If you have been around here on my blog for a while, you’ll know that I published my two fairy tale retelling novels almost a year ago, exclusively for Kindle. I had a bunch of -I think- rational reasons for not wanting to publish in hardcopy, but the people kept asking. So here’s the breakdown …
My sister gave me this book a couple of years ago because she met the author and I, well, I fucking heart Wales.
I read this book, I think, in January, but because of, you know, life, I’m just now getting round to reviewing it.
Boy, do I have a treat for you guys, today–an advance review of a book still available for pre-order, here!
We’re officially past the halfway mark of the ‘12 Meses, 12 Libros‘ challenge, and I’m pleased to say I’ve stayed more or less on schedule, which I honestly did not expect to be able to do. Do yourselves a favour, and pick up a copy here. This month’s theme was reading a book based on …
As you’ll recall from my 6 previous Reading Nook posts, I’m doing the ’12 Meses, 12 Libros’ Challenge. This month’s topic was a book from a genre I’d never read before, I chose travel, and went with the #1 recommendation from people who have opinions: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.
Well, we’re humming right along, aren’t we? April is finished, and with it, my fourth book of the year, bang on schedule. Last month, I read Touch the Dark, by Karen Chance, as recommended by a friend, for the April theme of ‘a borrowed book.’ Here’s how it went:
Editing is one of the most polarising aspects of writing. Some people love it, some people hate it; but we all have to do it. Here are some simple tricks to make every word count, especially when you have too many.
Treasure Island is a classic for a reason. It has so much: high seas adventure, salty sailor talk, sailing ship vocabulary, a desert island, buried treasure, even a talking parrot. SO MANY pirate story tropes come from this book, the creativity boggles the mind. You all know Long John Silver already, the sea cook with the peg leg who is charismatic, charming, and treacherous. There’s also the good doctor, the hot-headed country squire, and the innocent widowed-innkeeper’s-son-turned-cabin-boy-in-search-of-adventure, Jim Hawkins.
So I did a post about National Novel Writing Month in November. If that sounds a little intense for you, you might want to try Camp NaNoWriMo first, just to get your feet wet.