Category: Random musings

Random Musing : Anyone got recommendations to help me achieve my reading resolutions?

Posted January 16, 2015 by Nix in random musing, Random musings / 6 Comments
Random Musing : Anyone got recommendations to help me achieve my reading resolutions?

My new year reading resolutions are simple and I need your help. There are certain genres that I want to read more of but I have no idea of where to start … here is my list readers. Help! (PS … on a side note, I seem to like GIF’s at the moment…don’t worry, they won’t be going into the reviews.) 1.  More FF romance Here’s the thing; I found out a long damn time […]


Scorching Reviews in 2015 : Resolutions, Changes and Future Events

Posted January 2, 2015 by Nix in Random musings / 5 Comments
Scorching Reviews in 2015 : Resolutions, Changes and Future Events

Hola and welcome to Scorching Book Reviews. Last year was challenging here on the blog. I became the solo reviewer and, because of the pressure, I lost my blogging mojo. Well, I’m doing some changes and I hope that it will be different in 2015. I want to take a step back and learn to love blogging again so here are my blogging resolutions … I have deleted Stat-counter … no more focusing on how […]


An Apology and An Update

Posted December 14, 2014 by Nix in random musing, Random musings / 0 Comments
An Apology and An Update

So…. my Internet has been down. It’s been down since Tuesday and came back up yesterday. I shall be posting as usual this week and we shall keep all our fingers and toes crossed 🙂 To those that have signed up for the Christmas Blog Hop (Info here for those interested), I’ll send out information soon!


A Random Musing: Who are your favorite characters in the Lucky Harbor Series? (Voting Poll & Giveaway)

Posted October 18, 2014 by Nix in Active Giveaway, Random musings / 12 Comments
A Random Musing: Who are your favorite characters in the Lucky Harbor Series? (Voting Poll & Giveaway)

I’m so sad *sniff*. Lucky Harbor is over. I’ll never get to see another installment from this lovely little town and I’ll never read how Lucille perverts the next social media app *sob* I refuse to be completely saddened though as I’ve had a lot of fond memories of this series. This post is the first of a couple and the reason it’s the first it’s that it’s the voting post. Yes, dear readers I […]


Random Musings : The future at Scorching Book Reviews (For now…..)

Posted September 28, 2014 by Nix in Random musings / 3 Comments
Random Musings : The future at Scorching Book Reviews (For now…..)

  As Sheldon states, I do, in fact need to get a life. Between work, the blog and reading for the blog, I am actually struggling to get a balance. I don’t want to stop blogging but things need to change. I do have the option of asking if another blog wants me but I’m still kinda set on running Scorching Book Reviews so I’m going to change things up a bit, get a bit […]


Random Musing Post : What I look for in a holiday read.

Posted July 19, 2014 by Nix in random musing, Random musings / 0 Comments
Random Musing Post : What I look for in a holiday read.

Ever since I bought my Kindle. it’s been easier for me to choose my perfect holiday read. It used to be that I used to have pick just 2 or 3 paperbacks but now I can pick a butt-load. Holiday reads for me are specific. They have to fit a particular set of criteria and so I thought I’d share them and some of my favourites. I know I’m an odd-bod for having holiday read […]


Nix Review – Why I don’t read reviews which include casting photographs before I read a book.

Posted July 12, 2014 by Nix in random musing, Random musings / 9 Comments
Nix Review – Why I don’t read reviews which include casting photographs before I read a book.

Over the last few months, I have noticed a growing trend on GoodReads. It no longer seems good enough to just review a book, now people are adding their own “casting choice” photo’s to go along with them. What I mean by this is that there will be pictures added, usually of actresses and actors, that are the reviewers representation of what the character looks like. I say usually actors or actresses but there have […]


Random Musing Post : How important is an audio-book narrator?

Posted July 5, 2014 by Nix in random musing, Random musings / 11 Comments
Random Musing Post : How important is an audio-book narrator?

I’m a fairly new audio-book user. It will never be the way I read for many many reasons; I can’t listen to a book I’ve never read before (concentration issues), the UK market is still pretty crappy (Geo-restrictions… don’t get me started!) and I also have silly memory issues that means that if I don’t listen to the book in one sitting, I may forget minor plot points. That being said, I do enjoy them […]


Random Musing – My name is Nix and I have a book buying problem…. help!

Posted June 28, 2014 by Nix in random musing, Random musings / 6 Comments
Random Musing – My name is Nix and I have a book buying problem…. help!

I have a problem …. a book buying problem. I know, I know, you all expect me to say that I have a book related problem but I think that you possibly imagined it would be a reading related issue. I could cope with that. If I had read all of the books thatI had bought, I would be a happy lady. But I haven’t and the problem is getting worse. No, I am not […]


Random Musings : Things that I wish I’d know before I started blogging…(Warning, contains swearing)

Posted June 21, 2014 by Nix in random musing, Random musings / 10 Comments
Random Musings : Things that I wish I’d know before I started blogging…(Warning, contains swearing)

In February, the blog turned 3. For three fantastic years I’ve read, and reviewed, some fabulous books, met some fantastic authors and hosted some amazing events. I wouldn’t change a second of it but, when I started, I was very naive about the book blogging. There are things I wish I knew before I started, things that I’ve had to learn to accept and deal with. Would it have stopped me? No, but it would […]