My Blogging Journey

There have been things that have been and gone in my life, but one thing that I’ve been consistent and proud of is my blogging journey. I can’t take credit for this post idea, Jenny in Neverland recently shared her blogging journey and I loved the idea of sharing how I started, my favourite moments and the future. Thank-you Jenny for sharing your journey! It was such an insightful post and I am so proud of everything you’ve achieved.

I started An Ocean Glimmer in October 2013, for college I had to create a blog to showcase my writing. As this was something I had to do, I never had the passion like I do now, I didn’t last long before stopping. When I was writing for The Checkered Flag I would share a mini blurb and direct traffic to The Checkered Flag. I didn’t restart An Ocean Glimmer probably until May 2016 with my very first post, Free Comic Book Day 2016.

Continue Reading

Advertisements

Book Review // The Development

May is definitely turning into a good month! I’m excited to be sharing with you today my thoughts on The Development by Jackie Kabler. I’m trying my hardest to read at least one book each month, to reach my Goodreads Reading Challenge of fifteen books in 2018. This month is very strong for this as I’m participating in three different Blog Book Tour. First, I read The Planetsider, then I read SHINE, I planned these well seeing as it’s Get Caught Reading Month.

This blog book tour is hosted by Jenny Marston, over at Neverland Blog Tours, I have found some new loves since participating in book tours. Today is no different as I am the first stop on The Development Blog Tour hosted by Jenny, I am also sharing today with Oh Hay! Blogs and Everywhere & Nowhere so please check out their blogs to read what they thought.

Continue Reading

May 2018 – Get Caught Reading Month

It only feels like yesterday that it was January, now we’re starting May. Spring is definitely here and hopefully, it will stick around for a little while. I’m really enjoying sharing with you different National Day/Month, you get to learn something new and exciting. May marks Get Caught Reading Month, a nationwide campaign to promote the fun of reading books for all ages.

The campaign was launched in 1999 by the Association of American Publishers and now managed by Every Child a Reader with support from the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation. To celebrate Get Caught Reading Month is really easy you just need to dig your nose into a book and forget about the concerns of other peoples’ opinions. Get Caught Reading Month is a great chance to meet other bibliophiles as well!

Continue Reading

Book Review // The Planetsider

Well here we are, it’s officially May! Can you believe that!? I know I can’t. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a while, you’ll know that each month, I review a different book. This keeps me going each month and helps me to achieve my Goodreads Reading Challenge, I would like to read a total of 15 books in 2018 and I’m currently on 15. For starting the fifth month, that’s not too bad going!

This month, I’ve got quite a few surprises that I can not wait to show you! I’m not going to let the cat out of the bag here though, you’ll have to stay tuned to find out what they are about. Today, I am sharing with you my thoughts on The Planetsider, thanks to participating in the Book Blog Tour hosted by Jenny Marston, over at Neverland Blog Tours.

I am the seventh stop on The Planetsider Blog Tour, I am also sharing today with Tangents and Tissues so please check out their blog to read what they thought.

Continue Reading

Book Review // The Curse of Time

It’s that time of the month again, I’m excited to be sharing with you today my thoughts on The Curse of Time by Marjorie Mallon! Unfortunately, there was no suitable book tour during March, so I had to skip that month, but I did share my thoughts on Suicide Squad thanks to March’s Reading Challenge from Blogger Book Nook. I’m trying my hardest to read at least one book each month, to reach my Goodreads Reading Challenge.

This blog book tour is hosted by Jenny Marston, over at Neverland Blog Tours, I have found some new loves since participating in book tours. I don’t think this is going to end with myself really enjoying this month’s book. I am the fifth stop on The Curse of Time Blog Tour hosted by Jenny, I am also sharing today with Whispering Stories so please check out her blog to read what she thought.

Continue reading “Book Review // The Curse of Time”

Book Review // The Eden Paradox

I am on a roll at the moment! A total eleven posts were published throughout January and I really hope you’ve enjoyed them all. Now it’s February, I have my fingers crossed that I can continue this into this month for you all. My first post of February is also my first book review of the new month, I am going to be sharing my thoughts with you on The Eden Paradox from Barry Kirwan.

