Category: BOOKS

HP Blogfest…Who Would be Your Mates?

HP Blogfest…Who Would be Your Mates?

Yep, I’m doing another blogfest today! (Scroll down if you want to see the Lost and Found Blogfest). Not that I have time for all these blogfests, but I couldn’t really resist a Harry Potter blogfest now, could I? Especially not one organised by the HP mad Michael Di Gesu. I’m afraid my entry was rushed, but here goes anyway. The aim of the game was to choose which two HP characters would be your best mates at Hogwarts and write about why and what sort of trio you would be. Well, to be honest my first thought was that […]


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Posted 30th March 2011 in: Blog Fests & Hops, BOOKS. Tagged: , ,

Share the Birthday Love Blogfest: Do girls want to read books with a male protagonist?

Share the Birthday Love Blogfest: Do girls want to read books with a male protagonist?

This weekend, Sari Webb is hosting a Share the Birthday Love Blogfest to celebrate turning 24 (congratulations Sari!).  If you haven’t entered get on over there and do so because it’s really easy to take part and there are some fab prizes on offer including a choice of three awesome books and a WiP critique by Sari. You can choose whether to enter the blogfest or the competition or both, and I decided to do both. For the blogging part, the idea is to post about something you need help with on your writing that you think other bloggers can […]


Erinn’s Life is Awesome Contest!

Erinn’s Life is Awesome Contest!

Erinn at Something Else to Distract Me is holding an amazing giveaway called the Life is Awesome Contest. It’s in celebration of her birthday, having over 125 followers, her daughter’s operation and for making it to the second round of Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Contest. A big congratulations to Erinn on her success-life really is awesome! She’s giving away three amazing prizes: a $25 Amazon giftcard, a preorder of Where She Went by Gayle Forman (pannelist for the YA section of Amazon’s contest) and a full manuscript critique. To enter simply head over to her blog using the link above and […]


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Posted 5th March 2011 in: BOOKS. Tagged:

Supernaturally Blurbed Contest

Supernaturally Blurbed Contest

Today I’m excited because I’m one of the thirteen finalists for Kiersten Write’s Supernaturally Blurbed Contest! That means if I’m lucky I might win a signed copy of her new novel,Supernaturally, coming August 30th 2011(loving the beautiful cover). There were loads of really hilarious entries that were so much fun to read. I’m voting for number one, what about you? Thank you for setting this contest up, Kiersten- it’s been great fun taking part and reading all the witty blurbs!


Blogversary contest at SusanneWrites

Blogversary contest at SusanneWrites

Susanne Winnacker is holding an awesome contest over at SusanneWrites called the Blogversary contest. It’s in honour of her blog reaching a year old on March 5th. Two lucky winners get to choose one of a great selection of 2011 debut novels including Across the Universe by Beth  Revis and A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford. The contest is open intenationally and ends on March 5th. You can earn entries into the draw by commenting on her post, becoming a follower, following Susanne on twitter and facebook and tweeting about it. It’s so easy to enter and there are great […]


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Posted 21st February 2011 in: BOOKS. Tagged: , ,

Wild Spirits Book Covers!

Wild Spirits Book Covers!

This week I have a glorius holiday from work and I’m definately making the most of it. I actually plotted the YA paranormal fantasy that I’d been daydreaming about. Not only that, I did loads of research into African folklore, mythology and shamanism, fleshed out all of my characters a lot more and then I had a revelation. I realised that the story could not be told in one book and I decided to make it into a trilogy-the ‘Wild Spirits’ trilogy. I came up with working titles for each of the books: ‘Roar of the Blood’, ‘Roar of the […]


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Posted 8th February 2011 in: BOOKS, CREATIVE HOBBIES. Tagged: ,

I’ve read 23 of the Top 100 Books

I’ve read 23 of the Top 100 Books

There is currently a meme going around on facebook which is a list of the UK’s favourite 100 books and the idea is to count which ones you have read. The list is based on the Guardian’s 100 books you can’t live without and the BBC Big Read Top 100 lists, but has significant differences to both. According to the facebook meme, the BBC claimed that most people have only read 6 of the books on this list. However, I can’t actually find any evidence on their website that they said that, and it wouldn’t really make sense considering they asked […]


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Posted 23rd November 2010 in: Reading Challenges. Tagged: ,

The Magic of Harry Potter: 7 Reasons Why I love the Books

The Magic of Harry Potter: 7 Reasons Why I love the Books

Let’s make it clear that I’m a BIG Harry Potter fan. I started reading the books when I was about ten or eleven, and as my birthday is the day before Harry’s (30th July) I could really relate to him, being almost the same age. I can remember reading it to my little sister and doing all the voices, dressing up as Dumbledore for her birthday party, going to see the first film and being so excited that the world I imagined was coming to life. I remember camping with my friends at high school on the night that The […]