Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Dead End by Rachel Lynch Blog Tour

Way back in January I had the pleasure of reading Dark Game, the first in a series of books from author Rachel Lynch featuring character DI Kelly Porter. This was a novel that I thoroughly enjoyed so when I was asked if I'd like to join the blog tour for the third story in the series, Dead End it was kind of hard to refuse.

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Now I'll admit I'd not even realised that a second book had been written let alone a third so I was a little worried that I wouldn't understand parts of the storyline but I can say straight away that like the first book, this one can be read as a stand alone, you don't really need to have read the previous ones to comprehend the events that occur this time round.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Read With Me 2018 #41

Hello there and welcome to another weeks Read With Me. As always I thank everyone who continues to link up and share the book love. It really is appreciated not just by me but by all of you who join in each week.

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Reading has been going well for my youngest two recently, both going up in reading levels at school and actually I've noticed their enthusiasm for reading increasing too. There was a time where reading at bed time stopped but now they are choosing to either read to me or read with me rather than me just reading stories to them. And of course the length of the books have increased significantly as well.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

My Sunday Photo 2018 #41

I actually took this photo a few weeks ago but forgot to share it. This was from one of our random walks, exploring amongst the trees. I'd be interested to see what this area looks like now that autumn is setting in.

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Friday, 12 October 2018

Bad Backs and New Glasses #weeklyroundup

Hello there and welcome to another weekly round up. I may have missed another week because I was busy promoting the new Hatchibabies but I'm back and I am pretty certain you didn't really miss my updates too much.

So what's new?

Well October hasn't been bad weather wise has it. I've managed to get my washing out on the line more often than not and so far I have also somehow got the husband to keep his hands off of the heating. I plan on not turning the fire on until at least the beginning of November!

I'm still applying for jobs, didn't manage to get an interview for the last position I applied for but I'm nothing but determined, there is a job out there for me somewhere . . . I hope.

Read

My reading has slowed down somewhat again, I've almost lost that mojo to want to pick up a book and get lost in it. Might have something to do with the fact that many books I'm reading lately just aren't living up to their expectations.

The latest novel I read was the latest one from Lauren Oliver called Broken Things. I got all excited as I love the author and the blurb caught my interest but the story itself seemed quite a let down from my initial feelings.

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Smooshins Surprise Maker Kit Toy Review

If your children are anything like mine then they will love a good collectable, but what's better than buying them? Making your own of course. And now with the Smooshins Surprise Maker Kit your kids can do just that!

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With this clever piece of kit your little ones can create, customise and of course then begin to collect these adorable, colourful smooshy characters again and again! There are over 10,000 combinations of characters and accessories to collect, which means never a dull moment.