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
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.
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 PassionThe blurb sounded interesting - college professor helping police and getting into the … [Read more...] about I’ve been Reading: Sedonia Guillone
The time of the Victorians is definitely not my favourite historical period. Just don't like the bigotry and two-facedness. That said, I've read a few amazing books set in Victorian England - even if I didn't seek them out myself. In my book, there's nothing wrong with having books recommended to … [Read more...] about Charmed by Magpie Magic