Wednesday 31 August 2016

Reading Round-Up: July/Aug 2016

Well, that's another two months gone, which means it's time for my July/August reading round-up. If you missed the May/June post, you can find that here.

Friday 12 August 2016

August Blog Challenge - Day 11

August blog challenge day 11: What's in your make-up bag?

I know I'm a day late with this again (oops!) but 4.15am starts coupled with family birthdays and a day of training for a new job apparently don't mix well with keeping on top of blogging!

But anyway - on with the post.

Thursday 11 August 2016

Book Review: Tamar by Mal Peet

Last Updated: 04 May 2024

Tamar by Mal Peet book cover

When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing a series of clues and coded messages. Out of the past, another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Holland half a century before. His story is one of passionate love, jealousy, and tragedy set against the daily fear and casual horror of the Second World War -- and unravelling it is about to transform Tamar’s life forever.

From acclaimed British sensation Mal Peet comes a masterful story of adventure, love, secrets, and betrayal in time of war, both past and present.

Monday 8 August 2016

August Blog Challenge - Day 8

August blog challenge day 8 - A song to match your mood.

Just a quick post today! I wouldn't say I'm in any particular mood right now, so completing today's challenge is proving a little problematic...

Sunday 7 August 2016

August Blog Challenge - Day 7

August blog challenge day 7: Your dream wedding.

Today's challenge is a difficult one for me to write about. Unlike most girls, I've never really put much thought into my dream wedding. I know girls who have had their future weddings planned out right down to the tiniest detail from the age of 10 - but I'm not one of them.

Friday 5 August 2016

Miss Jean Louis: The Kale Years

Miss Jean Louis gish

Every gisher worth their kale has heard of Miss Jean Louis. They've heard tales of how she managed to corner a lone Misha in the wild, how she took him to Gish HQ and over many years taught him to understand the basics of human living. Admittedly he still wears pineapple shoes and will only eat from a dish weaved from the stems of fresh flowers, but it's a credit to her extraordinary stamina and determination that he is even able to integrate into society at all.

When Only Cupcakes Will Do by Daisy James

When Only Cupcakes Will Do by Daisy James book cover

Today I'm delighted to welcome author Daisy James to the blog. Her latest novel When Only Cupcakes Will Do was released just yesterday, and she's kindly taken time out of her schedule to write up a guest post for TWG.


Wednesday 3 August 2016

August Blog Challenge & Life Update

The Writing Greyhound canal bridge

I can't believe it's August already - where has this year gone?

I've been a little lax with my blogging over the last month or so for one reason or another, so this month I've got a great way to make sure you're getting more regular content - I've decided to take part in the August Blog Challenge!

August Blog Challenge - Day 3

Last Updated: 02 May 2024

Day 3 of the August Blog Challenge, and time for an update. In case you missed my post explaining what the August Blog Challenge is all about, you can find that here.