Wife, mother, hen keeper, writer

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Since I started this blog in January 2013 it has moved in a number of different directions. I started out writing about my life and family, sharing my opinions on a variety of subjects: hen keeping; politics; my inability to cook; religion; social anxiety; parenting. If I was thinking about it then chances were I would write it down.

In 2014 I started to post more reviews of the books I was reading and within a few months realised that I had morphed into what is known as a Book Blogger. I had joined a vibrant and friendly community of writers who share their literary love on social media.

As well as posting my reviews here I put them up on Amazon, where I am a Top 500 Reviewer, and on Goodreads, where I am a Top 1% Reviewer. My aim is to inform readers and support those who provide us with books. What I write will always be my honest opinion so not necessarily positive, a bone of contention among certain Book Bloggers. No book will be enjoyed by everyone and nobody will enjoy every book they read.

I have conducted a series of author interviews, thereby enabling me to learn more about the writers behind some of the books I review. I have also published a series of interviews with independent publishers. I have a particular fondness for books published by the small presses.

Occasionally I write short stories, mainly micro and flash fiction. This pursuit has given me an insight into the skill and hard work required to create the books that give readers so much pleasure. I post my creations on my sister blog, Dreams and Demons. I have no plans to take my fiction writing any further.

If you would like me to review a book then please be aware that I do not read ebooks and rarely accept self published works unless personally recommended by someone whose literary opinion I respect. There are also certain genres that I do my best to avoid as I am unlikely to enjoy them. Please do not offer me erotica, romance or any books written to a formula. I like stories with breadth and depth. I like to be challenged. If you still wish to offer me a book then this is best done via direct message on Twitter.

Never Imitate remains my personal blog and I will not limit the topics I choose to write about. I hope that followers will accept this and enjoy the eclectic nature of some of my posts.

If you would like to know more about me then I am active on the following sites:

New followers on whichever site you choose give me a warm, fuzzy feeling. Thank you for that.

21 comments on “Wife, mother, hen keeper, writer

  1. […] be nothing without the regular participation we get each week from folks like Rob, Meredith, and Zeudytigre, and I thank you all for sharing your memories with us. We have a lot in store for next year. […]

  2. Hi! I have really enjoyed your blog! I love your stories and the way you write! I have nominated you for a Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award. You can check out this link to see how to participate: http://driftingthrough.com/2014/01/20/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/ I hope you accept! Thank you for sharing your writing with the rest of us!

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  4. Hi, I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Thanks for your contributions to the community. I really enjoy your blog. Mel

  5. Lydia Devadason says:

    Hey, I love your blog and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I hope this is something you would like to participate in but of course, I understand if this is something that is not of interest to you or if you do not have enough time. If you are interested, please follow the link below.
    http://lydiadevadason.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/awards-ceremony/

    • zeudytigre says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 I was fortunate enough to have been nominated for this before, but truly appreciate you choosing to include me in your list of nominations.

  6. What a warm and welcoming “about” page. I like you already (and not because you said nice things about my story!)
    We have a lot in common (middle age, teenagers, cooking and life) and I’m eager to read more 🙂

  7. ContactRida says:

    i’ve never met anyone from Wiltshire, England. is it anything like EastEnders:) haha. look forward to reading your tales…

    • zeudytigre says:

      Hello and welcome. Rural Wiltshire, where I live, is nothing like Eastenders, which is based in London. Well except that we speak English, and everyone seems to know everyone else in the village, and they all like to gossip, especially when down at the pub. Doesn’t sound so different after all when I think about it 😉

  8. Catherine says:

    Hello. I’m putting together a blogger contact list and I’d love to include you. Can you e-mail me please? Thanks.

  9. hay mated! wuld you like to review my new book? im a awther and i rite kwirky cozy mystery bookz with mama (of korse i do most of the werk but mama iz a good kopy editor)! our main karakter iz a bear frum inglund iz a fotografer and drivedz a mini kooper. here are the book linkz so pleeze have a look and see if you wuld like to reviewed them or evin do a interview with me (and mama). you kan email me at teddytedaloo @ googlemail.com or send me a tweeted @teddytedaloo

    cheerz mated!

    rotten peaches (the thelonious t bear chronicles)
    http://mitziszereto.com/rottenpeaches

    normal for norfolk (the thelonious t bear chronicles)
    http://mitziszereto.com/normalfornorfolk

  10. […] Never Imitate – I almost met NI at a book launch earlier this year, and I love the title of her blog […]

  11. RB says:

    Hi there…sorry to learn you don’t accept self published authors. Looking forward to interacting on Twitter 🙂

  12. Jim says:

    Do you happen to know whether the award-winning annotated edition of T. S. Eliot’s Poems has been reviewed in the blogosphere? John Sutherland said in the Spectator’s books of the year that the edition “will last for as long as poetry is read”, but I’ve not seen book-bloggers’ opinions.

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