Hello everyone, It is four months since I wrote a discussion post, which for me is just way too long! I guess that I have just been really busy lately, but I am excited for this one as I feel like I have plenty to say here. Discussion posts can be long, but they are … Continue reading Discussion – The Pros and Cons of Thrillers
Hello everyone, I hope all of you are well and keeping safe. Today I have a more informal discussion post, which I hope you'll enjoy reading.. Since I began book blogging at the beginning of 2018, I have noticed that there are numerous topics that the community loves to talk about and share on a … Continue reading Discussion – What Book Bloggers Love To Talk About
Hello everyone, I have decided to go slightly off-topic today. It is somewhat ironic that I post this on the day the UK goes into virtual lockdown, but last week (Monday, 16th March) marked five years since I began working for the University of Bristol. It has been an amazing ride, and I have changed … Continue reading Five Years At The Uni
Hello everyone, Before the start of 2019, I had only been to one event with an author. That was David Nicholls, and even then he spoke mostly about his screenwriting work and how he had adapted certain classic novels for television. This year, I have tried to put that right, and although living in the … Continue reading Discussion – The Authors I Saw In 2019
Hello everyone, Hope you are having a great start to the weekend! I have a slightly different discussion post today, which has been in my mind for a while and reflects some of my recent thoughts as a book blogger. When I began book blogging, I had very little idea about what to post and … Continue reading Discussion – My Top Five Book Blogging Omissions
Hello everyone, It has been ages since I last wrote a discussion post. The truth is, I had just run out of ideas. Sometimes I lack belief in my ability to write fluently or authoritatively on a particular bookish subject, so I am really pleased to be sharing this post with you! I think that … Continue reading Discussion – The TBR Conundrum
Hello everyone, For those of us who use Twitter, it has been impossible not to notice the 'blog of the day' posts, where each day a book blogger is featured and one of their posts is shared widely to help boost their profile. It is all orchestrated by Dave at The WriteReads, who does such … Continue reading Discussion – How The WriteReads has Helped Me as a Blogger
Hello everyone, The regular task of choosing which books to read next only seems to be getting more difficult. With ever-lengthening TBR lists and a plethora of highly anticipated new releases to contend with along the way, it can sometimes feel like a constant dilemma! Even though I hardly ever read ARCs, I have realised … Continue reading Discussion – How I Choose My Next Read
Hello everyone, The genre I read the most is mystery/thriller, and almost all of these books typically contain at least one dramatic plot twist that changes the complexion of the story. Some twists are brilliantly revealed and feel as dramatic as they are intended to be, but others have felt underwhelming, so here is a … Continue reading Discussion – What Makes A Great Plot Twist?
Hello everyone, During 2018 I have read a few books that contained abrupt and unexpected endings. Some of them left aspects of the plot unresolved, while others just felt like the rest of the story still had not been told, or was simply rushed. And that made me wonder, are sudden endings ever a good … Continue reading Discussion – Should Books Contain Abrupt Endings?