I always find it hard to turn off from writing by reading a book so I will have a slow month of book reviews while I am writing for NaNoWriMo. I checked my total of books read this year and I am on 50 so that’s only 10 away from my target so I should easily do that or maybe overtake 60. I tend to just put the TV on with a film until I fall asleep, then the timer turns the television off. I only did about 500 words today as I met Kara for lunch but I am hoping to make up the words over the next few days as I will be chained to the laptop.
Lovely hummus and fresh bread to start with and then we shared a pizza as they are very big and it was delicious. It consisted of chicken, pancetta, roast peppers, red onion, rocket, parmesan and garlic oil, probably one of the best pizza’s I have had.
I was surprised how busy it was in there so I am pleased it is still going well for them.
We had to have dessert, I went for the new york cheesecake and Kara had the brownie. It was so nice to just sit and chat as we haven’t done that for ages as she is always working so we decided that once a month we would make the effort and go for lunch.
The evenings are getting darker but I do like pulling the curtains and lighting my candles, makes me feel all cosy and warm. I think that is about the only thing I like about winter as the cold makes my joints hurt so much. At least if it snows this year I don’t have to go out in it as I have my shopping delivered now and I have just seen that you can have your prescriptions delivered by royal mail.
The gardens always look so bare but I will try to get some winter pansy again as they grew very well last year. I think my frogs are all hibernating as not seen them for the last couple of weeks.
Have you started christmas shopping yet? I have got a few bits and as soon as I get some bags I will start wrapping as that is the part I don’t really like, there is never a good position for doing this and I always get back ache. Most of the grandchildren would like money so they can go to the sales in the new year so that’s easy. I have written my list but santa never asks for it 😦
Time to do some writing now for NaNoWriMo, have a super day everyone.
It has certainly come round very quick as tomorrow is the 1st November so all your planning and resources should all be complete ready to go in the morning. I have just one more read through of what I have written so far to do this evening then print it of and I will be ready.
How are you doing and who is participating this year?
I really hope I can get both my books finished as really want to start a new project in the new year. I am also going to take a picture a day that has a meaning to myself, starting in January. Very organised I hear you say, yes that bit comes easy it’s the keeping it up I have trouble with but new year new start and I will try my best.
I’m not sure what happened this year but since we put the clocks back my body clock has been all over the place, I was eating breakfast at 7.30am today! I have written two book reviews on all social media, read emails, Facebook, Twitter and everything else I belong to and it is only 10.30 also writing this. I have to decide which book to read next so that is my next job after a coffee.
This was very sad but also true to life in this world we live in now so it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. I really liked the way the author has written this from the heart in fact you could almost think that she was writing from experience. The characters go together really well and flow off each other. I thought that having such a good birthday would change her mind about wanting to die so was shocked when she still went ahead with it. The twist was a brilliant piece of work and pulled everything from the past into the future all together. It took me just one day to read this as I got so engrossed in the story and her life. Very well written and I will be looking out for more of this authors work.
It was nice to read something that was a bit different and answering a newspaper advert about becoming a hitman was certainly that. I loved the way Sam kept so calm throughout the lead-up, it was as if it was not actually happening to him. He kept doing the normal things even taking a neighbours dog for walks and trying to get a girl friend and going on dates. The last few chapters are amazing where everything all comes together with some surprises and shocks for Sam as he realises how it is all linked together. I loved the characters and they all worked together really well, enjoyable read and looking forward to reading more from Morgen Bailey.
This was a brilliant read that I had to finish quick as couldn’t wait to find out what happened. This was a bit sad when you realise what the mother had done all those years ago but that is what makes this story and at the beginning half of this book you would not guess what was going to happen. A brilliant well written piece by Sarah that I will recommend for your christmas list’s. I do not want to say too much as it will give it away and I think that spoils the reading. Characters that are intriguing, leaving you never knowing who is actually telling the truth. Very enjoyable reading that kept me thinking.
Last week I reviewed Over My Shoulder by Patricia Dixon, I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for reading this also for your lovely comments. This one from Patricia I thought was really lovely and makes the reading and reviewing all worth while when you know people are enjoying your work.
I also made this my book of the year and many of you agreed with my choice so that was good as well. Patricia is a very talented author I also felt like going in to the book shops and telling them they had to stock this book as it was so brilliant.