Tag Archives: Fiction

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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Shattered Worlds Challenge: Curse Breaker

My blog is late this week, because I only finished Curse Breaker last night (not a slow reader, I’ve been taken up with lots of non-fiction reading this week, all about marketing, social media and advertising, yawn). Curse Breaker is … Continue reading

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O is for … Only knocking me sideways, blimey!

So, my “O” selection was Only Dancing by Jan Jones. Now, I love Jan’s novellas (An Ordinary Gift is actually extraordinarily fabulous, imo) as well as her Regency novels. So, I started with high expectations. Well, Only Dancing started out … Continue reading

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My free reading challenge: I bought a book – but I can’t read it yet

This week I have¬†something a little different to report because I have pre-ordered a book which costs actual, real money. It comes out before Christmas (so, while my free reading challenge is on-going), but it also comes under my exception … Continue reading

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My free reading challenge: pay with a review

My challenge to keep reading without paying for a book for myself until Christmas continues… This week I have been mostly fighting my TBR pile, which – even containing only free books – has reached teetering levels.¬†I’ve spent this week … Continue reading

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Lie to me!

I write (and read) fantasy, which is perhaps the most obviously “made-up” of fiction genres, and suspension of disbelief is key to spinning a successful fantasy tale. Suspension of disbelief can perhaps be summed up as ‘don’t allow a little … Continue reading

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It’s all a matter of taste…

The thing that fascinates me most (maybe – books are endlessly fascinating) is the question of taste. I’ve lost count of the number of award-winning, rave-reviewed books that I’ve thrown across the room. Whatever the award judges found in the … Continue reading

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