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Being short’s a good thing, right?

Well, this week was another gorgeous reading week. I went straight from Sea and Sand to another new release, The Reprisal, by Kelly St Clare. This is the finale in her The After trilogy, and I’ve been waiting impatiently since … Continue reading

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Loving the end of the world

This week I have got firmly back into my groove of reading (I always think I’ll have loads of time to write at holiday time, but somehow, it’s much easier when I’m back in a routine of work/school). I was … Continue reading

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Books and chocolate, and other utopias

My Christmas was, basically, books and chocolate. Sounds like a perfect festive season, to me! Except that now I’ve got an even larger TBR pile than usual. I guess I’ll just have to read as quickly as I can, sustained … Continue reading

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Almost nothing happened.

I am a dreadful insomniac. I would love to find something that could make me drop off to sleep and stay that way until a decent hour of the morning, but until I do, I just consider the hours of … Continue reading

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Breaking my Audiobook duck!

Another first for me this week, as I finished “reading” my very first audiobook. It has been a fascinating experiment and insight into my psyche! I wouldn’t ordinarily pick to consume a book via audio, but this was offered to … Continue reading

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But sometimes, it’s better…

This week I finally got around to reading a sequel that’s been on my reading radar for yonks. Way back in the summer I read Ember Burning and loved it. I would love to psychoanalyse myself for this, because I’m … Continue reading

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Reading in my own genre for once

While I’m writing, I generally try to avoid reading in the same genre. I don’t want to accidentally pick up influences and steal anyone else’s ideas. Because I’ve been so busy with the clockwork war series, that means I’ve hardly … Continue reading

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I read a Bookbub!

If you’ve never heard of Bookbub (where have you been?) they are a book promotion company. They produce a book recommendation newsletter for keen readers (or indifferent ones, as you’ll see later!). You sign up, tell them what genres you’re … Continue reading

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A life of crime

This week I’ve been mostly reading crime. After finishing Blood Oath (very good – I’ve reviewed it on the Paisley Piranha site if you want details), I had a cruise through my kindle to see what was lurking unread. I … Continue reading

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November means nano

Another tricky week, this week, readers. The Shattered Worlds Read Along finishes today with Miranda Hardy’s Death Knocks, except that I’d already read that, having got myself a bit out of order (it’s fabulous, btw). So there wasn’t a book … Continue reading

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