#NaughtyorNice List tag

Here are my answers to a fun seasonal tag about reading and books, created on Twitter by @JennieLy.

I was tagged by Shannon T Mc Gee (thanks Shannon!). This is my first time being tagged like this, so I hope I’ll do it right!!

Now let’s jump into it. Have you ever…

  • Received an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) and not reviewed it – NO

I don’t do many ARC, and those I do I care about, so no I’ve never not followed through.

  • Have less than 60% rating on Netgalley – ?

No idea what Netgalley is. I will go and check it out as soon as I finish this post!

  • Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review on your blog, but never followed through – NO

I don’t do reviews on my blog yet. If I did promise, I would do it even if it was ages later. Continue reading “#NaughtyorNice List tag”

5 + 5 things I do to prepare for NaNoWriMo 2018

NaNoWriMo is the yearly marathon for writers. The only rule is to write 50,000 words between 1-30 November. Anyone teetering on the edge of taking part? Don’t! Just go for it, have a got. What have you got to lose??

For those brave enough to try it, I’ve got a double list today: 5 things to keep you focused and at your desk, and 5 things to stop you wasting your precious writing time.

Five home comforts

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Why I’m teaching myself Icelandic…

I love languages!

I’m French, I live and write in English, and I am ready to admit Icelandic is not an obvious choice for me. But I am an amateur linguist, and I love teaching myself about words.

I studied English, Spanish, Latin and a bit of Greek at school. (Thank you, Education Nationale!).

As a twelve year old introvert, I also taught myself some Italian – only just enough for going on holiday or reading recipes.

More recently, I dabbled with Gaelic and Welsh (unfortunately, I couldn’t get past the pronunciation pages).

Soooo…. Icelandic??

While I was dreaming up the Skyriders world, I fell in love with the idea of them having a language of their own, that none of their neighbours could understand. Continue reading “Why I’m teaching myself Icelandic…”