5-Star Book Review: The Help

I finally got around to reading The Help a little while ago, and I'm so glad I did! It was an amazing read, with extremely moving characters and plot. Blurb: "Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a... Continue Reading →

How to Be a More Sustainable Reader

Hey, everybody! As some of you who follow me @smpearceauthor on social media might know, I've started to really make an effort to live more sustainably and limit my waste as much as possible. And I know many of you feel the same way! But, what about reading? What about that glorious feeling of bringing... Continue Reading →

How to Know Your Target Audience

Hey, everybody! While we've already discussed how to pick the genre for your book, the age demographic is also important to figure out--especially for marketing purposes. Today, I'm going to talk about some of the different age ranges for books and what they mean. With that said, let's jump right in! Also a short disclaimer:... Continue Reading →

Writer & Reader Lingo

It can be difficult to understand all of the lingo for reading and writing communities and platforms. What on Earth is a WIP? What about an MC? What's bookstagram? I know I struggled with it at first. Here are some of the important words and abbreviations you need to know! Abbreviations WIP: Work In Progress... Continue Reading →

5-Star Review: THE MARTIAN

Wow...So I haven't been this blown away by a book a awhile. This is easily my favourite new read of 2019. This book gets all five stars - let's get into it! Blurb: "Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the... Continue Reading →

Best 5 Types of Heros

Last week we talked about our favourite villains, now it's time to get into what makes a great hero! Here are some of my favourite types of heros! Anti-Hero Anti-heros are a special, rebellious kind of hero. Their characters may be sympathetic to us, but can be immoral in their society's point of view. Maybe... Continue Reading →

Five Star Book Review: IN THE LURCH

Hello, everybody! I just read "In the Lurch" by Beth Martin recently, and I can't tell you how impressed I am!  Goodreads Description: You've been replaced. Once a machine could do as much work as three men, the labor force was quickly replaced by much more efficient androids. As the number of robots grew, jobs... Continue Reading →

My Top Five Disliked Tropes In Fiction

A little while ago I talked about my favourite tropes in fiction, and now it's time to talk about my least favourites! These are tropes I personally dislike, though I won't say that any trope should be avoided no matter what--it really depends on how it's done. So, with that in mind, let's get started!... Continue Reading →

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