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#17 Great Recommendations (#18)

I love a good book recommendation. What I love even more, is a great one!

My eighteenth read of 2015 fulfilled #17, a book a friend recommended, in the  363 more words

General Musings

15 Books of My Life

It’s world book day today, I have to say I had no idea until I looked at Twitter when I woke up at lunchtime. But I thought I would make a post in honour of World Book Day 2015. 851 more words


Books That I Wish I Could Read for the First Time Again

We all have that book that captured us instantly. When we first read it, we would be so engrossed in the story that we wouldn’t even remember turning the pages. 661 more words


Top ten books for reluctant and dyslexic readers

Tom Palmer, in the Guardian, recently published his top 10 books for reluctant and dyslexic readers, and the results made for interesting reading for me, as a writer on children’s literature and a primary school librarian. 362 more words

General And Welcome

Alex Rider - Stormbreaker (finished review)

I have finally finished this book and have really enjoyed it. It  is a great book and I would recommend this to everyone who likes suspense.

Alex Rider

Who cares?!

I’ve read several articles this week about the importance of a book’s beginning and how to write a compelling first line.

This is interesting to me as a writer because I (naturally) want to captivate readers, and it’s fascinating as a reader because I absolutely agree that the opening of a book is crucial: if I’ve liked a novel enough to pick it up, I need to be convinced by the first few sentences that it’s going to be a good read and worth my investment of time and money, otherwise I’ll put it straight back down and find something I like better. 422 more words