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Saturday Night Reading

A very brief reading session this evening that focused on my Blog Tour book Dashboard Elvis Is Dead by David F Ross. I am due on the Tour on 1 December, so panic is starting to creep in. Hopefully this panic will mean that I stay awake later into the evening and therefore get the book finished! I am currently at 30% so it’s not a terrible position to be in…

I hope that you have all had a good Saturday and enjoyed my (or rather my son’s!) Stacking The Shelves post. Tomorrow on the Blog it’s Sunday Post and Sunday Salon to nicely finish off the week.

See you then!

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. A very quiet week this week for me with no new books or Blog Tour sign ups. My son however has come home with a school library book and a reading book:

School Reading Book:

At School by Roderick Hunt (click for link to Goodreads)

School Library Book:

I wish I could dance by Tiziana Bendall-Brunello (click for link to Goodreads)

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. A fairly busy week for me with 3 books (a library book, a blog tour book and a blog tour sign up) for me and one school library book for my son.

School Library Book:

David Attenborough by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Little David grew up in Leicester on the campus of a university, where his father was a professor. As a child, he spent hours in the science library, collating his own specimens and creating a mini animal museum. When he was old enough to go to university, he studied science and zoology – but what he wanted most of all was to be close to the animals he was studying. So, he started working in television, visiting animals in their natural habitats and telling the world the untold stories of these animals.
 
This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant physicist’s life.”

Blog Tour Sign Up:

Death and the Conjuror by Tom Mead (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 8 February 2023 so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

A magician-turned-sleuth in pre-war London solves three impossible crimes.

In 1930s London, celebrity psychiatrist Anselm Rees is discovered dead in his locked study, and there seems to be no way that a killer could have escaped unseen. There are no clues, no witnesses, and no evidence of the murder weapon. Stumped by the confounding scene, the Scotland Yard detective on the case calls on retired stage-magician-turned-part-time-sleuth Joseph Spector. Who better to make sense of the impossible than one who traffics in illusions?

Spector has a knack for explaining the inexplicable, but even he finds that there is more to this mystery than meets the eye. As he and the Inspector interview the colorful cast of suspects among the psychiatrist’s patients and household, they uncover no shortage of dark secrets—or motives for murder. When the investigation dovetails into that of an apparently impossible theft, the detectives consider the possibility that the two transgressions are related. And when a second murder occurs, this time in an impenetrable elevator, they realize that the crime wave will become even deadlier unless they can catch the culprit soon.”

Blog Tour Book That Arrived:

Promise Me by Jill Mansell (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 24 January 2023 so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“One minute Lou is happily employed, with a perfect flat. The next, her home and job have gone. Suddenly she has to start over.

The last thing Lou wants is to move to a tiny Cotswolds village. She certainly doesn’t intend to work for curmudgeonly eighty-year-old Edgar Allsopp. But Edgar is about to make her the kind of promise nobody could ignore. In return, she secretly vows to help him fall in love with life again.

Foxwell is also home to Remy, whose charm and charisma are proving hard to ignore. But Lou hasn’t recovered from the last time she fell for a charmer. She needs a distraction – and luckily one’s about to turn up.

Secrets never stay hidden for long in Foxwell, nor are promises always kept. And no one could guess what lies ahead…”

Library eBook (that became available early!):

A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A snowstorm. A stranger. A spark. And it’s Christmas!
It should be the perfect start to the perfect love story.

But real life is far messier and more complicated than in the pages of the books in Megan Taylor’s family bookshop – the last few years have left this young widow in no doubt of that. Moving back home to York should have been a fresh start, but all it did was allow her to retreat from the world.

When prize-winning author Xander Stone rams his supermarket trolley into her ankles and then trashes her taste in books, Megan is abruptly awoken from her self-imposed hibernation. It’s time to start living again, and she’s going to start by putting this arrogant, superior – admittedly sexy – stranger in his place.

Just as she is beginning to enjoy life again, the worst happens and Megan begins to wonder if she should have stayed hidden away. Because it turns out that falling in love again is about more than just meeting under the mistletoe…”

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. A quiet one this week with only one Blog Tour sign up.

Promise Me by Jill Mansell (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“One minute Lou is happily employed, with a perfect flat. The next, her home and job have gone. Suddenly she has to start over.

