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Read it Forward…

Read it Forward:

We’re trying to start something new. A blogging buddy of mine, Ryan from aguyinlove, came up with this idea and we were wondering how many people would be interested in doing it. It’s called “Read it Forward,” and it’s basically an Internet concept of sharing books with other bloggers who are interested in reading. It’s simple: you make a list of books you’ve read on your blog and if someone’s interested they contact you and you send it to them. And you do the same with other bloggers who have made a list of books on their blogs. You tell them what book you’d like to read on their list, and they send it to you. There’s no money involved; just postage. And someone who might not be able to afford a book gets a chance to read something they wouldn’t have been able to read otherwise.

Our country is going through an economic crisis right now. People have stopped spending money on luxuries. And I think a lot have stopped buying books to save money. Some don’t have libraries or can’t get to them. So for those of us who are still buying books and reading, it might be a good way to pay it forward by “reading it forward.”

Right now Ryan and I are just asking around to see how many people would be interested. Ryan has listed a few books he’d be willing to send on his blog http://aguyinlove.blogspot.com/ and I’ll do the same if I see an interest. So if anyone is interested, contact Ryan above at his blog and leave a comment. Or contact me at my blog http://ryan-field.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment.

Wonderland…Happy Launch…

I don’t usually plug other books on this blog. But this one looked too good to pass. I’ve already bought one myself, and I’m looking forward to reading it over the weekend.

Welcome to Wonderland, a quiet, picturesque village located on the Pacific Coast, just south of San Francisco. Prodigal son Rich North and his partner, Marc Anderson, have just relocated to Wonderland after leaving behind their lives-and a secret scandal-back in New York City. They buy a house on exclusive Eldon Court, where five Victorian homes stand. Three other gay couples lives in the other houses, while Number Two Eldon Court remains mysteriously empty. There they meet Edgar and Jack, the longest-tenured residents of Eldon Court; Aaron and Juan, a couple with their own relationship issues; and Sawyer and Dane, a young, gorgeous couple with too much money and time of their hands.

Something is afoot on Eldon Court. A peeping Tom, a possible murder attempt, a case of arson. The clues lead back to Bayside Hotel and the mysterious new owner, Danvers Converse. He is a man with perverse appetites and unstoppable ambition. He will resort to blackmail-or worse-to gain possession of Eldon Court. But why, and at what cost? The only thing the neighbors have is their solidarity. But with a spy in their midst, Eldon Court is being threatened from all sides, and Rich and Marc realize that, as they newcomers to the block, they must stop what’s happening. Until newer neighbors move into Number Two-and all hell breaks loose on Eldon Court.

Passionate, sexy, steamy, Adam’s Carpenter’s Wonderland delves into the lives of men and the men they love, into a community put at risk by progress, and of the true meaning of friendship, loyalty, and love. A modern day drama, complete with victims, enemies, conspiracies, and loads of sex, Wonderland is a rare piece-conceived by one writer, written by three different authors-it is fiction at its most compelling.