Posts Categorized: Musing

13 Sep '15

I’ve been away for two weeks… but I needed it!

I’ve been away for two weeks… but I needed it!

I’ve been away from the blog for two weeks. It wasn’t a conscious decision it just happened. The Sex Scene Championship is an awesome event … a bloody awesome event (have you all read the winning scene? ’tis amazeballs) but it’s so tiring being on call of the time. I needed a break and so I took one.     I feel better now and raring to go. From today,… Keep Reading »

23 Apr '15

Musing Post : I need some LGBT Recommendations ….

Musing Post : I need some LGBT Recommendations ….

  OK, next month is LGBT month here on the blog. I love this event but there is one thing I think I haven’t done enough of over the last few years; I haven’t done enough LGBT reviews on it. This year I am committed to one LGBT post per day (there may be non-LGBT posts too … I have review commitments) so, at the very least, on the days… Keep Reading »

31 Oct '14

Random Musing Post : How I decide which book to buy.

Random Musing Post : How I decide which book to buy.

I’ve heard so much over the past few weeks that makes me unhappy with what is currently going on in the blogging world. Reviewers being harassed over a negative review (and let me be clear here, it was a negative review of the BOOK not the author though that author has since proven herself unworthy of my hard earned money), authors referring to the blogger response as “bullying” and (I… Keep Reading »

11 Oct '14

Nix Musing : No, I do not read p0rn (warning: ranty post filled with swear words & flashing GIF’s)

Nix Musing : No, I do not read p0rn (warning: ranty post filled with swear words & flashing GIF’s)

First off, sorry about the flashing GIF but it is Idris Elba and I couldn’t resist *strokes screen*. Yes Ladies and Gent’s, I got that judgey statement/question again this week…. “Oh my God, you read PORN?” (a statement followed by me swiftly sighing and smashing my head against desk). I don’t consider what I read as “porn” but even if I did, what the fuck has it got to do… Keep Reading »

14 Jun '14

Random Musings : What makes an auto-buy series for me?

Random Musings : What makes an auto-buy series for me?

I think I’m becoming more fussy in my old age. Gone are the days when I would read anything, when everything caught my attention and kept it ’til the very last sentence. If any book manages to keep me reading nowadays, I have to try more of that author immediately. If it’s a series book, and couple more keep my attention too, that series may very well end up on… Keep Reading »

17 May '14

Things I just don’t want in my romance reads

Things I just don’t want in my romance reads

I’ve been blogging for 4 years now (I know….4 years!) and in that time, I’ve read a hell of a lot of romance books. My reading rate has increased since I began this site and I’ve tried tropes I never would have if I hadn’t been part of this community. I’ve now come to realise that, just because something is catagorised as romance, doesn’t mean it’s my kind of romance…. Keep Reading »

10 May '14

Why I’m no longer pressing that “pre-order” one-click button.

Why I’m no longer pressing that “pre-order” one-click button.

I’ve decided something from this week; I’m no longer pre-ordering eBooks from Amazon. Last week, a book I bought on pre-order dropped in price, the day after it released, by nearly 30%. I spent more money on that book, just to get it on release day, and I haven’t even gotten round to reading it yet. This isn’t the first time that it has happened and I’m pretty sure it… Keep Reading »

13 Mar '11

Books we don’t like – to review or not to review?

There has been a lot of chatter this last couple of months about a YA mafia. Said “mafia” leave rather scathing comments on negative reviews of their own books. The problem has gotten so bad that Goodreads have taken the step of blocking any author who does this, stating that Goodreads should be a place where people can air their views on certain books, negative or positive. Here on the blog, we have… Keep Reading »