Rewind, recap: Weekly update w/e 01/12/19

It’s here!!! December and that means #Bookvent. The only month of the year where I actually have some kind of clue as to what will feature on the blog. I say some kind of idea as I do actually have to choose which books feature but hey ho. It’s a feature, so that’s nice.

So how has your week been? I had a pretty awesome one by all accounts, partly because I was on short days at work (bonus), but also because I received a whole host of wonderful gifts throughout the week. I am a very lucky gal. Some lovely gifts from our adopted Blog Sister, Zoe and a fabulous little snow globe from the lovely Anne Cater. Made me smiley and happy.

I also treated myself this past week – I love me a bit of Groot (and Hulk). Can you tell?

And Mandie and I went to a Christmas Market at Chatsworth House. Our first time of visiting but we definitely plan to go back as it was beautiful, just not enough time to see it all.

Two lovely bits of #bookpost this week. I Dare You by Sam Carrington, Courtesy of Avon and Never Have I Ever by L.V. Hay courtesy of Hodder & Stoughton.

Order wise I placed a very advance pre-order for the fourth Washington Poe novel from M.W. Craven – out in 2021 – Dead Ground. I also ordered Never Have I Ever by L.V. Hay. No new Netgalley (no bad thing).

Pretty poor week on the reading front but … I did complete NaNoWriMo with a day to spare!!! 11,367 words in five days. Not bad considering I was about a day and a bit behind when I started the week. Now all I have to do is finish it … I have also been getting posts and banners ready for bookvent and doing my final bits of planning and preparing for the project Mandie and I are running on the blog next year. We will be launching it on Wednesday with a bit of a giveaway so do keep your eyes peeled!

With all of that going on and a full week at work, I think I can be let off for not reading more.

Books I have read.

I Dare You – Sam Carrington

Mapledon, 1989
Two little girls were out playing a game of dares. Only one returned home.
The ten-year-old told police what she saw: village loner Bill ‘Creepy’ Cawley dragged her friend into his truck and disappeared.
No body was found, but her testimony sent Cawley to prison for murder. An open and shut case, the right man behind bars.
The village could sleep safe once again.

Now…
Anna thought she had left Mapledon and her nightmares behind but a distraught phone call brings her back to face her past.
30 years ago, someone lied. 30 years ago, the man convicted wasn’t the only guilty party.
Now he’s out of prison and looking for revenge. The question is, who will he start with?

That was it, although I am a good way through another couple of books I hope to finish this week. Back on an even keel on the blogging and writing front so I can crack on with my TBR list. Full week on the blog though – recap below:

#Review – Smoke and Ashes – Abir Mukherjee
#Review – Motherland – G.D. Abson
#Review – Black Wolf – G.D. Abson
#Review – The Sound Of Her Voice – Nathan Blackwell
#Bookvent – Day One – The Guilty Party – Mel McGrath

We have a very quiet week coming up. Our big project announcement and a very special celebration on Wednesday, obviously, but other than that just the one blog tour post which is for Woman In The Water by Katerina Diamond.

December is actually going to be quite a quiet month review wise as we are both catching up and getting ready for 2020 reading and reviewing, but hopefully you’ll enjoy watching the #bookvent countdown and Mandie will also be sharing her top ten reads later in the month so keep an eye out for those.

Twitty kitties are gearing up for Christmas too – can you see the excitement in their eyes?

Have a brilliantly bookish week all – see you on the other side.

Jen

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