First of all, how is everyone doing in these uncertain times? I found a lot of comfort in books and films whilst in lock-down. I can happily say that I have read more books this year than I have done last year. I am very happy that I have taken part in the Goodreads challenge and targeted myself a goal of 20 books to … Read More Reading in Lockdown!
Most people can only read or write while it is deathly silent, in a library or at home. Not me, I like noise. Not deafening heavy metal blasting at top volume, but nice quiet, peaceful music or the TV on a low volume. The best place is to be in a coffee shop, that has the gentle hum of people who had the same … Read More Music I Listen To When Writing!
Knowing that with the impending lockdown of the UK due to the Covid-19 pandemic that I would be very much inside for the foreseeable future, and having recently started a dream job at Waterstones (Gah! So happy.) I took advantage of being at work and acquired some reading material during my dinner break. LETTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD – SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE So, … Read More Mini Book Haul!
I had a look on Pinterest to give me some ideas on what to write as a blog post, I found so many of these book tags so I thought I would give it a bash… Black- Name a series that’s tough to get into but has a hardcore following. For me I think it would be the Game of Thrones series. I still … Read More The Coffee Book Tag
***** May be some spoilers ***** I have always thought it would be nice for me to join a book club. I don’t have many people I speak frequently too, to be able to talk about books with. I usually just bore people as I go on and on and on. My partner is a good egg and he tries to listen and fair … Read More Book Club!
I love reading all different types of books, with all different types of characters, but most of all, I love to read books with a strong female heroine. One, that I can mould in my minds eye to see as myself. Here are just a few that really stand out to me and have become some of the most inspirational women in my life… … Read More Top Five Heroines
Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera is a novel about a Maori tribe who used to hunt whales until an ancestor of the tribe experienced something that made him change the tribes ways to protect the giants of the sea instead. The story is told by the son of the current leader following his niece Kahu from birth and through her childhood, being rejected by … Read More Review – Whale Rider
Unread books are an epidemic in my house. I would like to maybe get my teeth into them and then I can feels a sense of accomplishment when they are finally finished. Here are some of them: HEIR OF FIRE – This is the book that is currently on my bedside table and the book I take everywhere. I am loving the story of … Read More Books I would like to read – JUNE!
Have you ever read a book and thought that it would be fun to do one thing that was the characters hobby. To jump into the book and follow your favourite literary characters around for one day as if they were your best friends. What would you do? Unfortunately, I have so many, but here are a few to get your bookish minds racing. … Read More My Fictional Bucket List
We all know the saying… Don’t judge a book by it’s cover! But how can we help it. It’s in our brain pattern to immediately judge something or someone by first glance. So, I embrace it. I do look at the cover, but I also look at the title and then the blurb on the back. They all help me to decide which one … Read More My Favourite Book Covers
Every writer is sure to have a Notebook… or many if you are a stationary hoarder like myself. A notebook to take with us everywhere, so you are able to write down everything that comes into our head that would be good in a book, or a short story, or for some writers, poems (I am beyond useless at poetry.) Just over a year … Read More Why my Bullet Journal is SO important to me!
The Point of View of a novel, will set the tone for the entire book, so it’s very important that the right one is picked. One of the things that I struggle with the most, as a writer beginning a new story, is from which point of view I would like to tell it from. I am bombarded with questions that I ask myself … Read More Writing in Whose POV