“Big Heart Project” – Books for Veterans


December is a very busy month for me with Trees for Troops, Snowball Express and also Survivor Outreach Services, the book reviews will be a little thinner on the ground than usual.  This does not mean I’m stopping doing them, there just may not be one posted everyday as I usually do.

With this out of the way, the deadline for receipt of print copies for donation to the local Veteran’s Home is now closed.  I am delivering the books next week, and will be posting pictures on the Big Heart Project page, if I am allowed to take any and post them without requiring a release form.  In January 2014 I will begin accepting print copy donations for delivery in December of 2014, to either another Veteran’s Home in the area or our local Fisher House.

Thank you to all Authors who have donated print copies of their work, I am sure the veterans will be as thankful for your generosity as I was overwhelmed.


Holiday Week Announcement


As we roll towards the annual turkey feast, I would just like to let you know that there will only be a couple of book reviews this week.  Like the rest of you I will be spending time enjoying the company of Family and all that entails.  I’m also going to take time this week to start prepping the donations for the Veterans Home, which I will be delivering on December 20th; anyone who wants to donate print copies of books still has time, just head over to the Big Heart Project page for details.


Big News of the Week


I wanted to take a brief time out from the book review today to let you know some things that are going on.

As you know the closing date for donations of print copy books for the ‘Big Heart Project‘, which will be priority reads and reviews, is the end of November; to be exact the 30th of November.  I would like to thank Lex Allen for getting the word out to a wider audience than I could ever hope to reach and, from this, there have been some more donations pledged from Authors I am looking forward to reading.  If you have non-Author friends that would like to donate, this is fine also as long as the books are gently used with no rips, tears or badly broken spines.  I know this sounds very picky on my part, but these books are going to a local Veteran’s home and I would like to give them the best experience possible; that is to say the pages aren’t going to fall out the first time they pick them up.

1After having it brought to my attention by a follower (this makes me feel rather subconscious having followers), for any Authors that would like to print out a copy of their review for a scrapbook/’I love me book’ or any other place they may keep a collection of words on their works, there is now a print button at the end of each post.   However, if you intend to print out something other than your own work, please contact the Author concerned first as a courtesy.  I’m sure you would appreciate the same courtesy being shown to you in regards to your work.

Lastly the podcast, ‘The Acorn’.  I know it has been a while since I mentioned this, and some may be thinking that the idea has been shelved; not the case.  I am currently in the process of compiling a list of questions for several Authors who have agreed to appear on the show, and as I want to tailor these to each of the Authors, it is taking some time.  The opening credits, and some sound bites for the show are about to be pre-recorded meaning a huge step forward towards the actual first show going live.

Thanks for all your patience as I tweak and adjust the blog, and for allowing me a few lines to keep you up to date on what is happening.  The normal book review will return tomorrow.  Also if any of you have any comments or suggestions of things you would like to see covered on the blog, please don’t hesitate to contact me.