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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. I only take part every other week, alternating with Teaser Tuesday. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here.   Top Ten Books That Surprised Me Below is my list of books that surprised me either in a good or bad way. I’ve tried to avoid spoilers, but I have mentioned that some […]


2014 End of the Year Book Survey

2014 End of the Year Book Survey

Once again I’m taking part in the 5th Annual End of the Year Book Survey hosted by Jamie at The Pepetual Page Turner. I love reflecting on what I’ve read at this time of year. 2014 has been a busy year for me socially, so I haven’t read as much as I would have liked to, but I’m still proud of what I’ve managed.  If you’d like to take part, head on over to the blog and join up with the linky. Feel free to post a comment below and I’ll visit your blog. 2014 Reading Stats Number Of Books […]


Guess the True Statement & Win Jessica Bell’s Thriller, White Lady! (Statement #42)

Guess the True Statement & Win Jessica Bell’s Thriller, White Lady! (Statement #42)

I’m excited and honoured to be taking part in Jessica Bell’s blog tour for her mystery/thriller White Lady. Bell is one of my top author girl crushes and I really enjoyed The Book, Bitter Like Orange Peel, Muted and Show & Tell in a Nutshell (see my review). To celebrate the release of Jessica Bell’s latest novel, WHITE LADY, she is giving away an e-copy (mobi, ePub, or PDF) to the first person to correctly guess the one true statement in the three statements below. To clarify, two statements are lies, and one is true: In White Lady, Mick, Sonia’s son […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own the Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own the Most Books From

Today is Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  Every week they post a new top ten list and everyone can join in and share their own picks. If you’d like to take part, hop on over to the blog and sign up with the linky. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to post your answers in the comments. This week’s topic is: Authors I Own the Most Books From. I tend to read a lot more books than I own, as I borrow from friends or the library or sell what I […]


My Top Author Girl Crushes: Jessica Bell

My Top Author Girl Crushes: Jessica Bell

During this week, I’m putting the spotlight on some of my favourite female authors. These are the ‘Renaissance Women’ that not only write amazing books, but who are also legendary in their own right: making statements, fighting for causes and dazzling us with their wide range of talents. Check out yesterday’s post on the inspiring Gennifer Albin. Today I’m raving about Jessica Bell,  author of  Bitter Like Orange Peel, The Book, Muted, The Hum of Sin Against Skin, String Bridge, the Writing in a Nutshell series and several poetry collections including Fabric. Find out more about her books here. About Jessica: “If […]


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Book Spotlight: Show & Tell in a Nutshell by Jessica Bell

Book Spotlight: Show & Tell in a Nutshell by Jessica Bell

Today I’m excited to be featuring a review of Show & Tell in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing and a guest post by the author, Jessica Bell. You can read my review here, or on Amazon or Goodreads.     About the Book Have you been told there’s a little too much telling in your novel? Want to remedy it? Then this is the book for you! In Show & Tell in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing you will find sixteen real scenes depicting a variety of situations, emotions, and characteristics which clearly demonstrate how […]


Review: Show & Tell in a Nutshell by Jessica Bell

Review: Show & Tell in a Nutshell by Jessica Bell

Show & Tell in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing by Jessica Bell My rating: 5 of 5 stars  One of the most common pieces of advice given to aspiring writers is to ‘show, not tell’. But what exactly does this mean? The phrase is repeated throughout countless blogs, articles and writing handbooks, yet it is seldom explained in enough detail to be beneficial. For a long time, I had the vague notion that it encouraged writers to explain a character’s actions rather than to describe their thoughts and feelings, but I never fully understood how I could […]