Hello book lovers! Just one week to go and if you’re like me, you’ll be juggling school appointments, last minute shopping and general panic! Chances are you’re collapsing in a heap on the sofa at the end of the day but if you can find some time for yourself to settle down with a great book, you’ll find loads of free and bargain books on this weekly book linky from Beck Valley Books.
Here you’ll find a great selection of pre-loved reads plus all the new releases about to hit shelves and Kindles, all downloadable from Amazon.com.
I think I’ve almost finished my gift buying but there are always those things you forget to buy, aren’t there? And they are always the less glamorous, most basic of things – like bin bags! Last year I forgot the stuffing balls (no jokes please) and double cream.
Online shopping deliveries have been a bit hit and miss this year too with lots of the things I’ve ordered going astray, being lobbed over the gate and just plain ‘ole’ not delivered. Is there anything more frustrating than one of those rain-soaked “we tried to deliver” cards, particularly if you were inside when they tried to deliver!
Downloadable is definitely the way to go as far as I’m concerned and, whilst I’ll never give up on the traditional bookshop, at this time of year the Kindle reigns supreme. I’ll be back lurking in the Mind, Body & Spirit section of my local bookstore after Christmas though.
Just a reminder of my recent reviews which are all worth a look:-
First up there’s “Public Speaking Super Powers” by the Carma Spence. If one of your goals for 2019 is to climb the career ladder or set yourself up as an entrepreneur, public speaking skills will help you get there quicker. There’s no room for shy wallflowers in business.
Or if you’re looking for a tale to warm the cockles of your heart, how about the delightful Nutcracker Sweets At Moonglow by Deborah Garner – a wonderful Christmas tale? When a nearby theatre burns down just before Christmas, cast members of The Nutcracker arrive at the Timberton Hotel with only a sliver of holiday joy. Camaraderie, compassion, and shared inspiration combine to help at least one hidden dream come true. As with every Christmas season in Timberton, this year’s guests will face the New Year with a renewed sense of hope. There is even a selection of cookie and candy recipes to try.
If you’re a pooch lover and fancy a bit of a crime to solve, there’s my review of a heart-warming detective story for doggy lovers featuring a detective Shih Tzu called Chrissy in Attorney At Paw by Diane Wing. Trust me if you love cute cuddly pups, you will really enjoy this murder mystery revolving around the untimely demise of Chrissy’s owner. Throw in a heroine who is battling her own demons and a little light romance and you’ll find yourself whiling away a happy hour or two.
Or, if you prefer your detectives to be human, feisty and female, you’ll enjoy Dangerous Delays by Joyce T. Strand. When a body of a young woman is accidentally unearthed on the site of a b&b restoration in Ramona, she is thought to be of Native American descent. But is she? Or is she a missing festival organiser? What other secrets does the site have to reveal and who exactly is the dubious event planner who suddenly appears from the Mid West? Follow sleuth Emily Lazzaro as she tries to unearth the answer whilst putting herself in quite a bit of danger.
If you do manage to find a moment for yourself, as ever, you can find plenty of free and bargain books from Beck Valley Books on this link. Make sure you keep up with your self-care and carve out some time for yourself!
Have a great week!
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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