Monthly Archives: April 2019

If someone made a movie….? Guest post by Frankie Y. Bailey

If Someone Made a Movie by Frankie Y. Bailey I think most writers hear this question sooner or later – from the moderator of your panel, or a reader who stops to chat as she’s buying your book, or maybe … Continue reading

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“The binding” by Bridget Collins – Book Review

The time is sometime in the far Anglo-Saxon past. An imaginary time when the annual winter holiday was called “The Turning” and  a time when books were forbidden. So deplorable that the average ‘good’ citizen would not have them in … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 72 – Woman in a window

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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Dadaism in Literature: an infographic (guest post)

Dadaism, a cultural and artistic movement that spanned mediums and countries alike, began as a rejection of nationalism as World War I raged on throughout Europe. Many European artists were forced to leave the country or face persecution, leading to … Continue reading

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“The things we keep” by Sally Hepworth – Book Review

“I like it when people remember that I’m a person, not just a person with Alzheimer’s.” Anna Forster, a vibrant woman in her mid thirties who works as a paramedic, rides motorcycles, and loves life, is diagnosed with early onset … Continue reading

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12 common confusing words – an infographic

My love of the English language knows no bounds. That being said, it can pose some formidable challenges at times. Below is an infographic from GrammarCheck.net that lists some of the most challenging word usage hurdles.  The one I’m most … Continue reading

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“The Easter Make Believers” by Finn Bell – Book Review

Tobe White is a forty+ year veteran of the police force. He accepts the bad and the good inherent in human nature with a placid, philosophical approach. He lives with his octogenarian mother who is a retired psychiatry professor. Nick … Continue reading

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April 2019 #TBR – a plan

(as is my usual custom I have linked the cover graphic to Goodreads so that you might learn more about the book) I read twelve novels in March, so I thought I’d attempt to read eleven April. Here are my … Continue reading

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Hello April (Fictionophile updates & March #bookhaul)

I am inordinately proud of myself that I read twelve books and blogged 28 times in March! I know this pace will not continue once the good weather kicks in and the temperatures lure me outside. I took part in … Continue reading

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