Posts Tagged: books

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11 Books on my Reading List for October
October 4, 2017
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Here are the eleven books that make my reading list for October. It’s heavy on Children’s books this month and might give you some ideas about what to read.   Non-Fiction   Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance One of the books that is carrying over from last month though I am extremely close to finishing […]
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Submission Time!
July 14, 2016
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It’s that time of my life again people…submission time! After five previous submissions, over one hundred rejections and tens of thousands of wasted words, I hold onto the hope that this time I have something of quality. Hope isn’t the easiest thing to hold onto when you’re sending off submissions for a piece of work […]
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What I’m Reading
July 2, 2016
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There’s a page heading on this website called “What I’m reading” which is entirely blank. Now, I know that you are all probably queueing up in anticipation to discover what I’m reading at the moment so, wonder no longer and I will reveal all! Aside from the 79 books (please note that all figures used […]
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4 Easy Ways to Get Kids Reading
October 11, 2015
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In a world dominated by technology, it’s sometimes difficult to make time for the written word. A lot of the time people just don’t like reading. It’s boring, monotonous, slow. They much prefer to watch a movie with fast pictures and bright colours and massive explosions. Don’t get me wrong, I like movies. In fact, […]
Book Reviews
Series Review – The Chaos Walking Trilogy
October 3, 2015
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The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness is a very unique creation and deserves all the sales, publicity, awards and praise it has gotten over the years. I only finished the third book recently despite the fact it came out in 2010. In truth, I read the first book years ago, back in 2008. The […]
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5 Ways for Writers to Deal with Rejection
September 30, 2015
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Rejection isn’t easy, especially in writing. Having completed your manuscript, edited it, polished it off and then finally submitted it, you’re hopeful. Then you get the rejections. They start to trickle in and at first you say, “It’s ok, it’s only one” but bit by bit they mount up and the months of effort, sometimes […]
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Book Review – The Ring of Solomon
September 27, 2015
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Recently I read The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud. The book is part of the Bartimaeus Sequence (formerly the Bartimaeus Trilogy) and was published in 2010. Despite being published after the first three books, the events take place long before them. In my “Must Read Books for Children and Young Adults” post (which you […]
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Must Read Books for Children and Young Adults
September 10, 2015
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  When I was younger I read a lot. And by a lot, I mean night and day. My parents got a light fitted just above my bed just to facilitate my hunger for the written word. This was a really cool thing for them to do and they were delighted that I was reading […]