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Sorry kids, no feet.

I am a former stay-at-home mom who has given up her hopes and dreams of becoming a professional reader. I now spend my days showing small children how to play games on computers. Right now I'm living vicariously through my 9 year-old who is reading everything she can get her hands on. 

Currently reading

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories
Denis Johnson
Gallows Thief
Bernard Cornwell
Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family
Leanda de Lisle

Holy Deal Batman! And maybe a tiny rant.

One of my Goodreads friends alerted me to this deal. I thought maybe it was too good to be true. Usually I get all kinds of notifications for deals on books I want to read and they end up being on an Amazon site that's not the US. I know. How self-centered am I? This deal was not a disappointment. This deal may have even caused a tiny shout of joy. Ravenspur by Conn Iggulden for $1.99!! This is a pretty fantastic deal. Unless of course you are not an e-reader. In which case, sorry. I've got nothing. Tiny Rant: I updated the progress of a book I'm reading on Goodreads. The status was: I'm 10% done with By the Sword: If something doesn't pick up soon, I might have to move on for now. I'm getting too bogged down trying to keep track of who all these people are. I need a list and a map. I posted this last night. Today I was checking my notifications and noticed I had a message in my Goodreads account. The message was from the author of the novel. He sent me a detailed character list, offered me a downloadable map, and spent three paragraphs assuring me that the action was coming and that I should continue reading. I was kind of annoyed. Annoyed to the point where I don't know that I really want to continue reading the book. I get this author is just trying to help is reader. That's fine. I appreciate the character list and the offer of the map. But that's where it should have stopped. I think providing the reader with a list of reasons to continue reading is a little much. No offense to any authors out there reading this but you can't honestly expect everyone who reads your book to love it? Right? Does anybody else understand how I'm feeling? Like a rebel who doesn't want to do something because they are told to? It is possible I'm making mountains out of molehills here. I just think life's too short to read books that you don't care for. Example, I spent way too much time earlier this year on The Goldfinch. Hours of my life I will never get back. I tried to link to the book image at the top of this post. I can't make it work. So here's my great deal. Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors by Conn Iggulden for Kindle https://www.amazon.com/Ravenspur-Rise-Tudors-Wars-Roses-ebook/dp/B01BEOGFZY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1481252757&sr=1-1&keywords=ravenspur