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Strictly Saturdays: Week 9

Hello one and hello all, I’m home, which means only one thing, the return of a full Strictly Saturday. I’m back in wintry Liverpool and therefore have no more Disney distractions, I’m in it full the full show. And do you know what else is back? BLACKPOOL. Yup, it’s already that time in the competition when all the contestants hop it up North and get to dance in THE BLACKPOOL TOWER BALLROOM. OOooooo, aahhhhhh. I always love Blackpool week, everyone gives it that bit more, we usually see more 10’s and often some cheeky 40’s. There are extra dancers a plenty and everything is so extra. Continue reading “Strictly Saturdays: Week 9”

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Friends Book Tag

Hello Friends (geddit) and welcome to another book tag. I think we all love Friends, and those who say they don’t love Friends are just lying a little bit, so this couldn’t be more perfect: a book tag based on Friends (created by Roxanne over at An Average Life). I saw this tag over on my friends Emma’s Blog The Terror of Knowing, which is where I get most of the tags I like if I am honest, and thought it was too good to miss. If you fancy a go and want to answer, please consider yourself tagged and have fun, it’s a good’un!

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Christmas at the Palace | Review

Title: Christmas at the Palace

Author: Jeevani Charika

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 13 Nov 18

Publication date: 18 Oct 2018

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Campaigner, feminist, doctor, humanitarian – all words that Kumari would use to describe herself. Potential princess? Not even in the vocabulary.

But when Kumari’s charity work catapults her into the limelight and brings her to the attention of Prince Benedict – playboy prince and sixth in line to the British throne – all bets are off.

Royal party boy, charming rogue, England’s most eligible bachelor – Prince Benedict is all those things. Or at least he was. These days he’s taking life more seriously, following in his dear mother’s footsteps and focusing on charitable causes.

When he meets Kumari the attraction between them is instant. But, according to the press, Prince Benedict might just have found the most unsuitable bride.

Will love win the day?

*I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Bonnier Zaffre in return for a fair and honest review* Continue reading “Christmas at the Palace | Review”

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T5W: Books I Want To Read Before 2019

Howdy folks! I realise that today is probably your average hump day for anyone else, but it’s pretty good for me. It’s my day of because IT’S MY BIRTHDAY. Whoop, Happy Birthday to Me! I had a great pre-birthday celebration this year as I have recently got back from a two week trip to Florida and I bought myself lots of presents. I spoilt myself, and got some pretty awesome gifts from friends and family too, including books. Look at that perfect lead into this week’s post: Books I Want To Read Before 2019.

There are quite a few books that I really want to read at the moment, and quite a few of them that I want to read all at once right this minute, but this list is limited by both time and title, so it’s going to be five. It’s so hard to choose!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Books I Want To Read Before 2019”

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Cross Her Heart | Review

Title: Cross Her Heart

Author: Sarah Pinborough

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 19 Sep 18 – 27 Sep 18

Publication date: 17 May 2018

Publisher: Harper Collins

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

Description:

Promises only last if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something?

A secret no one could ever guess.

Someone is living a lie.

Is it Lisa?

Maybe it’s her daughter, Ava.

Or could it be her best friend, Marilyn?

*I received an e-ARC of this book courtesy of Harper Collins and Net Galley in return for a fair and honest review* Continue reading “Cross Her Heart | Review”

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NaNoWriMo Update | 1st-10th

My my England is cold, eh? I’ve been used the Florida warmth and sun for the last 2 weeks, and in that time winter seems to have landed in the UK. This should be perfect, an excuse to curl up in the warmth with my laptop and write away, but that would be a little simplistic. I’m quite sure it won’t be that simple. As you might have seen from my NaNoWriMo Announcement post, I am making a serious attempt to ‘win’ NaNoWriMo and write at least 50,000 words. I tried before, 2 years ago, when I had a complicated space heist idea/concept, but it wasn’t clear enough in my mind to begin to try and write, so I abandoned it at around 10,000 words. So, this year, I have decided to think about 2 wildly different concepts in the hope of making decisions, plotting, knowing my characters, and ultimately learning to write, and I am tracking my progress through the NaNoWriMo website and a twitter thread.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read

Hello there, bonjour, hola, welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday. I have been ‘travelling’ (eating) my way around the world showcase today and thinking about backlist titles I really want to read. I wasn’t even sure what a backlist title technically was, thankfully my friend works in publishing and filled me in. Turns out most of the books I want to read at the moment are backlist so it didn’t help filter them down too much, but I think I’ve managed to get it down to ten titles.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read”