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Holiday Hell

Book 5 – ‘Rush of Blood’ by Mark Billingham My challenge (http://greatbigjar.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/the-15-book-challenge/) has taken me many places so far and Mark Billingham delivered another nail-biting book for me to get my teeth into. ‘Rush of Blood’ is a mesmerising story of the holiday from hell for three couples who are from the UK but meet in Florida. Set in an idyllic resort, until a young girl goes missing. Together they embark on a journey full of murder, intense police scrutiny and intrigue, finally awarding you with an amazing ending that had me guessing right up to the climax. All three

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OK – I have missed a few days but I’m back on track now!

As most of you are aware I had set myself a little book challenge earlier this month (http://greatbigjar.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/the-15-book-challenge/). I am ashamed to admit that I have seriously lapsed on that front recently. I have no-one else to blame but myself and the flu virus that has been wreaking havoc in my house of late. We have decided to buy shares in Kleenex tissues and Calpol and await our dividend cheque with baited breath! It has come to my attention (from myself that is) that I need to stop the grumping and get on with it. So here I am. Getting

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Liebester Award!

My amazing friend Franza (http://franzad.wordpress.com/author/franzad/) has honoured me in her award list.  I very humbly accept this award and thank her for being an amazing support and a true friend. We author’s need to stick together! You got the Award, now what?: – I list 11 random facts about myself. – I will answer the 11 questions asked of me by the person who nominated me. – I will then nominate my 11 picks for the award along with my 11 questions for them to answer when they post a response. – If you’re nominated, your name/link will appear at the bottom of

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The Forest

Sometimes you get comfy, sitting at your laptop, fire on, cats huddled together trying not to freak out at the wind. Calmly watching all the stuff that you thought was ‘secure’ flying about your garden and then you get distracted. You wonder to yourself, if that set of goals blows over the wall – where will it land and would we ever see it again? So, yes, here I am having that very dilemma! However, said goals are now secure. I feel safe in the knowledge that I  have created something useful today – a short story evolved from a

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Do you go to sleep when there are only a few more pages to read?

I completed The Blackhouse in the wee small hours and yet again I am a little bit sleep deprived but it was only because I could not put it down. I have this horrific mentality that I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NOW, not tomorrow, NOW. Do you put a book down when you only have 50 pages to read as you are tired and it will still be there in the morning to finish? Or are you like me, where I sit glued to the text and cannot wait to find out what happens at the end so I read

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Book 3 completed…now what’s next?

I am enjoying this book challenge even more, especially when I finish one book and pick up the next from my list. This could possibly be due to my slight OCD tendencies when it comes to completing tasks on a list – could be anything from a shopping list, to-do list for the day and of course a list of books that I need to complete in what is now 23 days! The satisfaction I feel after completing each stage is well worth the slightly tired eyes and marshmallow head. You know the feeling? A bit like when you climb

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