First of all if you're one of the many friends I made through following scrapbook, paper-crafting or just general life blogs then hi and apologies for not having been around for a long time.
Reasons for not blogging? I took on extra responsibilities at work, and also seem to have totally lost my crafting mojo. I keep looking at all my crafting items and wondering about selling them ... but I'm a hoarder by nature and you never know if I'll suddenly want to scrapbook again. Then I'd be filled with the regret of having got rid of it all!
What I have been filling my meagre spare time with is reading. I read voraciously up until I started my family. Three children in less than three years left me very little time and no spare cash to indulge my passion. Other than the occasional book as a present, or to read on holiday, I totally fell out of the habit.
Last Christmas I had a kindle. It has changed my life by reawakening my desire for the fun, excitement, love and adventure that I find in books.
I have a particular penchant for paranormal romance and also love science fiction, but as long as a book is well written, with believable AND likeable main characters, then I'll give it a try.
One writer I discovered this year is Kate Canterbary. She writes contemporary romance that wrap around your heart and take you from smiles to tears and back again - more than once. The first book in the series, Underneath it all, is free on Amazon. It's well worth the read - although if you like your romance sweet this may NOT be the book for you. Once I'd read that book I soon worked my way through the rest of the series. Each book features one of the Walsh family of (mainly) architects.
I am now awaiting delivery of this little gem to my kindle (I have it on pre-order)
Rebel, runner, recluse, rich girl.
Nine years ago, Erin Walsh ran away from everything.
The only permanence in her life is catastrophe.
She travels from country to country, chasing disaster, teasing fire, playing with poison. She guards against real connections, and shuns the only family she has left.
She holds everyone—even her siblings—at a mile-long distance. It's the only way to protect herself.
But she can't protect herself from him.
He's the ice to her fire, and he's willing to sacrifice everything to bring her home.
Erin Walsh arrives December 13.
If it is anything like the rest of the series I will LOVE every second of the book. I will want to read it in one go, unable to put it down. And I will need tissues, LOTS of tissues.
Role on December the 13th! I will TRY to be good and make this 'last' but I am not promising anything ;)
I will be back on Monday with more book stuff related to the information on the side bar.