Nadaness In Motion is the book blog owned by Nada Adel Sobhi and it is where honest book reviews meet author interviews, guest posts, and personal writing ranging from poetry to short stories alongside the Takhayyal/Imagine writing prompt challenge. ---
“You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition.” - Michel Onfray
In this post, I'm highlighting the most-viewed
posts on the Nadaness In Motion blog in 2019.
I'll be doing another post on the all-time most viewed
posts later in January or February 2020. But for now, I'm focusing on 2019.
I started the year with a plan to read fewer books and
focus on my writing; that did not happen but I'm glad to say I read many good
books, featured some amazing authors and plan to continue hosting and featuring
authors on Nadaness In Motion for many years to come.
So, what has garnered readers' attention
Let's have a look. (These views are up until 20 December 2019)
In this post, I feature author S.C. Perkins and her
cozy mystery novel Murder, Once Removed, the captivating first mystery
in the Ancestry Detective series, in which Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster
uses her skills to solve murders in both the past and present.
In this post, I interview author Laura Childs, who has
written many cozy mystery books and series. In this particular post, we talk
about her 20th (yes twentieth!) book in the Tea Shop Mystery Series as
well as her writing process and lots more.
Earlier this year, in March to be exact, I was set to
embark on a new job and journey that required reading self-help and non-fiction
books. And I was worried. Worried because there are many things that don't
stick in my head and to be honest I fear that I would forget things when I close
the book (and that still happens). Hence, this post. It's a different kind of
Since then, I've overcome the fear but I also forget
things I've read and would sometimes have to go back a few pages to remind
myself what a book was talking about and where I was while reading it.
One of the most beautiful poetry collections I've read
this year was Lost in a Quatrain by South African author and poet Adiela Akoo. There
were many poems that I could relate to and others pertaining to moments in
South Afrian history.
Lost in a Quatrain
includes several deep pieces such as "Not Enough," "Broken Winged
Bird," "Are YOU Ready?" "As the Rain Pitter-Pattered,"
"Wrapped Up," just to name few. There are many and I
enjoyed them all.
"Hormonal"is a powerful womanly poem about – you probably
guessed it – women's monthly period. I appreciated that Akoo wrote about this
and included it in her collection.
This was my first cozy mystery read for Gayle Trent
(or Gayle Leeson since she goes by both names)
I enjoyed reading Designs on Murder and learnt a few
things from it for my work-in-progress paranormal cozy mystery. I even have a
few new ideas I might incorporate in my own work.
that was awkward," she said. "I was sure you knew."
I'm a ghost."
Amanda decides to go on a hunch and start her fashion
business in Shops on Main, a building housing several other small businesses.
There she discovers her ability to see the place's resident ghost, Maxine
Warning by Isobel Blackthorn is a brilliant novel set on the
Spanish Canary Island of Fuerteventura! Simply WOW!
book begins with a strong opening both in terms of story and tone. The idea of
the warning is delivered in the first chapter, keeping the reader on edge
throughout the book.
Warningis narrated in the first person
perspective of Claire Bennet, who often talks about herself in the third person
in a humorous way.A British bank teller, who has won a lottery making
her a millionaire, Claire's now bent on buying and renovating a ruin on the
island of Fuerteventura, which is the second largest of the Canary Islands that
comes with an ominous and possibly paranormal warning.
A personal poem I wrote while travelling to the Siwa
Oasis in Egypt in December 2018. Journey into the heart of an oasis in this
Cleopatra's Spring, image via Trip Advisor
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