About

Hi!
Welcome to my Book blog, my name is Charlie and I am an avid reader. I eat, demolish books… And I thought why not combine my two loves in one go? To keep reading, but also write about the books I’ve read. What a fab combination!

In the future I would love to dedicate a room to books. As space is an issue most books are on my beloved Kindle, and the books itself are slowly streaming in via the lovely post man.

Not only you will find book reviews on here that I’ve read or am reading, but also handy gadgets, maybe some author interviews, pictures and way more. Hopefully in the future I can start reviewing books that authors have sent me, that would be amazing.
I love talking about books, books and books and I will only give my honest opinion about the books I’ve read. I have decided against a star system on my blog as I will always let you know my thoughts about and sometimes the book captures me on the characters and sometimes on the complete story and I feel that I can’t give it a proper rating if I can’t compare it with each other. So I will always let you know if I can’t let go of my books. The latter happens quite often and then I find myself reading the book/series over and over again. How do you mean addictive?

I’m trying to get a few weekly posts in such as: ‘This Week Book Haul’ which can be a singular book, series or part of a series where I show you which books I have won, bought or gifted etc. And I want to do a ‘Quote on Wednesday’, where you can find one of my favourite quotes from books, trust me there are a few around. And I will try to post on the last day of the month, or the first day of the next month, a post about my book haul that month. This could be either in books, on kindle, audiobook. I’m looking forward to it!

Thank you for stopping by.

Love,
Charlie

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15 thoughts on “About

    • Thank you so much!
      I followed you as well – I have a few books in the queue waiting for a review but to contact me you can use the e-mail button on my Home page on the sidebar on the right.
      Thanks, Charlie

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  1. Thanks for following me over at Tales of Adversego, and for leading me back to your blog. If you’re looking for another thriller to add to the review queue, let me know and I’d be happy to send you a PDF, ePub or Kindle copy.

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    • No worries and thank you for following me back. I have a few books in the queue for a review – but you can drop me an email if you want and I will let you know if I can fit in a review for you. Many thanks Charlie

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  2. Hi Charlie,
    Am hoping you might be interested in reviewing my book, Sacred Choices. (Promoting would be good, too ;^)
    Sacred Choices, 260 pages, Pen-L Publishing (published 03/22/14)
    An inspirational love story centered on self-growth, Sacred Choices weaves together the lives of three resilient women. Ceren is a newly-married and pregnant professor, who learns her husband is a bigamist that urges abortion. Judith, Ceren’s colleague—an older, worldlier professor, and pro-choice advocate—provides counsel based on her experiences. Judith’s sister Pastora, a nun, provides the voice of reason. Written for, by, and about women who have had or are considering abortions, Sacred Choices is Ceren’s journey—from her positive pregnancy test, through her decision whether or not to have an abortion—to an uncanny conclusion.
    Sacred Choices has an offbeat charm steeped in the supernatural. The same Mount Tepeyac has been a revered pilgrimage destination for thousands of years. The protagonists’ search for the answer as to whether it is the Aztec goddess Tonantzin or Our Lady of Guadalupe that has been revered for the past 500 years is interrupted by a giggling, young girl, who appears only to Judith. Is she a figment of Judith’s imagination, a vision—or could she be an angel, as Pastora believes? What’s the crux of its unique spiritual significance—a pagan goddess or a Christian saint? Set near Mexico City and incorporating present-day Hispanic and ancient Aztec beliefs, culture, and cuisine, Sacred Choices deeply celebrates the triumph of the spirit.
    Complicating her research, Ceren learns she’s pregnant, and the father denies responsibility. Pro-choice-advocate Judith raises the voice of experience and debates Sister Pastora’s voice of reason, confounding Ceren until the supernatural intervenes.
    Interspersed throughout Sacred Choices are running threads of the giggling girl and serpent lady. Never explicit whether they’re figments of the imagination, visions, or angels, these apparitions always propel the characters toward a startling resolution. Multi-cultural, Sacred Choices is set near Mexico City, incorporating ancient Aztec and present-day Hispanic beliefs, culture, and cuisine.
    Setting for Sacred Choices:
    On a mission, Ceren Hernandez travels to Mexico City during the Day-of-the-Dead festivities. Everywhere, she sees the face of death. Sugar skulls, pan de muerto, and macabre, skeleton carvings vie for her attention. People wearing white-washed faces with skull make-up seem to jeer as she pushes through the crowds toward the clinic. The entire country’s celebrating the lives of dead children, and I’m going to kill my baby today, of all days.
    Near St. Michael’s statue at Mount Tepeyac, an old woman wearing a necklace of tiny skulls and a serpentine armband appears just as a storm approaches. The wind shrieks, and the air crackles. Violet-blue tufts of flame suddenly flash above the archangel statue’s head, creep down its sword, and arc to the woman’s armband. The woman touches her hand, passing the flame, and Ceren’s life takes a turn….
    Thanks – looking forward to hearing from you!
    Karen

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