Smashwords e-books 50% off now through January 1st

Well, I did not get the notice of the promotion from Smashwords until today—but I have entered my books now. This means that all Smashwords e-book editions of my poetry collections and Love Notes to the Days of the Week books are 50% off through New Year’s Day. The discount should be automatically included when you click the ‘Buy with coupon’ button; if not, enter the coupon code SEY50 during checkout.

My selection of books on Smashwords can be found at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/kevinjoconner.

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(27 December 2017)

My contributions to the culture, 2017

As we head into the final month of this dumpster fire of a year—all feast or famine, with bouts of depression, more car problems, having to rebuild my website, and general disgust with the state of the world—I need to step back for a moment and reflect on the things I was able to accomplish.

Here we go:

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For your ‘Cyber Monday’ shopping consideration

Now that we have entered the official year-end shopping season, I submit the following for your consideration:

My most recent books
‘Dear Thursday…’ Love Notes to the Days of the Week, Volume Four
https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/dear-thursday-pre-order-links/

8: Eight-word Poems
https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/8-eight-word-poems-now-in-the-marketplace/
https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/8-eight-word-poems-e-book-edition-available-now/

This Is Not the Book  That Will Save Your Life
https://www.kevinjoconner.com/index.php/this-is-not-the-book-that-will-save-your-life/

For the rest of my books, visit my Amazon Author Central page
https://www.amazon.com/author/kevinjoconner

IndieBound search results (author:O’Conner,Kevin J.):
https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=author%3AO%27Conner%2C%20Kevin%20J.

…or, for e-books, my Smashwords profile page:
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/kevinjoconner

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(25 November 2017)

Recent reading

For a long time, I have had trouble taking the time to sit and read. I’m not one of those folks who doesn’t read—but, unless the book is non-fiction, there’s always that internalized voice telling me that I should be doing ‘something more productive’.

Recently, however, I have been trying to change that. I started by finishing Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, which I first began reading in late 2011 or early 2012, getting maybe three or four chapters in. Eventually, I got rid of the book, figuring I would never get around to reading the whole thing. But then I bought a paperback copy in 2015, this time getting maybe nine or ten chapters in, then reading an additional chapter or two every few months. Finally, I resolved to finish it, which I accomplished a few weeks ago.

Since then, I have read a few more books, and am currently alternating among three (one fiction, one non-fiction, one poetry). So, I thought this was a good time for a recap of the books I have read this year:

Read/Completed

  • Holy Robots—Vasilina Orlova
  • IQ84—Haruki Murakami
  • The Game of Love and Death—Martha Brockenbrough
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass—Lewis Carroll
  • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House—Eric Hodgins
  • Different Every Time: The Authorised Biogaraphy of Robert Wyatt—Marcus O’Dair

In progress

  • Colour Me in Cyanide & Cherries—Mirjana M. Inalman
  • There’s a Riot Going On—Peter Doggett
  • The Book of Embraces—Eduardo Galeano

(13 July 2017)