I write. I read. I review. #FridayReads #NonFiction #YA

Reading is a favourite hobby of mine, not just as a way to escape the daily grind but it also helps evolve my skills as a writer. It was Stephen King who told us “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others. Read a lot and write a lot.”

Losing yourself in a good book is the perfect way to relax and unwind. It’s thought that reading for just six minutes a day can reduce stress levels by 68%.

Sharing the wonderful books I’ve read and reviewed is the highlight of my blogging life. When a book touches my heart or reduces me to tears, makes me laugh out loud, or shudder with fear, then I know I’ve found a masterpiece. Continue reading “I write. I read. I review. #FridayReads #NonFiction #YA”

#FridayBookShare While You Were Sleeping by Kathryn Croft #Psychological #Thriller

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I created the Friday Book Share Game to help search for that ideal novel/author.

Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on a book you enjoyed reading (old or new) and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare – Simples!

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

Here’s mine:

It’s my spot on the Blog Tour for Kathryn Croft’s new psychological thriller, While You Were Sleeping, and I thought it would make a fabulous addition to the Friday Book Share Game. Continue reading “#FridayBookShare While You Were Sleeping by Kathryn Croft #Psychological #Thriller”

#FridayBookShare Guardians of the Lost Lands #YA #NewRelease

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I created the Friday Book Share Game to help search for that ideal novel/author.

Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on a book you enjoyed reading (old or new) and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare – Simples!

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

Here’s mine:

Today is a very special day for me *excited squeals* as the final book in my YA trilogy is released in eBook and paperback. Guardians of the Lost Lands is book three of the Guardian Trilogy and what better way to share it with you all than by adding it to the Friday Book Share Game! I hope you enjoy x Continue reading “#FridayBookShare Guardians of the Lost Lands #YA #NewRelease”

What is the #FridayBookShare game? #amreading #reviews

I created the Friday Book Share Game to help search for that ideal novel/author.

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Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on a book you enjoyed reading (old or new) and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare. Be sure to like, comment, and share other participants posts.

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

You can find my Friday Book Share posts HERE. Continue reading “What is the #FridayBookShare game? #amreading #reviews”

Reader Spot – Meet #BookReviewer Dena Haggerty @denaehaggerty #Historical #Fantasy #Suspense

Here on the Reader Spot, I share the bookish love of our avid book reviewers. From young adult to historical romance, chick-lit to a murder mystery, they know what they like, and they’re happy to share.  Whether you are a reader looking for a new book, or a writer wondering what your reader wants, I hope you find this series enjoyable.

Next up to the Reader Spot is the very lovely, Dena Haggerty. Find her book review blog HERE.

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What genre do you enjoy reading?

It really depends on my mood and apparently I’m very moody. Can I just give my current top favorite genres? Fantasy, romantic suspense and historical (non-fiction or fiction).

Do you have a favourite author in this genre? Continue reading “Reader Spot – Meet #BookReviewer Dena Haggerty @denaehaggerty #Historical #Fantasy #Suspense”

Reader Spot – Meet #BookReviewer Jennifer Thomason (@jenthomason1109)

Here on the Reader Spot, I share the bookish love of our avid book reviewers. From young adult to historical romance, chick-lit to a murder mystery, they know what they like, and they’re happy to share.  Whether you are a reader looking for a new book, or a writer wondering what your reader wants, I hope you find this series enjoyable.

Next up to the Reader Spot is reviewer, Jen Thomason from Dandelions Inspired. Find her book review blog HERE.

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What genre do you enjoy reading?

Romance has always been a consistent favorite of mine, standing the test of time, but honestly it changes. I have periods where I love literary fiction, then I get on a Crime/Thriller kick, then I’ll fall in love with SciFi. I try to accept review requests for a variety of genres so I can pick what to read based on my mood.

Do you have a favourite author in this genre? Continue reading “Reader Spot – Meet #BookReviewer Jennifer Thomason (@jenthomason1109)”

Reader Spot – Meet Aoife Bennett (@prettyppd) #BookReviewer

Here on the ‘Reader Spot,’ I share the bookish love of our avid book reviewers. From young adult to historical romance, chick-lit to a murder mystery, they know what they like, and they’re happy to share.  Whether you are a reader looking for a new book, or a writer wondering what your reader wants, I hope you find this series enjoyable.

Next up to the Reader Spot is reviewer, Aoife Bennett from Pretty Purple Polka Dots. Find her book review blog HERE

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What genre do you enjoy reading?

I’ve always loved YA – I think I have a serious Peter Pan complex when it comes to books, because I still love going back to the teenage section of the shops, as well as the adults. I’m 44 Aoife, and I spend all my time (and money) in the YA book section! 😉

Do you have a favourite author in this genre?

So many. I always loved Louise Rennison, Meg Cabot, Claire Hennessy, but recently I’ve had the pleasure to be introduced to work by amazing people like Louise O Neill, Lisa Williamson and Holly Bourne.

How do you prefer to read your books?

I’ve always preferred paperback books. Recently, though, I downloaded the Kindle app on my tablet, and I’ve got a couple Google Books too.

Where do you purchase your books? Continue reading “Reader Spot – Meet Aoife Bennett (@prettyppd) #BookReviewer”