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Review: If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

Review: If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

"Brenda Ueland he dares you to write freely and recklessly, to never be afraid of making mistakes. "Let’s cut right to chase here. I really enjoyed this book, it’s a charming read...but I’m not going to recommend it. I first heard of it through a reddit thread  that...

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Review: “Crank it Out” by C.S. Lakin

Review: “Crank it Out” by C.S. Lakin

Part of C.S. Lakin’s “Writer’s Toolbox” series, Crank It Out is a fairly well known (fairly well received) book about increasing writing productivity. The focus is on how, as a writer, you can turn your productivity around and really start to...you guessed it...crank...

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What to read for Hallowe’en 2020

What to read for Hallowe’en 2020

Halloween Lockdown or Not - What to Read this Spooky Season Hallowe’en is going to look a little different this year, and I know what you’re asking yourself “Why is he spelling halloween like that!??!”. Well, first of all, that’s how you spell Hallowe’en, but more...

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Why I Read Romance

Why I Read Romance

My reading choices are no-ones business but my own...but with that being said... All romance readers have been asked at least once why they read romance. We’ve all had that conversation at some point, with someone. Sometimes it comes from a good place, and...

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What the HEA? The Romance Glossary of Terms (Updated)

What the HEA? The Romance Glossary of Terms (Updated)

DNF? HEA? OTT? OMG!! I’m sorry, couldn’t help myself with that joke. I’ve been waiting for this blog post about romance terms and definitions for ages so that I could make it.  Why do you need a glossary of romance book terms and definitions? Well, if you’re just...

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Review: The Liar’s Bible by Lawrence Block

Review: The Liar’s Bible by Lawrence Block

"Don’t expect any action items, but The Liar’s Bible will help you mature as a writer."I bought The Liar’s Bible without really knowing anything about it. I didn’t know anything about the author, his various pen names or his multiple bestselling series.  The Liar’s...

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What is Kindle Unlimited?

What is Kindle Unlimited?

If you buy books on Amazon, you’ve probably come across ads for Kindle Unlimited (or KU) at some point, but if you haven’t paid much attention until now, it might not be particularly clear what it is or how it works.  So, what is Kindle Unlimited and how does it work?...

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Black Friday Deals for Book Lovers 2019

Black Friday Deals for Book Lovers 2019

Black Friday is here! And the deals for book lover and bookworms everywhere are no joke this year. We'll be keeping track of everything we can find below. If you see a deal that's missing, or have a tip for us, let us know at admin@bookspry.com. Happy shopping!...

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Hallowe’en Costumes for Readers and Writers!

Hallowe’en Costumes for Readers and Writers!

Hallowe’en (yes, that’s how it’s spelled) can be a mixed blessing for us bookworms. One, it’s a night we’re expected to go out and be social and not be reading (bad!) but on the other hand, it’s a great opportunity to have some fun with our favourite...

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Review: Six Figure Author by Chris Fox

Review: Six Figure Author by Chris Fox

Chances are you already come across Chris Fox at some point in your self-publishing journey. A prominent figure in the indie publishing industry for a long time, Chris Fox has a book for almost any part of your self-pub business. From marketing, to launching books, to...

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Books you Read in High School you Need to Reread

Books you Read in High School you Need to Reread

Being forced to read a book that someone else picked isn’t exactly a recipe for an enjoyable reading experience (ask any book club that doesn’t use our patented bring-and-vote system!). So sometimes, that means that we don’t get everything out of a book that we...

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The Dog Days of Summer Reading List

The Dog Days of Summer Reading List

Call me a weirdo if you want, but I really love hot, hot weather. There's something cleansing about sweating through weather like that. It does pose a couple of problems though, especially for book lovers. Sunscreen in the eyes, sweaty hands on your lovely new books?!...

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What to Read on Reddit (how to find free stories to read)

What to Read on Reddit (how to find free stories to read)

Having a hard time finding time to read new things? Sitting at a bus stop with nothing fun or interesting to do? Short reads are a great way to expand your literary horizon, without adding to your long (and growing) reading list. You get to expose yourself to new and...

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The Worst Fathers in Literature (Happy Father’s Day!)

The Worst Fathers in Literature (Happy Father’s Day!)

Father's Day!  Sure, your Dad is great (and my Dad is great, hi Dad!) but some of literature's greatest villains are some real...bad Dads. As a part of our Father's Day reading lists...we're doing...the worst Dads in literature!Mr. Bennet Pride and Prejudice by Jane...

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Celebrate World Blood Donor Day with your favourite Vampire!

Celebrate World Blood Donor Day with your favourite Vampire!

I know what you're thinking, "It's World Blood Donor Day already!?!?!". No worries, this is an advanced warning so that you have some time to prepare. Speaking of which, what are you planning on reading with your orange juice and cookies this Friday? Luckily,...

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Step into Summer with these Easy Reading Recommendations

Step into Summer with these Easy Reading Recommendations

It may not feel like summer yet, but it's time to get your reading list ready! This week we're bringing you a list of "easy reading" books to add to your summer reading list. The Rome Affair by Karen Swan Described as a “sizzling summer novel”, this book from Sunday...

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What to read for Cinco de Mayo 2019

What to read for Cinco de Mayo 2019

Cinco de Mayo might not be a holiday you traditionally associate with reading, but here at bookspry.com, we use any chance we can to broaden our reading horizons. So why not take a minute and check out some amazing Mexican authors? So...what should you be reading this...

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Interview with Indie Exchange Founder Oliver Ryan

Interview with Indie Exchange Founder Oliver Ryan

It was my pleasure this week to chat with indie author, and founder of Indie Exchange (www.indiepubexchange.com), Oliver Ryan, about the self-publishing industry and how his new platform can help authors save time, and avoid some of the major pitfalls involved with...

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