The Top Ten Books I Read in 2016. girl sitting on pile of books.

The Top Ten Books I Read In 2016

There’s only one thing I enjoy more than writing books (and sometimes more) and that’s reading them. I review a lot of the fiction books I read on Goodreads, an online book club where readers can post reviews of books and connect with other readers. I Also review non-fiction books here on this site as […]

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Five Life Lessons from Walking the Camino de Santiago

Since returning from my 775 kilometre trek across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, I’ve been asked several times, ‘Did you experience any spiritual enlightenment? Discover the meaning of life?’There seems to be a general assumption that even if I didn’t make the journey for spiritual reasons, I would have discovered some deep […]

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My mother's cookbook - recipes for nostalgia

My Mother’s Cookbook – Recipes For Nostalgia

This is the story about my mother’s cookbook.New 2019 Update before you start.I have started doing in-depth reviews of all my favourite books.Click here to see the fiction reviews Click here to see the non-fiction reviewsAnd now to continue the story.One of the things I love about historical fiction is being transported into another time and […]

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Confessions of a Book Nerd. artoon character with glasses reading a book.

Confessions of a Book Nerd

I’ve been a book nerd ever since I learnt to read. Even before I learnt to read, as my mother read to me from the time I was six months old, so it’s all her fault. As a child, my favourite activity was to curl up on the couch with my head in a book, while […]

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Badass women - why they're more fun. woman with gun

Badass Women – Why They’re More Fun

Who doesn’t love red-blooded, shoot from the hip badass women? One who’ll entice you with sweet words and bedroom eyes, only to pull a gun on you as soon as you succumb to her charms. Men love them because there’s something so sexy about a woman who takes control into her own hands.And women love them […]

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Three Reasons to Love Noir

Three Reasons To Love Noir

Why do I love noir?If you’ve been following my blog for a while or read some of my books, you’ll be wondering why I made that statement. You’ll be thinking: But she writes comedy and crime!’ Or even, ‘What is noir?’ Well, I’ll soon explain my three reasons to love noir. But first. Noir is French for […]

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Five top benefits of being a mature age author

Five Top Benefits Of Being A Mature Age Author

Let’s talk about being a mature age author.With Queen Elizabeth turning 90 recently and still looking pretty spry, it got me thinking that one of the secrets to healthy aging has to be a sense of purpose, a reason to get up in the mornings. In the case of the Queen, she has commitments – […]

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Robin Storey Author Messy Desk

Five Reasons To Have A Messy Desk

Who’d have thought a messy desk could be such an advantage?The Messy DeskWhat do I have in common with Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg? No, it’s not that I’m a genius, though it’s very kind of you to suggest it. You’ll never guess so I’ll tell you: It’s a messy desk.Or in the case of […]

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To swear or not to swear

To Swear Or Not To Swear – That Is The Fecking Question

To swear or not to swear?The use of profanity in books has always been a controversial question. Readers range in attitudes from not being in the least bit concerned to finding it offensive and refusing to read books containing swear words. Mention the subject to any group of authors, and you’ll end up in a […]

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My Five Reading Pet Peeves

My Five Reading Pet Peeves

Reading Pet Peeves. Some things just make my blood boil.For example:In a book I was reading recently, it got to the bit where the couple were in a clinch and things were hotting up. As they were kissing, she ‘felt his nature rising.’ Seriously? I’ve read a lot of coy phrases describing erections, but that was […]

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