opinion

reading for fun

I often hear people say how some books are ‘important’ and should be read even though they may be harrowing, miserable and depressingly long reads. I say RUBBISH! TOSH! and NONSENSE! For me reading has always been my hobby for as long as i can remember. Its a ‘me’ moment when i can sit down, open a book and slide…

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Blue Monday? what a load of old tosh!

So, someone, somewhere presumably in the murky, tacky world of newspapers has declared that today is Blue Monday have they? Based on the fact that the weather may not be wonderful ie cold, snowy, rainy, windy Well it is January folks so cold, snow and wind are part of this thing called Winter. Hey, what a surprise eh? And also…

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Why book bloggers should NOT get paid

There has been much talk lately on Twitter and other places about book bloggers getting paid to review books. I totally disagree I’m afraid.   I don’t know much about the publishing industry but I’m fairly sure they don’t have the budget of say, a fashion house or beauty product company, to be able to afford to pay bloggers for…

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Social or Un-Social Media?

Over the years I have embraced the internet. If it had been invented when i was a teenager back in the day I dont think i’d ever have got any school work done. I am on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google + and I have had a series of blogs, websites and Tumblrs. All of which i’ve loved using. I…

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