If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a little while, I’m sure you’ll recognise Barry Kirwan, as I’ve reviewed his Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series, both 37 Hours and 88° North. during Book Blog Tours hosted by Jenny Marston over at Neverland Blog Tours. Through these, I have found a new love for spy thrillers as well as falling in love with Barry Kirwan.

When Jenny approached saying she had a Book Blog Tour for The Eden Paradox, I jumped at the chance! Barry Kirwan has a range of books out and I would love to read them all, he’s quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. I am the fifth stop on The Eden Paradox Blog Tour hosted by Jenny, I am also sharing today with The Northern Girl and Books, Dreams & Life so please check out their blogs to hear their thoughts.

Continue reading “Book Review // The Eden Paradox”

Book Review // Joshua N’Gon: Last Prince of Alkebulahn

I am truly treating you this month, I am progressing very well with January’s Goal of reading a total of 3 books. The beginning of the month, I introduced you to Ordnance from Andrew Vaillencourt, then I reviewed Snow Like Ashes from Sara Raasch, today’s post is an introduction post to Joshua N’Gon: Last Prince of Alkebulahn from Anthony Hewitt.

I am taking part in the Joshua N’Gon: Last Prince of Alkebulahn Blog Tour hosted by Jenny Marston, the creator of Neverland Blog Tours. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a while, I’m sure this name will be familiar! This very exciting Blog Tour starts today for a variety of bloggers, I am very happy to be the first stop on the tour, today I will be sharing the day with A Rambling Reviewer and Book Snail Reads.

Continue reading “Book Review // Joshua N’Gon: Last Prince of Alkebulahn”

Book Review // Ordnance

Today is not only the first book review of January but my first book review of 2018. Even though we are two weeks into January, it still doesn’t feel like a new year. I hope things are going well for yourself and you’ve had a good start to the year. This week, I am privileged to be on the Ordnance Blog Tour, organised by the lovely Emma Green at The Book Marketing Expert.

I have my fingers crossed that I can continue these monthly blog tours into 2018, I loved reading each month last year, with thanks to Jenny Marston over at Neverland Blog Tours. By reading Ordnance, I am one step closer to my January Goal of reading a total of 3 books this month, I have also got a 2018 Goal of reading a total of 15 books. I think that is pretty manageable, don’t you?

I’ve set myself this challenge through Goodreads, you can keep up to date with my 2018 Reading Challenge here.

Now enough chit chat, let’s start the review of Ordnance, a science fiction book by Andrew Vaillencourt.

Continue Reading

Blogmas Day 13 // Book Review – 88˚ North

I am really excited to share with you today’s book review! As I said on Monday, this week you’re really lucky as there will be two book reviews on An Ocean Glimmer. Monday I reviewed Storyland by Bryan W. Alaspa and today I will be reviewing 88˚ North by J.F. Kirwan. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a while, you’ll know that I reviewed the second book in the Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series, 37 Hours.

I would definitely recommend reading my review before going any further with this one, as it will help you to understand the book. I’m really proud of how much I’ve read recently, this is really helping with my goals each month. Just like 37 Hours, I am taking part in the 88˚ North Blog Tour hosted by Neverland Blog Tours. Today I will be sharing the day with The Writing Garnet and Read, Write, Inspire.

Continue Reading

Book Review // The Forgotten Room

Before I get into this post, I would like to apologise for it not being my normal length! If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I graduated yesterday from University of St Mark & St John. Things have been a little crazy, with travelling down to Plymouth and getting myself ready to graduate. Meaning I’ve not had any spare time to write this post until today, the day of my stop on The Forgotten Room Blog Tour hosted by Neverland Blog Tours. I’ve only managed to read a couple of chapters, so these are my thoughts from what I’ve read so far.

When I first came across this Blog Tour, I was very happy as The Forgotten Room is a little different to what I normally read but I was very intrigued by the synopsis. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a while, you’ll know that I am a regular on the Blog Tour from Jenny Marston. I’ve wanted to read more books this year, and this has been a perfect way, for this Blog Tour, it is a Weekend Blitz. Meaning there are two days with sixteen different bloggers reviewing The Forgotten Room. This weekend is very exciting for us all, as we get sucked into the world that Ann Troup has created.

Continue Reading