Friday, 8 July 2011

Is it Friday already?

This week has flown for me, probably because we had a few days away basking in the Cornish sun. Camping with the monkey means I don't get any extra reading time, probably less in fact, but I have still managed to post reviews on the following in the last week:

The Backseat Virgin - a collection of noir short stories
The Quest for Nobility - a fantasy incorporating some great elements of legend
Dead Game - a crime novel about a vigilante seeking out child killers, and last but not least
The Oxford Virus - an intellectual crime novel

It was strange for me, going back to a physical book for the first time in quite some time, I kept going to middle right of the page for the button to turn it! I also finally got to test the kindle (now looking very nice in its new steel blue cover which arrived in swift time) in bright sunlight and it was great, not a hint of glare.

We're off on another trip a bit later so I ought to move swiftly on to the Friday memes.

Due to time zone differences no Freebie Friday post yet, but take a look later for the latest list of free e-books over at

For Follow Friday is asking: Let's step away from besties...What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?

I haven't got a great memory to come up with the worst ever, so going on the ones I have read since I started the blog it would probably be a close run thing between The Accident by Ismail Kadare and No Easy Road by Patsy Whyte. The first was just to abstract for me, the second was so let down by the writing style of the author (and the over-egging of the content)

Now I usually join in the Blog Hop too, but I need to be ready to leave home inan hour and half and the monkey and I are both in PJs still, in need of a bath and with all our packing still to do. As this week involves a task - posting about someone else's giveaway - I just don't have time, but I hope everyone else has great fun with it!

Have a wonderful weekend all x TC


WebbieGrrl Writer said...

what's happened to my comment? i've posted twice! yikes >_<

WebbieGrrl Writer said...

I'm not sure what happened this morning to my previous two tries (the third comment--with no links--went through but let me try this one more time. Four times the charm? LOL.

The Freebie Friday post is up at Webbiegrrl's Writings and includes a lot of books, some of which have been previously reviewed here on BookedUp.

For instance, Danny Gillan's Scratch, Dan Holloway's Songs and my very own Dicky's Story. I've only got Dicky's Story on sale for 75% off but there are quite a few more books listed in this week's Freebie Friday post with Smashwords coupon codes to get them free free free, today and the rest of the month.

WebbieGrrl Writer said...

Okay, now I see the post--and all the links--so if it disappears again, I'll know something is a-miss. I think Blogger was upgrading *cough* (THEY call it an upgrade) earlier this morning. Maybe that's what happened to my earlier comments?

We'll get this Friday cross-marketing thing figured out eventually, Tracy!! ^_^

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I haven't read those that you mentioned. I like the question this week because it is like we are getting down and dirty or something. Or maybe it is my imagination. Have fun traveling :)

Shana said...

Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from Feature & Follow My Book Blog Friday. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: Thanks! Nice to meet you!

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I haven't heard of either of those books. I imagine I'll be passing them by :-)
My Hop

Alyssa (Reader's Refuge) said...

New follower hopping through. :) I haven't heard of those books. Sorry they didn't work out for you.

Have a good weekend! :)

Reader's Refuge

TC said...

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. Made it home after a hectic weekend, we're off again for a long weekend camping on Friday! Thanks new followers, I'm having problems with the Follower widget at the moment but will return the follows as soon as I can.