Best of lists of favourite reads, activities, events, and experiences are very popular during December. But they do require space for reflection and, for me, December is never the month for that. It's invariably busy and during the last couple of years I had book edits landing on my desk beside the … [Read more...] about Monday Musings: Favourite Reads
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 or two to say what I enjoyed the most.
Some days, I'm glad someone invented ebooks. I found Patricia Correll's Late Summer, Early Spring two years ago. Had I bought it just as a paperback back then, it would be in ragged shreds by now. Instead, the paperback sits on my shelf, taken down and read every so often, while the ebook sees the … [Read more...] about I’ve Been Reading: Late Summer, Early Spring by Patricia Correll
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
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