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Review: The Oddling Prince, by Nancy Springer

I'm all for a bit of JRR Tolkien in my literary reading list, so when I came across The Oddling Prince I thought it'd fit the bill perfectly. It's by Nancy Springer, a famed fantasy author, it has an epic quest and it has a battle between good and evil, framed by the relationship between… Continue reading Review: The Oddling Prince, by Nancy Springer

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Blog Tour: Oh my God, What A Complete Aisling! By Emer Mclysaught and Sarah Breen

With more than 48,000 members on their Facebook page, the creators of Aisling take their leap onto the printed page with their heartwarming story about a typical Irish girl from the countryside living her best life and trying to navigate the ins and outs of being an adult in Dublin. What I loved about this… Continue reading Blog Tour: Oh my God, What A Complete Aisling! By Emer Mclysaught and Sarah Breen

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Review: The Development, by Jackie Kabler

A quick thank you before I start to Accent Press, who kindly sent me an advance copy of this book. So, The Development. This is the first book that I've read by Jackie Kabler- and the first in the Cora Baxter Mysteries, of which this is the third novel-  but she did an admirable job… Continue reading Review: The Development, by Jackie Kabler

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Review: Blackwing, by Ed McDonald

Where do I start with this book? Last year- just after the release of Blackwing- I went to a Waterstones event where Ed McDonald was speaking with Anna Stephens- of Godblind fame- and Anna Smith Spark. I'd read books by the other two authors, and I distinctly remember thinking that Ed McDonald's Blackwing looked excellent. I've only… Continue reading Review: Blackwing, by Ed McDonald

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Blogging problems 101: negative reviews

Here's one problem that's really gotten under my grille since I started the wonderful business of speed-reading and posting my book-related thoughts online: the problem of what to do when you read a book you don't like. What's to do? Though I (like most of you, I imagine) will choose to read books that I… Continue reading Blogging problems 101: negative reviews