Book Review: A Record of My Vinyl

Screen Shot 2017-10-13 at 8.28.29 PMCopyright Year: 2017
Genre(s): Music
ISBN: 9780804189606
Series: none
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary via Goodreads:  Whether you’re a casual collector or vinyl store junkie, this essential journal–with a high-quality cover that looks and feels like a record–includes:

– Space for cataloguing details and “liner notes” or memories about your vinyl
– Tips for cleaning discs and maintaining a serious collection
– Information on evaluating vinyl for resale from Goldmine’s vetted rating system
– Perforated wish lists to tear out and take with you

A catalog, journal, and guide all in one, A Record of My Vinyl is the ultimate autobiographical companion to your analog collection.

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A Little About Me

Now that my blog is starting to get a little better organized I thought this would be the perfect time to introduce myself.

*Raises hand* Hi! My name is Elissa. I am an indie author writing my first mystery/suspense novel.

I didn’t really start to write for enjoyment until high school. In 10th grade, I was assigned to write a research paper on someone famous. I chose Jack the Ripper. That should have been my first clue that I was going to be a mystery writer. A year later I started writing poetry. My first poem, Running to Extinction, was published in 1991. I am now an aspiring Christian indie author, currently writing a mystery/suspense series. I’ll be blogging quite a bit about the series.

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Getting my writing mojo back

For the past several months I just haven’t had the energy (or drive) to really do anything, let alone write. I’ve had quite a rough start to 2017, including having to put to sleep my cat of 13 years. It has been a chore to really accomplish anything lately.

After doing a ton of research over Christmas break I really haven’t touched my book at all this year.  That goes double for blogging. So, how do I get my writing mojo back?

Well, late last year I decided I was going to focus 100% of my time on my time-travel book and publish it at the end of the year. But after giving it a lot of thought I decided that it would be better for me to really make the push to get my mystery novel, A Deadly Melody, done. My time travel book spans 300+ years and really requires a lot of research. My mystery is pretty cut and dry.

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Thin Blue Line Beginner Scarf Pattern

Today begins National Police Week and is also Police Memorial Day. In honor of all of those who have served or are currently serving I whipped up a super simple thin blue line crochet scarf pattern.

In addition to writing, I also spend quite a bit of time crafting. I especially love to crochet, which I learned a little over 10 years ago. Scarves are my favorite item to crochet, basically because they don’t require much thought. I like simple stitched scarves where I can sit down and watch a TV show (or 10 if I’m binge-watching on Hulu) and not have to pay too much attention to the pattern.

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