Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Friday 6th March 2020 – #Booktranslations Miriam Hurdle, #Poem Pamela Wight, #BookRecommendations Jacqui Murray

The first post today is from MIriam Hurdle who is celebrating the translation of her collection into Spanish and Portuguese. She also shares the process that she followed for those of you who might be interested in doing likewise.

Songs of Heartstrings: Poems of Gratitude and Beatitude in Spanish and Portuguese

I’m excited to announce that Songs of Heartstrings: Poems of Gratitude and Beatitude is translated into Spanish and Portuguese. They are available on Amazon, Barns & Noble, Kobo, Tolino, and other channels.

Here are the book covers of the translated versions, Spanish & Portuguese, in that order:

Songs of Heartstrings SpanishSongs of Heartstrings Portuguese

I would like to share with you the process I took to have the book translated.

Head over to find out how and where Miriam had her books translated: Songs of Heartstrings Poems in Spanish and Portuguese

Miriam Hurdle, Buy also in Spanish and Portuguese:  Amazon US – And: Amazon UK –  Goodreads: Miriam Hurdle – Blog: The Showers of Blessings

And the next post is a poem by Pamela Wight and it does make you think… and perhaps appreciate those around you we might be dismissive of as we go about our busy lives… and it also made me smile.. This morning as I was putting my trolley back a guy was bringing a string of them back to the entrance being very much noticed by some elderly ladies nudging each other and smiling.. He was very fit and good looking and he played up to them.. and they loved it despite the rain…so next time you are shopping smile and say hi to the guys in the car park.

From His Point of View

I watch them come in and out,
Mouths tight, brows furrowed.
Why? They drive in with their fancy
Cars, thick coats, scarves wrapped round
Their necks like a wreath.
Me? I’m their parking lot decoration.
I move their leftover carts, pick up their trash,
Trudge through the ice and rain and snow
And nod toward their blank faces.

Head over to enjoy the rest of Pamela’s poem and keep your eye for the person in the car park keeping it clear and clean next time you are shopping: Pamela Wight From His Point of View

Pamela S. Wight, buy: Amazon US – And : Amazon UK –  follow Pamela : Goodreads – website: Rough Wighting


Now time for some book recommendations from Jacqui Murray – always good to have a referral before buying.

4 More NetGalley ARCs–3 Great, 1 Good

Here are three more great novels you won’t want to miss that I got from the wonderful NetGalley:

Into the Fire— next in the Nowhere Man series and maybe the best
The Deserter — a personal tragedy turns an amoral criminal against his own kind
No Man’s Land — Hawk against saves lives with a wag of his tail and an unending passion to do his job
Nathan’s Run–When you’re 12, accused of a murder you didn’t do, you might as well run

–received free from NetGalley in return for an honest review
–a note about my reviews: I only review books I enjoyed. I need to be inspired to write. That’s why so many of my reviews are 4/5 or 5/5

Into the Fire by Gregg Hurwitz 5/5

In Hurwitz’s latest in the Nowhere Man series, Into the Fire (Macmillon 2020), Max Merriweather engages Evan Smoak, aka the Nowhere Man, aka Orphan X, when Max’s cousin is brutally murdered after giving Max an envelope to turn over to the press should said cousin be killed. Max resolves to fulfill his promise but the reporter has also been murdered. He tries to figure out what to do next but has no idea where to even start. To say he is desperate is like saying the Mona Lisa is a nice painting. So, he turns to a stranger recommended by another stranger he serendipitously met in a coffee shop.

Read the rest of Jacqui’s review for Into the Fire and the other novels she recommends: Jacqui Murray Net Galley Reviews

Jacqui Murray, Buy: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK –  Follow Jacqui: goodreads – Blog: Worddreams

Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to enjoy the posts in full.. thanks Sally.

18 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Friday 6th March 2020 – #Booktranslations Miriam Hurdle, #Poem Pamela Wight, #BookRecommendations Jacqui Murray

  1. Thank you, Sally for sharing my excitement! I love Pam’s insight and her poem. Yes, without the guys clearing the parking lot, it would cause all kinds of inconvenience and even accident. I don’t want the cart or trolley roll down to bump my car. Jacqui’s recommendation of books is very helpful!

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  3. I’m so impressed with Miriam’s work ethic and ability to translate her book (which is in my Kindle – the English version, that is!)
    I laughed when reading your comment about your day’s visit to the store. That parking lot attendant definitely was “parking lot decoration”! But seriously, thanks for sharing my poetic urging for us all to connect with EVERYONE out there, perhaps most especially those who are discounted.
    Jacqui is a reader extraordinaire, and appreciate the fact that she only reviews books that she’s enjoyed. I agree with her policy.

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