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LOOK FOR ME BY LISA GARDNER – BOOK REVIEW

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Oh wow, what a story, Lisa has pulled it out the bag again. Surprise after surprise, you just never know or can predict what is going to happen next so I just kept on reading so I am going to blame Lisa for my low word count in NaNoWriMo!

You may remember Flora from a previous novel who was held captive for so long then finally when she came home she is just a different person and appears to be on a path of helping abducted people get away from their abductors.  Setting up a website she steers people towards fighting back and escaping, will Flora ever be normal I don’t think so, she was taken and abused for so long she does not know anything else but she is good at helping locate people and that is how she ends up helping DD the cop she befriends and even trusts a little bit, not that she would admit to that.

This story is heartbreaking when you read what these children go through and how it eventually breaks them and their family. There is no happy ending but there are surprises and shocks for everyone. I really do love a good book that keeps you so engrossed and you never know what is going to happen next and this gives you that. A good five stars of super writing, brilliant characters that all bounce of one another, becoming interlinked in surprising ways.

This is in my top five of the year!

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NOVEMBER 2017

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.

 

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH STARTS TOMORROW!

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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.

What are you doing today?

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HITMAN SAM BY MORGEN BAILEY – BOOK REVIEW

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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.

 

HAPPY NEWS

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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.

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MID LIFE BACK PACKER BY KEVIN KELLY – BOOK REVIEW

JOHN DOT IN MARGATE

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This book made me laugh, it’s not very long but most memorable.  John Dot and his girl friend, I am not sure why she puts up with him take a trip to Margate for the weekend.  I did laugh at the gate crashing of the wedding and forgetting what he was looking at and going to say when he was drunk, I am sure we can all relate to how he describes it and how we feel. Very true writing about some things all from the heart, well a drunken blokes heart called John Dot.  Loved reading something fun for a change.

 

WEEKEND WAS SUPER

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We are being very spoiled down here in the south as we are having wonderful weather for the last three days, long may it continue.  Today it is 25 in my garden, I have done every bit of washing I could find as I don’t expect many more outdoor drying days.

I had my hair done last week as was getting a bit bored with the blonde.

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On Saturday I was round Jodies for a sleepover, Alfie’s choice and we watched some films.  We also had one of the twins for the night, so it was great to spend time with Jack, what a gorgeous baby and such a happy soul.

The Jack Daniels is a penny jar before someone comments on our choice of toys LOL.

I also did a little maintenance on the camper, there was a bit of brown under the bonnet so I brushed it with a metal brush then sprayed some Hammerite on it, felt very pleased with myself.  Put my bunting up and did a tidy-up of cupboards as got saucepans and cutlery to go in there now.

Once I have washed the new duvet cover that will be put in there.

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So a very productive and enjoyable weekend and it made a pleasant change as usually I spend the weekend indoors on my own, not that I am complaining as I do like my own company.

The new Emoji movie is good fun and better than what I was expecting so I can understand why the kids like it.

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I also finished this book so will do a review tomorrow for you all, it is very good, like all Anne’s stories so look out for this series.  It is set in Guernsey which is a beautiful place to live.

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Looking forward to a ‘getting ready for NANOWRIMO week’ so I will be ready for the 1st November.

Hope you all had a good weekend and may your week be full of sunshine.