Satire

Writing male characters the way male authors write female characters.

A huge literary pet peeve of mine is the way some male authors describe characters who identify as female. With just an excerpt of a character description, you can immediately find out if a man wrote it, thanks to the sexist prose. More often than not, the existence of these female characters in real life…… Continue reading Writing male characters the way male authors write female characters.

Book Reviews

Blog tour: From the Shadows by G.R. Halliday

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Goodreads synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Robert arrives home late. Without a word to his dad, he goes up to his bedroom. Robert is never seen alive again. A body is soon found…… Continue reading Blog tour: From the Shadows by G.R. Halliday

Book Reviews

Blog tour: The Cotton Spinner by Libby Ashworth

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. We all know I’m a huge fan of historical fiction and drama centered on war-time workforces. The Cotton Spinner is set not during a war, but the industrial revolution, but…… Continue reading Blog tour: The Cotton Spinner by Libby Ashworth

AuthorsGetLit · Guest posts

BBC broadcaster and author Pam Rhodes on writing without a concrete outline

When I was first reached out to to review Pam’s new book Springtime at Hope Hall, I was immediately hooked. Labelled as a heartwarming community story, it’s no wonder this book immediately got my attention–I do love my stories about families, both blood and otherwise. Pam’s written 12 books so far and all of them…… Continue reading BBC broadcaster and author Pam Rhodes on writing without a concrete outline

Book Reviews

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Being a huge Jane Austen fan, Miss Austen was one of my most anticipated reads of 2020. I’ve always been fascinated by Jane’s personal life, especially her relationship with…… Continue reading Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

Book Reviews

A Death in the Himalayas by Udayan Mukherjee

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I’m a huge fan of crime fiction and I’m always on the lookout for new ones to read. While I know several great crime novels exist in my native tongue,…… Continue reading A Death in the Himalayas by Udayan Mukherjee

Bookshops · General

11 best bookshops to visit in London

Heya, nerds! If you follow me on social, you’ll know I was on a three-week vacation, the first half in the UK and the second half in the US. Like any other bookworm, I hit up quite a lot of bookstores in both countries. I even hauled 8 books, all hardcovers–enough to warrant me bringing…… Continue reading 11 best bookshops to visit in London

Book Reviews

A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna

I received a copy of this book from Skyhorse Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I recently read A Spark of White Fire (Book 1 of the Celestial Trilogy) and I’ve become obsessed with the story and characters ever since. I’m so glad I got…… Continue reading A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna