Sunday, 29 August 2010

Mail on Sunday: Sophie Kinsella's New Book

AKA In My Mailbox is a look at all the Lit related items...books or otherwise, we've acquired during the week...as always is hosted by Kristi, The Story Siren. 

This week I've only been able to add one book to my collection. Sophie Kinsella's new book Mini Shoppaholic, to be released in September. When Transworld publishers got in touch with me and asked if I'd read and review it; I almost freaked out...well I did but in a totally sophisticated manner ;) Cheers muchly Sarah.


The only trouble is my camera. I lent it to my sister who's out all weekend so I don't have any pictures of my own to show you. I will show you the cover image of the version I've got courtesy of Goodreads.


I must admit I'm a little excited to see what Becky's kid would be like!
Well got to go now, trying to finish up my story for the Once Upon a Time Project.

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Dusk till Dawn: My own Personal Challenge

The ever busy and ever impressive Jenn @ Book Crazy is having a night time read-a-thon Called From Dusk till Dawn. I've been pretty bad at it, since it started on he 25th because I wake up t 6:30 every morning for work. Last night I was read Phillippa Gregory's books The White Queen and The Red Queen, the latter being released a couple of weeks ago. I haven't made much headway though, as I fell asleep while reading...resulting in a bit of a sore neck today.

Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom (Little Black Dress)Tonight I thought I should try a new book and attempt to finish it or read 3/4 of it tonight! That's the challenge I've set myself and I hope I can really get it together!
The book I'm talking about is Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom by Julie Cohen.

I also hope to take part in the challenges and keep in touch with the other night reader on Twitter tonight. Right now it's all about Formula 1 and Arsenal at the moment. Yep I'm off to watch some Sports.
Till then...
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Friday, 27 August 2010

Follow Friday, Book Blogger Hops and Giveaway Reminder!

Exciting times today- I have a day off because it's my mom's birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mom!! 
So I have some more time to get into Follow Friday and the Book Blogger Hop that I wouldn't have normally because of work.
Firstly is the Book Blogger Hop which has become somewhat of a phenom (it get over 300 hoppers a week)and a meme I truly enjoy.The Book Blogger Hop is hosted over at Crazy for Books and this week's question is

Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

I do use a rating system which I quite enjoy. It's different words that I use in everyday life to describe different things. From Meh to Giggity (courtesy of Quagmire a la Family Guy). You can see my full system here. I want to get my blog design changed...a change which I've been going on and on for some time now. When that happens I hope to change my rating system as well. Not that I don't like it, I just feel it's time for a change. I really enjoy them and lurve seeing how different bloggers come up with or have their own rating systems...it's all about getting creative!

I haven't participated in Follow Friday for some time now and well with this being a rare day off...WHY NOT! It's hosted by the ever awesome Parajunkee and to take part in and learn more about Follow Friday click here.


Lastly a reminder about the I HEART Jeremy Giveaway. It's been extended till 28th Sept. Yep that's practically an month's extension. I've had a few requests for the extension to allow everyone the opportunity to fully take part in the giveaway task. So for those of you who didn't know about it before or have know but time hasn't been on your side; you can get well into it now!


Happy Hopping and Following Everyone!
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Saturday, 21 August 2010

Blog Hop also The I HEART The Jeremy Giveaway extended!

Work often means I tend to join this party a little on the late side. I say a little but really I am quite late here. Nonetheless clich├ęs  permitting better late than...
I do enjoy a good Book Blogger Hop though the timing doesn't always suit me. The Book Blogger Hop is hosted over at Crazy for Books and this weeks question is
How many blogs do you follow?
Well I follow a fair few. Since you might be looking for a precise amount, I'm afraid I can't give you one as it's about to change considering I'm ff hopping s soon as I post this. It's around 150 I think.
Trouble is I don't get to as many as I want to daily cause I get home pretty late and well life often gets in the way and dictates the pace at which I blog let alone follow.
I do have a few that I'm addicted to and check out almost daily. Generally with all the blogs I follow even though I may not leave comments...I'm reading. I'm still working on my time management skills to get it all together. Ha!

Also I'm hosting a giveaway. The I HEART Jeremy Giveaway. I've had a few emails for extensions so I thought why not a few more weeks...considering there's a task involved. So feel free to get in there!

As always Happy Hopping....

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