Day 104 – Facebook Page and other stuff

I posted previously that I created a Twitter account for Ana’s Lair, so I figured… Why not create a facebook page as well?

Different social media have different things to offer, and I wondered if any of my followers appreciated facebook and would be willing to like the page and eventually post there.
I find that some folks will more easily post on facebook than blogs, so I was curious. And since I barely use the site myself, it did not make much sense to have WordPress link it to my personal profile.

So even if you’re not that big a fan of it, I have now linked my WordPress account to the blog’s facebook page, and therefore you can use it to follow the blog, since a link should be automatically generated whenever I post here, just like on Twitter. You will at least have a different way, if not easier, to view all the posts than on the blog.

Click to access the facebook page for Ana's Lair!

Click to access the facebook page for Ana’s Lair!

I have also recently found out about Blogging for Books, because that is just what I need, more places to get free books and increase my huge TBR pile.

BfB linked me to Klout, so hey, I signed up to that too, because I am just in an exploratory mood.
I am still not quite sure how it works but, from what I gather, we have a score – mine at a measly 10 – which supposedly increases as we post, and the higher that gets, the more books you get to request from BfB. However, even though I linked it to my WordPress account and have posted in the meantime, my score is yet unchanged. Maybe it would rise if I could actually share their suggested articles to the blog by using the Klout’s share feature, but I only get the facebook option…

So, have any of you guys used any of these sites? What is your experience of it?
Do you have any suggestions for my Facebook or Twitter pages?

Tell me everything!

Free: Oodles by Charles Dada

This book is free on Amazon from June 2nd to 6th.

Blurb from GoodReads:
The World is approaching catastrophe.
It is mostly controlled by Oodles; can The Founder save it from its fate?
Join the adventures of the Substitutes and the Rebels as they too try to head off disaster.
What is the future of Mankind; and what is its past?

You can find the book here.


Tom and Maddie, PKD, and all the others are lost in time and space.  That’s possibly the last you will ever hear of them, or “Oodles”, unless you take this opportunity to download the complete Kindle novel from Amazon for free!  The offer will run from Tuesday to Saturday, the 2nd to 6th June, 2015.  I haven’t included links, as they are different for each country, but it’s easy enough to find.


I would like to thank everyone who viewed my blog over the past 6 months, and especially those that liked it.  It is very encouraging for anyone starting out to receive any response.  I hope you will take the opportunity to obtain the complete version of “Oodles” for free and hopefully rate and review it on Amazon.

Next week I shall be starting a completely new project in a quite different genre:  a spy thriller come romantic fantasy…

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My first reading challenges!

I have been looking to join a reading challenge for a while now, but could not find one that I believed I would even come close to completing and that I would not feel pressured by joining.

Browsing the blogosphere today, I actually found two!!


2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge


I found this challenge mentioned in The Worn Bookmark’s May Wrap Up post.

I did a quick google search and as far as I can tell the original post is the one you can get to by clicking the image above.

This challenge aims to motivate people who, like me, cannot seem to stop requesting awesome books from Netgalley and/or Edelweiss, but have a hard time keeping up with the actual reading and reviewing bit of the deal.

I was ecstatic to find this, because I do have this issue, and so this serves as a motivation to me, rather than placing any more unnecessary and unwanted pressure.

I wonder what badge I will get hmmm….


20 Books of Summer


I found this one also through The Worn Bookmark blog.

It can not get any simpler than this: Pick 20 books to read during the summer, more specifically between the 1st of June and the 4th of September.

I am 99% sure I can do this so I want to jump on board. The hard part is to actually pick 20 books, since my reading never seems to go according to plan.

I think I will include a mix of Kindle books, paperbacks and audio, to make things interesting, but the large majority will be read for review requests, either from authors or Netgalley – most likely the latter above all, so I can go for the two challenges at once.

I will be posting the list soonish, as soon as I see what I have lying around and can make up my mind!

In the meantime, you can help me! I have loads of paperbacks sitting on my shelf – ok not sure if 33 qualifies as loads but anyway – and I would love you to help me pick a couple to include in this challenge. You can find the list in my scanned shelf at GoodReads, but I will be posting the covers below anyhow. Oh and if you would like to do a buddy read of any of them, even better!

Here they are:

In the Night RoomDifferent SeasonsSomething Wicked This Way ComesThe Bad PlaceThe HauntedOdd Thomas (Odd Thomas #1)The Turn of the Screw & The Aspern PapersThe Picture of Dorian GrayTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Captain Nemo #1)SepulchreJoylandErewhon (Erewhon #1)ThinnerMagic TerrorM Is for MagicThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry AugustThe Host (The Host #1)The Game: The Valley (Das Tal, Season 1 #1)Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass: 100th Anniversary Edition (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #1-2)The MartianFahrenheit 451His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1-3)City of Endless NightThe HumansThe Night CircusSpy Glass (Glass #3)Nobody True. James HerbertMoonBird BoxA Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)A Special Place: The Heart of a Dark MatterCujoMr Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy #1)


Do you participate in any challenges?
Which ones?
Does either of these sound appealing to you?
Tell me everything!!
And please don’t forget to post your suggestions for a paperback on my shelf which I should include in the 20 Summer Books challenge :)