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Sunday, 7 January 2018

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up - The 1st of 2018!


Hello! Happy New Year!!!  Hope the start of 2018 has treated you all well and all those resolutions haven't been broken yet!!  My year has started quite well in the fact that I'm in proper declutter mode so everything, and i mean everything!, is being cleared out!  5 bags of  'treasures' to the local charity shop the other day, a pile of old cross stitch charts and random bits of paper (why was I even hoarding those anyway?!) have all been dumped in the pink recycling sack and I'm soon to start blitzing all the old photographs I have in albums... and as a photography addict there are a lot! - so my resolve to be clutter free may soon dwindle! I may have even blitzed a book shelf or two!!  This definitely won't last!!

And I've found that my reading this year has already begun so well! It started New Years Eve (i'm counting that as this year!) and I seem to be in the reading zone again!  Trying my best to keep reading 'my books' that have been on the shelves for a while, alongside those that have come my way for review/blog tours and finding the balance is working.... at the moment!!  Even discovered a date for a  book written on my calendar that I'm on the blog tour for later this year that I'd completely forgotten about signing up for!!  Guess what I'll be reading later this afternoon!!

So here's a peek at what i've been reading so far!

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Thankfully (!) a very quiet start to the year in the way of books!  Just a couple of treats for myself - gift vouchers don't spend themselves now do they! - and one lovely book from a publisher for review!

THE LAST WILDERNESS by NEIL ANSELL  

received this from the publishers and can't wait to start it as it just sounds like such a fascinating read.


Neil Ansell's The Last Wilderness is a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild. For any readers of the author's previous book, Deep Country, Robert Macfarlane's The Old Ways or William Atkins The Moor.

WITCHBORN by NICHOLAS BOWLING

I should never watch Savidge Reads on BookTube! Saw him talk about this whilst drooling over the cover and decided I needed this in my life!  Such a stunning cover so hope the insides match up!


It's 1577. Queen Elizabeth I has imprisoned scheming Mary Queen of Scots, and Alyce's mother is burned at the stake for witchcraft. Alyce kills the witchfinder and flees to London - but the chase isn't over yet. As she discovers her own dark magic, powerful political forces are on her trail. She can't help but wonder: why is she so important? Soon she finds herself deep in a secret battle between rival queens, the fate of England resting on her shoulders... 


Where's My F**king Unicorn? by Michelle Gordon

How could I not?! I mean, where is it??! LOL!!  This may become my guide to life in 2018!!


Are your bookshelves filled with self-help books, and yet your life feels empty? Do you keep following paths to enlightenment that lead to the same dead ends? You've read the books, attended the seminars and taken heed of every bit of advice going...but you're still waiting for your f**king unicorn to come along! Where's My F**king Unicorn? is a guide to life, creativity and happiness that offers a very different way forward. Author, Michelle Gordon, explains why, in spite of all your best efforts, your life still doesn't live up to your vision of what it should be, and tells you exactly what you can do about it. In refreshingly down-to-earth language, she shows you how to harness all the self-knowledge you have gained from all those self-help books you've read, and actually start putting it to practical use.


CURRENTLY READING

Forget Her Name by Jane Holland


Rachel’s dead and she’s never coming back. Or is she?

As she prepares for her wedding to Dominic, Catherine has never been happier or more excited about her future. But when she receives an anonymous package—a familiar snow globe with a very grisly addition—that happiness is abruptly threatened by secrets from her past.

Her older sister, Rachel, died on a skiing holiday as a child. But Rachel was no angel: she was vicious and highly disturbed, and she made Catherine’s life a misery. Catherine has spent years trying to forget her dead sister’s cruel tricks. Now someone has sent her Rachel’s snow globe—the first in a series of ominous messages…

While Catherine struggles to focus on her new life with Dominic, someone out there seems intent on tormenting her. But who? And why now? The only alternative is what she fears most.

Is Rachel still alive?

MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY by WINIFRED WATSON


Miss Pettigrew, an approaching-middle-age governess, was accustomed to a household of unruly English children. When her employment agency sends her to the wrong address, her life takes an unexpected turn. The alluring nightclub singer, Delysia LaFosse, becomes her new employer, and Miss Pettigrew encounters a kind of glamour that she had only met before at the movies. Over the course of a single day, both women are changed forever.


And there we have it! All wrapped up for another week! How has your first week of 2018 been book wise?! Productive I hope!  Looking forward to another good bookish week ahead and even more decluttering! Oh the excitement!! ;)

HAPPY READING!!

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