My Year In Books – 90 Awesome Reads!

My Reading Pledge 2017 This year, I set a reading pledge for myself. I decided I would read at least 5: Writers of colour Classic literary titles (or modern prize-winners, i.e. Pulitzer) Non fiction titles Fiction titles that aren’t crime, mystery or thriller (or classics, prize-winners or non-fiction!) Plus a crime fiction subgenre I’ve never tried…

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7 Tips for Developing Your Reading Habit

We could all benefit from reading a little more. It’s sometimes difficult to find the time to read, no matter how much we may want to. While putting the effort into developing your reading habit is something you have to fully commit to, changing the way you decide to read can make it easier to…

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Top 18 Questions On What Makes Me A Writer

People always ask me WHERE I get my ideas from, or even WHY I became a writer … So I thought I’d round up some of my thoughts on this for a post! Many thanks to Katherine at Bibliophile Book Club for these thought-provoking questions and for hosting me over at her site recently as…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Best Books Since The Year 2000

It’s hard to believe, but we’re almost two decades into the twenty first century! The year 2000 seems like yesterday to me … Remember when everyone was freaking out about the so-called ‘Millennium Bug’?? Awww so cute! This fab infographic caught my eye because I’ve been deciding what to read next as part of My…

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My 2017 Reading Pledge Update (Second Quarter)

For my reading pledge results from the first quarter, CLICK HERE.  So, I’ve managed another 23 books in this second quarter,  exactly the same as the first quarter – so I’m pretty much on target to hit my 100 books this year … IF I keep this steady pace up. (I don’t think I should…

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My 2017 Reading Pledge Update (First Quarter)

So, the first three months of the year have passed, which means it’s time to examine my reading pledge for 2017 so far! My reading challenge on Goodreads is to read and review 100 books this year (I managed in 80 in 2016) and I’m on more or less on track with 21 books read…

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How Many Of These Classic Books Have YOU Read?

Part of my reading pledge this year was to read more classic and prize-winning fiction, so I’ve been checking out lots of ‘must read’ lists recently for my TBR! Lists and quizzes are what the internet is made for, so there’s lots around – but I think my favourite is List Challenges. They’ve got some…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Most Popular Books Of All Time

A couple of surprises here on the most popular books of all time … I would have bet real money on Dickens’ most popular title being A Christmas Carol, for starters! I’m NOT surprised however to see so many female authors on this list. Hey ho! So, how many on this list have YOU read? For…

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My Reading Pledge This Year – What Is Yours?

At the beginning of every year, I like to think about the TYPES of book I’m going to read, not to mention the writers behind them. At the same time however, I don’t like my TBR pile ‘dictating’ to me either. Ultimately I only want to read books I’m genuinely interested in … whether that’s…

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