Oh To Be An Author…! #ShamelessPromotion

How big is your TBR pile?

I used to be able to judge how many books I had, by looking at my shelves.

Now, in this digital age, I turned to a Kindle to save space, as I have no room for more books, because of the children’s books, and my teaching resources!

I literally donated 7 huge boxes of books to the British Red Cross last summer when we had a clear out, and converted our study into a bedroom for Lil Man. It meant less space for our stuff, but at least the kids had the privacy they needed!

But it means that I really have no clue what is in my TBR pile, unless I scroll through the contents of my Kindle!

I appear to have around 35 unread books waiting for me!

The great thing about my Kindle is that I can pretty much support my fellow Indie authors straight away by downloading the books of interest to me as they get published.

Though I sometimes forget what I have stored to read for the future.

Just the other day I was looking to see what is next among my pile of virtual books, and I was so excited that I had, among others, books by Sally Cronin, Sue Vincent, Judith Barrow and April Munday. I have books by Robbie Cheadle and Colleen Chesebro to share with Lil Princess too.

And I felt proud that I actually know these talented writers, and can count them as my friends!

Two years ago, authors were haloed beings in my books, excuse the pun. The ones you could hope to emulate, but really had no chance to reach their successes.

But now I realise, two years on, that we are able to become one of ‘them’.

If we want to do it, we can become one of those haloed beings too!

Ok, so we may not reach the financial successes that the likes of J.K. Rowling and Stephen King enjoy, but to be honest, for me, success would be to be sat on the TBR pile of someone I know (and ultimately for the book to be read and reviewed, obviously!)

So, here’s hoping I pull off that writing through August thing, so I am able to say to you all, that “Hey! I have a fiction book out there too!” sooner, rather than later!

And, I know I am on the bookshelves, or Kindles, of some readers out there too… I managed to become a published poet last year!

Poetic RITUals by [Bhathal, Ritu]

If you fancy adding me to your TBR pile… click on the link below to go to the Amazon site of your country!


Oh, and if you do decide to check it out… a little request from me… please leave a review!

Have a wonderful Wednesday Peeps!!!!


42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. katearmitage
    Jul 25, 2017 @ 21:54:00

    My TBR pile is huge! So many great books out there.

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  2. Gary
    Jun 24, 2017 @ 16:07:41

    oooh, I am seeing the Bollywood curry lit book in your mind for August??? If so can I buddy up as I am feeling the urge to finish The Bequest over summer too! Might even give Camp NaNo a try next month to get the mojo going! Will add yours to me TBR pile too now 🙂 #GaTu

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  3. Gabe Burkhardt
    Jun 24, 2017 @ 12:26:39

    Yay! Just added your book to my TBR collection. I’m second-degree famous now right? (since I know you in the virtual world, and you’re a published author!)

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  4. noellekelly
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 21:10:38

    I have a constant big TBR pile – mostly Kindle and library books! I’ve also purchased your poetry book and will do the same with your novel! 💖

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  5. Robert Kirkendall
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 18:13:10

    Whenever I visit the local library I have to hurry through the lobby where they sell donated books for 50 cents each because I don’t need anymore books in my TBR pile. 🙂

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  6. Judy E Martin
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 17:42:09

    I have got a huge pile of books on my TBR list too, sis, many of whom are the same authors as you mentioned. It humbles me that these talented authors read my blog AND have been so supportive towards me too! 🙂

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  7. thereviewauthor
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 17:25:16

    I have a long list of TBR and books waiting in shelf to read. I definitely check your book. Happy reading n writing.

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  8. Rajiv
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 13:52:04

    Who is TBR?

    Liked by 1 person


  9. willowdot21
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 13:39:14

    You are an author Sis and a brilliant one too 😊💗

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Rae Longest
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 12:24:26

    I do not know how to order on-line, but will get my “grandson” (former student) to do it for me, for I certainly WANT to read your book! Your blog is one of my favorites, so I guess that automatically makes you one of my favorite authors.

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  11. thebeasley
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 11:03:28

    Ooh yes it’d be lovely to be an author, wouldn’t it? Hopefully, it’s going to happen to you soon! I’m excited for you & to read your work! X

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  12. http://www.salpa58.wordpress.com
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 09:29:40

    Your book is already in my Kindle Ritu. I also have many wonderful books just waiting for me to get the time to read and review. My book “The Italian Thing” is out there too. Not many sales but I’m out there…..forever. ☺☺☺

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  13. The Story Reading Ape
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 09:24:31

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:

    Winter, blowing bubblegum for the first time, cats, kids, eyebrows and leg hair are just some of the topics included in this original, poetic and humorous book – Go ON – TREAT yourself 😀

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  14. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 08:28:22

    Delighted to be on your TBR Ritu… and I know what you mean about meeting someone in person and feeling a different connection to their book..We bought digital copies of books we wanted to read again but ended up still giving away 2000 books to and English language school near are home in Madrid.. We have a wide corridor downstairs that nicely fits two big bookcases that has our precious,never to be given away copies and is called the the library.. I then have all my reference books on shelves in my office… surrounded every day. but I still treasure my reader with its long list of infinite possibilities. hugs xx

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  15. April Munday
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 07:46:57

    Thank you for the mention, Ritu. Keep going with the novel. My first took ten years. I’m already looking forward to reading yours when it’s pubished.

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  16. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 05:22:34

    Lovely post. I too am really loving being a part of this wonderful reading and writing community and I am writing so much more now. I have just bought Poetic Rituals, I fancy reading some poetry and yours makes me smile.

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