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This meme is hosted by the lovely Sheila over at Book Journey.

Another week has started and the pages keep on turning over here at Blog A Book.
As I am working today not much reading will get done during the day but I hope to catch up a bit when I get home and on the way home!


The Humans by Matt Haig

Although I am still reading this I have made a considerable dent and last night I switched off the TV in a bid to get even closer to the end.
As Sunday goes for TV it is pretty dry on anything new and jam-packed with repeats so it was the perfect opportunity to sit by open window with the sun streaming in and read away the evening.

Listening To

The Vintage Girl by Hester Browne

This is one that has been on my To Be Reviewed pile for a while and I just have never got to it.
So, when the opportunity to listen to it on Audible came up why not! I will let you know how I get on!


One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern



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All of these lovely goodies could be yours if you enter my giveaway.
Click on the link below and get in there – pass on the news to friends and around the social network.

There are two bags up for grabs and a gift bag to put it all in!

Entries are looking poor peeps so crack on!

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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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And the Winner is . . .

Votivo Anna Karenina LE2

Catherine @ Vintage Frills

 Congratulations and I hope in the new year there will be plenty more giveaways and great things!

The winner was selected by a Random Number Generator at Random.org

I hope you are having a lovely weekend :D


Limited Edition Votivo Candle Giveaway

Anna Karenina Movie Release

In conjunction with the read-a-long that Christine and I are hosting the lovely people over at Votivo have sent me a Limited Edition Anna Karenina candle to give away. One of our lucky readers will be able to get their hands on this lovely candle tin and fill their home with the luxurious scents inspired by Anna Karenina. This candle has been released over at Votivo in conjunction with the upcoming release of the movie version of Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law.

Now apparently in the UK the film came out on 7th September (I was unaware of this!) and hit cinemas in the states on 16th November so this giveaway may be a tad late but the book is still being bought left right and centre so now is your chance to snap up this fabulous gift courtesy of the lovely people at Votivo.

Votivo Anna Karenina Travel Tin

Votivo Anna Karenina LE2

‘A savory blend of tart red currants and golden fruit glaze ladled over coarsely ground vanilla bean ice cream and served along side of raspberry filled sugar cookies… the original Red Currant.’

Tin Size: 4 oz/115 g – Burn: 30-40 hr

Votivo Anna Karenina LE1

It smells delicious and is just gorgeous to look at. The candle with many other scents can be purchased over at Votivo’s website (For the US & The Rest of the WorldCheck the site for details). 


For a chance to win this fabulous candle either leave a comment on this post or add yourself to the inlinkz below. The giveaway will run from today (20th Dec 2012) until Thursday 27th December 2012 at 12:00 GMT. Winners will be picked using a random numbers generator (those that enter via comments will be allotted appropriate numbers adding on to those who enter via inLinkz) and announced on Friday 28th December 2012.

Best of luck my lovelies!