• 2016,  books and reading,  Uncategorized,  writing

    Writing Thoughts

    I’ve been writing a few things over the last few weeks but haven’t really written here lately.  And not much is finished. I’ve come to the conclusion that March is just going to be quiet for blogging and then I’ll be back with a bang in April because it’s the A to Z challenge and I’m looking forward to doing that again this year.  Last year I did the A to Z of Emma.  This year I think I’m going to do an A to Z of books and authors I love.  More details when I’ve figured them out. Yesterday I finished reading The One We Fell In Love With…

  • 2016,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Geek Girl: Head Over Heels by Holly Smale

    I love love love the Geek Girl series by Holly Smale. I adore them.  On Tuesday I received a free eARC of the fifth full book in the series – Head Over Heels which is being published 7th April 2016. I just about managed to avoid starting it till I was on the train to London the next day.  But it was tough, I was excited about this book! “My name is Harriet Manners, and I will always be a geek.” The fifth book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is. She knows duck-billed platypuses don’t have stomachs. She knows that fourteen…

  • 2016,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Books and the City Spring Blogger Evening

    One of my vague goals for this year is to have either a day out or a day doing something different to my usual every month. Basically so far it’s meant I’ve been to Birmingham a couple of times. But on Wednesday it was time to go to London. I went for the Books and The City Spring Blogger evening at Simon and Schuster.  And I’m really glad I did. We had yummy nibbles, champagne and lots of time to chat to other bloggers (some old friends and some new) and publishing staff. And a goody bag and lots and lots of free books. I went to the same event…

  • 2016,  mental health,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Quiet

    I’ve been so quiet on here and on facebook (and probably quieter than usual but not totally quiet on twitter) that a friend actually text me this morning to check I was OK because she was worried. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve also not been reading so Goodreads updates haven’t been auto posting. (Pro tip: it’s only when I go totally quiet on twitter that you need to worry. My heart belongs to twitter more than any other social network except maybe instagram) I’m OK. I just haven’t had a lot I feel like sharing lately.  I’m pretty stressed about a few things and I’ve had several pieces of…