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Music Monday

Posted on: February 13th, 2017 by Madison Lake No Comments

Back by popular demand – Music Monday! We’ll see how long this lasts but when the spirit moves, well then…brighten my northern skies.

Music Monday

Posted on: August 8th, 2016 by Madison Lake No Comments

Hey, hey, hey…Music Monday is back. I’m back and it feels good. I’ve missed you all, and I’ve missed my regular routine, strange as that may seem.

Ah, but summertime. Ain’t life grand?

Here’s a tune from our faithful follower and DJ, Wilbur Gilroy, to start off your week. Enjoy.

Music Monday

Posted on: July 18th, 2016 by Madison Lake 1 Comment

Wilbur Gilroy has been sending me music to post on our Music Monday blog for months. I’m so darn picky, but here’s one of his suggested tunes to start your week. Enjoy…and thanks Wilbur!

Dear All,

Take the big fat red pen and put February 11, 2016, at 8 pm, on your calendars!  I’m having a book reading event at The Art of Loving store in Vancouver, Canada.

From the Art of Loving Event page:

Seminar Leader: Madison Lake
Audience: Everyone

madison-lake-authorCome out for an evening of escapism & listen to local author, Madison Lake, read from her new book of erotic short stories. Bring your sweetie, bring a gaggle of boy or girl friends, or arrive solo.  One way or another you’re bound to enjoy yourself.

Snacks & beverages served, and a bevy of books and erotic playthings will surround you.  Remember, Thursday has long been the new Friday.  Get out and enjoy yourself.

Madison Lake’s career began in the mid nineties with production work and feature writing for travel and home lifestyle magazines.  Several years later she became a prolific writer of erotic romance novels, also known as romantica.  Her sixth book, Boudoir Stories, is a selection of steamy short stories that are sure to please.

***Please register via this Signup link. The book reading event Vancouver is free, but we’d love to know how many visitors we can expect. Thank you!

I am excited to meet you in person, bring your book copy for a signing, or get one at the event and I’ll be happy to sign it for you.  The books make a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift, you both will enjoy it, I guarantee.

Much love, I can’t wait to see you at The Art of Loving in Vancouver at 8 pm. Here’s the map of the location.


8 Reasons Why You Should Read Paper Books

How do you read your books?  On paper, or digitally?  I read both; I love good ‘old’ printed books, but I use digital books whenever I’m traveling – it makes my luggage much, much lighter.

I recently read Michael Hyatt‘s article on why he’s going back to paper books in 2016, and I wanted to share some of his reasons why reading paper books is good:

1. Ebooks Are out of Sight and out of Mind: Physical books occupy physical space. Wherever you keep them—the shelf, the nightstand, the bathroom—it’s hard to avoid them.

2. Ebooks Engage Fewer Senses. Physical books are three-dimensional and it affects my experience of reading.

3. Ebooks Make It Easier to Get Distracted. Research shows scrolling and swiping dislodge data from our short-term memories more than page-turning. 4. Ebooks Result in Less Retention and Comprehension

4. Ebooks Result in Less Retention and Comprehension. (see more detailed explanation on this here)

5. Ebooks Feel Too Much like Online Reading.

6. Ebooks Are More Difficult to Interact With. It’s harder to take notes and highlights on digital, and even though you can mark them on Kindle, they’re often taken out of context.

7. Ebooks Are More Difficult to Navigate.

8. Ebooks Provide Less Satisfaction in Finishing.  “When I finish an ebook, it just slips further down in the library. But when I finish a physical book, I have a reminder of the accomplishment every time I walk past it on my shelf. It’s a visual cue. That not only reminds me of what I’ve accomplished, it also instantly reconnects me to the ideas inside. And that’s why I read in the first place.”

9. Besides all the points that Michael states in his blog post, there’s one additional reason I love printed books: They smell so good!

Cover photo by: Monashee Photography.