More About This Blog & Me

This blog started back in 2012 when I set myself the challenge of reading a magic realism book a week. To help me stick to my target I decided to review each book. The challenge has now finished as I have moved on to reading more poetry, but I still review magic realist books (including poetry books) here but less frequently. 

When I began to research magic realism I discovered that not only did I write magic realism, but that I have been a fan of it for years. You will find many of my all-time favourite books on the booklist page, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Master and Margarita, Fludd etc

Most of the books featured on this blog were purchased by me. Some were given me by publishers and authors in return for an unbiased review. I also received books via Netgalley and Edelweiss. Where this is the case I say so in the review. Please note I am no longer accepting books for review. 

I am administrator of a magic realism books group on Facebook, where we share reviews and news. Please feel free to join it here 

About me and my writing.

My name is Zoe Brooks and I am a British poet and a writer. I have always written magic realism poetry and have been successful in doing so: my long poem for voices Fool's Paradise won the EPIC award for best poetry ebook and is available for download only at Amazon  

My latest collection Owl Unbound  was published in October 2020. If you are interested in buying a copy, please email me on or you can buy it from the publishers Indigo Dreams or from most online book retailers.


Fiona Kernaghan said...

This all sounds wonderful, Zoe. Thank you for supporting Magical Realism this way! said...

So pleased to find your blog, Zoe! I also write Magic Realism and am working on novel set in a mythical Mexican fishing village. My favorite book of all time was Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) by GGM...I also adore Isabel Allende. Looking forward to reading more of your blog. ¡Qué le vaya bien!

Anonymous said...

Hi Zoe, thanks for doing this! I'm trying to participate, but I find the listing only enters my first name, Leslie, even though I've put in Leslie Tate twice. That's not a big deal but I'd like my author name in full if possible. I'm unclear how this works from then on. I'll have to publish the blog on my website beforehand, surely, otherwise you can't see it? But the html links will have to go in before publication, I imagine. You can send me a message through my website and guide me through, I hope. Leslie x PS I've joined your Fb group.

Prithika said...

Great blog highlighting a genre I love so much!

One question, I'm looking for bloggers who post magic realism short stories online. Does anyone here do that?

I do, and I'd like to connect and read other fledgling authors. :-)

Zoe Brooks said...

Prithika, I suggest you join the Magic Realism Facebook Group and ask there. You can find it here;