Thursday, 5 June 2014

Back to Books!!! What I've been reading, buying & liking.

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1. My most recent book purchase was Amy Bird Yours is Mine which was a bargain 99p.  It is currently still this price for eBook on Amazon (I checked today 5 June 2014).

2. I mostly read e-books.  I have had a Kindle Fire for approx. 18 months and have only purchased one paperback since then for myself.  I have bought several for my children as I firmly believe paperback books are brilliant for children.  My daughter is fast becoming a book addict like her mum.

3. I have loved meeting new authors and bloggers on Twitter since I self published my own book.  I have discovered several new authors this way and purchased books via blog tours I wouldn't have known about.

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4. The book I'm currently reading is Irish Girls on Holiday by Marisa Mackle, Michelle Jackson and Niamh Greene. It is a collection of short holiday based stories. It is light-hearted fun and as they are short stories can be read easily if short on time.

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5. I love book shops although I rarely buy paperbacks anymore.  I still love the smell and feel of a book shop.  I recently visited my local Waterstones and bought a book for each of my children. My son has Pirates Love Underpants and my daughter has another Daisy book. She loves them and I can thoroughly recommend for a 7 year old.

Product Details6. The book I have just finished is The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa. I thought it was a good end to the trilogy and tied up a lot of loose ends.  I loved the character of Jackal and was happy with the outcome to Kanin who is another brilliant character. I don't want to reveal too much but Allie/Zeke was a little to cliqued for me and stops it being a 5 star read.
7. I have several unread books on my Kindle (about 25) but still buy more!!! I really need to reduce my list ha ha!
8. I always finish books but have recently struggled with Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse.  I made it to 32% but have now abandoned it. I will go back to it at a later date.  It has good reviews so maybe I was just not in the mood for it.  I found it incredibly slow but hope it will pick up.