If you would like to be among the future books that I read, please let me know! Requirements:
Print Edition Must Be Available (preferably paperback)
Under $20 (USD)
You must respond to either one of my calls on Twitter (the 15th of each month) for new books to read in the upcoming month. Occasionally, I will not make calls because the 4 slots for the next month are already full.
You can send me an e-mail with the subject line: Only a Hippopotamus Will Do (e-mails not including this subject will be ignored)
In this e-mail include:
a link to where I can purchase your book.
a brief introduction to yourself
a link to your Twitter and/or personal website (if applicable).
IF you are interested in sending me a copy of your book, please send me an e-mail with the subject line: The Buffalo Seem Fine to Me and I will respond to each inquiry on a case-by-case basis.
I’m excited to share that After Alexei published my short story “l’appel du vide”.
I learned that though we all experience invasive thoughts that constantly sit in the back of our minds, sometimes reminders can be deeply affecting.
For that reason, I’m not sorry for writing it. This story came from me writing these thoughts down to manage them. It’s a fictional story where all of these images invade the narrator, too. In 2008, when the first draft was written, this was a way to manage these thoughts.
I am both sorry and thankful that …
… my readers have this shared experience to the extent that my story makes a connection.
… you’ve ever thought about these things to the extent that I have.
…this exposed the wounds we share and made you feel vulnerable enough to talk to someone about it.
I’m thankful that my friend is getting help. I am here for anyone that wants to talk if this story brings up anything difficult or uncomfortable. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me through twitter @dreaminventor
I have learned 2 lessons from this:
1. Writing has the ability to force people to examine their own experiences. This is sometimes very painful.
2. Not everyone is ready for that. It’s okay to need a warning about graphic content regarding suicide, or suicidal ideation.
I love every single person that reads this story. You are a beautiful part of my life. I honor you and your struggles. If you are currently suicidal or feel that you may be at risk, please do not read this story. If this story brings up any difficult feelings, 24/7 help is available via these hotlines:
Welcome to the first post! Here I am going to give you a list of the first 5 books I am reviewing. As you may have noticed, I like to write reviews of books by new and emerging authors. This also includes independent authors.