My Year In Books: 68 Fantastic Reads!

My Year In Books: 68 Fantastic Reads!

My Goodreads Challenge A bit later than last year, I thought I would post My Year In Books! For the last few years I have been keeping track of my progress via Goodreads, so 2018 was no exception. Whilst 2017 was my year of championing diverse books and writers, I thought I would be less…

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Most Popular Books of 2018 and World Reading Habits

Most Popular Books of 2018 and World Reading Habits

Your novel or screenplay is being polished, and you are almost ready to launch it out into the world. You’re going to be pretty interested then in the reading habits of different countries, so that you know the best places to publish. Reading rates differ around the world, and certain books are more popular in…

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Wee Girl Reviews: Scampy Doodle & The Reindeer

Wee Girl Reviews: Scampy Doodle & The Reindeer

Wee Girl Reviews It’s time for a seasonal ‘Wee Girl Reviews’! My daughter Emmeline, aka ‘Wee Girl (2)’ is 7 years old and a tiny book blogger. Emmeline loves picture books, so reads to me at bedtime so she can practice her reading and comprehension. Since the last instalment of Wee Girl Reviews, Emmeline has…

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Classic Literary Journeys: Which Have YOU Read?

Classic Literary Journeys: Which Have YOU Read?

Iconic Journeys Some of the most famous novels are character journeys, not just metaphorically but literally too … They are ROAD TRIPS! I love this infographic from CarRentals.com, which takes its inspiration from some of the most iconic Great American Novels: 1) Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson Fear and Loathing…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Will Carver

CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Will Carver

1) So, who are you and what have you written? I’m Will Carver. I have written the January David supernatural thriller series – Girl 4, The Two and Dead Set. (And the digital novella The Killer Inside.) I’ve a couple of short stories published. Tempus Fugit in The Mammoth Book Of British Crime and Night of the Day of the Dawn of the…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: An Epic Study of The Exorcist

BOOK VERSUS FILM: An Epic Study of The Exorcist

It’s Halloween, so for this year’s horror-themed Book Vs Film we’re comparing one of the classics. It’s the book that remained on The New York Times bestseller list for over a year. It’s the film that became the first horror to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.It’s William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist! So say a…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Alex Shaw

CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Alex Shaw

1) So, who are you & what have you written? I’m Alex Shaw, and I’m a member of the CWA and the ITW. I’m the author of the Aidan Snow series of thrillers, published by HQ Digital/HarperCollins in English and Luzifer Verlag in German. I’ve also been contracted to write for Amazon’s Kindle Worlds (a…

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