Home made candles: The Sticker Adventure! Your advice is needed here! Please help me choose Javier from A Charm of Finches by Suanne Laqueur.

Your advice please! #vote   As I told you last Sunday I want to make my own bookish candles (just for my own pleasure … for now!). This means not only making the candle (wax, color, scent), choosing the jar but also making the sticker (designing it is tricky!) Here below you’ll find four possible […]

Discussion: Are romance readers subpar readers? And romance writers subpar writers?

Hi dear friends! Today I am back with a discussion topic very dear to my heart! Do you think romance readers are subpar readers? And subsequently are romance writers subpar writers? This topic was born after one of my company’s bosses asked me about my book blog and the genre that I read. When I […]

RARE Paris Moments, Anecdotes and fun facts

Hi dear friends! I had promised a second post with some more “personal” tales on my Paris adventures with my mom while attending RARE Paris! Here it comes with a collection of “moments”. Think about it like a photo album.   I love my mom! She is 79, always elegant and joyful! She finally learned […]

Discussion: do social media make it impossible for an author to do right?

Hi dear friends, Some weeks ago on the taboo topics discussion, Katie from @nevernotreading commented with the very arresting: “I think it’s tough for writers right now, because we have kind of a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” culture thriving on twitter right now. If you ignore a taboo topic, you’re ostracized. […]

Top 5 Tips to Attend or Volunteer to a Book Event! Or Sophie’s bout of Wisdom after her RARE Paris (and London and YALC) adventure!

Hi dear friends! Today Shanah @bionicbookworm gave us a day off from Top 5 Tuesday but as I promised the tale of my adventures at RARE Paris I thought I would begin with my best tips! You will get a second post in the coming days about anecdotes of my experience at RARE Paris.   […]

Discussion: should we give books 5 stars? And if you do, what’s important for you?

Hi dear friends,   Today’s discussion topic is a “lighter” one! It’s been triggered by some teacher of my daughter as she “never gives 100% (or 20/20)  as perfection is impossible and there is always room for improvement!”. It made me think of our rating system. 5 stars is her “100%” and if we follow […]