Reading Catch Ups

Reading Catch-Up: 22nd – 28th May 2020

I'm in a serious catch-22. I won't pretend to know how this COVID-19 virus works but my general rule of thumb is to avoid people and anything they might have touched. Only leaving the house to work means I have more money than ever and more book funds! BUT, I'm not actually buying more paperbacks… Continue reading Reading Catch-Up: 22nd – 28th May 2020

Book Reviews, Five Stars

Witch’s Jewel – Book Review

Title: Witch's Jewel Author: Kater Cheek Genre: Urban Fantasy Rating: Five stars "A sorcerous jewel. A mysterious uncle. Can a barista keep her magical heirloom safe from murderous crooks? Kit Melbourne longs to quit her brother’s coffee shop to pursue her artistic dreams. And despite the temptation to sell the sought-after enchanted gem she inherited… Continue reading Witch’s Jewel – Book Review

Top 5

Top 5 Summer Reads

The last Top 5 of May from Shana at Bionic Bookworm and I have to say, this one threw me for a loop. When I picture "summer reads", I'm thinking of only one thing. Wistful female protagonists wearing pastel coloured dresses and straw sun hats walking along the beach daydreaming about a love they regret… Continue reading Top 5 Summer Reads

What's on the TBR pile?

On the Reading Pile: Secrets of Green and Gold

E-readers are NOT like bookshelves. You buy books you like the look of and intend to read them but it never works out that way. Some books get pushed to the back of your library as you buy more and more books. We can't have that TBR pile getting too small now, can we? That's… Continue reading On the Reading Pile: Secrets of Green and Gold

The Anxious Author

3 Success-Priming Behaviours for Anxious Authors

Success is always at the back of an author's mind. Even right after our first book has popped up on Amazon, when we're secretly hoping it's good enough to be an instant hit. Of course, that rarely happens but we still hold out hope. Our chances of immediate success are pretty slim but honestly, where's… Continue reading 3 Success-Priming Behaviours for Anxious Authors