Category: Readers’ Corner

  • Chissick Chat #16 ~ Read the Interview with Amelia Chambers

    Chissick Chat #16 ~ Read the Interview with Amelia Chambers

    Welcome to the Chissick Chat Blog! Following the Easter break, I’m chatting with Amelia Chambers, an author living in Ireland who loves mystery stories, Shakespeare, and Hardy, but hates platform shoes! Amelia, welcome to my blog. Please, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your books? “If reading be the food of […]

  • HUMOUR: John Sharpe: No. 1,348 (Underworld) by Riley J Froud

    HUMOUR: John Sharpe: No. 1,348 (Underworld) by Riley J Froud

    Every once in a while you get to read something special and this is what John Sharpe: No. 1,348 by Riley J Froud is – something very special. To be honest, I had always intended to read this, but I guess the title was strange enough to make me move it down the to be […]

  • Chissick Chat #15 ~ Read the Interview with Janet Gogerty

    Chissick Chat #15 ~ Read the Interview with Janet Gogerty

    Welcome to the Chissick Chat Blog. We are starting April by saying hello to Janet Gogerty, an author from Dorset in the UK who likes to embarrass her family … welcome to my blog. Please, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your books? I’m Janet Gogerty and I always write […]

  • A review of ‘Behind the Scenes at the Museum’ by Kate Atkinson

    A review of ‘Behind the Scenes at the Museum’ by Kate Atkinson

    Can you keep a secret? Most authors can, often the plots of novels depend on them. A writer polishing her first book told me that in her next novel nobody would have secrets from anybody; it was too stressful remembering what each character knew and who they were keeping secrets from. I have just finished […]

  • A Deluge of Comfort

    A Deluge of Comfort

    By Syl Sabastian “Drought always ends in rain.” Sometimes, the profoundly obvious, is also profoundly impactful. We received rain last night, after half a year of no-rain. I love the rain. Rain brings me joy, comfort, peace and a profound happiness. It’s as if I am feeling the earth receiving this profound bounty. As I was imbibing […]

  • Chissick Chat #14 ~ Read the Interview with Kimberly Livingston

    Chissick Chat #14 ~ Read the Interview with Kimberly Livingston

    Welcome to the Chissick Chat Blog! Today I’m saying hello to Kimberly Livingston, an author from Colorado who loves language, believes in happy endings and is currently on a blog tour! And today, it’s my turn. Please, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your books? Hi Elaine thanks for inviting […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Will Ferguson

    From My Bookshelf: Will Ferguson

    By Lynn Willoughby Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the New Heart of Africa   Will Ferguson I knew this book of non-fiction would not be an easy read, but I like Ferguson’s style of writing so wanted to get into his newest book.  He can take a very dark subject – Rawanda,  and while […]

  • CANADIAN HISTORICAL FICTION: Kinmel Revisted by Robert James Bridge

    CANADIAN HISTORICAL FICTION: Kinmel Revisted by Robert James Bridge

    This is an interesting little book based on the infamous Kinmel Riot, at the end of the First World War, in a repatriation camp for Canadian Soldiers in Wales. It is called Canadian Historical Fiction, which I guess I have to take at face value, although it read more like an actual report based on […]

  • “Writing” Challenge ~ A Short Story

    “Writing” Challenge ~ A Short Story

    By Syl Dinada I came upon a post. Well, “post” is perhaps charitable in the context. This err… let’s just say, less-than-positive display, did not relate to the goals of that particular Writers’ Group. A long convoluted, interesting, and sometimes even slightly bizarre comment thread developed. Much of the discussion revolving around the lack of […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Elizabeth George

    From My Bookshelf: Elizabeth George

    By Lynn Willoughby A Banquet of Consequences    Elizabeth George This author of the Inspector Lynley crime novels has been around for 2 decades.   I have read many of her books and always enjoy the working relationship  and its problems between Lynley and Barbara Havers, his partner.  So I was disappointed in this book […]

  • Authors Musings ~ Terminology, and Good for whom?

    Authors Musings ~ Terminology, and Good for whom?

    By Syl Dinada Positive-negative, even good-bad. It’s just terminology really. Those in-between spaces like when painting, aren’t really negative spaces are they? They’re just different spaces. Like silence is essential to music. But silence is not negative. In both cases they are extremely positive and necessary. They are just different is all. And both good, yes? I mean if […]

  • Chissick Chat #11 ~ Read the interview with Rachel Coverdale

    Chissick Chat #11 ~ Read the interview with Rachel Coverdale

    Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and Rachel Coverdale Today, I’m saying hello to a very excited Rachel Coverdale, children’s author and all round lovely person who has recently conquered her technofear! Welcome to my blog. Please can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your books? Hi Elaine, thank you for […]