Showing posts from November, 2014

Ninja Sauce Webcomics at

When I was younger, so much younger than today... I wanted to be a comic book artist. But I can't draw.  Thanks to Strip Generator! Here's the link to NinjaSauce gallery. I can now create comic strips. But I still can't draw. LEGO PARTY by ninjasauce

This conversation may or may not have happened: a.k.a. Kindle Ninja's Top 10 Books 2014

No Snobby Reader was hurt in this conversation. SNOBBY READER: What are you smiling about? KINDLE NINJA: Just finished my list of top 10 books for the year. SNOBBY READER: Let me guess, 9 of 10 are crime and mystery books by Koontz, Patterson, Lehane, and Brown, and one token outlier, possibly a memoir. KINDLE NINJA: Hah! Not even close. These are mostly indie books. Here, have a look - from #10 to #1.   SNOBBY READER: Ah, obscure titles, from unknown authors. KINDLE NINJA: Is that disdain I detect? SNOBBY READER: You know how I feel about crappy books. KINDLE NINJA: There will always be crappy books, indie or not. SNOBBY READER: I read books that challenge the mind. KINDLE NINJA: Calculus books do that, but they’re no fun. You should try to read books outside of your preferred genre. Meet obscure authors. Mingle with the commoners, your Highness. SNOBBY READER: They don’t measure up to the Classics or the Nobel winners. I take pleasure

Episode 25 Conversations over Milk & Cookies - Jane Yates

Welcome to Episode 25 of  Conversations over Milk & Cookies  hosted by Kindle Ninja. Hi, Kindle Ninja here, you know, the ninja who occasionally stalks indie authors and invites them to conversations over Milk & Cookies.  What is this madness, you ask? It's my way of supporting indie authors. We interact with them everyday, directly through tweets, or indirectly through re-tweets, but we don't really know much about them. Their personalities really don't shine through in 140 characters.  Of course, that changed considerably when the Milk & Cookies segment was born. Since its inception, we've seen the funny side, silly side, dark side, and all other sides that these wonderful authors don't let show.  Today, I'm having a conversation with author Jane Yates .  Jane, a dyslexic, mother, artist, and story teller. Lives in Oxford and works at the Pitt Rivers Museum, a museum of anthropology and world archaeology. Her Para

REVIEWS: Kick-assery, Hilarity and Skilful Plotting!

My TBR pile for 2014 is down to 6. It will be cleared in no time! I already have my Top 10 books in place and ready for the 'year-ender' post (subject to change, depending on how mind-blowing the remaining 6 books are). In the meantime, check out my latest reviews. (Alternatively, you can click on the thumbnails to redirect you to Goodreads) THE BLUE DIAMOND  by P.S. Bartlett  5 / 5 ★★★★ ★ This book should come with a warning label that says “you may develop a temporary pirate accent”. This is just one of the many side effects of reading ‘The Blue Diamond’. The other is the sleepless nights tearing through the pages, many many pages. There’s a feisty pirate at sea and she’s not to be messed with. Swashbuckling Ivory “Razor” Shepard, with three of her equally fearless female cousins, set sail to escape the manhunt, err femalehunt. Forget damsels in distress, you won’t find them in here. Instead, you’re treated to a rampaging story dres