Multiple Points Of View - How To Make Them Work

perspective, point of view, writing, characters

How many times have you read a book with two or more characters' points of view and thought "Whoa, hold on. Who's talking now? What's going on?"

I love big casts, but when authors start adding point of view after point of view, it can get confusing fast. You lose track of characters and their personalities just don't shine through.

So! In response to that problem, I've made a list (never need an excuse to make a list...) of what I think makes multiple points of view in a novel work well...

Social Media Tips & Tricks To Rock Your Account

Social media is a powerful and addictive tool. Our world has never been more virtual, and as far as blogging and influencing goes, I think social media is essential for publicity. But how do you get a successful platform? How do you get people to see your reviews and discussions and opinions? 
In this post, I'm compiled some tips I've found useful. I hope you do, too!

Cover Reveal and International Giveaway: WHISPERS OF SHADOW AND FLAME - by L. Penelope

Today I'm excited to share with you a cover reveal! The second book in L. Penelope's Earthsinger Chronicles releases in October this year, and having enjoyed the first book, I can't wait to dive into Book 2. The first book in the series, Song of Blood & Stone was named one of TIME Magazine’s top 10 fantasy books of 2018. Check out the cover reveal and giveaway below!

Happy Valentine's Day - For The Love of Friendship

Happy Valentine's Day! While I know that today is supposed to be about romantic love (and there's nothing wrong with that) I think that Valentine's Day should, at its heart (no pun intended), simply be about love: all types of love. After all, love doesn't need to be romantic to be of value.

A SIMPLE FAVOUR - 2018 film

blake lively, anna kendrick, thriller, dark, mystery
Director: Paul Feig.
Cast: Blake Lively / Anna Kendrick / Henry Golding.
Score: Theodore Shapiro.
Cinematography: John Schwartzman.
Content Advisory: R for sexual content, frequent language, drug use, violence, and some graphic nudity.
Source: Rented.

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.  

A SPARK OF LIGHT - by Jodi Picoult

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Published: October 2018 - Ballantine Books.
Genres: Adult / contemporary / women's fiction.
Pages: 352.
Triggers/Content Advisory: Violence / graphic descriptions / triggering themes / one explicit rape scene.
Format: Paperback.
Source: Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball SA for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read & reviewed this copy. All thoughts are my own.

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard. 

What I've Been Watching Recently - horror, creeps, explosions, pregnancy

Happy Wednesday! Today I'm talking about the movies & TV shows I've been watching recently. It costs to rent films from our dvd store, so I don't watch as many as I used to, but thankfully three of these ones were on Netflix. Yay! 

Let me know if you've seen them - what did you think? 

KINGDOM COLD - by Brittni Chenelle

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Published: February 2019.
Genres: Young adult / fantasy / romance.
Pages: 276.
Triggers/Content Advisory: Mild sexual innuendos / mild violence.
Format: ARC eBook.
Source: Thank you so much to the author for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read & reviewed this copy. All thoughts are my own.
Attempted murder, that's how sixteen-year-old Princess Charlotte's engagement starts. It seems like the only thing she has in common with Prince Young of Vires is their mutual discontent. When her kingdom's attacked, Charlotte's parents renegotiate her hand in marriage to a handsome stranger with a sinister plan. With the people Charlotte loves dying around her, and her kingdom's future at stake, the only person she can turn to is the prince she betrayed. But, should she save her kingdom or her heart? One must fall. 

"How To": Bookstagram - Guest Post By Uma @ Books.Bags.Burgers

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm so excited to have the wonderful Uma on the blog today, and she'll be sharing some tips for rocking a bookstagram account. In case you didn't know, bookstagram is basically the bookish side of instagram - bloggers and readers post book photos. Uma has an amazing bookstagram (check it out below!) and so I'm thrilled to see what she has to say.