A week at home with a cold with my son and husband gave me an appreciation for what quarantined families are feeling, especially with many schools closing. Perhaps the most difficult age groups to keep amused are our tweens. I may have some ideas for those bored 8-13 year olds.
After a long break I am back from holidays and am rearing to go with some reviews, but not this week – this week I wanted to do a little planning and preparing, and give you some idea of what
My favourite modern Cosy Mysteries take on some of the elements I love from Agatha Christie’s writing. Set in small towns, they have a main character using common sense and their relationships with others to overcome adversity.
White Noise by Tanya Lisle and Brightshade by Miriam R. Dimitra A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on ways to find independent authors to read using methods I use to promote my own books. After that post
There are alternatives if you have time. Serendipity is my word for today. I planned to write a blog about ways to find new and exciting books some time ago. This week, as I planned what I would write in
The Diary of a Young Girl by Ann Frank I read Ann Frank’s Diary as a Child. When I was in my tweens I was fascinated by World War Two, and especially the treatment of the Jewish population in Europe
Our Top Five Picks for Christmas Reads Well it is that time of year when reviewer Sam and I like to look back on the books we have read and make some recommendations for Christmas presents or just holiday reading.
Fantasy Books – Where Girls Can Be Whatever They Want I read a lot of Fantasy novels, and I write fantasy books. Some recent conversations have had me thinking why I enjoy these books so much and why I
Maya’s Notebook by Isabelle Allende I call them the ‘there but for the grace of God’ books, and I loved them as a teenager. I loved a voyeur’s view into the world of drug and alcohol addition, a little
The Shop at Hooper’s Bend by Emily Rodda Don’t you just love the cover of this book? Doesn’t it make you want to open the door of The Shop at Hooper’s Bend and walk on in? And it’s a book