Welcome to my Self-Isolation and Self-Quarantine going on 22 Years


Welcome to #Covid19 #Coronavirus #SelfIsolation #SelfQuarantine, or as I like to call it: Every normal day of my life, now with added bonus of yet another disease/virus/harm intent on killing me. I've been disabled (multiple health issues going on 22 years). How have I coped? By keeping busy, filling my hours and days. How have … Continue reading Welcome to my Self-Isolation and Self-Quarantine going on 22 Years

All My Books Are Free On Smashwords in July!


Smashwords, the site I publish all my ebooks, is having their annual Free July Event where Authors can offer their books for free, a sort of 'Christmas in July' event.  All my ebooks, from the cookbooks, the mystery books, the paranormal and romance books are all free during July. This is only on Smashwords but … Continue reading All My Books Are Free On Smashwords in July!

Top Ten Free EBooks from Yesterday And Today


Since 2017 is the year of New Beginnings, brickoneil.com is re-starting the Top Ten Free EBooks. I have no idea if anyone was reading and downloading the 30 books I posted, but the lists made me happy that maybe someone, somewhere, was reading free books to pass the time. I know when I was on … Continue reading Top Ten Free EBooks from Yesterday And Today

Update On Using Old Tech


  So, I've spent a week or two trying to find websites that play video, tv or radio for the old Asus Transformer TF101 but come to find out the tablet's OS is just too old, being Android 4.0.3. Everything now needs, at a minimum 4.4.4. So, what to do with it? I don't need … Continue reading Update On Using Old Tech

Downsizing Technology


Can a person hoard technology? Yes. My electronic gadgets numbered seven, four of which were old and no longer useful. I'm a writer and use computers and technology in my daily life. I was using an old TC1100 from 1996 (still boots up but is slow on Win XP) as my workhorse five years ago. … Continue reading Downsizing Technology

Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday and Today week ending 9/12/2014


Each Friday I bring you the three top ten ebook lists for a total of 30 FREE ebooks! I bring you the actual free ebooks, not just free previews. If you enjoy this list each week or any post, please donate via the paypal button to keep the website up or purchase one of my … Continue reading Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday and Today week ending 9/12/2014

Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday and Today week ending 8/15/2014


Each Friday I bring you the three top ten ebook lists for a total of 30 FREE ebooks! I bring you the actual free ebooks, not just free previews. If you enjoy this list each week or any post, please donate via the paypal button to keep the website up or purchase one of my … Continue reading Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday and Today week ending 8/15/2014

Monday Book Review: Firefly Beach


Firefly Beach [Kindle Edition] by Meira Pentermann No Amazon Description My Take: Part Parnormal, Part YA, Part Mystery=Entirely Entertaining Hard to describe Firefly Beach as solely one genre, it's not just a hokey young adult story so many of them are (thankfully, no vampires, werewolves, monsters, etc).  Meira keeps my attention by going back and forth between … Continue reading Monday Book Review: Firefly Beach

Get over that Humpday, Smashwords Authors!


  Hey Smashwords Authors on Twitter! Find me on twitter (link on right or click here https://twitter.com/BrickONeil)  & I'll RT any Author partcipating in the sitewide @Smashwords #readanebookweek Give name and profile page:  #brickoneil http://smashwords.com/profile/view/BrickONeil

Top Ten FREE EBooks from Yesterday and Today 1/3/14


Each Friday I bring you three FREE EBook lists from yesterday and today, for a total of 30 free ebooks from Gutenberg, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Top Ten Free EBooks from Yesterday courtesy of http://www.gutenberg.org: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (10844) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (8930) The Adventures of Sherlock … Continue reading Top Ten FREE EBooks from Yesterday and Today 1/3/14