Genre – Defined

Authors and readers frequently refer to a book as falling within a specific genre but does everyone truly understand what a genre is? Do they understand what type of work each genre encompasses? Prior to considering a variety of genre it is worth understanding what the word itself means. ‘Style of art or literature.’ (Oxford … More Genre – Defined

What is a Blurb?

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?

Character Interviews

  The following text is based upon a guest post contributed by T. R. Robinson to the Library of Erana blog.     Just to clarify: Character interviews are interviews with the primarily fictional protagonists and characters in a story. Of course, these may also be conducted with ‘real’ characters but where a book has … More Character Interviews

Canticles: A Collection of Poetry by Leila Dutt Sen

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

Felina – A Review

  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

What is an Epilogue?

This is the third article in a short series looking at book front and back matter. What is a Preface? was the first and What is a Prologue? the second. Note: As previously stated elsewhere, this series came about because it was noted, from various comments and observations, principally in social media discussions, there appears … More What is an Epilogue?

What is a Prologue?

This is the second article in the series looking at book front and back matter. What is a Preface? was the first. Note: As previously stated, this series came about because it was noted, from various comments and observations, principally in social media discussions, there appeared to be a lot of confusion about the differences … More What is a Prologue?