This topic was originally intended to form part of an overall article within which the variances between blurb and synopsis would be considered. However, it quickly became evident the eventual length of such an article would be unwelcome. The decision was therefore taken to consider synopsis’ and blurbs’ separately. What is a Synopsis? has already … More What is a Blurb?
Poetry is not usually reviewed in this website however, due to the excellent quality of the author’s biographical account of her parent’s lives (Where Destiny Commands/The Aegis of Kali) the decision was made to take a chance and also read this collection. It does not disappoint. Nature forms the basis for the majority of the … More Canticles: A Collection of Poetry by Leila Dutt Sen
Thanks are extended to Pamela King for the following review of the fifth book in T. R. Robinson’s Bitches short story series. ‘Felina is the 5th book in the authors Bitches Series. They are fictional stories but based on the author’s life and the people she knew. There are three main characters in … More Felina – A Review
Most will have heard by now Google has brought their closure of Google Plus (G+) personal accounts forward from August 2019 to Tuesday 2 April 2019 (just over one week away). Google have provided the means for users to save a record of their G+ data (posts etc.) prior to that date: Once an account … More Google Plus (G+) Closing – Are you ready?
This is the third in the author’s memoir series. Within each Jill Dobbe shares experiences encountered by her and her family while on teaching engagements in foreign lands (Jill and her husband are teachers). As the title implies, this latest memoir recounts incidents from their stay in India. Note: Though it may help to understand … More Only in India by Jill Dobbe
In a previous article Understanding Gmail the differences between traditional e-mail systems and Google’s Gmail and how each operates were considered. That gave rise to some additional reader questions and enquiries. Naturally, there is a lot more to the subject than may be concisely discussed in a single article, unless the reader wishes to be … More Gmail: Confirmation Messages; Wrongly Sent; Recovery; Snooze
The following review for the novel Peter by T. R. Robinson was kindly left by one reader: ‘The story begins in 1860s Vienna with the chance meeting of two people, Katherine and Richard, who fall in love. Not your cup of tea? Please don’t stop reading this review – there’s more. Youthful curiosity and … More Peter – A Reader’s Opinion
In October (2018) Google announced the ‘consumer’ version of Google Plus (G+) would be closing in August 2019. ‘Consumer version’ is the one used by individual, non-business, users i.e. generally the private individual. However, the closure date has now been brought forward. Most G+ users should have seen the latest notification (contained in yellow … More Google Plus (G+) is Closing
In an attempt to determine authors and readers understanding of book front and back matter a series of surveys were commenced last October (2018). The intention had been for these to be posed in relatively quick succession. However, a variety of matters intervened resulting in an unexpected break in sequence. The surveys were: … More In Preface or Prologue? – A Survey
A marvellous anthology of stories which reveal, among other insights, what it is like to live with a dingo and the challenges that and the running of a dingo sanctuary hold. Those who are not from Australia or have no links with the country, may not appreciate for generations dingoes were designated as vermin to … More Merigal Dingoes by Pamela King