Saturday, August 23, 2014

Blog bits and plans

I've been thinking of ways to get more views to my blog and at the same get myself to write and post more. I've also been thinking of doing something special for Halloween – I know we're still in August BUT October coincides with both my personal birthday and my blog birthday. Nadaness In Motion turns 2 this October! *confetti*

I'll probably do a revamp around then – nothing too fancy since I'm not an expert in that area but still I'll do my best to give it a bit of Halloweenish look.

Now for the fun stuff

There are five Fridays this October with the 31st being the last Friday of the month (and the first Friday being the 3rd)
What I want to do is have one book review per week, along with an author interview – either for the book I'm reviewing or otherwise.

The book can either be a novella, a short story (or a long-short story), a short story collection, a poetry collection, or a collection that is a mixture of both poetry and short stories but should be centred around the Halloween, horror, dark, paranormal fantasy and/or gothic themes.

If you're not sure your book fits my profile, let me know and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

I'm open to ideas and suggestions from authors, readers, fans or anyone coming across this post, so please do not hesitate to help out.

To contact me, please send e-mail me at:

Check out my Goodreads Profile and my Facebook Page.

Also, any authors who are interested in doing Giveaways, or blog post swaps please contact me for a spot – it's all FREE, so no need to worry.

Note: I post my reviews to this blog, Goodreads and if you want Smashwords (I don't have access to Amazon – and when I do it's not under my name) and I share it on Twitter.

Note: NO ZOMBIES (if it's a story within a collection then fine but if it's a collection about zombies – I'm not interested)

Note: I may accept one or two Arabic books if they fall within the above criteria and will in this case provide both an English and an Arabic review of the book/collection/piece.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Map of Love by Nada Adel Sobhi - Poem

Lines upon lines
In an endless sea
Of beauty…

The wind calls to me,
Hails my name,
As it blows on my face.

I navigate the water
In search of your heart,
Your soul, You.

I hear your voice
On the wind,
In the current.

Call to me,
Guide me
On our map of love.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blog sum up, some thoughts, blog highlights

It just occurred to me that I haven't posted anything on my blog in more than two weeks! How embarrassing!

That and I haven’t done any promotional tweets about my latest five-star reviews.
I've been busy reading, being lazy, more reading and I'm sure wasting time fits in somewhere + work of course.

There is the Motherhood Short Story Contest that ends on the 1st of September and I would really like to write something for it. It is open internationally and submissions are free.

I haven't written anything about the sea this year, which saddens me but hopefully I'll get over this block-and-boredom phase – soon.

I still have a lot of books to read – and no I'm not talking about my regular endless to-read list. I'm talking about the review requests I've received lately – and I can tell you they are plenty.

It brings me great joy that strangers from the internet are interested in my book reviews – guess I've managed to make a name for myself, even if it were small. Still, I'm happy – though behind on my reading and reviewing.

If you haven't checked out my blog lately here are some recent highlights

Seeing Past Sickness (short story and poetry anthology)

BurningRain (poem)

I will do my best to pick up pace with the current reviews and my writing.