Round-up of Books I have bought recently

Do I need any more books?

No. no I don’t, but – beside the point.


Here are some of the books I downloaded/were approved to read on Netgalley recently.

Quit like a Woman The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol – Holly Whitaker

The Book Depository

This cost 1 pound something. I had to get this book because I have wanted to read it for a while. I followed Holly on Instagram and it took me ages to realise she had a book. A book that people are expressing is a great read, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. We will see.  

Rising Strong – Brene Brown

The Book Depository

This cost less than a pound. The author came recommended. Another book where I might learn something.

Cow Girl – Kirsty Eyre

Waterstones

Cow Girl was an approved title from Netgalley. Cows and a terrible pun on the cover did it for me. It looks good. A Sunday evening read.

Hickory Dickory Dock – Agatha Christie

It was free. You know I love Christie’s dialogue, more than anything. It’s a Poirot mystery, I prefer Marple. Might have read it in the past.  

Waterstones

Driftwood – Marya Layth

I really liked what Marya was posting from this book on her Instagram feed and eventually thought to buy the book. Proceeds from Driftwood are going to Futures Without Violence a Covid-19 response to helping kids and adults get away from abusive situations.


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Spontaneous poem. When Blogging.

when blogging


to blog

first you must have an idea, however small –
ideas are like dough – they rise higher than you ever thought they would

then some courage is needed
to put the idea into words on a page

when they are words on a page, they must be edited –
not to perfection –
the odd typo –
let’s make it a puzzle to see if anyone who visits will notice –
(i certainly didn’t)

when cutting and pasting *remember* to keep formatting as it is –
and schedule it for next Friday
and not accidently backdate it to last Friday
(which i certainly didn’t do and never have)

Google popular tags and times of day best to post –
i still do this after 5 years –
you would think i would learn –
open Twitter & check hashtags other bloggers are using –
become distracted –

reading their blogs
and your TBR list has gained several new books –
oops, just like that

if it is a book review blog –
do include if the book was an ARC –
i promise my unbiased opinion –

make sure the post has images
and in preview –
check the paragraphs haven’t bunched together –

is the blog connected to social networks –
post automatically –

have i titled the post – no
no – think
for ten minutes
on something that will entice the reader – draw them in –
realise laptop is 2 per cent away from running out of battery –
save blog
schedule to post
and breathe.

@k_lpoetry


thank you for reading this spontaneous poem. if you want to read other poems, i posted one here a few days ago and another here last week. You could also become a subscriber of my Patreon and find lots of my poems on there.


 

Currently on the TBR

 

New books to read are always exciting. 

This week I downloaded two books that are currently free onto my Kindle. 

Gretchen Gomez and Shelby Eileen are two very very good writers so if you want to fall in love with some new writers download them both.

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Books borrowed from my public library

Rage Becomes Her Soraya Chemaly I have been seeing this book all over my Instagram and curiosity got the better of me

Feminists don’t wear Pink and other lies Scarlett Curtis Scarlett has a new book out, I saw this in the library and decided to check it out and have another read before I get her new book 

Death Around the Bend T E Kinsey I can’t seem to get enough of these books at the moment, love the dialogue between the two protagonists Lady Hardcastle and her friend and maid Florence Armstrong


 

Sunday is my favourite day of the week. Poem. Breather.

Breather

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Photo Kate Louise (C)

a photo
of your breakfast plate –
post having eaten

all that is left are
traces, crumbs, a crust, a sliver of yolk,
arranged so
that the light through the curtains makes it spark up like a fire
as it rests on the coffee table –

a lazy Sunday –

egg sandwich, nap, channel hopping and a roast dinner towards evening


Want more poetry? Try Here comes the Sun

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