Books & Baubles: Celebrating Orion’s 2019 Highlights #BooksAndBaubles

Books and Baubles

Doesn’t it feel like Christmas? It certainly does, and Christmas came early for me this year, as I was in invited to Orion’s Books & Baubles event. Champagne, afternoon tea, a chance to chat with authors, and the Orion staff team, and the icing on the cake, taking home some very exciting books, that are set to be HUGE in 2019! I’ll never get over how welcoming and friendly people who work in publishing are; the Orion team are wonderfully kind, and passionate about books! And it’s always nice to be able to put a face to a name after talking on social media for ages. I also got to catch up with a few fellow bloggers, some I’ve met before and some I met for the first time – I’ve probably said it a million times, but book people really are the best people!

The event was held at the Covent Garden Hotel, that is one fancy hotel!!! Luckily, I came dressed for the occasion: black boots, black leggings, long black top, black jacket, all black everything is suitable for any occasion! Let me not digress, the room where the event was held was festively decorated and full of Christmas book cheer. Look at this tree; in a battle of Christmas decorations Orion wins! Continue reading “Books & Baubles: Celebrating Orion’s 2019 Highlights #BooksAndBaubles”

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Ramblings from my pages… #9

Welcome to the ninth instalment of Ramblings from my pages… Let’s skip over the fact that I didn’t post a rambling last Sunday, one day, I’m going to get it together enough to post this rambling every Sunday as was the intention, but that day has not come yet! This post was inspired by It’s Book Talk’s “5 on Friday: Things I’m Loving Lately” – it differs slightly, similar in that it will feature bookish and non-bookish topics, but different in that I will ramble about things I’m loving, hating, wishing for, links I’ve enjoyed, life updates – you name it, I may just ramble about it. The only staple feature of this post will be concluding it with a cool link I found around the web.

Today’s rambling topics: The Happiness Planner, Bookishly editions, HarperCollins wins, and King readalongs. Whether you read the entire post or jump to the section(s) you’re interested in, I hope you enjoy my ramblings. Note: if it’s green, it’s a link, click it! Continue reading “Ramblings from my pages… #9”

#BookHaul: November 2018

The last day of November is upon us, so what better way to end the month than with a look at all the new additions to my shelves. Sit back, relax, and enjoy…

Fiction

From Publishers:

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley (HarperCollins)

The Hunting Party - Lucy Foley

In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year.

The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
The outsider

The victim.

Not an accident – a murder among friends.


Fade to Grey by John Lincoln (No Exit Press) Continue reading “#BookHaul: November 2018”

Ramblings from my pages… #8

Welcome to the eighth instalment of Ramblings from my pages… This post was inspired by It’s Book Talk’s “5 on Friday: Things I’m Loving Lately” – it differs slightly, similar in that it will feature bookish and non-bookish topics, but different in that I will ramble about things I’m loving, hating, wishing for, links I’ve enjoyed, life updates – you name it, I may just ramble about it. The only staple feature of this post will be concluding it with a link I found around the web.

Today’s ramblings topics: Update: life, reading, blogging, Books That Matter, The Girl Who Lived Twice, HQ Crime Fiction Showcase. Whether you read the entire post or jump to the section(s) you’re interested in, I hope you enjoy my ramblings. Note: if it’s green, it’s a link, click it! Continue reading “Ramblings from my pages… #8”

Ramblings from my pages… #7

On Wednesday, I said you’d be getting a double dose of ramblings this week to make up for no rambling post last Sunday. So, welcome to the seventh instalment of Ramblings from my pages… This post was inspired by It’s Book Talk’s “5 on Friday: Things I’m Loving Lately” – it differs slightly, similar in that it will feature bookish and non-bookish topics, but different in that I will ramble about things I’m loving, hating, wishing for, links I’ve enjoyed, life updates – you name it, I may just ramble about it. The only staple feature of this post will be concluding it with a cool link I found around the web.

Today’s ramblings topics: Worry Dolls (an anxiety tool), Nonfiction November, How Long ’til Black Future Month? and Jussie SmollettWhether you read the entire post or jump to the section(s) you’re interested in, I hope you enjoy my ramblings. Note: if it’s green, it’s a link, click it! Continue reading “Ramblings from my pages… #7”