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Where I’m At With Blogging

In April things got too much for me and I ended up having a break from blogging.  I started again on the 1st May and although I have been okay I’m still not quite there.  Things have been getting in the way and best laid plans have gone to pot.  My main problem still seems to be blog tours.  Much as I love reading it gets a bit much when I have to read a book quickly due to not getting around to starting it earlier.  Lately I’ve felt that I’m letting just about everyone down and for that I apologise.  It’s all just getting too much again.

I’m really sorry for messing up on a number of blog tours.  I will be back to normal soon, promise.  I will find the answer one day.  I just can’t cope with getting up at 5:00 a.m. to get reviews done anymore and with blogging taking over.  I’m knackered.

Really sorry all.

Best wishes

Sonya

Taking A Short Break

I have just made the decision to take a short blog break.  Much as I love blogging I am finding that things are getting a bit too much at the moment.  Life gets busy and I am really not giving myself enough time to read books for blog tours.  It all becomes very last minute and this is when reading can feel like a chore.  I really don’t want that anymore.  Reading is something I really enjoy doing but at the same time I don’t want to be practically chained to the sofa or bed.  I want to be able to do lots of other things too.  Unfortunately, this means I have to pull out of two blog tours with immediate effect; one tomorrow and one on Sunday.  I just can’t do it anymore.  I’m really sorry for letting authors and publishers down.  I now know I have to look at how I do things in the future.

I will be back blogging week after next.

Love from Sonya xx

Happy New Year!

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I would like to wish all my readers a vey Happy New Year.  There’s always something so very nice about the 1st of January.  It’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and to make lots of lovely plans.  My aim this year is to be much more positive and to try and live each day to the full.

I have met some wonderful book bloggers, authors and publishers at various book events and this year I plan to go to lots more.  It’s such a great way to socialise.  I am also going to organise myself better and read as much as I can.  I have so many fabulous books to tell you all about.

I hope you enjoy my posts this year.

 

Love from Sonya xx

 

Taking a blog break

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I have some very exciting news to tell you all.  We are finally moving into our first home and it’s all happening from tomorrow.  This means that I am going to be taking a blog break for a while.  I plan to be back sometime in September.  I will still be on social media and I’m sure I’ll get some reading done so I may even return with some reviews.

Love from Sonya xx

 

Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2016

Annual Bloggers Bash Awards

I was thrilled to find out a few days ago that I have been nominated for the Best Book Review Blog.  I really don’t expect to win, but just in case you do want to vote here is the link:-

VOTE NOW! Annual Bloggers Bash Awards NOW OPEN

There are many fantastic blogs up for nomination so do check them all out.

Voting Closes on the 9th June at 12 p.m. and the winners will be announced on the 11th June at the Bash.  A winners post will go live at 5:15 p.m. on the same day for those who can’t attend.

 

Good luck to everyone who has been nominated! 🙂

Happy New Year!

2015

I would like to wish all my followers a very Happy New Year.  I hope you all have the best time ever and that you get to read loads of great books.

This year I plan to make my blog bigger and better with tons of reviews, interviews and lots more.  I already have the feeling that 2015 is going to be a fantastic year for books.  I am looking forward to discovering more fabulous authors and adding them to my ever growing list of favourites.

Happy reading everyone! 🙂

Love from Sonya xx

Quick Reads – A Wonderful Book Charity

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Quick Reads is a charity whose aim is to spread the love of reading to the people who need it most.  Over the past seven years they have succeeded in doing just that.

The Challenge

1 in 6 adults of working age in the UK finds reading difficult and may never pick up a book.  People’s reasons for not reading are varied but are often based in fear.  Some people say they find books scary and intimidating, thinking they are ‘not for them’ or that books are difficult or boring.

Quick Reads Response

Quick Reads sets out to challenge these beliefs and to show that books and reading can be for everyone.  Each year we commission big name authors to write short books that are specifically designed to be easy to read.  They are the same as mainstream books in every respect but are simply shorter and easier to tackle for adults who are less confident in their reading skills.  The books are then sold through major retailers, online booksellers and are loaned from libraries.

A powerful outreach campaign around Quick Reads delivers the books and accompanying learning resources written specifically for the titles and inspiring case studies to literacy practitioners across the country.  Quick Reads books are vital in educational settings such as further education colleges and libraries, prisons, military bases, care homes and family centres as well as in workplace learning centres.  They are also used in settings as diverse as oil rigs, cross channel ferries, bus depots and refuse disposal units.  Practitioners tell us that Quick Reads are the ideal tool to use with their learners and evaluations reveal very real benefits to quality of life, well-being, self-esteem, confidence and job prospects.  We also know that adults who become readers through Quick Reads encourage their children to read, transforming their prospects and creating the next generation of readers.

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Today sees the official release of six new Galaxy Quick Reads books:-

  • ‘Love is Blind’ by Kathy Lette
  • ‘A Sea Change’ by Veronica Henry
  • ‘A Dreadful Murder’ by Minette Walters
  • ‘Today Changes Everything’ by Andy McNab
  • ‘Wrong Time, Wrong Place’ by Simon Kernick
  • ‘Doctor Who: The Silurian Gift’ by Mike Tucker

Galaxy Quick Reads books are also ideal for people who don’t have much time to read.

Each book costs just £1.

 

For further information about Quick Reads and to find out about all their books visit http://www.quickreads.org.uk/

You can also find them on Twitter @Quick_Reads

Hello!

Yes, I’ve done it at last!  I’ve decided to join the millions of other bloggers out there.

I will be using my blog mainly to review books, plus maybe a few extras.   I hope you all enjoy reading it.

 

Sonya

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