The last thing Lou wants is to move to a tiny Cotswolds village. She certainly doesn’t intend to work for curmudgeonly eighty-year-old Edgar Allsopp. But Edgar is about to make her the kind of promise nobody could ignore. In return, she secretly vows to help him fall in love with life again.

Foxwell is also home to Remy, whose charm and charisma are proving hard to ignore. But Lou hasn’t recovered from the last time she fell for a charmer. She needs a distraction – and luckily one’s about to turn up.

Secrets never stay hidden for long in Foxwell, nor are promises always kept. And no one could guess what lies ahead…”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 24 January 2023 so keep an eye out for my reviews on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. A quiet one this week with only one book. This book is one that my son chose from his school library. As you know he is only 4 so I can only assume that the teacher just let him take the first book he picked up!

How Children Lived by Christopher Rice (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Ever wonder about how children lived in the past? This amazing book places sixteen children in different times and places.”

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. This week has been fairly busy (for me!) with a Blog Tour sign up and two books (one Kindle eARC and one physical) appearing:

Blog Tour Sign Up:

Fallen Butterfly by Anna Nicholas

Book Description From Random Things Tours:

“Eccentric, headstrong and engaging, Isabel Flores Montserrat is a cross between a highly charged Precious Ramotswe (The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) & Phyrne Fisher (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries).

With political tensions running high due to a controversial new motorway scheme, the chilling and ritualistic murder of a high-flying local government minister sends shockwaves through the island. When her home is ransacked and another brutal killing occurs, Isabel Flores Montserrat, unorthodox former detective, joins up once again with Mallorca’s police chief, Tolo Cabot, in a perilous race for answers.

Meanwhile, fear and distrust grow in Isabel’s village as fake signs and cairn markers send disorientated hikers plunging off cliffs. Is this mountain mischief the work of environmentalists or is something far more sinister afoot?”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 23 January 2023 so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

eARC Kindle Book:

A Moment On The Lips At Christmas by J Taylor (click for link to Goodreads):

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A Moment on the Lips Christmas may not be a perfect Christmas, but it’s definitely one you do not want to miss.
From: Pamela Wilson

Date: 20 Dec 2021 04:43

Subject: Very exciting news! Prompt response required!

Dear Family and Friends,

You are cordially invited to join us at Midwinter Cottage from 30 December to 2 January, situated in the glorious wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, for a Christmas and New Year break to remember.

Midwinter is an extremely luxurious thatched cottage that sleeps 18 comfortably and was featured in 2020 Your Home magazine. Facilities include gym, cinema, indoor heated pool, sauna, Aga and manicured grounds with fire pit. Small dogs are allowed in the house. Outdoor shoes are not. This break is a gift from us to you. NO financial contribution is required. RSVP WITHIN 24 HOURS as we need the final numbers for the Ocado shop. Transport via executive coach is included. We look forward to hosting you! Let’s make some memories!

Festive love and peace

Pamela and Gillian”

I received the eARC from the author and am very excited to start reading it after enjoying the first book A Moment on the Lips by J Taylor (click for my review).

Physical Book:

The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Ollie Spencer has started a new life in the idyllic Cornish seaside town of Port Karadow. Throwing herself into her job at the town’s bookshop, A New Chapter, is one way to make friends. The shop is glitzing up for first Christmas and Ollie hopes her inspired ideas will give the shop the edge it needs to dazzle the town.

But far from being the Sugar Plum fairy the place needs, Ollie is fast becoming its Christmas pudding. With the bookshop’s success at stake, Ollie turns to twinkly-eyed café owner Max for help. Can he help Ollie to turn the page, and put the sparkle back into her Cornish dream?”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 28 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. A quiet one this week with one Blog Tour sign up and one Kindle Freebie (free at the time of purchase):

Blog Tour Sign Up:

Dashboard Elvis is Dead by David F Ross (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

A failed writer connects the murder of an American journalist, a drowned 80s musician and a Scottish politician’ s resignation, in a heart-wrenching novel about ordinary people living in extraordinary times.

Renowned photo-journalist Jude Montgomery arrives in Glasgow in 2014, in the wake of the failed Scottish independence referendum, and it’ s clear that she’ s searching for someone.

