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    Reading Down My TBR Pile – Week 15

    A combination of a couple of train journeys – including to Birmingham and back – and several late nights sat enjoying the cool of the evening in the garden mean I think I’ve read the most this week that I have since I started writing these weekly “what I’ve been reading” posts. In addition to the books listed here, I also read part of another book but found the start of it boring so gave up after a few pages. I’m undecided as to whether I’ll go back to it or not. And for the second week running I didn’t buy or otherwise get any books so I really have…

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    Reading Down My TBR Pile – Week 14

    I have not bought any books this week, been to the library, borrowed any from friends or been given any freebies. Absolutely zero books were added to the TBR this week.  It feels  like ages since I’ve been able to write that – it’s one thing writing these blog posts has made me very aware of – how often I get books.  I need to go back to not buying books for a while. That said I doubt I’ll be able to say the same next week as the next book in a series I absolutely love is coming out this week so I’ll probably end up buying that. This…

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    Reading Down My TBR Pile – Week 13

    Short and sweet this week. I bought one book because I was at a show and the author was going to do a signing afterwards. And I love signed books.  I also got a free ebook to review from NetGalley.  In addition to the books listed below I’ve been listening to Lolita in audiobook. My Dining Hell by Jay Rayner paperback, 70 pages, read in one sitting, bought and read on the same day. Jay’s live show was really good this week and I was pleased to get a signed copy of this.  It’s similar to a lot of his show but goes slightly further and I enjoyed reading this. …

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    Reading Down My TBR Pile – Week 12

    I was asked by the Disability in Kidlit folks if I’d read a particularly book which has a character with CP in it and let them know if it was any good.  So I bought that this week.  I decided that was OK but then I really couldn’t buy any more books. I was going to wait until I got my copy of Heidi Swain’s The Cherry Tree Cafe which is being published in mid July before buying any more.  I suck, big style, at sticking to book resolutions lately but I was going to do that. And I did. But only because the very next morning I got an…

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    Reading Down My TBR Pile – Week 11

    Not too much reading this week and I’m still trying to finish the same damn audiobook. It really shouldn’t have taken me so long and I’m a bit fed up with it now, it’s become a bit of a vicious circle. But with less than two hours left of it I don’t want to DNF it. I bought two books this week but I’ve also made a serious dent into the books cluttering up my house as my mum and a friend are going to do a car boot next weekend in aid of the air ambulance and I gave them a bag full of I think 21 books –…

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    Reading Down My TBR Pile – Week Ten

    I think I’m going to move these posts permanently to Monday. Friday’s are a free day for me so I’m often off doing stuff and can’t fit blogging in/forget.  Because my Monday’s have a routine it should be easier for me to fit blogging in each week. Week 10 saw me still listening to the same audiobook which I still haven’t finished and read two books. I feel a bit like I’ve been in a slump this week but it probably doesn’t help that Thursday which I intended to spend a big chunk of reading I spent most of the afternoon in bed with a sicky headache. The Tales of…

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    Reading Down My TBR Pile – Week Nine

    Not much to report this week.  As well as the one book I read I’ve been listening to an audiobook still but have a few hours to go before I finish it. But in good news: the one book I’ve read was true “reading down my TBR pile” because I have no new additions to report. I Can’t Begin To Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan – paperback, 498 pages, on TBR for 3 weeks, read in 8 days. I’m not sure whether I’ve read anything by Elizabeth Buchan before – I know I’ve looked at a couple of her books when shopping but I can’t remember if I’ve read them…