• 2014,  Book A Day,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    July Book A Day Prompts 1 – 5

    Here in one post are my (hopefully short) answers to the first five of the July book a day prompts.  I will do some every few days throughout August (from both this list and the August list) 1) A book that made you laugh outloud I will try to come up with something different for this one to what I said when I answered it on the June prompt list. Belching Out The Devil – Global Adventures with Coca-Cola by Mark Thomas.  I’ve never finished this book.  I read the first chapter and was having hysterics it was so funny.  And then I had to put it to one side…

  • 2014,  Book A Day,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Would Save If My House Burned Down

    This is the last of the month of prompts.  I’m pleased with that mostly because I’m proud of the fact that I managed to get through them all.  I’m not always great at making my way though an entire list of blog prompts when I plan to.  I’m tempted by the July prompts though some of them seem slightly ridiculous if you ask me. I do have to say that this is the one prompt that has given me the rage out of all of the June book a day prompts. If my house burned down it wouldn’t be books that I’d be saving.  I’d be saving myself and as…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Love Like The Movies by Victoria Van Tiem

    Today I’m taking part in Victoria Van Tiem’s blog tour for her first book, Love Like The Movies (and yes, the eagle eyed among you may have spotted that I mentioned in an earlier blog that this would be posted yesterday. I got my days mixed up).  I was sent a free copy of Love Like The Movies by Victoria Van Tiem in order to review it on this blog.  The review remains my honest thoughts but is an attempt to be fair. When it comes to finding her leading man, will it be Love, Actually or a Runaway Bride? Kenzi Shaw has her life scripted out down to the…

  • 2014,  Book A Day,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    The One I Have Reread Most Often

    One more prompt after today.  And that’s the one I’ve known the answer to for ages.  Plus today’s prompt is easy for me to answer too.  So nearly done.  Although that said I may take a look at the July book a day prompts and do something with them. I’m not sure what the book I’ve reread most often is, overall.  Crossings by Danielle Steel comes to mind along with a couple of other books I’ve mentioned in earlier prompts. Over the last few years I haven’t been doing much in the way of rereading books.  I’d like to do more but the problem still remains that there are lots…

  • 2014,  Book A Day,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Bought in my fave independent book shop

    I will be back with another blog entry later today because I have a review to post but first, quickly, here is today’s book prompt. I don’t live near an independent book shop.  Hell there isn’t even a proper book shop here in this town.  So it’s a tricky one to answer. But I do love a visit to Foyles when I go to London.  And yes that’s a chain but it’s a pretty small one being they only have seven branches (six in London and one in Bristol) and I think I heard a rumour a while ago that one is closing.  So it does still count as an…

  • 2014,  Book A Day,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Want to be one of the characters

    Surprisingly I’m up already (if you follow my twitter feed you’ll know why this is surprising but I’ll blog about those reasons at some point soon) but I suspect I’ll be taking a l-o-n-g nap this afternoon so I’ll write my blog now. I can’t think of a book I want to be one of the characters of.  If I was asked what I’d like to be a character in and it could be anything it would probably be a TV show, specifically NCIS. What I’d like more than to be a character in a book is to read more books with people like me in.  Disabled people.  Specificially physically…

  • 2014,  Book A Day,  books and reading,  CP related,  Uncategorized

    Should have sold more copies

    As I wrote on one of the earlier prompts I can’t help thinking this “Should have sold more copies” prompt is a bit samey with two of the prompts that have already been done. See here. I don’t keep track of the number of copies that a book sells.  I might have a good idea of how popular something is because of reading stuff online, particularly on twitter, blogs and goodreads (facebook, less so) but numbers no I don’t.  No idea either of what sort of numbers sold would be considered below average, normal, good, outstanding etc.  I might google that because now I think of it I’m intrigued.  But…

  • 2014,  Book A Day,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Never finished it

    There are many books I’ve started reading and never finished.  I’m a big believer in the idea that life is too short to read bad books.  Plus, I’m lazy and easily distracted which means books get put to one side and picked up again and put to one side and forgotten many times.  Sometimes I do eventually pick them up again and keep going from where I was and others I restart from the beginning and even more others I just… don’t bother with any more. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is one I’ve gotten a fair way through twice but abandoned it without finishing.  Once a year or two…

  • 2014,  Book A Day,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Hooked me in to reading

    I think for this prompt I’ve got to go with Enid Blyton. I couldn’t for the life of me tell you which was the first of hers I read but she was definitely my first ever “favourite author.” I want to say that the first books of hers I read, I read for my brownies book lover badge.  There were two of them that I was given to read by one of the assistants at my Brownie pack for my badge, I think we called her Mo.  I can’t remember what they were called but I really enjoyed them and I seem to recall wrecking the spine on one because…

  • 2014,  Book A Day,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Made to read at school

    I’m getting a bit bored of these prompts now but I’m determined to finish them.  It has been very interesting thinking back to books I’ve read long ago and remembering them.  It just might have been better to do a couple a week over a few months then one a day for a month.  Or to just do them as quick tweets as they were intended.  I do think however that getting back into the habit of writing something everyday (even if it is only a blog) has been very useful for me.  And I’ll like having this set to look back on at some point in the future.  Seven…