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Survey suggests England 'divided into readers and watchers'
11 March 2014 07:50 (GMT)
Quote: Younger people, men and those with lower levels of qualifications are also less likely to be readers.
They seem to confirm my findings on women being bigger readers.
Quote: The report reveals that overall, significant minorities of adults have negative attitudes towards reading, with nearly a fifth (18%) saying they never read physical books and seven in 10 (71%) saying they never read e-books.
71%! That's a lot of people not reading e-books. Good news though:
Quote: The study concludes that, on average, people who read regularly are more satisfied with life, happier and more likely to feel their life is worthwhile.
The rest of the article has some very interesting stats on reading habits and views too.
More info on the study can be found here.
Review: Pigeonwings by Heide Goody and Iain Grant
10 March 2014 20:12 (GMT)Pigeonwings by Heide Goody and Iain Grant
This is the sequel to the fantastic Clovenhoof, but this time Jeremy aka Clovenhoof, aka Satan is joined by the Archangel Michael. Michael, being Mr Goody Two Shoes is easily led astray by Clovenhoof as he tries to adapt to living in Birmingham.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and, after a slowish start, this book develops into a great successor to it. Again, the characters get into trouble with the fingers pointed firmly at Clovenhoof's door. This was truly a laugh out loud book for me. Looking at the desctiption, the book is over 400 pages. I could have read 400 more about Clovenhoof. He is a character that could run and run, and get into trouble wherever he goes. There is great characterisation in all the main characters.
A thoroughly fun read.
Can you have an ebook that is permanently free or set to £0.00
10 March 2014 11:35 (GMT)I was wondering can you have book that is permanently free, I know you can have it on promotion, please help. Thanks Tony.
reading on more than one kindle
08 March 2014 07:16 (GMT)I am an avid kindle user, now using my fourth kindle device. I gave previously owned devices to a brother and to a son. Can I transfer books from one device to another?
Review of Deceiving Ellie by Julie McLaren - 5*
07 March 2014 11:19 (GMT)Hi Guys
I finished this last night and this is the review I've put on Amazon - .co.uk and .com, goodreads and shelfari - it's under my personal acc so pafos2109 -
I really enjoyed this book and I have to say I usually figure out things in books but this one fooled me and the punch line was not something I had thought of! I don't do reviews giving things away so I'll let you read it yourself. I do have to say at times I wanted to grab Ellie by the shoulders and shake her - hard! But that just shows how engaged I was with the book, so much so that a couple of times I made comments out loud and my OH was giving me some weird looks! Anyway - the way the book finished - I would love to see more of the characters Ellie and Adam - possible a second book? There were things left that could so easily lead onto a book 2 so hopefully the author will surprise us with that!
Baby Snatchers by Bo Brennan
06 March 2014 11:20 (GMT)This is Bo Brennan’s second book featuring the detectives AJ Colt and India Kane. This is a complex story with many strands, all woven around a corrupt system of child care. In order to meet government targets on adoption, local authorities are ‘procuring’ new born babies in a number of totally immoral ways. Our two detectives with their often unconventional and occasionally ‘in-your-face’ policing methods, manage to connect some high profile people and wealthy private fostering agencies with the dirty deeds going on in the drive to meet government standards. It’s the sort of story where dreadful things happen, you are shocked and astounded – and then it only goes and gets worse!
Bo Brennan writes with great authority – it’s masterful stuff and the characters created here work particularly well together. They aren’t merely cardboard cut-outs; they have histories and seem very different from one another. Opposites attract though, and I have really enjoyed the way these two have come along since the first book, Stealing Power. Baby Snatchers is dark, chilling and disturbing. I adore this gritty, down to earth style of writing and look forward very much to more from Bo Brennan.
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Fast-moving crime thriller The Hunters is currently free
11 March 2014 14:42 (GMT)Hi folks,
My thriller The Hunters is currently free on Kindle. It's a fast-moving, snappy British crime thriller that will entertain people who like their thrillers delivered with a bit of wit (albeit foul-mouthed in places), and like their double- and triple-crosses to come thick and fast.
As one reviewer put it:
Quote: Wrote: Wrote:5.0 out of 5 starsGrab a copy of The Hunters here
The Diary Of an inexperienced Father FREE for the next 5 days + other offer
11 March 2014 10:55 (GMT)Hi all,
I hope this finds you well. My latest book, The Diary Of An Inexperienced Father is free for the next five days. I've also put the two books in the series before it on a countdown deal at 99p each. Please feel to grab the freebie and/or the other books.
Quote:Quote: Things were looking up for Graham Peterson in both his career and his love life at the end of the last book, 'The Diary Of A Hapless Father: months 0-3', but things were never going to stay sweet in Graham’s garden for long. Having had his proposal to Alison refused and at risk of losing his new job before he even starts, 2013 isn’t off to a good start at all. One of the only things keeping poor old Graham going is knowing that the first three terrifying months of his son Charlie’s life are behind him.
Maybe, misery. Act one: The Cancer
10 March 2014 16:10 (GMT)Hey everyone, the first act of my three part book maybe, misery is available to download for free on your kindle today! So give it a download and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it. c.s.bailey
FREE! Fri 7th, Sat 8th and Sun 9th - Emily Pilcher: Pilcher's Farm!
07 March 2014 23:21 (GMT)FREE today! (7th, 8th, 9th March)
Emily Pilcher: Pilcher's Farm!
Meet Miss Yorktown and the newfangled, AutoManagement, Feeding, Cleaning and Veterinary Console! ™ A wacky, fun-filled, fast-paced children's adventure, full of colourful characters and rampaging animals!
Please download, read and enjoy.
My new book is free today, and tomorrow, if you wanna check it out!
07 March 2014 16:44 (GMT)Hey guys, my book ALL F**KED UP is free on Kindle today and tomorrow, so if you want to check it out and give it a read you can. Feel free to tell me what you think in the comment section!
Here is the synopsis:
Can you tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not … before it’s too late?
Seeing death everyday can cloud the mind and fog the brain, turning reality into fantasy -turning dreams into nightmares.
Homicide Detective Frank McKenzie has nightmares. He once had dreams. Dreams of being happy. Dreams that didn’t come true.
All that seems to come true for Frank is the constant nightmare that is his past, present and immediate future.
Dilemmas of what is real and what isn’t plague his mind. He just wants to be normal. But after seeing the things he’s seen, can he actually be normal? Is it possible to switch off those images and erase them from his brain? Or will they stay forever ingrained in his unstable psyche?
Join Frank McKenzie on his journey in getting back to normal. Can the visits to the shrink help him unsee the unthinkable, or will he be ALL F**KED UP forever?
ALL F**KED UP is a novella length short thriller that sits at about 97 pages. Perfect for a good night’s read…if you dare!
WARNING: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND SCENES THAT SOME READERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING. ADULTS ONLY!!!
and here is the link:
Amazon Kindle UK
Amazon Kindle US
I'm not fishing for reviews or anything, but if you do enjoy it, than feel free to tell the world via Amazon's reviews!
Thanks a lot, and happy reading and writing people!
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