Stories with Sadies!

Books! Books! Books! & more books! I'm here to share reviews on the great & the not so great books I've read. Also, dates & information on book signings with some of the most famous authors.

Interview with an inspiring & upcoming author!

  • I have had the greatest opportunity to do an interview with a friend of mine named Danielle. Danielle has been fascinated with books most all her life. Whether it be fiction or non-fiction, her love for books has great variety. I recently sat down with Danielle to speak to her & ask a few questions about a book she is writing herself.
  • Mercedes(Me): Tell me a little bit about the book you are writing.
  • Danielle: The book I'm writing is actually a book for people who are struggling with all sorts of problems such as any anxiety or depression disorders, family problems, addiction, abuse & more. My book is to show those who are struggling with these problems that there can always be a happy outcome.
  • Mercedes: How is it that you are going to show your readers these positive outcomes that can be reached?
  • Danielle: Over the past couple weeks I've been doing interviews with people that have actually struggled with a lot of these problems. I will be taking their stories and incorporating them into my book to give the readers hope. To show them that there are others out there struggling with the same problems and they have gotten out of them just fine.
  • Mercedes: Does your book have a title?
  • Danielle: Yes, it's called "The Stories of the Perfectly Imperfect"
  • Mercedes: What made you decide to write such an inspiring book?
  • Danielle: My biggest inspiration was that I have struggled with some of these problems myself & recieved a lot of help from doctors & my husband. I figured I could help others by doing this.
  • Mercedes: Was it hard to write about some of the problems that you had to go through?
  • Danielle: Yes & no. I've shared my stories many times & this time for a good cause. Some brought up hurtful memories that had really took toll on me. But i look at it this way, I got through them & I am now happily married & living a great life. So I want to show others they can do the same.
  • Mercedes: How did you get the word out there about your new book or the interviews you were looking to do?
  • Danielle: Various websites such as Facebook & Tumblr actually.
  • Mercedes: Did you have a lot of people willing to share there personal information?
  • Danielle: Yes & No. Most people knew it was for a good cause & were really willing to help me spread the word but others were afraid of the publicity. So I explained to them that they could of course submit stories anonymously.
  • Mercedes: What tips or advice would you give to new authors like yourself?
  • Danielle: Take your time. An idea may just come to you one day but don't force it. Take time to get all the little details. Carry around paper and a pen. It's much easier to write an idea down as soon as it comes up as opposed to trying to remember it later.
  • Mercedes: Of course. Anything else?
  • Danielle: I think that's about it, but if anyone would like to do an interview feel free to email me at Perfectlyimperfectlifee@hotmail.com


Asked for this book for Christmas. I’m really looking forward to reading it over break. All about female murderers in Chicago during the 1920s. What book recommendations do you have?

Asked for this book for Christmas. I’m really looking forward to reading it over break. All about female murderers in Chicago during the 1920s. What book recommendations do you have?

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.

—Paul Sweeney. One of my FAVORITE quotes.

(Source: leefc)



Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens.

Had to post it, SO FESTIVE (:

Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens.

Had to post it, SO FESTIVE (:



Tim Barber’s new book launch tonight at Oh Wow bookshop!

Tim Barber’s new book launch tonight at Oh Wow bookshop!

(Source: oh-wow.com)

BOOKS FROM HOUSE OF D.

Image 1, Left to Right:

  1. Pass the Parcel (Sci Fi, long, currently reduced from £19.99 print to £16.99 print, or £5.99 for PDF or ePub)
  2. Know Your Words (poetry anthology with Al Kennedy of House to Astonish and Amy K of Why Are Those Girls So Loud Because They’re Jewish, £11.69 print or )
  3. Kissing Carrion (vampire detective comic book, with awesome Canadian artist G K Blekkenhorst, £4.50)
  4. Shots In The Dark (illustrated narrative poem set in the Vietnam War and involving elder Gods, £7.99 print or £2.99 eBook)
  5. Help: Twelve Tales of Healing (short story anthology for the benefit of Medecins Sans Frontiere/Doctors without Borders, featuring stories by Amy Bennett, Megan Fennell, Sunny Morraine, Addy Pugh, and many others, £11.99 or £3.99 eBook)
  6. For the Love of a City: Poems to and About London (poetry collection about London, £5.99 print or £1.99 eBook)
  7. Tiny Fictions #1: Sex & Violence, Music & Death (short story collection, £5.99 print or £1.99 eBook)
  8. Tiny Fictions #2: Sorka Collins (short story collection, £5.99 print or £1.99 eBook)
  9. How Not To Write By Someone Who Doesn’t (essays and writing exercises for you to do, £6.60 print or £1.99 eBook)

Image 2, left to right:

  1. Tiny Fictions #3: Soldiers, Fathers, & Failures (short story collection, £5.99 print or £1.99 eBook)
  2. Tiny Fictions #4: Bedtime Stories (short story collection, £5.99 print or £1.99 eBook
  3. Protect Me From What I Want (noir novella set in the Channel Islands, reduced from £7.99 to £6.79 print or £2.99 eBook)
  4. Tiny Fictions 2011 (short story collection collating the contents of Tiny Fictions #1-#4, reduced from £9.99 to £8.49 print only)
  5. The Other Daughter (revenge tragedy novella based on Titus Andronicus, featuring zombies and monsters, £8.99 print only)

Image 3, left to right:

  1. Collected Poems 2000-2010 (poetry collection, 99p eBook only, limited release)
  2. Land of the Free (short story collection around a central theme, 99p eBook only, limited release)
  3. Torchwood: Team B Casefiles (Novel-length fanfic, not available for sale)
  4. WeekFight Hotel (Novel-length bandom AU fanfic by self & nevermindtheswearjar, not available for sale)
  5. Pass the Parcel Extended Edition (Previous limited release version of Pass the Parcel with additional chapter, not available for sale)
  6. Hamilton (short story collection featuring specific characters, 99p eBook only, limited release)

(Source: saxifraga-x-urbium)

Another highschool+ recommendation :)