Rewind recap – weekly update w/e 26/3/17

Well. This has been a week and a half. Well, technically speaking it has been a week of seven days like every other week but you know what I’m saying. I feel like I have been pulled from pillar to post and have achieved next to nothing. But given events mid-week you have to realise that things can always be worse and make the best of what you have got as 9 times out of 10 it is more than enough. Be thankful and be happy.

Par for the course, I’ve had a lot of meetings, Manchester, Brownhills and Leicester – living the dream me – and the week ahead will be pretty much the same only it’s Dublin and Leeds. And then one quick blink and March is over and April begins. When the heck did that happen right?

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Rewind, recap – weekly update w/e 11/3/17

So, I’m a day earlier with my recap post this week and I think moving forward I’ll probably be flitting between Sunday and Monday for the posts, depending on what I have in the diary. This coming week I have blog tours on both Monday and Sunday, hence my pulling this forward by a day.

This has been an eventful week. Fun, long, busy, and tiring, but rewarding too. It started with a quick round trip to Dublin on Monday. Second time in eight days and I’m back again at the end of the month but I did enjoy a nice latte and piece of caramel shortbread at the airport so it wasn’t all bad ;). Tuesday saw me spend a whole day deleting e-mails in the office. Wednesday was a mix with a morning in and afternoon out. The out part was extra special as I took a train down to London for the Sealskin launch at Goldsboro Books. It was a lovely evening and I got to meet a few of my fellow bloggers too so that was a nice added bonus.


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Book Post: w/e 29/01/17

Just a little bit of post this week but when you get a publisher send you a DM on Twitter to ask if they can send you a book… well how can you possibly say no. And I have to admit I’ve seen this one popping up quite a bit on Twitter, watching with a not so small amount of book envy as my fellow bloggers flashed their wares as it were.

Well now I have one too and it’s very pretty. Thanks very much to Emily Kitchin from Hodder Fiction. I loved the little note that came with it. Dark & disturbing is right up my street. 🙂


Book Post: 22/01/17

The most awesome book post this weekend from Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books. Seal Skin by Su Bristow and Cursed by Thomas Enger. I’m taking part in the blog tours for both so you’ll see my thoughts throughout February but aren’t they beautiful?

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Not strictly blogging book post but an order I placed and received this weekend was the latest addition to my signed first edition collection, Rupture by Ragnar Jónasson, the fourth book in the Dark Iceland series. I love these books and this one is extra special as it’s the first actual book my blog review has been quoted in. I know that’s old hat to some bloggers but I guess it’s true what they say. You never forget your first… 1f609