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6 April 2014
The Sunday Post

This is is Meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and here are the rules.

It is your chance to re-cap your bookish week, what did your review last week, any new purchases, what will be coming up in your blog next week or generally anything you feel you would like to share with the blogging community.

So, what did I do last week?

I just knew the change to British Summer Time would get me right knackered this week. I was holding the work pager as well and got called over several nights. I don't actually have to go and attend somewhere when I get a pager call, but get asked for advice etc - still get woken up and sometimes it takes a few hours to sort it out, and we still have to attend work the next morning. But it is what it is I suppose, and the job pays for my mortgage and books :)

I'm a bit annoyed, because next week is London Book Fair, and I had submitted  my registration as a visitor in January. When I still hadn't heard anything last week, I gave them a call, and they apparently never received my registration. (even though they send me an email acknowledgement!). All the organiser now are saying is I can send them my email acknowledgement and they can have a look, but I'm not registered to attend. As London Book Fair is not an open event, it now looks like I can't attend. Oh, I'm peeved off, was so looking forward to it, and it would have been my first time. Grrrrr

On a better note … Only 18 days left for my vacation to Spain, and my daughter made me a jug of Sangria yesterday to get me in the mood …

Finish / Start

I finished Under the Dragon's Claw by Alex George, a fantasy novel, Part 1 of the Heartstone Talisman Series (review hopefully written by the end of this week).

I started My Hometown Girl by Karen Rock, a Book Blitz I'm taking part in this week organised by Lola's Book tours (more on this later).

On the Blog last week


Memes / Features

Around the Blogosphere / Bookish News

The Guardian: How I wrote Carrie by Stephen King
(many King fans know the story of how Carrie came about, but always good to see him giving a feature in a newspaper :)

Ashley at NoseGraze:
Do I need to follow bloggers who follow me?
How to host an eBook Giveaway

Tressa at Tressa's Wishful Endings
Blogger vs IntenseDebate vs Disqus
(I've now realised the shortcomings of Blogger and will install Disqus when I got some spare time to work on the blog!)

Added to my stash

The Love under Construction Series by Deanndra Hall

Book 1: The Groundbreaking

Book 2: Laying a Foundation

Book 3: Tearing Down Walls

Bought from a thrift shop: 

1. Jo Nesbo The Snowman
2. Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , Millennium I
(I'd picked up Millennium II last week - so perfect find!)

This is what I'm planning for next week 


Under the Dragon's Claw (Heartstone Talisman Series) by Alex George

Thieme Medical Dictionary English - German / German - English by Peter and Christine Reuter (non-fiction)

Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
(continuing my weekly Stephen King feature)

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

And this one I'm really looking forward to:

My first Book Tour / Book Blitz, hosted by Lola's Blog Tours:
His Hometown Girl by Karen Rock
My review on Friday 11 April 2014

Memes / Features:

First Chapter First Paragraph Intro hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea and Teaser Tuesday at MizB at Should Be Reading: Dr Craine's Body by Khalid Patel 

Feature & Follow hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read 
This week:

Late April Fools. What was the best prank you’ve played or had played on you? Share!

A feature on Literary Connections in the area where I live /work (SE London and Kent)

Have a great week my bookish friends
Peggy x