Archives for the month of: February, 2017

#Bookreview BAUDELAIRE’S REVENGE by Bob Van Laerhoven (@bobvanlaerhoven) A dark, haunting and beautiful book #TuesdayBookBlog


Timecode de Juanjo Giménez (@rikkinadir) corto español nominado al Oscar al mejor cortometraje de ficción

Great news! Sally Cronin has a new book out. If you follow her blog you’ll have read some of her short stories, and she’s publishing the first volume of a new collection. Thanks to Tina Frisco for her interview and for bringing us the good news.

Sally Cronin is a prolific author and blogger, a nutritional therapist, an ardent supporter of indie authors, and has worked on radio and Internet television as producer and presenter. She is origi…

Source: Sally Cronin, #Author | TINA FRISCO

Thanks so much to Christoph Fischer, a great writer and blogger, and a book reviewer extraordinaire, for reviewing my latest book on his blog. Please, visit his post and leave a comment if you like!

“Escaping Psychiatry 2. The Case of the Swapped Bodies” by Olga Núñez Miret was a real treat and almost a surprise. I like Olga’s sharp and psychologically charged writing the bes…

Source: Review: “Escaping Psychiatry 2. The Case of the Swapped Bodies” by Olga Núñez Miret | writerchristophfischer

Anything that involves giving books is great, and when it’s to spread the love of reading on Valentine’s Day, even more so.

THIS IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO SPREAD THE LOVE ON VALENTINE’S DAY.  HELP SPREAD THE WORD! International Book Giving Day 2017  About International Book Giving Day takes place on 14th February eac…


There are many lists of these words, but it’s always good to get a reminder.

Close your eyes. Imagine words as people in an office setting. The verbs scurry about, active and animated, getting things done. The adjectives and adverbs…

Source: 31 Words and Phrases You No Longer Need | Grammarly

Luke Gracias shares his experience as an author using NetGalley. I review for NetGalley and have had the pleasure (OK, it’s scary too) of reading his novel, and I can recommend it. I’ll share a more detailed review soon, although you can find my review in NetGalley already.
Thanks so much for his words about the quality of the reviews (not to blow my own trumpet, but I definitely check the reviews there before deciding on the books).

Background This is a summary of my NetGalley experience as a self-published debut author, which I believe may be of assistance to other self-publishing authors and may also be of interest to NetGal…

Source: NetGalley for a Self-Published Debut Author – The Devil’s Prayer Blog

One of my favourite bloggers, Beetley Pete and a post about the strange lives of socks. Unmissable!

I know. Socks might seem to be a strange thing to write a blog post about. Then again, I have written before about fluffy dressing gowns, sheepskin bootees, and walking clothes. So mundane clothing…

Source: Socks | beetleypete

As a translator, I couldn’t resist this article. Fabulous! And if you have any suggestions, they’re looking for new words.

Learning to identify and cultivate these feelings could give you a richer and more successful life

Source: BBC – Future – The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

Blog update #Bookreviews and a bit more – Hi all: You might remember that after wishing you a Happy New Year (February 2017 already!) I decided to disappear for a while and try and see what I would do with the blog. Well, you’ll wonder if I’ve come to any conclusions. I’m afraid not that many. Before I left I had been thinking