Recent reading

Between bouts of worrying about everything going to shit, I have managed to do some reading. Books I have finished (yay!) M Train—Patti Smith sublime subliminal liminal—Rena Priest view with a grain of sand: selected poems—Wisław Szymborska Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeus Różewicz—Tadeus Różewicz Two-Minute Mysteries Collection—Donald J. Sobol Books in progress The Book of [...]

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 [...]

The validity of best-of lists

I spotted this on Twitter earlier this afternoon: I can understand the poster’s frustration, but this suggestion seems entirely useless. Why? Well, I have some thoughts on that. For one thing, I doubt that anyone who reads year-end ‘best-of’ lists does so under the misconception that the critics compiling them had read every single book (or [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

It’s getting closer…

It’s not too late! In case you are still looking for that year-end/holiday gift for someone—books—I have several. The e-books are all 50%–60% off through December 31st. Print editions ‘Dear Wednesday…’ ISBN: 9781539941972 CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/6697647 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Wednesday-Love-Notes-Three/dp/1539941973/ This Is Fifty-three ISBN, full-color edition: 9780990794998 CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/6481985 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/This-Fifty-three-Kevin-J-OConner/dp/0990794997/ Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/this-is-fifty-three-kevin-j-oconner/1124591049 ISBN, Just the Words, Man edition: 9781536961195 CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/6483335 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/This-Fifty-three-Just-Words-Man/dp/1536961191/ Signed [...]