Of course, mothers are everywhere, in life and in fiction. There aren’t many novels that don’t have a mother in … More
Discovering great non-fiction — hear the podcast, read the book
I have a tendency to be over-ambitious when it comes to non-fiction. I’ll pick up a tome on a subject … More
A five-star dilemma — are star ratings for books changing how you read?
I get pop-ups and notifications all day asking for my views on websites, purchases, even deliveries. I try to ignore … More
Is an Audible subscription still worth it?
I wrote a couple of years ago about my conversion to audiobooks. At the time I was an enthusiastic subscriber … More
Why exactly do we read book reviews?
Bear with me. You might think the answer is bleedin’ obvious, but I’ve been considering how and why I … More
My books of the year –2020
I haven’t read as many new releases as usual this year. Partly, of course, because a lot of books have … More
Readers – have you ever fallen out of love with your favourite genre?
Ever fallen out of love? One minute you’re contemplating hours spent cuddled up on the sofa, you’re even coordinating your … More
Giveaway: Enter to win six signed paperbacks
*This giveaway has now closed.* Today I’m sharing the opportunity to win six signed paperbacks — including my own The … More
Reblog: Desert Island Books with Kate Vane
Originally posted on Beverley Has Read:
Hello and welcome to another instalment of Desert Island Books! This is a monthly feature where…
Genghis Khan, This Life and me: do fictional characters have to be relatable?
I’m currently reading Conn Iggulden’s Conqueror series. It’s a gripping fictional account of the rise of the Mongol empire but … More