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Monday, 1 January 2018

Winner - Christmas at Darcy House by Victoria Kincaid

Book cover: Christmas at Darcy House by Victoria Kincaid
Recently I was joined by Victoria Kincaid, who brought us a guest post, excerpt and giveaway of her latest book, Christmas at Darcy House. You can read the post here. The winner was chosen using a random number generator, and that winner is...

Jo's Daughter

Congratulations to you! I will be in touch.

Thank you to everybody who enjoyed the post, and commented, and of course, huge thanks to Victoria for the guest post and giveaway. If you weren't lucky but want to prolong the Christmas period, you can buy the book at Amazon USAmazon UK and others. you can also add it to your Goodreads shelf.

Pick of the Year - 2017

I hope you've enjoyed the last few weeks, whether you've been celebrating or not. I found 2017 a hard year for lots of reasons. It has been a struggle for me to read this year, which in turn makes everything harder. One area of my reading that has flourished is audio reading. I've really enjoyed listening to audio books while commuting, taking a lunchtime walk or while carrying out housework. This is something I mean to continue in 2018.

Being a stupidly optimistic person I always like to make New Year resolutions :) 2018 is a year when I want to focus on three areas - my physical health, mental health and financial health, so aside from eating more healthily, losing weight and sleeping more I also need to prioritise some reading time for myself. That's the aim and I really need to achieve it. Being a list-maker, I have lists and lists of books I need to read, such as review copies that kind people have provided me with, books I have bought or received as gifts and some freebies that I'd really like to read, so I have plenty to choose from for my upcoming reads. I hope to mix up my reading between those lists and at least make a dent in them.

The flipside of having had such a poor reading year in terms of numbers of books read means that I haven't had to narrow down my picks of the year much! Luckily, although I haven't read much, the books I've read have been corkers! Let's jump right in, shall we!