This wonderful meme is the brainchild of Sheila from Book Journey. Sadly due to work commitments I do not partake as much as I would like. However my toe is dipped in the water enough to be classified as lukewarm!

This week there has not been much reading going on over a Blog A Book however I am aiming to catch up with myself – after the steak dinner and glass of red my friend will imminently provide.

So the nitty-gritty . . .

Currently Reading

Our Tragic Universe, Scarlett Thomas, Books, Reading, Fiction, Canongate, Blog A Book Etc

This book is surprisingly difficult to get into and my feelings towards it at the moment are far from positive. However thinking back to The End of Mr Y – I will stick with it for another 50 pages and see how I go.

Finished Reading

For Once in My Life, Marianne Kavanagh, Books, Reading, Review, Fiction, Relationships, Blog A Book Etc

All I need to say here is Marianne Kavanagh is a great writer and just all out lovely person. Her book was enjoyable as you can read HERE and she is just so sweet which you can see HERE.

Next To Read

Bridget Jones, Helen Fielding, Books, Reviews, Reading, Fiction, Chick Lit, Blog A Book Etc

As listed in my books to read in August this is the next book on my list that is one out of my pile of many that have been sitting there for some time. HOWEVER . . . There are a few books that I received the other day that I really do want to get stuck into. Take a look.

Books, Blogger, Book Blogger, Reading, Paulo Coelho, Adultery, Hutchinson Books, Penguin Random House, Penguin Books, Penguin, The Mill River Redemption, Darcie Chan, Little Brown Books UK, Sphere Books, Sphere Publishing, Sphere, Little Brown, What I Had Before I Had You, Sarah Cornwell, Harper Perennial, Harper

Nice little pile there right! Am I not a lucky girl! Well I think so anyway! Relevant thank you’s have been sent out over t’internet via the wonderful Instagram – click on the link you know you want to see what I get up to!

How is your Monday going so far?

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Scavenger Hunt Sunday is hosted by Ashley over on her lovely site Ramblings & Photos.
Every week there is a different list of photos to inspire you to go out and snap away.

The following are my interpretation of this weeks list. I will be checking out some others soon after bath time!


There is a second hand bookshop in Wimbledon which is a 30 minute stroll from door to door and today was the first time I actually ventured inside. I have always been curious about the treasures it must hold and today I finally pushed open the door and had a snoop. Once again I found myself in the position of buying more books I don’t need but want! As the owner said and so do many other quotes . . .

too many books


This is the first pair of converse that I ever bought. I went to Paris for three days all of which rained unexpectedly and I naively packed only pumps! Well needless to say they fell apart in the torrential rain and I was in need of some new footwear (One of the only times I actually NEEDED!). They were cheap and just so cute in the window I had to have them. Now they are battered and one of the most comfortable pair of trainers I have so they have schlepped to and fro many a time as I hope they will for a while yet! Well at least until one of my other pairs (slight addiction) become just as comfy.


It is rare that the sun comes out and stays out in England on the days that I actually have off work so I took full advantage and relaxed in my garden. Sunglasses on, toenails painted and book in hand!


An incredibly rare moment for my natural hair to make an appearance. I used to straighten my hair to within an inch of its life however after taking so long to maintain I eventually got sick of it and began to go back to natural. I am slowly getting there and my hair is actually growing again. Soon the curls will be endless!


A couple of weeks ago I headed to Brighton and picked up some confectionery that I really should not be eating right now. However with just a little bit to savour it was truly delightful. And on such a wonderful day what better than a pretty lolly! I felt like such a kid again!

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has been up to. Next week I am hoping to get my post up a lot earlier!

I may repost this mid week!



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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1st Hour is Here!

It is upon us ladies and gents. The Read-a-thon is finally here. My intentions were led astray by a drunken night out with work colleagues and I have to say even though I arrived incredibly late I do work with an incredibly social group of lovelies. Nursing my hangover and a large cup of coffee this morning I had all sorts of plans for my first post of the read-a-thon. Alas, the best laid plans of mice and men and all that jazz!

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Yes that is me with bad hair, coffee and my phone looking slightly perturbed by the ambitious size of my reading pile!

Now to take part fully here are my answers to the opening meme!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

London, UK – Anyone else?!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I have been waiting to read The Glass Book of the Dream Eaters for some time so if I leave that one to the end I can enjoy it the most! I found this book when I was looking for something similar to Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore and The End of Mr Y – two of my favourite books!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I am hopefully going to be making muffins later whilst listening to an audio book so I will see how that goes as they sound yummy but we shall see!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am quite hungover today but the best cure for me has always been a good book and large quantities of coffee – what a better day! On a more personal note my mum told me as I started my first book that I have had my nose in books since before I was 2 (not that I could read a thing then!) and she is not surprised in the slightest at my ambitious reading pile!

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I was unable to participate last year due to work commitments however the time before that I was a bit stressed out and overwhelmed due to lack of planning. I have planned a couple of things today and even though they have to be either written or made I have a plan and that is the main thing! If things go off plan then oh well!

On that note!

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What are you reading first?