Month: August 2015

Feature: Monthly Round-up! August 2015

Feature: Monthly Round-up! August 2015

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. So this month has absolutely flown by! I was a bit shocked at the weekend to realise that August is basically over, and will writing this post I tried to remember if I had done anything this month. Well I ended the month by going to Scope – a horse festival where there is a lot of jumping. But really varied jumping, it’s not often that you’ll have young competitors (aka 10 year olds!) followed by an international competition, as well as qualifiers for HOYs (Horse of the Year Show) and ex-Olympians competing (hello Geoff Billington) and new up and coming stars in Show-jumping. It makes the event quite exciting, even if its not really your cup-of-tea… I also drove up to Yorkshire for a couple of days camping and looking at castles with my sister which was fun. But I had forgotten how uncomfortable roll mats are! Next time I am definitely purchasing an air bed. Currently reading: Reviews: One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin Masquerade by Joanna Taylor The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan My Mother’s Secret by […]

Guest Post: Exculsive Extract from The Waiting Game by Jessica Thompson

Guest Post: Exculsive Extract from The Waiting Game by Jessica Thompson

Today I am delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for The Waiting Game by Jessica Thompson. I loved reading The Waiting (see my review) despite feeling sad most of the time… But in a good, everything is going to turn out fine kind of way. Below I have an exclusive extract from The Waiting Game, which was such an important moment in the book because this scene offers so much solace to Nessa and Kat (but I’m going to shut up now before spoilers occur!). Enjoy! Remember to check out the other stops on the tour for some great content! January 14th 2015 . . . ‘Oh my god, I’m so, so nervous,’ Kat said, standing opposite her sister in the frozen car park. Her scarf came unravelled from her coat and blew in a rippling curl, jostled by the freezing cold wind. ‘Me too. Are we sure that this is the right thing to do?’ Nessa had asked, looking back at her car. The air was so cold it was making her eyes water. Poppy sat in the back wrapped in a blanket, reading a book. She looked up and waved at her mother and aunt, smiling at them reassuringly. […]

Review: The Waiting Game by Jessica Thompson

Posted August 30, 2015 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Waiting Game by Jessica Thompson

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   The Waiting Game by Jessica Thompson Series: Standalone Published by: Coronet on 13th August 2015 Genres: Contemporary; Fiction; Romance Pages: 336 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Rating: *** About: ‘The moon was speckled like a bird’s egg. It hung reliably in the blackness above Will Turnbull and Nessa Grier who sat side by side on a bench as the leaves fell around them, landing softly on the thick, wet grass. Their knees were just touching, hearts pounding hard.’ Nessa Bruce waits for her husband to come through the double doors. She’d waited for him to return home from Afghanistan for what felt like forever, and now the moment was finally here. But Jake isn’t… Jake Bruce hasn’t come home, and it looks like he never will. Nessa’s life – and that of her daughter Poppy – is turned upside down in an instant. What has happened to the elusive man at the centre of their world? They hold onto the hope that he is still out there somewhere, alive… but as time passes by, Nessa is forced to look at her life, at the decisions she has […]

Review: One by Sarah Crossan

Posted August 26, 2015 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: One by Sarah Crossan

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. One by Sarah Crossan Series: Standalone Published by: Bloomsbury Children’s on 27th August 2015 Genres: Contemporary; Fiction; Young Adult Pages: 480 Format: E-arc Source: Netgalley Rating: ***** About: The ONE book you have to read this summer! The phenomenal new novel from Carnegie-shortlisted author Sarah Crossan; incredibly moving and extraordinarily crafted, it explores the unbreakable bond and love between sisters. Grace and Tippi are twins – conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world – a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love? But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined… From Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this moving and beautifully crafted novel about identity, sisterhood and love ultimately asks one question: what does it mean to want and have a soul mate? Review: So it took me a while to compose myself for […]

Guest Post: Q&A with Saskia Sarginson, author of The Other Me

Guest Post: Q&A with  Saskia Sarginson, author of The Other Me

Today I am delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson. The Other Me is quite a suspenful read and for those who love their thrills and spills and love questioning what is going on then this is the book for you! (you can check out my review here). Remember to check out the other stops on the tour for some great content! Below Saskia has very kindly answered some of my questions, so just keep scrolling… Below Saskia has answered a small Q&A below, what do you guys think? Can you in five words describe your book to those who haven’t read it? That’s incredibly hard! I’m going to have to cheat a bit. ‘A mystery, love story and family history.’ Or perhaps the more ambiguous: ‘Identity crisis. Someone’s lying.’ What is your writing process? After walking my three dogs in the morning, I sit down with a coffee to write for about five hours. I don’t stop for anything if I’m on a roll. No phone calls or lunch or putting a wash on. Only strict necessities like having to walk the dogs again or making my son’s supper will get me up from […]