Sunday, 31 December 2017

Sunday Post: December Update

Hi all,
Happy Hogmanay!
(That's Happy New Year's Eve to most people but you can take the girl outa Scotland but you can't take Scotland out of the girl.)
I've been a terrible blogger lately and haven't posted much over the past couple of months... Life just kinda got away from me. I've had so much going on that I haven't had any motivation to sit and write anything and that's sad. 
Hopefully, in the New Year, I'll be refreshed and right back on it. 

Over the last few months, I haven't read all that many new books. I've been focused on re-reading some old favourites. 

However, I have read a few new ones, as follows:

One Fell Sweep - Ilona Andrews
Sweep In Peace - Ilona Andrews
Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews
On The Edge - Ilona Andrews
Bayou Moon - Ilona Andrews
Meet Me Under The Mistletoe - Carla Burgess
Christmas at the Falling Down Guest House - Lilly Bartlett
Pure Wicked - Shayla Black
The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends - Sunniva Dee

On the blog, I'm trying to catch up on reviews, as I've fallen hideously behind on those, and I've got a few little promo bits to post in January for some up-coming books that I quite like the look of. I've also signed up for a few Reading Challenges to keep me on my toes in the coming year.

On a personal front, my gorgeous girl Freya lost her battle with Osteosarcoma two days before Christmas which absolutely sucked. (Understatement of the century.)
I thought I'd share a little Christmas pic collage of her as she LOVED Christmas with all the decorations (to attack), food (to sneak), wrapping (to play in), boxes (to claim) and the general influx of people to love (worship) her.
She was one in a million and I'm not exaggerating when I say I'll miss that cat for the rest of my days.

I hope you all have a wonderful start to 2018.


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Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas!
Hope you all have a wonderful day and that there are lots of books under your Christmas trees!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Book Blogger Hop: Do you feel the need to stop reading anything but Christmas....

This week on the Coffee Addicted Writer's book blogger hop...

The Question is:
If you celebrate Christmas, do you feel the need to stop reading anything but Christmas-themed romances as the holiday season starts?

My Answer:
No, why would I? 
That'd be as illogical as only eating turkey dinners with all the trimmings for the full month of December. 
Don't get me wrong, a lovely little book about eating ice-cream on a Cornish beach is unlikely to be high on my reading list at this time but there are plenty of books out there that don't trigger seasonal moods. 
For example, right now I'm binge reading paranormal and urban fantasy novels. They can be read any time and work particularly nicely when the night has drawn in and you're cosied up under a blanket.