Site News: Returning from silence, an apology

Dear all, Before I get back into a full-on posting schedule on RobAroundBooks, I feel I should say a little something about the past few months. I don’t usually go in for these ’navel gazing’ kind of posts - mainly because I consider them … [Read more...]

Site News: First step towards evolution

Happy New Year everyone! You may have noticed that RobAroundBooks was in maintenance mode yesterday, so I thought I'd fill you in. Basically I was fitting a new engine in the engine room in preparation for the fabled, eventual launch of … [Read more...]

Flash Clash Challenge update: Four becomes five

Just a quick one folks to let you know that I've bolted on another flash fiction specialist to my Flash Clash Challenge. A quick read through of Scott Pack's review of Nik Perring's Not So Perfect collection this morning, reminded me that I've … [Read more...]

Site News: Rob is certifiably eccentric

Dear reader, I really must aplogise for my lack of posts over the past few days. The thing is, I believe that I possess an incurable case of eccentricity - at least in the way I think - because when I get something in my head I grasp on to it like a … [Read more...]

Site News: There’s big(ish) changes in the wind!

As always seems to be the case when I hit a personal blogging milestone - in this case my 1000th blog post - I get all introspective and start thinking long and hard about things. I know it wasn't that long ago since the last time I thought 'long and … [Read more...]

Rob’s back!

Hi Folks! Well I thought I'd quickly check in before my official return to blogging tomorrow to let you know that all is well, and that my week's break from blogging (plus 2 days) has done me an absolute world of good. I said in my 'absence notice' … [Read more...]

2 days become 9: An extended hiatus on RobAroundBooks

Hi fellow readers, Those who have been following RobAroundBooks know that I've been on a blogging hiatus this weekend in order to catch up with myself. I'm happy to report that the break's helped. I've got my backlog vastly reduced, and the break … [Read more...]

A short break in updates over the weekend

I hope you will all excuse me a short break in posts for the remainder of this week. I have an important article to finish (for someone else) which I have been working on all week, and it is long overdue. I also want to make sure I give myself the … [Read more...]

RobAroundBooks hits a magical milestone

I got a little bit ahead of myself on Twitter the week before last when I said that I hoped to hit the magical milestone of 100,000 hits that weekend. I didn't, and that's completely down to me and maths not getting along too well together :). … [Read more...]

Site News: Apologies for the downtime

First of all I want to apologise for the downtime. Although I tweeted that the site was going to be down for a day or two it wouldn’t have been seen by everyone, so some of you, publishers especially, must have thought I’d done a moonlight flit. … [Read more...]