Month: February 2018

Monthly Round-Up! February 2018

Posted February 28, 2018 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! February 2018

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up February 2018. This was a bit of a quiet month for me because I had exams, but hopefully I’ll be able to do a bit better next month! And I’ve being trying not to get too distracted by reading. Which is a real shame as there are some books that I am super excited to read! I guess I can see reading as a reward once one exams are done. But at the moment I feel like it is a long wait. Currently reading: Reviews:   Blog Tours:   Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. So what do you think of my Round-up February 2018? What have you read this month? Let me know in the comments below!   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 910 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Review: The Reading Group by Della Parker

Posted February 26, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Reading Group by Della Parker

The Reading Group by Della Parker Published by Quercus on November 2nd 2017 Genres: Fiction, Retelling, Romance Pages: 522 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Grace, Anne-Marie, Kate, Jojo and Serena are as different as can be but each month they meet in Serena’s beautiful cliff-top cottage to discuss a good book – and their lives, which are sometimes stranger than fiction! Between new loves and old flames, cheating husbands and wayward children, there’s always a surprise around the corner… This is a light-hearted read with a playful retelling of Jane Austen’s big stories for example Emma. Which alsocjust so happens to be this months Reading Group book of choice. Della Parker takes some of the key elements of Jane Austen’s tales and uses them to create this story. The Reading Group was originally published as separate short stories. Each part focuses on one member of the Reading Group at a time and the story didn’t interlink with other stories. This is a warm story that focuses on friendship, loyalty and the love of reading – which is perfect for all the […]

Blog Tour / Guest Post – ‘My Ideas’ by Maddie Please author of A Year Of New Adventures

Posted February 22, 2018 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 0 Comments
Blog Tour / Guest Post – ‘My Ideas’ by Maddie Please author of A Year Of New Adventures

Today I’m super exciting to welcome to the blog, Maddie Please, author of A Year of New Adventures with a post about her ideas!! My ideas It’s the usual question that most writers are asked. Where do you get your ideas? Where do I get mine? The answer is there are ideas everywhere. In newspapers, on social media, in everyday life, gossip heard on the bus or at work. My debut, The Summer of Second Chances came from a writing retreat in Cornwall when we were enjoying an excellent plotting workshop with Chris Manby. In a couple of hours the whole thing was plotted out, the hive mind of the group provided the names for my main characters and a working title and the structure of the plotting grid meant that I knew for the first time where events needed to take place in order to move the story forward. That didn’t mean the plot couldn’t change, it just gave a structure that kept me writing. My second book A Year of New Adventures was the result of a ‘what […]

Review: Pugs and Prejudice by Eliza Garrett

Posted February 20, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Pugs and Prejudice by Eliza Garrett

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Pugs and Prejudice by Eliza Garrett Series: Classic Tails #1 Published by Wildfire on September 21st 2017 Genres: Fiction, Retelling Pages: 64 Buy on Amazon Goodreads CLASSIC TAILS – the greatest works of literature, as told by the finest breeds We all have our favourite classic novels; books that have been beloved to us since childhood, whose wonderful stories and rich tapestry of characters are unsurpassed in modern literature. How, you may ask, could these marvellous works ever be improved upon? Reader, ask no more…for we present Pugs & Prejudice Mrs Bennet has five unmarried daughters, living in a house that can only be inherited by a male heir. The Bennet litter must be married off soon – but to whom? Adorable Mr Bingley seems like a perfect match for beautiful and sweetly tempered Jane Bennet; and perhaps his dashing but aloof companion Mr Darcy might be just right for her witty sister […]

Blog Tour / Guest Post: “So what’s your favourite city in the whole world?” by Claudia Carroll, author of Our Little Secret

Posted February 18, 2018 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 0 Comments
Blog Tour / Guest Post: “So what’s your favourite city in the whole world?” by Claudia Carroll, author of Our Little Secret

So today, I’m super excited to have on the blog the incredible Claudia Carroll, author of Our Little Secret talking about her favourite city in the whole world. Claudia’s Words: So what’s your favourite city in the whole world? Without a doubt, mine is New York City or to be more specific, Manhattan. I first started going there when I was a teenager with my parents; my Dad used to do the NYC marathon and we’d all loyally troop over to support him. Anyway, New York in the dim, distant late 80’s was a very different place to how it is now. It was pre-Giuliani and crime really was rife. I remember our tour group leader even warning us not to wear rings on the street, as if a mugger targeted you, apparently they’d just chop your finger off to get at the ring. Delightful. But in spite of the element of danger hanging over the whole city back then, I still fell in love with the place. The energy, the buzz, that feeling of being right in the epicenter […]