Judging a book

Judging a book

I love to read and I also enjoy reviewing what I read. I’ve been an active Netgalley user for several years and have discovered many wonderful new authors. I’ve also tried to read a lot of trash, but they always seemed a good idea at the time. Recently,...

I like books.

  Why do I have so many books? No, seriously, I want to know. I’ve been giving this a lot of thought recently and I have to say I’m not exactly sure. Not only do I have shelf after shelf of books, most of them are unread. I gave up buying fiction in a physical format...
My Top 5 Horror Books

My Top 5 Horror Books

Do you like to be scared? Not the oh-my-gawd-there’s-a-madman-with-an-axe-chasing-me-down-the-corridor type of scared, but the ‘safe’ scare of a good horror film or book, the type of scare where the monster stays safely inside the cinema or the pages of your book? I...
The Book Keeper

The Book Keeper

  Recently, talented writer Linda Grant spoke in The Guardian about how she had to “kill her books” as she downsized to a new flat with much less room for bookcases. You can read the article here. Although for very different reasons, my husband and I are downsizing in...
Wild Children by Richard Roberts

Wild Children by Richard Roberts

Do you believe in sin? Do you believe that your sin can mark you? This is what happens in Richard Robert’s superb book Wild Children. Told in five ‘acts’ and from 5 different perspectives, we follow the story of six different children, each turned into a wild child by...
Which Book Would You Be?

Which Book Would You Be?

Ray Bradbury was a wonderful, inventive writer who wove his magic using deceptively simple language. Along with many others, Fahrenheit 451 was my favourite. Bradbury wrote about a society where books were burned and the only way people had of keeping the words alive...
Review of Write A Great Synopsis

Review of Write A Great Synopsis

[tweetmeme source=”nettiewriter” http://www.URL.com] “A maths teacher with OCD fantasises about one of his students while dealing with a series of prophecies and trying to take more control of his life.” This is the twenty-five word synopsis of my WIP, The...
World Book Night

World Book Night

[tweetmeme source=”nettiewriter” http://www.URL.com] When I heard about World Book Night I was very excited and signed up, crossing fingers, toes, eyes and anything else I could that I would be chosen. When I got the email telling me I was to be allotted...

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