#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Sean aka Seansbookreviews @seantalbot1977

Here is a great Q&A with Sean from the Sean’s Book Reviews blog from The Book Review Cafe blog

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Today I’m thrilled to have Sean answer my #TopFiveThursday questions, not only does he run an awesome bloghttp://seansbookreviews.wordpress.combut he’s also the second male to take part in this feature, so a huge thank you to Sean for participating. There really are some great book blogs out there run by men, but either they are very shy or they just hate this feature😂😂.

Back to Sean who mostly reviews crime thrillers and fantasy books if you like honest and to the point reviews (rather unlike my own🙈), then Sean’s your man, why not pop over and take a look once you’ve read his answers to #TopFiveThursday of course!

Top 5 books you read in 2016?

What a great question and one that has been hard to answer

Think of the children by Kerry Wilkinson

Play dead by angela marsons

The witness by Caroline Mitchell

The opticians wife by Betsey…

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#TopFiveThursday With #BookBlogger Dee aka noveldeelights @BookaholicDee

#TopFiveThursday With #BookBlogger Dee aka noveldeelights @BookaholicDee

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Today I’m thrilled to have the very awesome Dee who blogs over athttps://noveldeelights.com answer those pesky #TopFiveThursday questions. I love Dee mostly due to the banter we have when I only manage to read one book a week, she certainly spurs me on with her (un) helpful tounge in cheek comments 😂😂. Dee reads and reviews a wide genre of books and I love reading her reviews, she was nominatedin the Annual Book Blogger Awards 2017 for the best newcomer category, so you see I’m not the only one who thinks Dee’s blog is awesome.

As you will see from Dee’s answers she’s pretty much changed the rules and definitely can’t count 😂🙈

Top 5 books you read in 2016?

* A Mother’s Confession by Kelly Rimmer
* The Secret Wife by Gill Paul
* Untouchable by Sybil Hodge
* Tell Me No Lies by Lisa Hall

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The Bloggers Bash 2017


I had a fantastic time at this year’s Blogger’s Bash. It was such a wonderful experience to meet so many amazing people, who, over five years of me blogging have become a second family to me. Getting to talk to these supportive and all very interesting people in the real world was truly a delight.

We had plenty of time to mingle and exchange ideas, then applaud the worthy winners and listen to some insightful presentations.

I can only urge you to check out the following blogs to see which ones inspire you.  There s so much talent, entertainment and information around.
And I would like to thank the organisers for all their hard work. I hope to see you there next year!

But I Smile Anyway

Shelley Wilson


Graeme Cumming Dot Net

If Only I Could Read Faster

M J Mallon Author (Kyrosmagica)


SC Skillman



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Raw Literature: Baking, Writing and Children

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Essay by Robbie Cheadle, Friend of Carrot Ranch

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My love of baking and writing both stemmed from attempts to do the best I could for my two boys. When Gregory was born, I decided that I wanted him to have as healthy and preservative free a diet as I could possibly manage. That was when I started baking as this was the best way I could think of to ensure that he didn’t eat a whole lot of unhealthy additives in biscuits, cakes, pies and other baked goods. It might seem to some people that I would have done better to steer clear of these [delightful] foods altogether. I, however, believe that if you try to take these sorts of treats away from your children they will find a way to partake of far worse sweet items [like fizzers] behind your back. If you can’t beat them…

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How To Get More Facebook Author Page Likes

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stock-vector-welcome-to-england-red-round-ribbon-stamp-285269771 pre-scheduled vacation post

Even though I’m on vacation in Merry Olde England, I’m still thinking of you guys.

For example, you should all have a Facebook author page. It’s free and it’s easy, and since Facebook is pretty much the most popular social media in the civilized universe, if you’re only going to do one… that might be the one to do.

But here’s something you might miss out on.

If you have a book that you are about to release, you could do a post about it on your Facebook author page. Get ready! Here it comes! People who have liked the page will then see it.

Also, if you do advertisements there – and I’m not saying you should – you can direct the ads to people who have liked your author page and their friends.

Bottom line, the more people like your Facebook author page, the…

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Author Kate Vane on the story behind the title of #TheFormerChiefExecutive @k8vane

Author Kate Vane on the story behind the title of #TheFormerChiefExecutive @k8vane

Check out this interview with Author Kate Vane on the story behind the title of the book, The Former Chief Executive, from the Rather Too Fond of Books blog


Today on my blog I’m thrilled to welcome Kate Vane, author of The Former Chief Executive. It’s publication day for Kate’s novel and she’s very kindly written a fab post for my blog about the story behind her title for this novel. 

The Story Behind the Title – The Former Chief Executive

I usually only give my books a title quite late in the writing process. While I was writing The Former Chief Executive, the name of the file on my computer was ‘garden novel’ because the garden setting was key for me. I had an image in my mind of the garden almost as a theatre set, where key interactions take place, and are observed and overheard.

In The Former Chief Executive, Deborah has been forced into early retirement following a tragedy at the hospital she ran. She is experiencing a number of losses – the…

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#TopFiveThurday with #BookBlogger Kate aka TheQuietKnitter @murronsmama

#TopFiveThurday with #BookBlogger Kate aka TheQuietKnitter @murronsmama

Kate from The Quiet Knitter blog is featured on Top Five Thursday from the Book Review Cafe blog

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Today I’m thrilled to have the lovely Kate who blogs over at https://thequietknitterer.wordpress.com/ answer those pesky #TopFiveThursday questions. Kate reviews a wide range of books on her blog, and her reviews are fabulous to read,  honest and to the point (unlike my own ramblings😂😂). Kate has also been nominated for the hidden gem book blog in the Annual Bloggers Bash 2017 Awards, so good luck to Kate 🍀

Top 5 books this year (so far)?

Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza

Death of a Nobody by Derek Farrell

A Man With One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell

In The Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride

Dance with the Dead by James Nally

There seems to be a theme with dead bodies here……..

Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?

Robert Bryndza (Erika Foster Series)

Stuart MacBride (Logan McRae Series)

Caroline Mitchell

Angela Marsons (Kim Stone Series)

Ian Rankin (Rebus…

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