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What I’ve Been Reading

Like many people, I wish I could “find” more time to read, but experience tells me that a yearly Goodreads challenge of about 30 books is a realistic target for me. Most of my “reading” is now audiobooks in…

beautiful book blogs
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3 Beautiful Book Bloggers

In recent weeks I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with several book bloggers, many of whom have been kind enough to add Sweet Pursuits to their review pile. I’d like to give a quick shout-out to these unsung heroes…

The Illuminator's Gift
Other Authors, Reading

Gift idea: The Illuminator’s Gift

I’ve only just started reading The Illuminator’s Gift by Alina Sayre and I’m already hooked. If you’re buying a treat for anyone aged 9-14 this year, take a good look at this indie novel. True, I’m no expert with…

What Tim Knows
Other Authors, Reading

Gift idea: What Tim Knows

When you want to offer just a token gift, but feel that a sugary treat is too predictable, how about an e-book? It’s straightforward to give a specific e-book on Amazon and a short story collection is a robust…

Dharma Cats by Judy Taylor
Other Authors, Reading

Gift idea: Dharma Cats

When I reflect upon 2016, I’m particularly grateful for the opportunities to get to know other indie authors. Whether through the special day for this in October, or online interactions, I’m incredibly impressed by the talent in this group…

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Reading, Writer's Life

What Am I Up To?

In case things seem a bit quiet on the blog, here’s an update on some of the projects swirling around my head. (Note to self: remember to glide more, flap less.) Book 3 in the Saffron Sweeting series, Sweet…

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Do You Give Up on Books You Don’t Like?

I’m curious: if you’re reading a book and find you’re not enjoying it, do you stop, or do you slog through to the end, regardless? In other words, do you believe in Finish What You Started …. or are…