I do both too. I read Romantic times for the summaries and rarely for the reviews. Over the last year I’ve introduced myself to ebooks and many authors. This has expanded my reading material big time. I so envy the budget you have. Mine has shrunk to half of the amount I used to spend.

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