Author Advice

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Hi everyone! I wanted to make a category specifically for authors who are looking for some advice about the process of writing a book, publishing a book or just anything about books! If anyone has any advice, please let me know!

Book Review: “Tongue Twisters for Girls” by Honeysuckle Hale

 

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I received this ebook free in exchange for an honest review.

This is a really sweet book of tongue twisters. Phrases such as “Iris’s Irish seashore seashells” and “Blue-Belle blew bubbles” are among the tongue twisters in this book.

They are accompanied by some beautiful artwork, all drawn by Aline Jorge.

I had a giggle trying (and failing!) to say some of the tongue twisters in this book. It is such an imaginative book, and the artwork is fantastic! It is really colourful, with the writing being written in purple and at a good size font, along with the picture on the next page.

It is aimed at the younger audience (and their parents!) but I certainly enjoyed reading along out loud and looking at the artwork, so it is really suitable and enjoyable for all ages!
I rate this 4/ 5 stars!

Book Review: “Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish: Visit New Places and Make New Friends” by Judy Martialay

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I was given a ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish: Visit New Places and Make New Friends is a book aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 10. The purpose of the book is to help children to learn basic Spanish.

The book consists of a story about Panchito, a jumping bean. Words are introduced first in English, with the Spanish written alongside in bold. If the word is repeated later in the story, the English is not there, but the word is replaced by Spanish, still in bold. This aims to help children remember the word they had previously learned.

After the story, there is a chapter entitled ‘It’s Your Turn’, which uses examples from the story to encourage children to talk to friends and parents in Spanish.

‘Culture Corner’ teaches children about Mexican culture, using both English and Spanish, and also shows children how to make their own mask.

The final chapter is an index of all the words learnt throughout the book, in Spanish with the English written right next to it, organised by chapter.

The book was really colourful, with lots of pictures throughout the book. This holds children’s’ attention whilst using visual aids to aid memory.

I like the fact that the Spanish was written in bold, to make it stand out, and that the Spanish gradually replaced the English, encouraging children to remember what they had learnt.

There is also an audiobook available online for free that you can download and listen to whilst reading along at the same time, so you can hear the correct pronunciation (http://polyglotkidz.com/listen).

This book is perfect for learning basic Spanish. I even learnt some new words myself!

I rate this book 4/ 5 stars!

Complete Reviews

Welcome to my reviews! This page is a complete list of all of the books that I have reviewed. They are arranged in alphabetical order so it should be easy to find the book you are looking for.

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1123 Hard To Believe Facts by Nayden Kostov

2:20 by Holly Hook

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A Secret Safe To Tell by Naomi Hunter

Alpha Kaden by Midika Crane

And Never Let Her Go by Nancy Glynn

Anomalies by Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman

B

Berg’s Book of Colours by Berg Norcross

Berg’s Book of Shapes by Berg Norcross

C

Chasing Love by Quang Ly

D

Dani: A Dani Scott Novella by Stuart Keane

Dawnland Book 1: Pockets Of The Dead by Karen Carr

Diamond Bonds by Jeff Kish

Distant Horizon by Stephanie and Isaac Flint

E

Expand Your Personal Brand by Carla Jenkins

Even Mummy Cries by Naomi Hunter

F

Fairy Tale Karma by D Thrush

Fate by Nicole Dykes

Following Evan by Elida May

G

Grin by Stuart Keane

H

Hire, Train, Monitor, Motivate: Build an Organization, Team or Career of Distinction in the Transformational Workplace by David J Waldron

His Chance At Love by KC Ann Wright

Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish: Visit New Places and Make New Friends by Judy Martialay

How To Start A Blog That People Will Read by Mike Omar

Hunter Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel by C.D.Gorri

J

Just Like Molly by Pippa Dowling

K

Komitas, The Artist And The Martyr by Serge Momjian

N

No Pizza Delivery? by Grace Marshall

P

Polarity In Motion by Brenda Vicars

Pretty Maidens All In A Row by J.M.Brown

R

Rebel Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel by C.D.Gorri

Rebound by Nicole Dykes

Romance In Bloom by Robert Temple Frost

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Scared Of The Dark by Caroline Thornton

Soulmates by Nicole Dykes

Supremacy by Christin Lee

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The Cat’s Guide To Enjoying Exercise by Debby Rodgers

The Cat’s Guide To Enjoying Napping by Debby Rodgers

The Child-Stealers by A. Roy King

The Edge Of Brilliance by Susan Traugh

The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

The Vets At Hope Green: Part One: Escape To The Country by Sheila Norton

The Vets At Hope Green: Part Two: Follow Your Heart by Sheila Norton

The Vets At Hope Green: Part Three: Too Close To Home by Sheila Norton

The Vets At Hope Green: Part Four: A New Start by Sheila Norton

The Wizard’s Heir by Devri Walls

Thirteen by Shannon Peel

Thirty Scary Tales by Rayne Hall

Tongue Twisters for Girls by Honeysuckle Hale

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Ugly by Margaret McHeyzer

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When Dad’s Away by Gabriela Arellano and Gustavo Mazali

Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel by C.D.Gorri

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You’re Different Jemima by Jedidah Morley

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Zero by Morgan Dark

Want to Read: A Court of Thorns and Roses/A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J.Maas

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I have had ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ on my shelf for ages! I know it has got amazing reviews, and it has been highly recommended to me numerous times, so I have every intention of reading it soon!

I saw ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ cheap in a store, and thought I would pick it up. I have a feeling that I’m going to love this series, so I’m very happy to have both books. The covers of both these books are so pretty. ACOMAF is amazing! When I look at it in front of me, I love the deep blue cover.

