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Book, Fantasy, Thriller

My Review of Ghost Mark by JP McLean

Karen’s Review I was looking forward to reading this second book of a new series by JP McLean. It wasn’t quite what I expected. It was even better! The friendship between Jane, the main character, and Sadie was realistic. Best friends argue, but their love and respect for each other always shines through. The two… Continue reading My Review of Ghost Mark by JP McLean

Book, Fantasy

My Review of Fear and Longing in Los Angeles by Mark Leslie

Karen’s Review The prologue in this book cleverly grabs the reader from the get-go. Michael, who turns into a werewolf during a full moon was trapped in a plane that was delayed - and the sun was going down. It looked like he was about to turn while in his seat! Then we moved on… Continue reading My Review of Fear and Longing in Los Angeles by Mark Leslie

Articles, Observance days

A Little Story for a Special Day by Adele Taylor Sandiford

This little badge and around 60,000 others very like it, were issued in 1945 to members of the Scout & Guide Association who carried out National Service in defence of the UK on the home front during the WW2. While the older members and leaders joined up to serve in the armed forces the younger… Continue reading A Little Story for a Special Day by Adele Taylor Sandiford

Articles, Book

A One Star Star Review

I remember being devastated by my first one star review. It basically said the character was one dimensional and boring. This was true, I knew it wasn’t but it hurt. The book went on to over a dozen reviews. But I’ll never forgot how much that hurt. So this article by Stevie Turner resonated with… Continue reading A One Star Star Review

Articles, Book

Remembering Ben-Hur

If like me you are of a certain age, mention Ben-Hur and you’ll immediately think of Charlton Heston. An image of him standing tall in a chariot comes to mind too. Lewis Wallace was born in 1827 and was a solider in the American Civil War. He was a lawyer and a diplomat and eventually… Continue reading Remembering Ben-Hur

Articles, Book, Famous Authors

Salute to Neil Gaiman, British Writer

Born this day, 10th November in 1960, Neil Gaiman, a British writer, has a long list of achievements and accolades. He’s written novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. On Amazon there are over twenty books, all with colourful eye catch-catching covers. Take a look. Neil on Amazon Although I knew his… Continue reading Salute to Neil Gaiman, British Writer

Fantasy, Novella

#WhatNornsReads – Signal Moon by Kate Quinn

I love it when two of us read the same book. This time I saw Julie's review and read it myself. I also know someone saw my review and downloaded too. REVIEWED BY J.M. NORTHUP What a lovely story I’m a huge historical fiction fan, and I’ve been on a big WWII kick as of… Continue reading #WhatNornsReads – Signal Moon by Kate Quinn

Articles, Book, Craft

Can you draw? Well Yes, I can now.

I've always wanted to draw, particularly using a pencil. Sadly, I didn't possess any natural talent. Not like brother who was gifted. I took to writing instead, where I could paint my pictures with words. In 2020 during lockdown, I came across an article which said You don't have to be born an artist, you… Continue reading Can you draw? Well Yes, I can now.