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Monday, 2 September 2013

Goodbye summer - it's been fun!

Well this is it, the summer holidays are over and it's back to work tomorrow. I've had a blast these last six weeks - it has been reading, writing, time spent with the kids. Walks along the beach as the sunsets. Air guitar with my son and baking with my daughter. Remembering how much I love my husband. It's been science experiments in the kitchen and playing in the pool. Decorating and dog walks.

It's been new authors - Eric Arvin, TJ Klune, Kaje Harper, Piper Vaughn, Rhys Ford, Josephine Myles - to name but a few. It's been Goodreads and new friends (Ann, Justin2, Jenni Lea). It's been book reviews and late nights, not quite ready to turn off the e reader.It's been love that sets the heart pumping.

It's been finishing The Hunter's Companion and waiting for the beta reader's opinion. It's been starting Jay and Tom's story. It's been knowing that writing is what I want to do for a living.

It's been fun. But now it's time for work/school and promises of Autumn, my favourite season. Bonfires, falling leaves, brisk winds and bright sun. Grey days, early nights. A cosy fire and lots of cuddles. Breezy sea walks and snuggling in front of a family film. I love Autumn. So I'll miss the summer but it's not all bad.


My Summer Reading List (in reverse reading order). NB all books over 4 stars have been reviewed, see further down the blog or my Goodreads page.

1) Junk by Josephine Miles
2) Beyond Duty by S.J.D Peterson
3) The Ranch Foreman by Rob Colton
4) Sixty-Five Hours by N.R.Walker
5) The front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren
6) Galley Proof by Eric Arvin
7) Sinner's Gin by Rhys Ford
8) The Re-Building Year by Kaje Harper
9) The Party Boys Guide to Dating a Geek by Piper Vaughn & Xara. X. Xanakas
10) Like Coffee and Doughnuts by Elle Parker
11) Where the Heart Is by Kaje Harper
12) Sole Support by Kaje Harper
13) The Cranberry Hush by Ben Monopoli
14) Home Work by Kaje Harper
15) Breaking Cover by Kaje Harper
16) Faith and fidelity by Tere Michaels
17) Life Lessons by Kaje Harper
18) Zombie Boyz by TJ Klune, Eric Arvin, Ethan Stone, Daniel A Kaine, Ethan Day & Geoffrey Knight
19) Finding Zach by Rowan Speedwell
20) The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men by Eric Arvin
21) Woke Up in a Strange Place by Eric Arvin
22) Burn by T.J. Klune
23) Into This River I Drown by T.J. Klune
24) Tell Me It's real by T.J. Klune
25) Who We Are by T.J. Klune
26) The Sailor of the Skysea by A.C. Crawford
27) Ash and Oak by Nya Rawlins
28) Left on St. Truth-be-Well by Amy Lane
29) Timing by Mary Calmes
30) Bear, Otter & the Kid by T.J. Klune

Short stories:

1) Assurance by Alix Bekins
2) Like the Taste of Summer by Kaje Harper
3) Valentines - Tony & Mac by Kaje Harper
4) Compensations by Kaje harper
5) If I Must by Amy Lane
6) Sixty-Five Hours Christmas by N.R. Walker

Holy smoke that's a lot of reading!

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