Saturday 31 May 2014

WIN We Were Liars

 A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

So I've been meaning to do this for a while now and I'm only just getting round to it! EVERYONE is talking about We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and I was fortunate enough to be sent a US ARC by a complete stranger. After being turned down on Netgalley, I thought I would have to wait for the UK version to come out but someone in America did me a massive favour and sent me the book.  I didn't even know it was coming and it was a lovely surprise. I'll always be grateful because I saw it as an act of kindness.

Unfortunately, having now read the book, it really disappointed me.  The writing is good but it wasn't my kind of style, my kind of story or my kind of book.  I guessed the twist early on I'm afraid and only finished the book because I wanted to find out if I was right.  I was.  Now, that's not to say that YOU won't like it as everyone has been raving about it.  Maybe it's just me *shrug* maybe I'm the freak that doesn't like it, I mean there has to be one, right?!

Anyway, I want to share the book love around and so in my own act of kindness, in a pay it forward kind of way, I'm giving away the ARC to one lucky winner.  All you have to do is answer a few questions to be in with a chance.  Don't worry, it's only to tell me what country you live in, your email address (so I can get hold of you) and why you desperately want to read the book.  One winner will be chosen at random on Sunday 8th June.  This contest is open internationally. Good luck!

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Time Out

You may have noticed that I've not been so active on the blog lately and that's because I need a bit of time out.  Life is very busy at the moment and to be quite honest, we're still dealing with the effects of the flood that happened 4 months ago and forced us to uproot our lives.  I'm driving myself crazy trying to do ALL THE THINGS and have realised that rather than failing at all of them, I'd like to do less of them and achieve the things I am doing.  It's not necessarily forever, it's just for right now but I'd rather stay sane than try and kill myself trying to do everything and please everyone.  So for that reason, I need a bit of time out where I don't have to worry or stress, especially about the blog and I know that life will still go on regardless or whether I'm blogging or not.  I can't tell you how much time I need or anything like that but thank you for supporting me and the blog.