Saturday, 30 April 2011

It's Saturday

Well, it's Saturday again, and I opted to link this blog into my blogger profile. So you will note the little box at the top of the right column which links you to my book blog should you have accidentally landed here.

Despite the initial post this blog is partly (or mainly) created to post anything which doesn't belong on my book blog The Crimson Inkpot. So it can be considered my personal blog.

This last month has been a roller coaster ride for me. But I have to admit to having a sense of accomplishment.

I began taking an active part in the book blogosphere, yesterday saw my fourth time taking part in PJV's Follow Friday feature for book bloggers.

I posted my first three reviews:

William's House by Amber Kell
Hunting Human by Amanda E. Alvarez
Blood of the Maple by Dana Marie Bell

I listed my book blog at the new Book Blogger Directory, you can find me under the fiction>romance section of the site.

I've also gotten more involved with Good Reads and am using my profile there to keep track of what I've read and keeping note of my initial rating/review. I have even joined a few groups as well and began taking a more active part in discussions.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Reading Rut

I am currently blessedly climbing out of the reading rut which has plagued me over the past weeks, I splurged on 8 Carina Press titles which came with a eBook Bucks Rebate at All Romance eBooks. I got roughly a $10 rebate in total, just over to be exact, as well as qualifying for my free eBook code. Now I only have to remember to actually redeem this one before it expires.

Yesterday I read new author, called Amanda E. Alvarez's, debut novel called Hunting Human, my review has been posted at my book blog.

Today between babysitting, school runs and playing referee to my three nephews I managed to read Dana Marie Bell's Blood of the Maple. Another good read I'm seriously considering reviewing now.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

The Crimson Inkpot

The Crimson Inkpot is my book blog where I share my love of reading with anyone who cares to drop by and visit me.

I blog about all types of bookish related content including:

  • Book Reviews
  • Author Discussions
  • DRM
  • Geographical Restrictions
  • Dedicated Digital Readers
  • Formats
  • and anything else bookish that attracts my attention ... oooh shiney!!!

If I have that site, why do I need this one?

Simply put The Crimson Inkpot is my blog about my reading addiction while this one is my blog about my writing addiction.

Writer (noun)

  1. Writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
  2. A person who is able to write and has written something
Everyone is able to write something, whether it's any good is an entirely different kettle of fish but they can write.

Will I someday be able to use the first meaning in reference to myself? Maybe ... who knows really because I don't.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Royal Wedding

I'm beginning to think I am the only person in the UK not excited or in anyway interested in the "Royal Wedding", maybe I'm just not normal.

The only two times I took any interest in the royal family was Diana's wedding when I was 10 (if I remember correctly) and watched the whole thing on my Aunt's TV from beginning to end, and her funeral where I watched the procession of her coffin to the church.

Not a big royal fan, I tend to prefer those I read about within the covers of a romance book to totally honest.

I am about to get invaded by my three young nephews who have returned from France last night, along with their parents naturally, and have just got their father to call so they can ask to come along to our house. Which means their parents are going shopping and they don't want to go along, let's face it trooping around the supermarket looses out every time to satellite TV, computers, Nintendo consoles and iPods.

Friday, 15 April 2011

I Get It, Honestly I Do

I dedicate this blog to my Auntie, who was also my godmother. She and her husband understood the writer side of me and never pressurised me to read anything I spent hours scribbling away writing in my little notepad.

First I will start with my big confession, I'll put my hand up and admit it.

What is my big confession, well here it is:

Like so many out there I had plans of becoming a romance novelist as a child and teenager. Yup, you read right, a romance writer.

Like so many of us out there I find myself approaching the big FOUR-OH, it deserves capital letters really, and I haven't attempted to fulfil this dream ... desire ... plan ... however you would describe it really.