Category: Random musings

Random Musings : Amazon may be known as the bad guy by publishers but, for this UK romance reader, they are a necessity

Posted June 7, 2014 by Nix in Random musings / 5 Comments
Random Musings : Amazon may be known as the bad guy by publishers but, for this UK romance reader, they are a necessity

This week, my twitter has been awash with people talking about the Hachette-Amazon row (for background, see the article here). I’ve seen authors say they are pulling their books from Amazon, bloggers saying they are never buying from there again and, with this looking to go on for months and months, I can only see this situation getting messier and messier. I’d love to stand by the authors I love, love to take a stand […]


Random Musings : Is there such a thing as too high an average rating on GoodReads?

Posted May 31, 2014 by Nix in random musing, Random musings / 11 Comments
Random Musings : Is there such a thing as too high an average rating on GoodReads?

A friend, who isn’t a blogger but does review on GoodReads, complained that she thought her average star rating on GoodReads was too high. She thought that it sent out the wrong message, that it looked like she was ‘too generous” and this would mean that no one would take any-notice of her reviews. I was a little bit shocked that anyone would think that and then, a little while later, I wondered if other […]


Random Musings : My name is Nix & I only read eBooks now…

Posted May 24, 2014 by Nix in Random musings / 12 Comments
Random Musings : My name is Nix & I only read eBooks now…

I’ve come to a conclusion with my reading habits; I am a eBook girl at heart. I’ve tried all the different ways to enjoy a book (Paperback, Hardback, reading on computer, audiobook….) and I just prefer eFormat. It used to be that I would buy the paperback of a book that I really loved (a solid “keeper” shelf if you will) or I wouldn’t break up a paperback series with an eFormat. I don’t anymore. […]


Winners of the Romance, My Way Blog Hop 2014

Posted February 21, 2014 by Nix in Random musings / 2 Comments
Winners of the Romance, My Way Blog Hop 2014

  Thank you so much for playing with us all on the Romance, My Way blog hop. We had so much fun hopping through the links and we hope you did so too. Now, for our winners (who have been emailed!) …. The winner of our secret baby book Burn For Me by Dee Tenorio (which I adore!) is Jennifer Mill-Irving The Grand Prize winner of the $50 Gift Card is Cherry Mischief for a […]


A Nix Rambling Post : Sex for the sake of sex

Posted January 27, 2014 by Nix in Random musings / 1 Comment
A Nix Rambling Post : Sex for the sake of sex

This week, I’ve been busy. Rushing around with the paid work and various other things has left me little time to read and I’ve turned to novellas to get my romance fix. Some were OK but none really set my world alight simply because of one common issue; they all contained lots of sex that had absolutely no meaning to the story. Long time readers of this blog will know that I like sexy books […]


Happy New Year!

Posted January 2, 2014 by Nix in Random musings / 0 Comments
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Followers Thank you so much to all my lovely followers (both past and new), you have been wonderful. Tomorrow, I have news of things coming this year and many more winners.


Following Us….

Posted December 7, 2013 by Nix in Random musings / 2 Comments
Following Us….

Hi readers!! We are still in a transitional period here at Scorching Book Reviews, WordPress quirks appearing often to confuse me immensely! I would like to thank you all for your infinite patience and ask you to stick with me whilst I format old posts and make them easy for you to find. As you know, the old ways of following us are gone, Blogger refusing to allow people who make the change from blogger […]


A Nix Ramble Post : Using Luzme to compare books

Posted September 20, 2013 by Nix in Random musings / 4 Comments
A Nix Ramble Post : Using Luzme to compare books

Updated 12th August 2015 I don’t know about you guys but I’ve seen a few things happening with eBook pricing. It seems Pre-order pricing is going up (I paid £9 Yesterday for a 220 page book!) and my book budget is so stretched I’m reading less and less new authors which makes me very sad. Like everybody, my finances are tight so, unless I have to own a book IMMEDIATELY, I now use Luzme for […]


The Minefield that is running a Book Review blog

Posted May 24, 2011 by Nix in Random musings / 3 Comments
The Minefield that is running a Book Review blog

I haven’t been a blogger for very long; this site has been up for only 4 months. I love to read, I have since I was small, and I started this site simply to wax lyrical about books I loved. Pretty soon I was obsessed with the stats on the blog, forever looking at what seemed to be popular and thinking up new features to boost its ratings. When I’d checked statcounter for the third […]


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

Posted March 13, 2011 by Nix in Musing, Random musings / 0 Comments
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 decided to state our views […]