Blog Update

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Just a quick update today as September ended up being…a month. I lost a good week after having a bad reaction to my second jab, and then my Step-Mother passed away (unexpectedly for me at least) and that opened several cans of worms and just to top off the month I learned that my grandmother was also not doing well. So, all in all, a less than stellar month. I also have been hit by the somewhat painful realisation that I don’t want to remain in my current job – it’s a feeling I’ve had for a while, even though I do enjoy it, but was hammered home during a meeting we had this week, so I am now beginning to look at jobs which is an added upheaval.

As a result some reviews were delayed, and weekly features fell by the wayside as I couldn’t focus on much of anything the last couple of weeks. So my first order of business will be catching up on those reviews. However, hopefully from Monday the blog will be returning to normal updates, and the features will be back!

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Blog Update

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A little later than planned as I’d hoped to launch this last week, but had to delay due to being ill but today I have a blog update. Firstly as some of you may have noticed, I’ve recently changed the graphics for the blog – from the headers, to the logo and badges – and as time permits I will be going back through and updating past posts with the new graphics. I have also updated and expanded the badges that I will be using – although the rating system remains the same (and the badges for that have already been updated under the Review Policy page) and examples of that new design are below.

Publishing:

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The Quick Fire Fantasy Book Tag

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Something a little different today as I was tagged on twitter to do ‘The Quick Fire Fantasy Book Tag’.

Rules

Thank the person that tagged you – Thanks Peter

Link to the creators blog in your post – https://thebookwormdreamer.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/quick-fire-fantasy-book-tag/

Answer the prompts below

Tag 5 others to take part

Most of all!  Enjoy!

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Self-Published Authors Appreciation Week: Twenty Books to add to Your TBR

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Life (or rather work) has well and truly derailed my plans for this week, so I will be extending ‘Self-published Authors Appreciation Week’ on the blog to two weeks, so that I can finish up the reviews and share them – and some more fantastic self-published books with you. However, for now here is the final post for this week (so I can use the weekend – all one day of it that I get to rest, and try and catch up), and I have twenty (one) books just to add a little more to those teetering TBRs.

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6 Self-Published Recs: Diversity is more than a Buzzword

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Continuing with this series, today I have six books that show how diversity and representation across the spectrum can and should be written. They don’t make apologies. They don’t make a spectacle of it. It’s just an integral part of each world and story, and everyone of these books is high up on my favourites shelf because of that.

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6 Self-Published Recs: Ongoing Series to Dive into NOW

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Rearranging my schedule a little as work blindsided me this week and I’m behind on the review portion of the event, so for now a second Six Recs post for today. This time taking a look at six ongoing series that you don’t want to wait around to dive into.

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6 Self-Published Recs: Series You Need to Read

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Today I am bringing you another six recommendations, and this time I have six completed series for you to add to the TBR. I love the anticipation of waiting for the next book (albeit impatiently), but sometimes you want to sink your teeth into one that you know is complete so that you can devour them all at once. Please check out the series and authors below!

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6 Self-Published Recs: Women in Self-Publishing

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Today I am bringing you another six recommendations, and in the spirit of #WomeninSFF today I am focusing on self-published books by women. Most of these are very high on TBR, apart from the first which I have read and reviewed and the last one that I must sit down and write a review for. All are fabulous authors though, so I hope that you will check out their books!

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6 Self-Published Recs: Hidden Gems

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And welcome to the start of Self-Published Authors Appreciation Week on the blog! For the entire week (with one very exciting exception) I will be celebrating and showcasing Self-Published books and authors. Each day will start with a recommendations post (6 recs every day, apart from Sunday which is slightly different to bring the week to a close and to add to those TBRs just a little more) based on a different theme each day. Most of the books I’m featuring are ones that I’ve already read, or which are on my imminent TBR and I will be linking to my reviews where relevant! In addition to this I will be reviewing three SP books each day this week, so it’s going to be a busy, busy week on the blog.

If you want to follow the event on twitter just keep an eye out on the tags #SelfPubAppreciation and #IndiesAreAwesome (which they are), and there is also a hub across at Witty & Sarcastic Bookclub where you will be able to find all the posts (once curated) in one place. And a massive shoutout to Jodie at Witty & Sarcastic Bookclub for organising this wonderful event, and to Anca for the graphics!

So, to kick things off today I delighted to be sharing six (plus a sneaky extra) books that deserve more love! Please check out these hidden gems, and if you have any underappreciated SP books to share then please drop them in the comments! (My TBR might weep, but I won’t).

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