Book Review: Ahoy For Joy by Keith Reilly

I was contacted by the author of this captivating novel asking if I wanted to read and write a review on it. I cannot turn down a free book, its just not in me! Before I accepted I read the description quickly on Goodreads and my first thoughts were that it seemed a really nice story, a bit different from…

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Yet another book win!

I found a competition on Goodreads for this book, The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly back in March and I was one of the lucky winners. I have been waiting patiently for it to arrive for ages and it turned up last week.  You know when you enter a competition that you really want to win, well this…

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Book Review: Not A Word About Love & Giveaway

I have been given the chance to read and review an ebook copy of Not A Word About Love by the lovely Hana Goldberg. It is a sensual story about a search for love for a lonely woman called Maya and her trip to Thailand on a journey of self discovery. Maya is a woman in her late 30’s and…

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Midweek Book Arrivals

The postman and comping fairy have been very kind to me over the past week and delivered these wonderful books and goodies. I always get so excited to receive books! It’s Not Me It’s you by Mhairi McFarlane came from a Twitter win with AvonBooksUK. It’s a modern romantic fiction novel perfect for summer reading. I love the cute little…

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Book Review: Patalosh – The Time Travellers

I received this book at the beginning of the month from a Goodreads giveaway that I won. As you probably know from my previous post (A fantastic book win – Patalosh) it came beautifully packaged and I was so eager to start reading it! It is a high quality hardback copy. Patalosh – The Time Travellers is written by Z.…

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A Recipe Holder, The Pointless Book and a bottle of Pepsi!

While I was off work last week I had more time to comp and therefore won a few more bits than usual. I do believe in putting in lots of effort entering comps will eventually bring rewards. My little belief is that comping is 90% effort and 10% luck! I say it all to my friends who think I’m lucky,…

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Word of the Week 17/04/15

I came across the idea of writing a small post about your own word of the week on Twitter. It’s from the lovely thereadingresidence blog and comes with a linky to help you link up up with other bloggers. For a newbie like me, it’s a fantastic idea for others to find my little blog in the big wide blogging world! …

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Eyeshadow, perfume and a football shirt

These are my latest competition wins that have arrived. I love the signed football shirt! Its from a Twitter win with Capital One and the team is Swindon FC. I absolutely adore little wins like these that are special. My next one is a cute little love hearts air freshener from Evan Halshaw on Twitter. It smells gorgeous! I was…

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Book Review: Missing Gretyl

I was given an electronic copy of Missing Gretyl: Only Fools and Trollops by the author Si Page to read on my Kindle. I thought it would be a very different book to try from my normal types of book, so was very excited to give it a go! I was not disappointed!  The book is about Gretyl Trollop and…

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A Fantastic Book Win: Patalosh – The Time Travellers

I won this gorgeous book with a Goodreads giveaway on the 31st March and it arrived on the 8th April. It has travelled a long way from Los Angeles, California to Cornwall, United Kingdom but was wonderfully packaged so arrived undamaged. The book is called Patalosh – The Time Travellers by Z Altug and Tracey Gensler and is aimed at children 8-12…

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Competition: A Booklovers Giveaway!

I would like to offer my first competition to you all. As my blog is mostly about books it had to be a book giveaway and my other love, chocolates! I have chosen three totally different books so that I’m sure everyone will like at least one of them. The first one is Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. It is…

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Monthly Wins: March

As we are now into April I would like to share with you my complete list of competition wins for March. It has been a very successful month on the win side for books, 13 in fact! That is a record number of books in one month for me! I am very grateful for each and every single win that…

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7 Hints and Tips for Writing a Book Review

I have been reading lots of book reviews lately, and learning as I go along trying to find a formula to writing a fantastic book review. What makes a book review great? What makes you want to go out and find that book to read? These are the questions I found myself asking, and I’m sure there are many of…

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