I have quite high expectations of this series, so I really hope that it lives up to those expectations. Hopefully I will be able to start this series before the end of 2016.

If you have read either of these books, what do you think? Did they meet your expectations?

Book Review: “Hire, Train, Monitor, Motivate: Build an Organization, Team or Career of Distinction in the Transformational Workplace” by David J Waldron

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I received an eARC copy of this non-fiction book in exchange for an honest review. The release date for this book is 31st May 2016.

Hire, Train, Monitor, Motivate: Build an Organization, Team or Career of Distinction in the Transformational Workplace is a non-fiction book. David J Waldron uses his experiences to explain how to effectively lead a team, individual or organization to be the best that they can be in their particular field.

I liked the use of real life examples to back up what the text meant. The one that sticks out for me is the student whose ex-boyfriend came onto campus, which is one of the reasons that made security tighter.

Each section and chapter is well divided by the use of bold headings, and each chapter is a reasonable length and it is well laid out.

Certain words and phrases are repeated more often than others to help them stick in your mind. The title ‘Hire, Train, Monitor, Motivate’ is used throughout the book to really help it be at the front of your mind so you do not forget what each word means in respect to the workplace.

I would definitely recommend this book if you are looking to guide your team and/or organization to be the best they can be.

I rate this book 4/ 5 stars!

Sunshine Blogger Award!

Thank you to Inside My Mind for the nomination! It is my first award as a blogger so I’m absolutely thrilled!

Rules:

– Thank the person who nominated you.
– Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
– Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer.

1.)What is your favorite part about where you live?

I live in a small town but I’m within walking distance of our town centre, so I can just walk into town and do some retail therapy whenever I feel like it!

2.)How do you find out about new books?

I am active on Goodreads, which is mostly how I know about new books, but if it is an author I am already a fan of, I’ll keep up to date with their books via pre-orders on Amazon.

3.) Physical books or eBooks?

For me, there is nothing quite like holding a physical book. However, I do like some of the amazing indie authors that have ebooks published, so I’ll read both.

4.)Blogging or Booktubing?

Definitely blogging. I do not have the confidence to record videos and upload to youtube, although I would love to do this in the future!

5.) Harry Potter or Percy Jackson?

I have a confession. I’ve never read either. I’ve watched a few HP films but never read the books, although both series are on my TBR list.

6.) How often do you use Goodreads?

I check Goodreads every day, but I post when I’ve finished a book and I’m starting a new one. I always post my reviews on Goodreads.

7.) When did you start blogging?

I started this blog in August 2015, mostly as a bit of fun. I never thought I would still be updating it today. Thank you to everyone who reads my posts and likes and comments.

8.) How did you discover your love of reading?

My dad used to read me bedtime stories. The first book we read together out loud was The BFG by Roald Dahl, so that book has a huge place in my heart. I’m definitely going to watch the upcoming film of it.

9.) Which fictional character would you summon if you were stranded on a stranded island and why?

Does from TV count? If so, then Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead, he’s such a badass! If not, then Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles. She’s also a badass!

10.) If you could take and switch fictional characters from one world (i.e. Narnia) and put them in another world (i.e. Middle Earth), which characters would you choose and why?

I would switch the House of Night characters to The Lunar Chronicle times. I’d love to see how both sets of characters would cope with the issues that are in both series.

11.) What is your all time favorite book to movie adaptation?

The Twilight Saga. I read all the books before the movies came out, and I loved the series so much that the movies had a lot to live up to, but for me personally, they lived up to my expectations (plus I’m a huge Taylor Lautner fan!)

My Questions are:

  1. If you had a superpower for a day, what would it be and why?
  2. What fictional world would you love to be a part of?
  3. What is your favourite fandom?
  4. What TV shows do you love at the moment?
  5. Marissa Meyer or Sarah J.Maas?
  6. What city in the world would you most like to visit and why?
  7. Best part about the country you live in?
  8. What is the first book you remember enjoying?
  9. What is your first blog post about?
  10. Twilight or The Hunger Games?
  11. Do you have any pets? If so, what animals are they?

I nominate:

Kerrie at comfy reading

Jess at Jess’s Reading Nook

Lynne at Fictionophile

Carrie at Carries Book Reviews

If you are tagged, you do not have to do this tag, but your blogs are ones that I look forward to seeing, and I love reading your content.

Review Policy

I am not currently accepting review requests. 

Please note: Due to a list of review books, I will be unable to guarantee a read date for any review book.

My review policy is fairly simple.

Request Guidelines:

  • I accept YA or Children’s books.
  • I accept the following formats: PDF, ePub or Mobi/Kindle. My format of choice is mobi/Kindle.

If you would like to request a review, please include the following in your request

  • Your name
  • The title of your book
  • A blurb of your book
  • A cover (if possible)
  • A link to your book (such as Amazon or Smashwords)
  • Where you found my blog to

I use the following rating system:

1 star – DNF

2 stars – Did finish but I would not read again

3 stars – Did finish. It was OK but I probably would not recommend this

4 stars – Did finish. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend this

5 stars – Did finish. I absolutely loved this book and would highly recommend this

  • I post reviews on Amazon UK, Goodreads and this blog. If there are other websites you would like a review posted on, please include this in your request.
  • When the review is up on my blog, I will send you an email to say I have read your book and send you a link to the review.
  • I cannot guarantee how long it will take me to read your book but I will read it as soon as possible.
  • The email to send requests to is bookworm1102@hotmail.com. If you do not receive a reply within a week after you sent me an email, please email me again. I always reply to emails within a week, although it is usually sooner.