Coffee, Books, and Poetry

In this week’s post I’ve decided to include a fun little poem about coffee. I once joked with my husband that I’d write a poem about my favorite beverage some day. Then I got to thinking why not. I’m also including a site recommendation for indie authors and anyone who loves to read.

An Ode To Coffee

Sweet coffee of mine!
You brighten my days
with your zesty aroma –
your pungent zing
teasing my tongue.
And without you to fill my cup,
I’d still be in bed
dreaming of follies and fools.
But you’ve never let me down.
My mind made nimble
by your dark roasted nectar –
my feet made light.
The pep back in my step
as I shake off the night.

Β©Brenda Baker 2018

Readers Review Room – The Site for You

Thanks to the tweet by a fellow indie author a couple weeks back, I discovered a fantastic site for authors and readers alike. And so I wanted to share my discovery with you.

For all the readers out there, if you love to read and own an e-reader (the site promotes Kindle editions), you’ll discover some great books by a variety of talented indie authors from the site’s author page. If you would love the opportunity to read those same books for free, you can join the amazing readers review team on site and have the books delivered straight to your digital device.

For indie authors, if you’re looking for a great site to list your book, I highly recommend Readers Review Room. After submitting your book for consideration, the RRR team will get back to you within a couple days to let you if your book has been accepted.

When accepted, the RRR team will request whatever information is needed for your personal author page. You can also submit promotional images and videos that you would like added to your page. The RRR team will take care of the rest. It’s that easy!

As well, the site has an aforementioned review team that loves to read, and if a reviewer decides to read your book, he or she will be kind enough to provide a review. I should mention that because it’s up to the reviewers which books they want to read, reviews aren’t guaranteed.

I haven’t received any reviews yet, but I love knowing that my book is in front of a group people who, should they ever decide to read it, will provide me with a review. Because as you know, reviews help potential readers decide whether or not to buy our books. Reviews matter. So my fingers and toes are crossed.

I’m including a link to Readers Review Review homepage and to my RRR author page.

Readers Review Room

My Shameless Book Promotion

That’s it for this week’s post. Until next time, be kind to yourself.

19 thoughts on “Coffee, Books, and Poetry

  1. How did I miss this? Brenda I had no idea your poetry book has been published. I would love to share it on my Bring Your Book Series. Congratulations girl. I knew that it was a matter of time before your published works will be out there πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Jacqueline! I wasn’t sure what I was doing when I started, but after countless hours and oddles of mistakes, I published. πŸ™‚ I’d be honored to be included in your series. Wishing you a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you so much for reading! I seriously wouldn’t make it pass the couch without my morning coffee. And my poor brain would remain dormant without caffeine to jump start it every day. Happy Friday!

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful words, Peter! As is often the case, I’m enjoying a cup right now. πŸ™‚

  2. I’m a tea drinker who loves the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, your poem evoked that lovely scent…I’m glad you’re able to see my initial comments on your posts, when I try to respond a second time, they do not go through…just wanted you to know that I try each and every time to no avail! Must be a WP gremlin!

    1. First of all, thank you for reading, Kim. πŸ™‚ I know a few people who love their tea just as much as coffee drinkers love their coffee. I love the smell of coffee first thing in the morning.

      On my last post, I noticed that the comment section was missing. And try as I might, there was no way of fixing it. There have also been times when I haven’t received notifications for some comments. I’ll probably never figure out why. Although everything seems to be working now, so it may have resolved itself. Here’s to hoping. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for reading, Walt. πŸ™‚ I thought I’d share some information about the site so others could benefit as well. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for reading, Dorinda. πŸ™‚ It really is a great site. I’d never get out of bed without coffee haha πŸ™‚

        1. Haha πŸ™‚ I never thought of that. Knowing me, I’d probably spill it. πŸ™‚

          1. use a cup with a lid…or a straw πŸ˜‰

            btw: your comments aren’t working right. i can’t respond from my blog, I have to come directly here.

          2. Haha πŸ™‚ A great idea! And please let me know if you continue to have problems with commenting, Dorinda. It sounds like a problem that I may need to google. I’m sorry it’s taken me this long to respond. I’m just now seeing it.

          3. I noticed this happens with blogs that use the template you do. Not sure how to correct it though. I get an error that says “comment failed, please try again.” I had to come here to post this.

Your comments always give me reason to smile