Is it Anna Mason, who will go on to lead the country as First Minister? Jamie Hewitt, guitarist from eighties one-hit wonders The Hyptones? Or is it Rabbit – Jude’ s estranged foster sister, now a world-famous artist?

Three apparently unconnected people, who share a devastating secret, whose lives were forever changed by one traumatic night in Phoenix, forty years earlier…

Taking us back to a school shooting in her Texas hometown, and a 1980s road trip across the American West – to San Francisco and on to New York – Jude’ s search ends in Glasgow, and a final, shocking event that only one person can fully explain…”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 1 December so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Kindle Freebie:

The Clause In Christmas by Rachael Bloome (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sometimes home is where you least expect it…

Cassie Hayward hates Christmas. Especially this year.

No job. Flat broke. And an ex most definitely on the naughty list.

But the unexpected inheritance of a Victorian cottage in the idyllic town of Poppy Creek may be the miracle Cassie needs. Except for one problem: a clause in the will. Cassie must complete a series of festive tasks for each day in December leading up to Christmas. Overseen by the disarmingly handsome, Christmas-loving lawyer, Luke Davis.

Luke is as strong and steady as the bespoke furniture he crafts as a hobby. He has to be. Stepping into his late father’s shoes as the town lawyer comes with a sleigh full of responsibilities. Which means the alluring stranger collecting her inheritance is a distraction he can’t afford.

As the unlikely pair works together to complete the daily tasks, fighting their attraction becomes more futile than putting good ol’ St. Nick on a diet. But when Cassie’s ex reappears with the offer of a lifetime, she’ll have to choose between love and the life she always wanted.

Curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and visit a town that feels like home. This endearing, sweet romance will warm your heart and fill you will hope. A “must-read” year after year.”

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. A quiet week this week with only one Blog Tour book coming through the post:

When Cherry Lost Terry by Penny Phillips

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 24 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Book Description From Random Things Tours:

“When Cherry lost Terry one day,
Where was he? Could anyone say?
Asleep in a tree?
Or down by the sea?
He couldn’t be too far away.

The animals searched high and low,
Unsure what to do, where to go.
Would Terry appear?
The story is here…
Just read it – and then you will know!

When Cherry Lost Terry is a heart-warming and funny tale of friendship and adventure told in twenty-six limericks.

There’s one for every letter of the alphabet, each featuring a different animal — from Ann the Antelope to Zack the Zebra.

With wonderfully detailed and characterful illustrations by Clare Mallison, it’s perfect bedtime reading for the 3-to-6-year-old animal lover starting out on a lifetime of reading delight.”

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. A couple of Blog Tour sign ups and 3 Kindle Freebies this week!

Blog Tour Sign Ups

Someone to Kiss by Jamie Anderson (click for link to Goodreads)

NOTE: I read this book this week as I have quite a few Blog Tours coming up!

When Cherry Lost Terry by Penny Phillips

Kindle Freebies (free at the time of purchase)

Witch Happens by A M King (click for link to Goodreads)

Halloween Stories: Spooky Short Stories for Children by Uncle Amon (click for link to Goodreads)

Halloween Night On Monster Island by Clark Roberts (click for link to Goodreads)

I have been getting my shelves ready for Halloween! What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. Just the one book this week, a Kindle freebie (free at the time of purchase):

Autumn in Sycamore Park by C.P. Ward (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“The first in a new romantic comedy series from CP Ward, author of Christmas at Marshmallow Café and Summer at Blue Sands Cove.

Having fled a relationship and a previous life she would rather forget, young teacher Jennifer Stevens throws herself into a demanding new job at Brentwell Primary. Charged with marshalling a group of unruly eight-year-olds to the autumn harvest festival, her only solace is the peace of nearby Sycamore Park.

As the evenings draw in and the leaves begin to fall, will new friends, delicious autumn treats, and a possible new man on the orange-tinted horizon help Jennifer finally come to terms with her past and begin to look forward into the future?

Autumn at Sycamore Park is another delightful romantic comedy from CP Ward, author of several popular seasonally themed novels. Set against a backdrop of warm autumn days, it offers everything fans of CP Ward’s other books have come to love: laughter, friendship, good times, and a hint of newly discovered love.”

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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