Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all-time favourite authors. Aside from the obvious problem of distilling more than two decades' worth of reading into only ten favourite authors, as I've thought about this post I've realised there are, broadly-speaking, two different ways in … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Authors

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Do you find comparisons in book marketing helpful?

Ah, the comparison. Like its sibling, the quotation from the famous author, no book cover is complete without some variation upon the phrase, "For fans of", invariably followed by the names of one or two bestsellers. It's an obvious marketing tactic that's probably very good at selling to people who read less often than they'd like … Continue reading Do you find comparisons in book marketing helpful?

Sherlock and Watson; Or, Why Mary Never Had a Chance in Fanfic

I've been watching Sherlock recently and, as you'd imagine, this has led me to start reading the stories. I'm only on The Sign of the Four, so I've still got a ways to go; but then, this post isn't really about Sherlock Holmes specifically so much as the relationships between the characters in the TV … Continue reading Sherlock and Watson; Or, Why Mary Never Had a Chance in Fanfic