Welcome to A Book or Ten

Come on in and let’s chat about books

I’m Sarah. I’m a book enthusiast and writer living and working in Dorset.

I am currently finishing my first novel, which will be on submission to literary agents in 2021. You can follow the progress of my manuscript in my WIP Diaries.

A Book or Ten is a blog about reading, writing and all things bookish. You can find my most recent posts down below, or see everything on the Blog page.

I now also make (sporadic) videos on YouTube, where my channel is also called A Book or Ten.

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Currently reading…

Blog posts

January-April 2021

I think there are few of us for whom 2021 hasn’t been odd so far, to say the least. A lot of 2020 feels like lost time, passed in survival mode. I say this with a keen awareness that I’ve been very lucky – nobody I know has been badly ill with Covid-19. The first… Continue reading January-April 2021

WIP Diaries #13

Look at me. I did a writing today! Word Count 3286 Total Project Word Count 63,301 How I felt about my writing Pleased. I did some rewriting and some new writing today. I decided to change the perspective, person and tense of my prologue – it’s the kind of change that can be incredibly intimidating… Continue reading WIP Diaries #13


Book of the Month

My January Recommendation

Circe by Madeline Miller If you’ve not read it yet, this is a perfect sumptuous book to kick off your year’s reading. Miller’s takes one of mythology’s little understood characters – often reduced to a cameo mention in other heroes stories – and shows us her life, from how she comes to hold her distinct… Continue reading My January Recommendation