Today I’ve decided to start participating in the new weekly ‘What’s Next?’ meme hosted by IceyBooks.The idea is to post a list of three-five books that you want to read every Thursday and ask your readers to vote on which one you should read next. I thought this was a great idea because it’s always so hard for me to choose which book off my humungous ‘to read’ pile I should go for next- I want to read them all NOW! I have just finished reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare this weekend (review coming soon) and have the […]
Today it’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group, organised by Alex J. Cavanaugh for writers to express their own doubts and concerns and to offer assistance and encouragement to others. We post on the first Wednesday of every month and welcome anyone who wants to join in. Today my topic is courage, and I’d like to ask for your help and advice. You have to be brave to be a writer, without a doubt. You’re essentially bearing your soul on paper-translating your thoughts, emotions, ideas and values into words that others may one day read and analyse. I still […]
I saw on Figment today that the cover for J.K Rowling’s new book The Casual Vacancy has finally been revealed. The book will be 512 pages long and will be released on 27th September by Little, Brown and co. Here’s the cover and synopsis: When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives […]
Today I’m joining in with the weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading– Teaser Tuesdays! Anyone can take part, so here are the rules: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Here’s my teaser: ‘The […]
Today I’m joining in with Musing Mondays, a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading that ponders a new question every week. This week’s musing asks… When you’re stuck for a book to read next, what do you do? Well I have to say this hardly ever happens to me, as my ‘books to read’ pile is usually about as tall as I am. When I’m close to finishing one book I’m already thinking about which one I want to read next, and I usually go for something different to mix things up a bit. So if I’ve just finished […]
Well I don’t know where June has gone to be honest, but now it’s the 1st July and the year’s already half over (or half begun, depending on which way you look at it). I’ve decided to start doing a monthly wrap-up of my reading and other creative activities as well as goal-setting for the next month, mostly to keep my own brain in order. ReadingI’m close to finishing City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and will soon need help deciding what to read next (see my ‘What Next?’ post on Thursday). It’s taken me quite a bit longer than […]
Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you’re all having a good weekend and recovering from whatever you got up to last night. I went to the lovely wedding reception of one of my oldest friends and enjoyed some amazing cake and am now chilling out at the in-laws-to-be. Today I’m joining in with the Cover Characteristic meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week the author chooses a theme and you have to pick five of your favourite book covers featuring that object. Today’s cover characteristic is umbrellas (very appropriate as it’s been a wet summer here in England) so here are […]
Today I’m taking part in On My Wishlist– a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. Simply click on the books to read more about them. Added recently: Have you read any of these books or added them to your wishlist? What made you want to read them and what did you think?