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MONDAYS

Second week of August already, I feel sorry for the people holidaying in Britain as even though it is not cold we have had a lot of rain with weather alerts for this week again. The grandchildren keep asking when are we going to the beach or outdoor swimming pool or the fountains and I keep saying there is no sun and if there is some sun it does not last long.  I am sure they would go anyway but it’s just not as enjoyable for the adults sitting shivering on the beach.

I have been very productive today though as written two book reviews on all my sites, it would be so much easier if I just copy and past them all but I feel a bit awful if I don’t write something a bit different.  I can understand now why authors are always asking for reviews as many readers just do not bother.

REVIEWING TIPS

What ever you think of the book then write it.                                                                             It can be as long or as short as you want it to be.                                                                         You can do it in sentences or bullet points.                                                                                     Authors love to get feedback from their readers and will often connect with them on social media.

WHERE TO REVIEW

Authors Facebook or Twitter                                                                                                               Goodreads  http://goodreads.com                                                                                                       Amazon http://amazon.co.uk                                                                                                               Google+                                                                                                                                                     Pinterest, I have made a board about books I have read.

So there are many ways we can all support our wonderful writers that we have now and the ones that are just publishing their first book would be so happy to receive some feedback from their readers.

I hope that makes it a bit less daunting for some and to be honest before I started blogging I never even thought about writing a review.

I am just about to start my next book which is by Carol Wyer, I am looking forward to this as it is another one in the series about DI Robyn Carter.

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I am looking after Alfie in a couple of weeks for a long weekend, he is crazy for Minecraft and very clever at it.  So we are going to read all about Pixelville by Daniel Riding which is a new book that was released last month, I will then get Alfie to review it as well as myself.

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I guess I had better go and do some gardening before the weeds take over everywhere, I would much rather be reading or writing though.  I have done a lot of planning for my Jersey trip and decided that I will pop over to Guernsey while I am there as never been there before, so lots to look forward to and I really cannot wait.

 

THE GIRL WHO JUST WANTED TO HAVE FUN BY JENNI REGAN – BOOK REVIEW

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I read this on my Kindle and it was a good book to keep coming back to as it was very repeatable, just with different view points.  I guess you could say it was a bit boring as nothing else really happened apart from what you read at the beginning.

What it does do is give you an insight into the world of drug taking, the descriptions of the human body and what it does to you really hit home.  And again if you have no knowledge about these issues then it is a real eye opener, I would not have liked to do the research for this book.

Very well written with good characters but I think it needed something else going on in the back ground to keep you engrossed and swiping those pages.

Buy it from Amazon here  The Girl Just Wanted To Have Fun

 

FIND HER BY LISA GARDNER – BOOK REVIEW (Best book of the year)

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I am not surprised that this is a Sunday Times best seller as it is one of the best books I have ever read!  For me it goes in at number one for this year and I cannot see anything knocking it off the top spot.

Lisa Gardner is a wonderful author, I would like to read some of her other books to compare with this one.  No other book has kept me so engrossed and awake for so long, the pace is exactly right with just enough exposed to make you turn the next page quickly.  You are never sure what might happen so no predictability at all. The suspense and surprises keep coming to make you gasp and shudder, can Flora survive this hell she has found herself in and will she ever be the same again or even alive.

This psychological suspense thriller is everything you would want one to be and should not be missed, I cannot praise Lisa Gardner enough for giving us the opportunity to devour this fantastic read.  Go straight to Amazon and order this today,     Find Her by Lisa Gardner

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The purse and the travel holder are great so I am going to treat myself to the cream travel pass holder, I like all the cream ones the best.   Which do you like best?

 

WHAT I AM READING NOW

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I cannot put this book down, it is so good, you just have no idea what is going to happen next or how it will all turn out.  Lisa Gardner is a brilliant author and I am not surprised that this book is in the Sunday Times bestseller list.  I can’t wait to go to bed and start reading again and I know I don’t have to get up in the morning so I will probably fall asleep reading!

 

FAMILY AFFAIR

I took some family who are over from Australia to The Grand Hotel in Folkestone, Kent for a superb cream tea.  They sat us in the best window seat with glorious views over The Leas’s towards France.  As usual the scones were huge and delicious, the tea always tastes better from a tea-pot, the service is wonderful and the ambiance of this hotel is what makes you want to go back again and again.

I feel like we have a very modern family as it is my children’s father and his wife that are here visiting and staying with my girls.  Myself and Jodie decided on The Grand as I keep telling her how nice it is.  The conversation flowed with lots of laughs, his wife Elaine is a lovely person and gets on with everyone, one of the grandchildren described her as being ‘very funny.’  It is nice to see him connecting with all his grandchildren as some he had never seen before, so a wonderful afternoon was had by all of us.  I feel it is such a shame that some families let the bitterness destroy any happy times together as it is always the children that miss out.