Thursday, March 31, 2011

contest closed

Hello everyone, thanks for entering the drawing for the CSN stores GC giveaway. I have picked a winner at random, #8, Tim, and have notified him. :) Congratulaitons.

Monday, March 14, 2011

CSN Stores Gift Card Give Away

Hello, everyone, I hope things are going well for you. :) It's that time. The CSN Stores people have approached me, and so I'm having a drawing for a $60 gift card good at their stores. They have so many things to choose from. This drawing is open to U.S. and Canadian readers only.

I'll do the drawing in a couple of weeks. You must be a follower of this blog via GFC or be an email subscriber to be in the drawing. Just leave a comment to this post, stating that you're either a new or an old follower. Also, please leave your email in case you win. Thanks, and good luck!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Researching

Hello, I hope everyone is doing well. I'm home again after a nice day at the school I work at. It's time to do some editing and research. I really love researching for a new book. The discovery is fun as I delve into my books, finding out more about the past. I'm buried in books, both paper and electronic. Up until a few weeks ago, I had to read my ebooks on the computer only, but my father was nice enough to give me an ereader. I really like it. I can adjust the font and have many books with me at any give time.

Sometimes, I'm in the library doing my research, kicking back with a good book or ten. I always read on the bus. People have such interesting conversations on the bus too. Then, I come home and read in the office of my small apartment. If I had a house, I'd be getting cozy in one of the great backyard swing sets that I've seen on television, with a stack of books or my ereader.

Research has changed since I was in high school, for the better in one major way of course: the Internet. What a useful tool to find out stuff; however, as recommended years ago by colleagues, I also double and triple check the information I find there. I don't want to get my facts wrong if I can help it. Interviewing people is another wonderful way to get information. If you do research, what is your favorite source of information?

Well, I'm off to do some work. Take care!