Book recommendation: If She Were Blind, by Laney Wylde

An ebook copy of If She Were Blind, by Laney Wylde, beside two martini glasses

Alright, so you’ve probably noticed that I’ve brought Laney Wylde and If She Were Blind to my blog twice already–once with an excerpt and then again with a Q&A. And now I’m bringing them up again in a book recommendation.

I promise, though, that reading about them here multiple times is worth it. If She Were Blind is a great book; one of the most gripping I’ve read in a while, actually. I started it one afternoon, expecting to take at least a few days to read it.

I finished it that same evening.

Once you understand why I had so much trouble putting the book down, you might want to go ahead and pick it up yourself. Believe me, you won’t regret it if you do. 

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Favourite five: Food-related blogs to follow

Who doesn’t love food? While I’ve cut back on the number of food-related posts on my blog lately, I don’t have it in me to stop posting them altogether. And I certainly can’t stop reading food-related blogs.

Today, as part of my monthly series of Favourite Five posts, I want to share five of my favourite food-related blogs with you. While I usually like them because of their recipe potential, I also enjoy reading some of the other posts that they share: things like kitchen gadget reviews, renovation projects, or a multitude of other subjects. I hope you enjoy them as much as I tend to.

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Favourite five: Recipes I tried for the first time in 2017

I try a lot of new recipes throughout the year. Sometimes they’re recipes I’ve made up, other times they’re recipes that have been perfected by home chefs and bakers across the internet. Either way, I enjoy the experience of trying something new.

When I find a recipe I really enjoy, I try to come back here and share it with all of you. I didn’t do that quite as often as I would have liked in 2017, but I did get a few recipes and recipe reviews up throughout the year.

Today, I want to share with you my favourite five from the bunch.

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New Year 2018

It’s officially 2018! Which feels a bit odd, to be honest. Last year passed in a bit of a blur, for a lot of different reasons: it was busy, it was emotional, and it was filled with opportunities and challenges.

This year is likely to be the same, with a couple of it’s own unique situations thrown in. For example, did you know I turn thirty this year? That’s already bringing some interesting emotions into play.

Anyway, the first day of the year seems like a good chance to combine my annual and monthly updates. So let’s get to it, shall we?

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Wednesday links: Rejection on your first book

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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