Saturday 30 January 2010

Bits and Pieces

A few things to let you know about!

Lindsey Leavitt Guest Post

On Monday 1st February, I'll be posting a guest post from Lindsey Leavitt, author of Princess for Hire. The post will be about her US and UK covers, and it will also include a discussion on pink covers. Lindsey will be stopping by to respond to comments on the discussion, so make sure you're here for that!

Kate Forsyth Blog Tour

Throughout February, Kate Forsyth, author of The Puzzle Ring, is having a book blog tour! Here are the blogs and dates for the tour.

1st Feb - The Bookette - Review
2nd Feb - What Kate Did Next - Guest Post: Juggling Writing and Motherhood
3rd Feb - Chicklish - Guest Post: Five Things You Didn't Know about Kate Forsyth
4th Feb - Once Upon a Bookcase - Guest Post: Why The Puzzle Ring is Set in Scotland
5th Feb - Chicklish - Interview with Kate Forsyth
6th Feb - I Was a Teenage Book Geek - Review of The Puzzle Ring
7th Feb - I Was a Teenage Book Geek - Reviews of Time Travel Books
8th Feb - The Bookette - Guest Post: Photos of Kate Forsyth's Study
9th Feb - Cleverly Inked - Review of The Puzzle Ring
10th Feb - Nayu's Reading Corner - Review of The Puzzle Ring and Kate Forsyth Video
11th Feb - Ejly - Review & Guest Blog
12th Feb - So Many Books, So Little Time - Review of Kate Forsyth's Top YA Novels of 2009
13th Feb - Today's Adventure - Guest Post: Kate Forsyth's Bookshelf
14th Feb - Bookalicious - Review and Interview with Kate Forsyth
15th Feb - The Book Bug - Review and Interview with Kate Forsyth
16th Feb - Alan Baxter: The Word - Review of The Puzzle Ring
17th Feb - I Want to Read That - Review and Interview with Kate Forsyth
18th Feb - The Story Siren - Review and Interview with Kate Forsyth
19th Feb - Wondrous Reads - Review of The Puzzle Ring
20th Feb - ChickLit - Guest Post: Day in the Life of Kate Forsyth
21st Feb - Hey Teenager of the Year - Review and Interview with Kate Forsyth
22nd Feb - Me & My Big Mouth - Interview with Kate Forsyth

As you can see, on 4th Feb, I'll be posting a guest post from Kate Forsyth, so stop by for that. I'll also be reviewing The Puzzle Ring, hopefully sometime in February.

Beautiful Creatures Sample Chapters

Like the sound of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, but not sure if it's entirely you're thing? Luck for you, sample chapters are now available!

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

Also there's a Spinebreakers Literary Lovers Poll to celebrate publication of Beautiful Creatures, the hottest new love story of the year. Spinebreakers want you to vote for the most romantic literary couple ever. Is it the classic story of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet or the obsessive love between Bella and Edward?

Terms and Conditions
1. No purchase necessary to vote in the poll.
2. This poll is open to UK residents aged 13-18 years.
3. Entries must be received by 23.55 on 12th February 2010.
4. Only one entry per person

UK Book Bloggers Meet Up

Finally, thanks to Becky of The Bookette, I found out today there is a proposal for a meet up of UK book bloggers! It's still in the early stages, so there's only a rough date, but I think it's a great idea! As long as I can make it, I'll be going if other bloggers I know are going. Apparently Becky will be going, if, like me, she knows other people who are going, as Carolyn of Book Chick City is keen too. Check out the link above, email Simon, and lets see if we can make this happen! :)


  1. I love the idea of a UK blogger meet. I'll have to see nearer the time depending on the costs involved but fingers crossed I'll be there :o)

  2. That's awesome! It'll be great to meet up with people we know through blogging! :)

  3. I'd love to go to the meet up, but I don't think I can afford to go to London again!

  4. Aww, that sucks! Nevermind, maybe another time!

  5. I have already put the date in my diary! I think it's a fab idea for us UK bloggers to meet up. It seems the US bloggers do it quite often, so I think this will be really great! :)

  6. I'm wondering if this bloggers meet-up is too London-biased. I'm thinking we should consider taking this idea and moving it north-ward!
    Ah, the blog tour. I'm starting it off. Should I be nervous LOL?

  7. Carolyn - It does sound awesome! I've not yet put the date in my diary in case it changes, but I am excited about it! I think it's such a cool idea!

    Becky - I think generally, north-ward would be cool, but if it does move up, I probably wouldn't be able to go, what with being unemployed. Perhaps there should be mini meet-ups, for different parts of the UK. Several in each other the UK countries. I guess we'll just have to see!