Wishlist Wednesday 139

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where you blog about a book that has been on your wishlist that you’d like to finally get onto your bookshelves. Its hosted by a lovely blog called Pen to PaperThis is another new meme that i’ve just heard about and had to join in with. The Boy That Never Was by Karen Perry A brief outline Five years ago, three-year-old Dillon disappeared. For his father Harry – who left him alone for ten crucial minutes – it was an unforgivable lapse. Yet Dillon’s mother Robyn has never blamed her husband: her own

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Chocolate book tag challenge

This week it’s my turn to play along with this great chocolate book tag challenge. What you do is choose books you think will go with certain chocolate bars, its just for fun and then at the end you tag others to continue.  Its been hard making my decisions but i’ve had such fun doing them, Let me know what you think of my choices. I’ve been tagged by the lovely Pat McDonald, author of the crime novel, Getting Even, Revenge is best served cold. Thanks Pat, I’ve really enjoyed myself. Here’s my delicious selection Dark Chocolate, a book that

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Teaser Tuesdays (May 6th)

Teaser Tuesdays is a bookish meme hosted by Should be Reading. You just take the current book you are reading, open it randomly and choose two sentences from that page being careful to avoid plot spoilers. Then post them and maybe they will tempt others to read that book too.  This is my first time taking part and it sounds like fun. My Teasers “Arabella! Come inside this instant!” screamed an old lady, darting out of a nearby house and grabbing the girl. “Wait! Little snot! I mean, little girl! What is that place? Who lives there?” cried Freakfinder p.

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It’s Monday what are you reading?

Hi there, my first time here after coming across the link on Book Club Librarian’s blog. I have a huge ‘to read’ pile as i mentioned on Sunday Showcase yesterday (see post below) but i’ve decided to begin reading this I love kids books, i dont read them all the time but it depends on my mood and i’ve heard such good things about Guy so seemed a no brainer. If you want to see what others are reading then go to Book Journey’s blog Gill x

April/May Book haul – Showcase sunday 78

I know i actually posted this on Saturday but ive only just seen your Showcase Sunday posts and would love to join in please.  As you can see i have a few books here, this is my ‘to read’ pile and it just keeps getting bigger because i keep buying them but struggle to find time to read them. From top to bottom The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil GaimanThe Never List by Koethi ZanThe Girl who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas JonassonThe Accident by C. L. TaylorTrue Fire by Gary MeehanStitch Head by

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Book Review: Close my Eyes by Sophie McKenzie

This book was the first ebook i read on my iPad last year and it was impossible to put down. Here is the blurb from Amazon It’s been eight years since Gen Loxley lost her daughter, Beth: eight years of grief in which nothing’s really moved forward, for all that her husband, Art, wills it to. Gen, once a writer of novels, has settled in to a life of half-hearted teaching, while Art makes his name and their fortune – and pressures her into trying IVF once again. For Gen, it seems a cruel act of replacement; life without Beth

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Waiting on Wednesday – Barbara Erskine

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine blog. It spotlights future book releases that we are really looking forward to. This is my first entry in this challenge and i have chosen The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine Publication date July 3rd From Amazon: In the summer of 1940, most eyes are focussed on the skies above the South of England. The battle for Britain has just begun. But young Evie Lucas has eyes for no-one but a dashing young pilot called Tony. Evie has a glittering career as an artist ahead of

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six word story

I love blogging, i love reading blogs and i love taking part in blog challenges so trying these writing prompts from The Daily Post seems a no brainer. Todays Daily Prompt is to Write a six-word story about what you think the future holds for you, and then expand on it in a post. so, here goes success came late, now she’s happy I’ve had many jobs throughout my life. Office jobs, teaching assistant is a school, dinner lady, librarian and shop assistant but i’ve never felt fulfilled. I’ve always yearned for something more. I am still hoping to find

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Up coming Literary Festivals for 2014

Saturday, 26th April to Sunday, 4th May 2014 Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire BOX OFFICE on 01789 207100 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat 9.30am-1.30pm) or online here. TICKETS also available on the door (cash or cheques only).   Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts May 22nd – June 1st 2014 Visit the official website. Tickets: book online or call 01497 822 629. Althorp Literary Festival June 12th – 14th 2014 Visit the Althorp website  

and the pile grows even larger

Well i ask you, i was in town this morning, in WHSmith looking at magazines. Now how could i not look at the books too. You understand, right? After a good old rummage around I bought these two beauties I keep hearing such good things about this book and Neil Gaiman is a damn fine writer so i just had to give ‘The Ocean at the end of the Lane’ a shot. This is what Neil himself has to say about the book “The Ocean at the end of the lane is a novel of childhood and memory.  Its a

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