Yesterday was not a day I was looking forward to. We had to take a deceased aunt’s four cats to a shelter - and if you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know that I’m a marshmallow when it comes to anything vaguely feline. Even if they’re not my cats. Putting them to sleep was not an option. … [Read more...] about I’ve Been Reading: The Rare Event by PD Singer
Where I share my favourite reads...
I write all day long and I read a lot, but reviewing - whether on amazon or on Goodreads or anywhere else - makes me uncomfortable. I suppose I come at it from the writer's side, where even a good review can hurt like hell and make you question your ability to string words together and tell a story.
But I owe the people who suggest and recommend books to me many hours of enjoyment, so I've decided to keep track of the books I enjoyed each month, with maybe a line ore two to say what I enjoyed the most.
After finishing Override last night, I spent this morning's writing time with a cup of tea, reading SJD Peterson's Limitless. It's my first acquaintance with this author and - insert red face here - I bought Override because it features a photograph I would have loved to make part of my Power of … [Read more...] about I’ve Been Reading: Override and Limitless by SJD Peterson
The story of Blue and Mick, with a side of Prophet, was the first SE Jakes story I've ever read and even now, a few years later, it's still my favourite. Uncomplicated and delightfully over the top, Free Falling never fails to make me smile. It's one of the books I reach for when I need cheering up, … [Read more...] about I’ve Been Reading: Free Falling by SE Jakes
A little while ago, I joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook - and it's turning out to have been a great move. Not only do I get to read little snatches of what other writers are up to - and get feedback and first impressions for bits of my own stories - I'm also tempted to try new authors … [Read more...] about I’ve Been Reading: Melusine’s Cats by Chris Quinton
All of Kate Pavelle's books share one aspect that I particularly love: they allow me glimpses into environments and circumstances I know little to nothing about. Settings that are just that bit different from the traditional offerings of college, office, coffeeshop, restaurant or rodeo. Don't get me … [Read more...] about I’ve Been Reading: Lucky Starflowers by Kate Pavelle
Sedonia Guillone is a new author to me. Someone waved a shiny cover in my face over on Facebook and since there was a sword on it, and I was mid-cold and in need of cheer I went to check it out. Acts of Passion The blurb sounded interesting - college professor helping police and getting into the … [Read more...] about I’ve been Reading: Sedonia Guillone