Another Award Nomination!

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I have been nominated for the Sunshine Award, a huge thank you to Mischievous eyes for nominating me. My post will be coming tomorrow afternoon and you will be able to see all of my nominations and the answers to all of my questions but I thought I’d share a couple of answers with you now. Remember to look back to see my answers to the rest of the questions and my nominees!

What inspired you to start blogging?

I am not sure, I think I just wanted to write about all the things that really annoyed me and then my love for books started coming through and now it’s more book blog than rant blog.

How did you come up with the name for your blog?

Well I was young and grumpy and there was a lot of things I hated (and a few I loved) and that’s how it happened.

 

 

 

Book Review…Dead Run by Erica Spindler

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Liz Ames receives a phone call telling her, her sister Rachel a pastor at a small town in Florida has gone missing.  Liz listens to her answer phone messages and there’s one from Rachel telling her about some illegal activity on the island but not giving much detail.  Liz decides tk move to Key West to investigate.  Not long after she moves there a young girl is murder and a bank manager commits suicide.
This is my second Erica Spindler book and Dead Run made me realise how much I love her writing style. At one stage I felt as if I was going crazy alongside Liz and did not know what to think. The character I really fell in love with was Carla the ‘meat and potatoes’ who eventually figured everything out. This book was just the right side of gory and definitely kept me interested.

Would I recommend this book? Yes
Score: 5/5

Huge Compliments for Me Today….

I am being upskilled at work! This great, it means I can aim for a pay rise or even moving to a different department all together. There is probably only so long I can answer phones for.

In training today we had to write a rap/poem about a product and we had ten minutes to do it and everyone was really impressed. Yay! It really was just something I pulled out of mid air but to have someone compliment anything I write is a huge deal.

 

Done my Nails…Plus more exciting blog news!

So after writing about MissLucy’sNails on here last week, I’ve been inspired and decided to have another go at my nails. I warn you I am not the most creative person, but I am actually quite happy with what I’ve  come up with.

Also Kimberley Warren the author of Awaiting Simplicity is allowing me to show some more of her writing on the blog and I will be putting it up during the week, make sure you look out for it.

Book Finished…The Ladykiller by Martina Cole

George isn’t happy in his marriage or his life in general infact the only thing that keeps him happy is his secret magazines in the shed, but soon these aren’t enough for him. He starts to rape and kill young women.
Kate is the detective trying to solve the murders and she finds herself involved with one of the victim’s fathers who is a known (but unproved) villain.
This is the second book I have read by Martina Cole – the first one being The Know – and it was excellent. It was the first tree book that I have read in months and I loved it.

I enjoy books that are written from all different angles and this certainly was. There was a wealth of characters all very well described and links were very well explained.

This is the sort of dark, gritty fiction that I favour and although some scenes were quite hard to swallow , an example being George and his abusive mother it was a great flowing read.

It is obvious to see why Martina Cole is so well loved, thrillers are definitely her area of expertise, I did read recently that she has only written 17 books which, surprised me. This has encouraged me to read more of her books. Great Read:

5/5

Interview With Author of Awaiting Simplicity Kimberley Warren

So I put a few questions forward and this is what I got I found out she has weakness for Marian Keyes, enjoys the odd modern classic and also isn’t too keen on the mainstream. Read on to find out more….

1)      Whos is your favourite author and why?

Marion Keyes – I know I should say some author who has made a great difference to the world of literature, but I read for escapism, I like happy stories, full to the brim with Clichés and make me laugh out loud. Marian Keyes ticks all of these boxes for me!!

2) And your five favourite books?

J.K Rowling – Harry Potter – I cannot decide on one, I love them all. I have been reading them since I was 11 years Old, I have grown up with the characters and fall in love with them everytime i re read them! I love these books for many reasons, its a constant reminder of my childhood and depicts adepth of friendship that one could only hope to find in real life!

Marion Keyes  This Charming man – Its a delightful easy to read indulgence. I have read it a few times and always laugh the whole way through!

Sir Authur Conan Doyle – A study in Scarlett – It’s a beautifully written story that has aged well and is still relevant and understood by todays readers even though it was written  in 1887!

Louisa Alcott – Little Women – Each time I read this I feel a little bit guilty for my completely materialistic attitudes and it always makes me want to do something good in the world. If you ask me, that’s what a great story should do.  Evoke an emotion that makes you change for the better.

Harper Lee- To Kill a Mocking Bird – I studied this book in GCSE English and I’m so glad for this. If I had not been taught how to analyse a book I would have missed all the underlying messages and beautiful symbolism this book holds and that would have been a tragedy!

3) what inspired you to write the story?

I was thinking about how people try to stay in completely incompatible relationships. I started to think what would attract me to a man that may not necessarily be a good personality trait and I came up with talent. A man that is so intelligent and so engrossed in his art that he no longer lives in the real world.
4) e-reader or print?

Print, ive never used a kindle or anything …..yet! I can see the benefit of them though!

5) So what is your pet peeve and why?

People who only watch, read or listen to what ever everybody else is. I know this a perfectly acceptable thing to do, but it bothers me, because I know what they are all missing out on! Put the blockbusters down and dip your nose into something extraordinary.  Everyone loves a hit (all the books I have mentioned are well known) But just don’t refuse to try something new!!!