Sunday, 7 August 2016

Weekly Round Up

Wow, what a week this Little Book Worm has had!

I was offered a new job on Monday morning, to start on Tuesday! What a rush in every sense of the word, not only did I need to dig out the suits and heels, I needed to learn all the new product ranges and fast! This led to a week of reading things I didn't really want to read, but had to read (if any of you reading have to organise CPC driver training, get in touch!)

Unfortunately, this has meant that my TBR pile has grown a little and I haven't had the chance to review anything, I am on with changing that now!

I have a top secret beta read to complete (I had to sign an NDA and everything!) but on the top of my review list this week are Saving Sophie by the absolutely gorgeous Sam Carrington, and The Devil's Work by the amazing Mark Edwards. I am so excited to have been sent these by the publishers and Net Galley, I hope I manage to get through them both whilst in the second week of my new job!

In July, I took the plunge and contacted Jenny (of JennyInNeverland fame) about her blog tours, and the possibility of becoming a reviewer. She was so lovely. She had me signed up to provide a review and an interview with Helen Phifer about her latest novel, The Girls in the Woods. As you can imagine, I was utterly beyond excited! Even more so when I saw the tour banner which I was actually tagged in on the twitter reveal of it! I am so excited about reviewing the book for you all and to be interviewing Helen, so please keep an eye out on the 16th September.

I have just finished reading Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra, which was sent to me by the lovely Cara Thompson at the newly re-branded Harper Collins imprint, HQ Story. Again, I'm not giving anything away though, you'll have to wait for my day on the blog tour on the 24th September!

I also signed up as a reviewer with Legends Press and am looking forward to my first ARC book post from them for a blog tour in October, but more on that nearer the time.

Melody Bittersweet and the Ghost Busting Agency by Kitty French and The Woman Who Lost Her Mojo by Carol Wyer are "burning holes" in my kindle (and Net Galley ratios)! But then again, so are many others! I might just stick with what I know and throw another Angie Marsons in the mix (she'll need her own page as I promised her soon!) Why oh why do I have to work?!?!? (Cries you will hear from the homes of every blogger in the world!!)

I have also been really busy helping my lovely friend organise a charity fundraising event for MacMillan Cancer Support, we are holding it at our local pub and I posted over in the Book Connectors on Facebook about any potential donations people could send, my gosh I have been blown away! About 20 lovely authors so far have committed to sending signed books for raffle prizes! How amazing is that?!? I was totally overwhelmed by all the love felt over there, and please, if you can help with anything, feel free to get in touch.

I'd like to thank everyone who has shown me support over the last few weeks since I started blogging, whether retweeting, commenting or sending lovely messages, it's been really wonderful to start getting to know you all and I'm looking forward to getting to know you all more in the future.

Well, the edges of my Battenburg are looking like they need eating now and my brew is getting cold so it's over and out for this week.

Have a great week folks, stay safe, stay loving and keep reading

Love

Emma xx