Even monsters read


I cannot imagine a life without books, or the modern take on books...my trusty kindle. When we sit down with our books the world around us fades away. We are pulled into another time and place, where our imagination turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. As a child we are taught that trolls live under bridges … Continue reading Even monsters read

Books that really change your life

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What a beautiful post. 🙂

Helena Fairfax

A few weeks ago I read this anonymous letter to JK Rowling, written by someone who wanted to tell the author that, as a child, the Harry Potter books were the only thing that gave him a sense of home. (I’m saying “him.” I don’t know if the writer of the letter was male or female, so I spun a coin 🙂 )

helena fairfax, books that change your lifeThe writer went on to describe a pretty horrific and miserable childhood, and said that, as an eight-year-old, ” I was carrying my whole life in a backpack: clothes, school books, a few pens, two pictures, my dead grandfather’s pocket-watch – and Harry Potter. Your books, your words and my imagination were then the only things to provide me with some enduring sense of home. I could return to them, knowing for sure that the fantasy world you had created was somehow waiting for me, wherever…

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Give Me a Self-published Author Over One From a Traditional Publisher Any Day (Link)

Nice article from the Huffington post a worth a read if you are about to self publish 🙂 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-larmer/give-me-a-selfpublished-a_b_7310200.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books

More Websites and Links for Book worms, Bloggers and Writers


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Soon, on Tuesday 5th of May, there is to be a Writers’ resources evening at Cambridge Writers,  the group that I am a member of, so with this in mind, I thought I would do a little warm up, and type up some helpful website links for Writers, Bloggers and Book Worms.


I have been gathering the details of this list for some time so hope that it will be a useful resource.

So to kick it off my first discovery was Wasafari, who are they you might ask?
“Wasafiri is Britain’s premier magazine for international contemporary writing. Published quarterly, it has established a distinctive reputation for promoting work by new and established voices across the globe.”

Book review/Bookish sites:


Netgalley https://www.netgalley.com/

Bookbridgr http://www.bookbridgr.com/

and Lovereading.co.uk http://www.lovereading.co.uk/

Read books for free: https://storycartel.com/search

Author’s resources:


Tips for authors on how to make book trailers: https://effrosinimoss.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/tips-for-authors-book-trailer-made-easy/

Tips on writing…

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Writing Survey! Are you an introvert or extrovert?


We had a lot of fun with the last survey. If you didn't get a chance you can find the link to the last survey here... How much writing do you do? and the results here... Writers! We just don't get enough time! So, today we are finding out about you, and what your main writing, blogging, … Continue reading Writing Survey! Are you an introvert or extrovert?