CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with top author Ian Rankin

This is one crime writer who barely needs any introduction … I’m delighted to be featuring none other than the awesome Ian ‘Rebus’ Rankin on CRIMINALLY GOOD today! I’m always fascinated by the books the most successful writers love … they’re nearly always classics. Something in that, I reckon. Enjoy this short n’ sweet coffee…

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The Hard Truth About Book Blogging And Social Media

Blogger Bashing So, it’s not been a great few weeks for Book Bloggers. Between various Facebook groups requiring them to file their reviews in designated threads, getting thrown in Twitter jail and certain users even saying book bloggers are NOT ‘real readers’, it’s easy to see why they’ve become despondent with social media of late….

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My Top 5 Remarkable Rom-Com Reads Of All Time

When is a Rom-Com not a Rom-Com? When it’s labelled as chick lit, women’s fiction or a romance novel, of course. It doesn’t really matter what category or genre it’s labelled under, in my humble opinion, if it has these essential elements: At least one main character who is ‘played for laughs’ with a funny…

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The AMAZING Benefits of the Book for the 21st Century

Why pick up a book when a smartphone will do? The advent of the smartphone and the availability of internet has made finding new information and entertainment easier, but whilst this is convenient, it has also made life a little boring. Books make the reader think so much more whilst enjoying a story, rather than…

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How To Keep Your Love For Reading

If you’re a life-long lover of books, it can be very disheartening to wake up one day and realise that you just don’t seem to love it anymore. Whether it’s because finding time to read is a struggle between what you want to do and what you should do, or if it’s just because you…

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BEST OF 3: Tara Lyons, Author

1) Into the Darkest Corner, Elizabeth Haynes WHY I LIKE IT: This book is dark, claustrophobic and scary as hell. I’ve never felt such a connection with a main character as I did with Cathy. It’s very cleverly written. 2) Flowers for the Dead, Barbara Copperthwaite  WHY I LIKE IT: The storyline is twisted and…

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My 2017 Reading Pledge Update (Third Quarter)

See my first quarter reading pledge results, HERE. Want to see my second quarter results? CLICK HERE. So, I’ve been so mega-busy this week I haven’t had chance to post my results for the third quarter of the year on my reading pledge until now! Here goes … If you recall, I pledged to read and review…

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