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Highlights of the Month - May 2016

Hello There,
May has been a good month of reading; I managed to get quite a few reviews done.  One thing I enjoyed this month was being able to interview an author for a book that I did for review. It was my first author interview and I really enjoyed doing it! I'm hoping that I'll have the opportunity to do more in the future.
The next point that I want to mention, that I teased about in my previous post, is the tidying up that I did. I did a 'Winter Clean' (not a Spring Clean since it's winter here in the Southern Hemisphere) in my room. I chucked out all the things that I didn't want or need, packed away the things that I might use in the future, and I also packed my book shelf straight; that had previously been full of files, papers and some books here and there. If you would like to see the cleaning adventure I went on, follow me on Instagram with my Instagram link
It's hard this month to choose which was my favourite book. It's a toss up between '…

My Week of Reading (23 - 28 April 2016)

Hello Everyone,
I've done some slow reading this week. I finished 'Liberty and Means' by Kristin Dow, and started 'Flying by the Seat of my Knickers' by Eliza Watson. I've also been a little bit pre-occupied with other things, so I haven't gotten that much reading done.
Here are some reviews that I promised:
Liberty and Means by Kristin Dow: Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Liberty and Means Amazon: Amazon Review - Liberty and Means Genuine Jenn: Genuine Jenn - Liberty and Means
Clash of Worlds by Philip McClennan: Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Clash of Worlds Amazon: Amazon Review - Clash of Worlds Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Clash of Worlds
As I had said previously, 'Clash of Worlds' has an author interview as well; so I hope you enjoy it! I'm probably not going to be finishing 'Flying by the Seat of my Knickers' by the end of May, but nevertheless; I'll give it a try! 
Last Word: I really want to get to reading paperbacks ag…

Review and Author Interview - Clash of Worlds by Philip McClennan

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Blurb: Growing up in an orphanage as a boy, James has no memory of his parents. He has always wondered who he truly is. Why was he given up? Where does he come from? And why is he able to do phenomenal things? James possesses remarkable abilities, skills that no other person is capable of. That is nobody but Chad, another boy he encounters in the orphanage. 
About the Author: Philip was born and raised in Liverpool, England. He began writing comic books at a very young age, taking inspiration from his favourite computer game franchise Final Fantasy.  Philip achieved a BA Hon's in Film and Screen Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. He also enjoys reading fantasy, thrillers and horror fiction, as well as autobiographies. His first novel, a fantasy and suspense book called Clash Of Worlds, is the first of a planned trilogy.  He loves travel, art, football and chocolate. After originally wishing to be a film director and scriptwriter, and also spending far too many ye…

My Week of Reading (16 - 21 May 2016)

Hello Everyone,
I managed to do a little bit of reading this week. I finished 'Clash of Worlds' by Philip Mcclennan (going to be putting a review up of that one as soon as I can); I also read 'Sister Dear' by Laura McNeill in-between 'Clash of Worlds', and I have started 'Liberty and Means' by Kristin Dow; which is going to be a review I'm posting on Genuine Jenn's blog.
Here is a review:
Sister Dear by Laura McNeill: Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Sister Dear Amazon: Amazon Review - Sister Dear Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Sister Dear
I am hoping to fit in another two books (if possible) before this month is over. And, basically for the whole of today, I'm going to be reading. If I don't finish 'Liberty and Means' I'm hoping to come close to finishing it. I should be posting a review of 'Clash of Worlds' sometime this week, and then put the review links up in my next 'Week of Reading'. Also, I…

Review - Sister Dear by Laura McNeill

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Blurb: Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish – time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows. But Allie’s return home shatters the quaint, coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia. Even her own daughter Caroline, now a teenager, bristles at Allie’s claims of innocence. Refusing defeat, a stronger, smarter Allie launches a battle for the truth, digging deeply into the past even if it threatens her parole status, personal safety, and the already-fragile bond with family. As her commitment to finding the truth intensifies, what Allie ultimately uncovers is far worse than she imagined. Her own sister has been hiding a dark secret—one that holds the key to Allie’s freedom.
About the Author: After six years behind the anchor desk at two CBS affiliates, Laura moved to the Alabama Gulf Coast to raise her family.  Laura's debut dom…

My Week of Reading (9 - 14 May 2016)

Hello there,

Even though this was a read-a-thon week, I didn't treat it as one (I'm still on my current read), been a little bit too busy with Youtube. This is the last day of the read-a-thon; I'm hoping to finish my current read soon, so that I can move onto the next book I'm going to be reviewing.
Anyways, here is the reviews for the book that I promised to post about:
In the Snows of Haz by Maxine Janerka: Goodreads: Goodreads Review - In the Snows of Haz Amazon: Amazon Review - In the Snows of Haz Genuine Jenn: Genuine Jenn - In the Snows of Haz
I had also signed up for some additional reading as well (who knows 'Booksparks'?), though I didn't get chosen as a reviewer for the chosen books for the month of May...but let's see what happens next month (if I had been chosen, I would have piled WAY too much on my plate!), but I'm glad it worked out that way.
Last Word: I've looked around this week on various websites on the price of ebooks, and I've s…

My Week of Reading (2 - 7 May 2016)

Hello Everyone,
I haven't had too much of a week of reading, though the book that I'm reading at the moment (Clash of Worlds by Philip McClennan) is absolutely AWESOME (I'll tell you more about it in my review when I'm done with the book).
The book that I read before my current one, is one I'm doing for review (I'll put up the links in my next 'Week of Reading'), and that's going to go up on Genuine Jenn's blog.
Then here's another review that I promised:
Giant Killers by Steve Lawson: Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Giant Killers
And another one:
The Secret of Heaven by Felix Alexander: Goodreads: Goodreads Review - The Secret of Heaven Amazon: Amazon Review - The Secret of Heaven
Oh my word, I JUST remembered - Bout of Books Read-a-thon starts TODAY! Let me get to my reading!!! I'm hoping to finish Clash of Worlds, then also hoping to start another book for review - not sure how much reading I'm actually going to get done!
Last Word: Hope everyo…

My Week of Reading (25 - 30 April)

Hello Everyone,
I'm doing this blog post in between the dinner cooking that I'm doing: Minestrone and tomato soup mixed, with mince and potato chucked in. It's starting to get cooler this side.
Anyways, on with the blog post: I managed to finish 'The Secret of Heaven' by Felix Alexander, and will be providing the review links in the next 'Week of Reading'.  Another book I started and finished, was 'Always & Eternal' by Lindy Dale.
Always & Eternal by Lindy Dale: Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Always & Eternal Amazon: Amazon Review - Always & Eternal Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Always & Eternal
And then as I promised, here are the review links to 'H.R.H' by Danielle Steel (Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, the Amazon review doesn't show in my Amazon profile, but at least I kept the email I got from them saying that my review has been posted, hehe!)
H.R.H. by Danielle Steel: Amazon: Amazon Review - H.R.H…