GIVEAWAY: Goody Bag with Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

The lovely people from Penguin put on a lovely vintage themed party for the interview of the lovely Maya Van Wagenen by the awesome Jo Elvin (Glamour Editor). Whilst there we were all given goody bags with a copy of the book and the opportunity to have a little chat with Maya and get her to sign her book. The lovely Maya signed a copy for me and personalised it and also signed two more copies for my readers.

The book is receiving rave reviews and Maya is truly inspirational especially for her age. She seems wise beyond her years and a pleasure to listen to when speaking. This young lady is poised and ready for action and I am pretty sure there will be a lot of that on the literary scene as she is well and truly on fire.

On the night we were given the hashtag WWBD – little did I know that when I actually checked on the social networking feeds that was also being used for What Would Beyoncé Do? – Quite frankly as fabulous as Beyoncé is I couldn’t give a rats backside what she would do in her current situation as it is none of my business. So with attention back on the lovely Maya we cracked on!

The Giveaway

What’s Included

- Signed Copy of the book Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

- Betty Cornell’s Teen-age Popularity Guide

-  June’s Issue of Glamour (With a hilarious editors letter from Jo!)

- Red Bird Makes Vintage Style Brooch

- Sweeties from There’s Only One Amy Law’s

- WWBD Armband

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Not a bad lot for a freebie so get those entries in ASAP for your chance to win this great goody bag – there are two up for grabs so go for it guys! And SPREAD THE WORD far and wide – the more entries the better!

So the giveaway is running from Thursday 22nd May at 07:00am until Thursday 29th May – sadly this competition is only open to UK residents as postage is too expensive to the USA. Click on the link below to go to the page for entries :D

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Grand Designs @ The London ExCel

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Thanks to the lovely Nick from Power Cases I actually found out that this was on. I really do need to concentrate more on the social scene for events and such things! Killing two birds (no animals were harmed during the writing of this post – had to be said!) so to speak as I had to pick up some bits for other people I headed off to the show just to collect and run. HOWEVER – once there with the press room calling I got my golden ticket and was away like wildfire with my camera. This post is going to be heavy on the photos and light on the words. So this is what I saw on the day . . .

old skool

In a little corner these lovely vintage looking items were placed. My only problem was the price tag being almost £10k!!!

garden loving

So many beautiful things for the garden and pretty much something for every corner of a broad imagination and a lot of money.

kitchen crazy

for the love of vodka

a little pizzazz

light

That’s about it from my little trip to Grand Designs! There were some amazing sights but overall I have to say most of the stuff is heavily over priced and most people would most likely be able to reproduce if a little effort was put in!

Did you go? If so what was your favourite part? Did you buy anything?

9th Hour and Counting

Hours Listened: 3

Hours Read: 6

Pages Read: 110 (Man I need to up my game with concentration!)

Books Finished: 0

Tweets: More than 30 (Way too many!)

Pictures taken: 14

Cups of Coffee: 3

Feeling: A bit annoyed that my progress is so slow :(

Song of the Hour: So Easy by Röyksopp (Have a listen it is a great concentration builder)

Ready for a Read-A-Thon

readathon book pile

Are you ready for the read-a-thon? I know that I have been away for just under a week but that is what happens when work and general life just get in the way. Sadly my activities have not been blog or photo worthy therefore it has pretty much been radio silence over here at Blog A Book central. However as my mother always taught me as I am sure many of yours also did – if you have nothing worthy of interest to say just SHUT UP!

So on that point, I am just checking in and seeing how everyone and everything is going – whether you comment or not well that is something for you to decide but I will be checking out some new blogs and commenting even more than I did over this last week. Yes when I do not write I read and network with all of you lovelies!

This weekend I will be co-hosting over at 24 Hour Read-a-thon which will be the second time I have done this – it may sound geeky as it is a day full of reading but I absolutely love it and my blog is called Blog A Book Etc after all so there really should be some booky stuff right?!

As you can see above in the image – that almighty pile of books is what I intend on reading over the 24 hour period. How much of the pile I get through is another story but ambition is key! You can check out my progress throughout the blog as although as mentioned above I will be co-hosting for a couple of hours I will also be tweeting, instagramming (is that even a word!) and writing the occasional post on my personal progress. Oh it is just all go!

Right once again but finally I am going! Work is calling!

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