Week in Review – 30 April 2017
This week I drew the winners of my Blogiversary Giveaways, all of the winners have been notified by email and I’ve received word that some of the prizes have already landed.
I’m so grateful to everyone who entered, for the people who donated prizes, and to all of you for all of your support.
The lucky winners were:
- The Last Days of Magic – Holly
- Caraval – Ali
- Caraval Goodies – Kerry
- Bookishly Goodies – Suzanne
- Book & Nook Candle – Jill
I also had a wonderful experience with an author this week which I wanted to share, especially during these times where there is so much talk of aggression from authors.
I wrote a negative review on the back of not being able to finish a novel. I was very disappointed about this because I’d been very much looking forward to reading this book and as all of us do I did my best to make sure that the review I wrote was reflective, honest, but fair.
The response I had from the author was nothing short of wonderful and far beyond gracious. We had a short conversation and she even recommended some other authors to me. I know it can’t be easy at all to know the work you’ve put your heart into hasn’t been well received but to be so lovely when you read that is something I’ve certainly never experienced before. If I’m honest, I’m even more gutted than I started out that I didn’t get on with this book, because now I know the author is really nice aswell!
So, I bought myself a new Kindle cover and like the highly intelligent person I am, I bought the wrong size *insert clapping here* the ebay shop I bought it from, after making me think they were going to refuse to let me return it, actually spun things around and sent me the correct one at no charge and told me to keep the wrong one (5 star review for them). So, I now have a cover which is of no use to me. So I figured if anyone out here in book blog land wants it…it’s yours! It is for a Kindle Fire HD 2013 7″ model and the picture to the right is the design on it. If you want it just pop a comment below to say you want it. I don’t expect this to be popular so first comment that wants it wins. Simples!
So, onto my update this week… (as always click on the covers for more info/to see the posts)
What I’ve Read
I’m sticking with being strict on not having too much adding to my TBR at the moment. I really need to clear it down some more.
Bought / Freebies
I had a lovely guest post from dual-timeline novelist Suzanne Rogerson this week, and author of The Guardian J.L. McFadden wrote a really personal guest post which was very well received earlier in the week.