Sunday, 26 February 2017

Music in Your Head

Do you have a song (or 2) that you just can't get out of your head?

Now my brain is often on shuffle with all the songs that I know, but for the last couple of months I haven't been able to get the theme music for The Longest Day out of my head. It keeps popping up and I find myself humming or whistling it.

What song can't you get out of your head right now?

Friday, 24 February 2017

Re-read to Reduce and Giving Away Books

Hi Everyone!
I want to ask you a question (or 2).

I've been thinking about how to reduce the number of books that are in boxes rather than on the shelf and have tried on a couple of other occasions to figure this out. A little while ago I decided that if I wouldn't read a book again, I wasn't going to keep it. Mostly, to remove the books, I have donated them to charity, but I was wondering if there were people who would be interested in having them instead.

If I was to try getting rid of my books, would any of you want to take them off my hands?

Would you be willing to pay the cost of postage? (A few years ago I did this on my blog, and was sent the cost of postage in the form of postage stamps.)

Would you pay a small amount to purchase them?

Or should I just keep donating them to charity?

Please let me know what you think.

This is what my shelves looked like a few years ago. Some of the books I no longer have, and the shelves have all been rearranged. I can't get to the lower shelves anymore because of the overflow boxes of books - I think I'm now up to 10 boxes of various sizes. Plus there are some shelves with a double layer of books. I also have 2 other bookshelves of different sizes in the room, plus my bedside cupboard holds some as well.

Monday, 6 February 2017

ACRBA Tour - Once Confronted by Lynne Stringer

6 - 10 February 2017

is Introducing 
(By the Rhiza Press, 1 October 2016)

By Lynne Stringer

About the Book:
After a normal day turns disastrous, Madison Craig tries to put her life back together. She’s jumping at shadows and finds even familiar places terrifying. Can she forgive the men who hurt her?
Her friend Evan Mansfield sees no need to do anything but hate their assailants. He struggles with bitterness, but Maddy wants to move on. What will she do when one of the men asks for forgiveness? 

About the Author:
Lynne Stringer has been passionate about writing all her life, beginning with short stories in her primary school days. She began writing professionally as a journalist and was the editor of a small newspaper (later magazine) for seven years, before turning her hand to screenplay writing and novels.
Lynne is the author of the Verindon trilogy, a young adult science fiction romance series released in 2013. Her latest novel, released in October 2016, is Once Confronted, a contemporary drama. Visit for more information.
Lynne is the author of the Verindon series including The HeirThe Crown and The Reign.

My Thoughts:

I really wasn't sure what to say about this book. It wasn't one that I was convinced about reading, but gave it a go. I must admit that I nearly put it down after just a couple of chapters, but kept at it.

There was a wonderful theme of what forgiveness can do in the life of people and also shows how bitterness can destroy them.

This book is not for the fainthearted, as there will be some confronting things inside.