The Thought That Counts

Dec 10th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

Among the pile of optician’s appointment reminders, junk mail and bank statements that arrived this week, there was a small brown package. An early Christmas present, I realised. A necklace with a globe and a pair of binoculars hanging from it. And a message: “Your world around your neck, because you’ve opened yourself up to seeing the world outside of your bubble. A reminder that...

Spotlight Post: Successor by Rae Miles

Dec 3rd, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 21 min read

For seventeen-year-old Evan, graduation means the freedom to leave behind her small-town life and find where she belongs. She never expected it to be in a different world. Across time and space, deep in a mysterious jungle, Evan discovers the hidden heritage of her mother’s people and her own legacy. She becomes their elemental, a protector gifted with the power to control nature. The role...

…That Takes Courage

Nov 26th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Autumn didn’t just bring change, it also brought an influx of returning television dramas. So many, in fact, that I had to put watching the second season of Thirteen Reasons Why on hold. But finally, earlier this week, I was able to catch up with it. For those of you who don’t know, the show revolves around the story of Hannah Baker, who leaves thirteen...

Top 5 Tips: Being A Brilliant Beta Reader

Nov 19th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Earlier this month, I was asked to be a beta reader for a friend. The novel was a YA romance with what she described as a rather controversial backbone. It’s rare I take on beta reads. For one, I cannot retain information I read from a screen to save my life - my poor Kindle has been sitting beside my bed untouched by all book...