NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY

This reminded me of the books that I have collected to read, which seems to be growing at a very fast rate.
I must not do so much “socialising” on line! The blogs and reviews I read seem to be taking up all of my reading time and by the time I go to bed I am so tired lately that I don’t need a book to make me drop off. I will share my list with you though for when I have finished The Doll Makers by Penny Grubb, which I must say is very good and I know next time I pick it up I will read it until the end, you know when it just makes you read and read until the end.

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I am not sure which one will be next but all the reviews of It’s Raining Men by Milly Johnson are great so it may well be that one and then Jon Rance as that looks good, I have been looking out for his other book to buy as that looks appealing.
How do you choose a book to buy? I am influenced by FaceBook as you can see pictures of the book and you get to know the authors a tiny bit, sometimes I am just pulled by the picture and instantly know that the book will be just what I like. Sometimes you have to go off the track though and read what the book is about to find out that yes, you do like it and buy it.
Penny’s book and Jon’s book I was instantly drawn by the story but if I hadn’t gone to Wales I would not have met her so not seen her book. Jon is on my FaceBook and saw his book there and new I had to buy it.
The book by Mia Dolan called Mia’s World I picked for a completely different reason and I would suggest probably not a very reliable way to choose a book to buy and read. My granddaughter is called Mia! Told you, not a good reason lol.
Do you choose certain books for the time of year? I always have to read a Christmas book at Christmas, it is a lovely time of year to curl up on the sofa with that soft throw you love in front of the fire reading a good Christmas story. The other time is when I go away on holiday it has to be a happy book some of my favourites are set in Italy, just because I have always wanted to travel round all the lakes and places in a camper van. Not sure what book I am going to take when I go away soon. I think it should be one that I have got but I may just creep into the bookshop and have a little look.
As soon as I saw this book on FaceBook today I knew my grandson Alfie would love it so I will be looking out for that. Why do boys like poop and slime and yucky things? Lol

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4 thoughts on “NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY

  1. I get a lot of my book recommendations on Goodreads, and a few from WordPress though I usually end up with more film recommendations for my LoveFilm list than anything else! 🙂 xxx

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  2. Hi Karen, Nice to have met you at Caerleon. This post resonated with me. I have a drawerful of books waiting to be read and I am asleep each night after reading a paragraph or two, mostly because i stay up far too late networking on line. I generally get to read for best part of an hour in the mornings before I get up, any other time through the day is taken up with writing, editing and re-reading whatever I am writing and with various craft projects in the evenings. Many of the books I read nowadays are by authors I know personally or which have been recommended to me by friends. I also get through a fair selection as a filter judge for a national prize and as a reviewer for an academic journal. Gone are the days when I used to hunt through the library for something new and different

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