Have you ever promised someone you’d read and review their book, only to find out you didn’t like it? What did you do? Did you post an honest review? Or did you lie and pretend you liked it for the sake of the relationship? I told the truth. And hawk did it hurt: me, the… Continue reading How To Give A Negative Review
Back in February I shared my 2017 Reading Challenge choices, and I bet you’re wondering how I’m going!! Well…I’ve finished four of them, and started two more – 15% done for 25% of the year. Not great. It’s not that I’m not reading (I’m actually reading way too much) it’s that other books keep getting… Continue reading Updates for 2017 Reading Challenge
A couple of weeks ago I had the rare opportunity to read the book *and* see the film, thanks to Hachette Australia, who selected my Twitter account at random and sent me the book with tickets. By the time I had the chance to tackle either, the film had only five days to go in… Continue reading The film was just as good as the book!!
I first heard about this reading challenge from one of my lovely followers (thanks Mik!). She in turn was inspired by Hannah Braime. The challenge is all about reading books I might overlook or wouldn’t usually consider. And it’s working for me already! I must have spent about 8 hours searching for books, looking through… Continue reading 2017 Reading Challenge
I was surprised to learn (courtesy of my Goodreads account) that I read 76 books last year! That’s a lot of procrastinating (and explains why my own novel is still not finished). It also made picking my Top 5 so hard I had to expand it to a Top 10. So here, in the order… Continue reading Top Five Books of 2016
We writers hear it all the time “Five Books Every Writer Must Read” or “Young writers should read past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else.” And there’s also a lot out there about why we should read (we’ll learn to start in the action, that… Continue reading Why I Still Learn From Reading
This week I thought I’d share some more news – first, I’m applying for a residency at Varuna. If you’re a writer you should check out Varuna Residential Fellowships for Writers & Illustrators 2017 here. I’m sure there’ll be tonnes of applications and the odds of getting in will be long, but I’m already finding… Continue reading Residency and Reviews