Greetings from a book lover
Valentine's Day is around the corner. I think flowers and chocolates are good gifts, but books are even better!
I was thrilled to read this excellent review of They Lie Here from Stephen Writes, a fellow book blogger. He is a very thorough reviewer and it’s an honour to have my book featured on his blog. They Lie Here will be going on a blog tour sometime in the Spring, so I’ll be looking forward to more reviews. A ‘blog tour’ is when a number of bloggers take it in turns to feature the book on their own blogs and share these posts on social media. I had a blog tour for my first novel We Watch You and it was an interesting experience. There were some very positive reviews and some mixed ones (generally from readers who didn’t like the ending or weren’t keen on the genre mash-up). Bloggers are encouraged to give their honest opinion and that’s the risk an author takes when requesting reviews.
Discussion: Is Kindle Unlimited worth it?
Fiction review: The Marvelous Land of Oz by L Frank Baum
Non-fiction review: Adventures in Modern Recording by Trevor Horn
Film of the book: Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Special announcement: My next book!! Stay tuned…
Discussion: Do you read romance?
Fiction review: Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Non-fiction review: Paper World: Human Body by Gail Armstrong
My blog post for Valentine’s Day 2021 was Fictional dates from hell! I tried to cheer people up by listing some fictional characters they’d never want to date, including Gollum, Miss Trunchbull, Voldemort and, er, Mr Tickle.
Us and Them: The Authorised History of Hipgnosis by Mark Blake, about the design group behind some iconic album artwork including Pink Floyd and ELO.
Grange Hill, the classic gritty drama set in a London comprehensive school. I’ve been working my way through it on Britbox and am up to series 5.
Will of the People, the most recent album from eccentric rock band Muse. In my review last year, I compared the album to a giant marshmallow!
That’s all for now. Thanks for reading - see you next time!