Top 3 Annoying Relationship Tropes

We all have our own preferences when it comes to tropes in fiction. Predictable plot developments are somewhat annoying for me in any genre, but I always find tropes pertaining to character relationships are the worst.

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Thoughts On Diversity In Publishing

Be the change you want to see.

When I start reading from an author new-to-me I don’t take their demographics into account, I usually don’t even look. I mostly read author bios after I’ve finished their book.
I have two stances on this attitude of mine.
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How Should We Rate Books?

Today I want to discuss how we rate books. I’m taking a different approach in my reviews, find out why..

Whilst I like to see others review books based on a star rating I have a different method myself. I will star rate for a short n sweet tweet but for my blog I use a little system I call ‘Roxanne’s Reactions’, Let me explain why..
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A life with Roald Dahl

Childhood memories, Top picks and what I’m reading to celebrate Roald Dahl Day.

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I’ve never met any one who hasn’t been introduced to Roald Dahl. For most, if not all of us here in Britain we were taught about his work during our school education. To celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2018 I’ve put together just a little of my own experiences with his writing throughout my life.

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