Remember Me?

When I was a wee young thing, I was quite a nerd. I had near perfect grades and to this day I keep a folder that contains all the wonderful certificates that prove my academic (and athletic) achievements. My peers tried to bully me back then, probably because they were jealous of my awesomeness, but it didn’t work. I wasn’t afraid of them and even more so, the glory of being a top achiever was worth the torment of being an outsider.

To my young brain, there was no better representation of said glory, than seeing my name on numerous plaques, immortalized as the best at whatever I tried (except maths, in which I was listed as second best).

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10 Steps to Self-Publishing

Today I truly stopped giving a fuck about what every other writer on Earth is doing to make money from their self-published works. All that has ever bought me is anxiety and suffering because this industry is rough and I just don’t have the resources to compete.

So, friends, I am going to run my own race now. Wait, I am too lazy to run races. I am going to slowly march to the beat of my very own hand-crafted drum. The outside world no longer concerns me. I’m going to do things MY way.

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Publishing Announcement!

On May 1st 2017 I will release not only The Fifth Warrior- Book One of the Disincarnates Series but Resfeber too.

Yes, folks, I am being serious. I will debut in the world of literature with two books because I’m awesome enough to do that.

The Fifth Warrior is my soul. Resfeber is my heart. I just can’t choose which one gets to be the first one, and I don’t actually see any real reason why I should separate them.

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Noughts & Crosses/ Knife Edge

And so we arrive at the reason why I decided to start posting reviews here: The Noughts & Crosses series by Malorie Blackman. I am halfway in and boy, do I have a lot to say about it. Before I begin, here are 3 things you should know.

  • I read Noughts & Crosses (retitled to Black and White) a few years ago, loved it, and then re-read it at the end of last year. I read Knife Edge about a week ago.
  • I got these books from the library, and when it’s time to return Knife Edge I will get the rest of the series (if they are available of course).
  • It is impossible to express my thoughts about Knife Edge without giving some BIG spoilers to the events of Noughts & Crosses. You have been warned!

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The Ice House: A Re-read

I made up a few reading challenges in February.
One, in honour of my birthday, was to read a book that is as old as I am. I looked up a list of popular books published in 1992 and settled on either one of the original Goosebumps books by R. L. Stine, or, The Pelican Brief by John Grisham. But when I went in search of either at the second hand bookstore around the corner they were nowhere to be found, and I had to improvise.
I found The Ice House by Minette Walters there, and was going to buy it just to have on my shelf. It was a happy coincidence that it was published in ’92- something I missed when doing the research.

When I was in high school, about 16 years old, I read the Ice House and didn’t enjoy it as much as my sister thought I would.  I guessed the end of it from the very first page and I seriously disliked the characters. I admit now that I was too young to appreciate its brilliance.

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