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26 Books in 2017: Book 26 examples of excellence in self-publishing

The last book in the 26-books-in-52-weeks challenge has to be a self-published book. I’ve read many first-class self-published books, so as has been common throughout this challenge, I won’t be choosing just one. First of all in the interests of full disclosure – I myself am a self-published author – or to use more up-to-date… Continue reading 26 Books in 2017: Book 26 examples of excellence in self-publishing

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26 Books in 2017 Book 25: Memory and Straw by Angus Peter Campbell @aonghasphadraig @LuathPress #books #amreading

Book 25 has to be a book that has won an award. No stipulation as to year or type of award has been given – so this is another broad category. For my own sanity – and yours – I decided to set my own somewhat narrower criterion. So I kept the choice to awards… Continue reading 26 Books in 2017 Book 25: Memory and Straw by Angus Peter Campbell @aonghasphadraig @LuathPress #books #amreading

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26 Books in 2017 Book 23 – A book by someone younger than me

Book number 23 in the 26-books-in-52-weeks challenge has to be a book written by someone younger than me. So that’s a huge field to choose from. I’d guess most current authors are probably younger than me. Spoiled for choice doesn’t begin to cover it. In the end I decided to go for three of my… Continue reading 26 Books in 2017 Book 23 – A book by someone younger than me

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26 Books in 2017 Book 22: A Memoir or Journal

Book number 22 in the 26-books-in-52-weeks challenge has to be a memoir or journal. I enjoy reading books which come into this category. I like that they tend to follow a particular theme or a specific period of time in the author’s life. This makes them less dry than straight forward biography or autobiography. For… Continue reading 26 Books in 2017 Book 22: A Memoir or Journal

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26 Books in 2017 Book 21: A Book That Will Improve A Specific Area Of Your Life

This, for me, has been the trickiest choice so far in the 26 Books Challenge. Reading in general is a life-enhancing, life–improving activity as far as I’m concerned. Life in general is improved by books The reading of books has the potential to educate, inform and guide. And besides that, and perhaps even more importantly,… Continue reading 26 Books in 2017 Book 21: A Book That Will Improve A Specific Area Of Your Life

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26 Books in 2017 Book 20: A Book That Has Been Translated

The Millennium Trilogy by Steig Larsson. Unlike most of the other books in this challenge, number 20 was an easy choice and came to mind immediately. Originally written in Swedish and subsequently translated into English (the language in which I read them), this dark, psychological, crime thriller trilogy ranks amongst my most favourite ever reads.… Continue reading 26 Books in 2017 Book 20: A Book That Has Been Translated

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26 Books in 2017 Book 18: A Previously Banned Book

Lady Chatterley’s Lover – Prohibition did it no harm Book number 18 in the challenge has to be a book that was previously banned. Originally published privately in 1928, DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover wasn’t widely available until it was picked up for publication by Penguin at the end of the 1950s. But before it… Continue reading 26 Books in 2017 Book 18: A Previously Banned Book