Welcome to the series where you can share four of your links from your archives here on my blog to a new audience. Perhaps posts that you wrote at the beginning of your blogging experience that deserve another showcase. If you have book promotion posts then please contact me separately for other options. Details of how to get in touch with me at the end of the post.
Welcome to the next post from the Archives of blogger and book reviewer Rosie Amber. Apart from reviewing books online on her blogs and social media, Rosie has a YouTube channel that I suggest you head over and check out.
This week Rosie shares two books and suggests that if you liked one you would also like the other…this was a post that started a series by Rosie and her team of reviewers to give you double the reading pleasure earlier in the year.
BookTwins: If you like The Beach then you might like Feel Me Fall by James Morris by Rosie Amber
“If you read … you’ll like …”
When you’ve read a book, do you sometimes find yourself thinking “oh, that really reminds me of *insert name of another book*”?
Welcome to a new feature on Rosie Amber, in which my team and I will make reading suggestion for you, based on your favourites, be they classics, or newer best sellers. Our recommendations consider not just genre, but writing style, plot—and that ‘feel’ you can’t quite put your finger on!
First of all I’d like to tell you about a book I’ve read recently, which gave me the idea for this feature.
If you liked Lord of The Flies by William Golding, Animal Farm by George Orwell orThe Beach by Alex Garland, you might like:
Feel Me Fall by James Morris.
A plane crash strands six students in the Amazon jungle, and the beliefs, friendship and trust between them is challenged. One character takes on a leadership and survival role, another is the voice of human reason and compassion. All six discover aspects of their personalities that they had not known existed until placed in this survival situation; it brought both the best and worst of their natures to the fore.
How do you think you might react if pushed to make decisions for the greater good? Would you base your decisions on survival of the fittest?
When I read Feel Me Fall, my immediate reaction was that it reminded me of Lord of the Flies, and I noticed that other readers had made similar comparisons. As for Animal Farm ~ the well-known phrase ‘all animals are equal but some are more equal than others’ flitted through my head all the time I was reading it! The Beach was itself compared with Lord of the Flies when it first came out.
How would you survive in the Amazon?
Thanks to Rosie for sharing this start of a new series on her amazing review site earlier in the year. And if you can think of two books that you have read recently that fall into this category, please put them in the comments for us.
About Rosie Amber
Thank you for stopping by and taking a break from the chaos of life. Take the weight off of your feet for a while and find something about your day to smile about; thank you for becoming part of my world, if just for a minute or two. It’s a shame you can’t smell the roses, but if you take a virtual stroll around I hope you’ll find a book you might like to curl up with, some useful advice if you’re a writer or blogger, or one of my more personal pieces that you may find interesting.
I was brought up in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. I am married with two children and juggle part-time work with full-time motherhood. I started blogging to combine a love of reading with a desire to embrace social technology; since then it’s developed into a passion to introduce avid readers to new writers, and offer a platform for little-known talent.
I review nearly all the books that I read, and post to Goodreads and Amazon US and UK. Aside from this blog, you’ll see my reviews posted on Facebook and Twitter. I’ve even branched out to do 90 second YouTube book reviews to try to reach the reading youth of today. I take submissions for my personal reading list, and also have a review team with approximately 30 active readers; if you would like to submit your book, please click the ‘Your Book Reviewed’ page, above.
I am so grateful for the support from visitors to my blog, and all you have done to spread the word about it on social media, not least of all nominating me for online blog awards. I was proud to be awarded runner-up in ‘Best Book Blog’ award in 2016, in the hugely popular and far-reaching Bloggers Bash, and third place in 2015 and 2017.
The Rosie Amber blog is an ever-growing, ever evolving entity, and my wish is to continue to provide a great service to readers, writers and blog addicts everywhere.
Connect to Rosie
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Rosie-Amber-413145378724802/
If you would like to share some of your archive posts from when you began blogging, then please send up to four links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not send self-promotional book posts as there are several other ways to promote your books here. I am looking for posts on life, relationships, health, creative writing, food, music and travel.. If you have a short story to share that is great too.
Thank you for dropping by and look forward to your comments for Rosie.