In the month that this blog reached no 1 in the Ebuzzing literature charts, I’ve been sadly amiss with book blogging. Oops. Isn’t that always the way it goes? I’m going to try to squeeze out a couple of reviews over the weekend, but I thought instead today I’d waffle a bit.
And give away a couple of books
I picked up two lovely picture books today, in the Driver Dan series. And to have a chance of winning them, all I’m asking is that you either join the linky or leave a comment telling me what you’re reading/ have read last. Or both. (Leave a comment saying you’ve joined the linky to make my life easier please!) I’d love if I could actually get this linky going a bit. It’s for anyone with any reading challenge going – so I’ve set myself a 52 book challenge, Small set out with 26, I think Anne Marie is going for 52, but any target is fine. From now if you hadn’t started already, up until the end of the year (so you could set your challenge at 42 for example, to be broadly in line and also because it was Douglas Adams birthday this week. )
If I get lots of people (more than 5) joining the linky, I’ll add a second prize. (Fairly sure I’ve some duplicate books kicking about the place!)
I’m doing OK with my reading, even if my reviewing is falling behind a little. I’ve been keeping track on my Read52 page. This week I’ve read the rather awesome Breaking Butterflies – that review will go up either tonight or tomorrow.
I’ve noticed that my reading is really varying across genres. I read pretty much everything except horror, though I don’t go in much for literary stuff. Shh, but I find it boring. And I’m often really out of step on how I react to it – for example I read the Lemon Grove, thought meh, didn’t review it (I don’t really like doing meh reviews, they’re just so, well, meh) and am slightly stunned to be watching people raving about it left right and centre.
I’ve been trying to work out what I thought was meh about it. I think I felt like a peeping tom reading the sex scenes, which just felt over the top. But perhaps that is because I’m a prude? I don’t know. Also I really didn’t relate to the characters – the main woman, whose name I’ve completely forgotten – I just wanted to shake. Metaphorically speaking. I don’t go around shaking people I don’t like in real life. She was such a doormat internally, and her actions didn’t seem consistent. I’d love to hear other people’s opinions on it. Do feel free to comment and tell me what I’m missing? (Comments on this topic will also be entered into the book giveaway.)
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This giveaway is promoted by me, Jax Blunt, and I’m providing and posting the prize. No recompense has been received by me for running this draw.
This prize draw runs until 23.59 GMT Thursday 20th March. One prize of two Driver Dan books (titles tbc). (value approx £10). Open to adults 18 and over with UK delivery address. Entry is by comment as described above. Non completion of the mandatory entry requirement will disqualify any other entries by that individual. The winner will be chosen using a random draw plugin from all comment entries, and notified by email within 48 hours. They must claim the prize within 28 days.
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