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TGIF Look Back – 27th April

Welcome to TGIF Look Back it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following questions with some Friday feeling…do one or all, whatever you feel like because it’s Friday 🙂

FUNNY – What made you laugh this week?

READING – What were you reading this week?

INSPIRED – What inspired you this week? 

DONE – What were you mainly doing this week?

ANGEL – Who was your angel/star of the week?

YUCK – What made you go ‘ewwww’ this week?
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My TGIF Look Back…

FUNNY – This is such an old gag but the ‘funny airport announcements’ still make me giggle – If you’ve never come across this and are daft like me then you might enjoy this prank 🙂 CLICK HERE

READING – I read Shades of Grey by Michael Cargill this week – review posted on the blog yesterday – a really good read!

INSPIRED – I’m still trying to gear myself up for ‘proper’ writing, but have been very busy at work and on blog stuff that it has lapsed a little. Must try harder!

DOING – This week has mainly been work, work, work – but not of the literary variety, just the one that actually pays the bills. At least it’s interesting though.

ANGEL – My other half has been particularly lovely this week and played ‘Jamie Oliver’ in the kitchen several nights this week, so it meant I had real food when I made it home for dinner instead of just Frosties.

YUCK – Dogs that eat grass – if you’re a dog owner and have experienced the aftermath of your doggie acting like a cow then you know exactly what I was dealing with at 6.00am this morning. I was not impressed with the chocolate doggy!
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So…how’s your week been?  🙂

Song on Sunday – 3

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my Song on Sunday this week I’ve chosen…

Titanium by David Guetta, featuring Sia. It’s been around for a while, but I’ve not got bored of hearing it yet: it feels a little like a power-ballad but is also pretty mellow with the female vocals. I really like this as a song for Katniss from The Hunger Games. I have to admit that after loving the books when I read them earlier this year and seeing the film recently, Katniss remains one of my favourite strong female leads – if there’s such a thing as the female bromance then I definitely get that with both Katniss and Jennifer Lawrence! In the books even when she makes a decision I don’t want her to – like on the railway tracks – I still respect what she chooses, because she does what feels right to her. (And there’s not too much self-centred navel-gazing for a heroine – there are plenty out there who could learn from Katnip!)

What about the song? A woman singing about being titanium, bullet proof – can’t shoot me down – I’m on fire…Come on! You know Katniss, this is absolutely an anthemn for her 🙂

TGIF Look Back – 20th April

Welcome to TGIF Look Back it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following questions with some Friday feeling…do one or all, whatever you feel like because it’s Friday 🙂

FUNNY – What made you laugh this week?

READING – What were you reading this week?

INSPIRED – What inspired you this week? 

DONE – What were you mainly doing this week?

ANGEL – Who was your angel/star of the week?

YUCK – What made you go ‘ewwww’ this week?
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My TGIF Look Back…

FUNNY – Saw some good, random book parodies this week from songs to posters and films – there are plenty around for the biggest bestsellers – take a look at the Goodreads thread that gave me plenty to giggle at this week 🙂

READING – Kindle died at the weekend and so while I waited for the lovely people at Amazon to send me a replacement I’ve been reading ‘real’ books – restarted The Passage by Justin Cronin this week. I WILL finish it this time!

INSPIRED – Finalising the big blog event for next month at Aside from Writing – phew! nearly done. Writing wise it’s been mainly blog posts and promo stuff, not work on the books.

DOING – Looking forward to a relaxing weekend! Very busy week at work and so looking forward to stepping away from the computer and doing something else.

ANGEL – The nice guy at Amazon who sent me a new Kindle when the screen broke on mine!

YUCK – Simon Cowell’s unauthorised biography confessions – not that I care, but I’d rather not be bombarded with it on breakfast radio as I eat my banana! I don’t want to know about his hankering after Cheryl Cole or anyone else for that matter. However, the picture of him with his eighties mullet hair was pretty good, when I saw the same story in the Metro.

Book Trailer Thursday – 1

The Book Trailer Thursday meme is hosted each week by http://zoweesbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/

Check out her lovely blog if you’d like to join in :)

I usually take part in this meme from Aside from Writing blog, but we’ve got an interview feature up there today and really this trailer is one that I really like the sound of, so I thought I’d post here. I’m definitely getting the feeling that I’m going into a ‘vampire’ phase at the moment: True Blood Season 3 has been on the DVD player and I’ve got Season 4 on pre-order; my kindle has received a number of new books recently, many of which feature vamps and now, I see a trailer like this and think – “I want to read the book and see the film!”

The idea behind this is genius – I love it when people play around with the mythologies surrounding real people and so Abraham Lincoln as a vampire hunter? Of course – I’ll buy that 🙂

Song on Sunday – 2

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my Song on Sunday this week I’ve chosen…

Beautiful People by Chris Brown. With a whole song focused on beautiful people and living your life, how could this not remind of Bella Swan’s journey in the Twilight Saga? I can just imagine this as a soundtrack song to the wedding where she spins around and all she sees is beautiful people – er, I mean vampires…

TGIF Look Back – 13th April

Welcome to TGIF Look Back it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following questions with some Friday feeling…do one or all, whatever you feel like because it’s Friday 🙂

FUNNY – What made you laugh this week?

READING – What were you reading this week?

INSPIRED – What inspired you this week? 

DONE – What were you mainly doing this week?

ANGEL – Who was your angel/star of the week?

YUCK – What made you go ‘ewwww’ this week?
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My TGIF Look Back…

FUNNY – Discovered a new blog this week courtesy of one of my regular visits to Michael Cargill’s Blog. Maid in Yorkshire’s Blog about the ‘lighter side of parenting’ is hilarious 🙂 don’t think I’ve ever seen posts on hamsters, porn and life with kids in one place before!

READING – I’m still on with Shadowland by CM Gray this week, but haven’t been able to squeeze in much reading with everything else that’s happening.

INSPIRED – Have felt quite inspired for writing this week and been sorting out some planning and plot issues in my head before getting down to writing them. Quite a few ideas for one-shots in Outlanders and Islanders have come to me this week – so they’re noted down now, just waiting to be written.

DOING – A lot of time this week spent on finalising the Indie Author Month work on Aside from Writing and then beginning the difficult task of promotion. If you have a blog and wish to help, please swing by the blog to grab a button 🙂

ANGEL – Angel / stars of the week for me are all of the lovely authors and bloggers who are taking part and supporting the Indie Author Month. It’s quite a lot of work putting something like that together and so when people are happy to help you out it makes you smile 🙂

YUCK – In the odd glimpses of sunshine we saw this week – men baring a little too much flesh in the hopes of getting a man-tan…why do I not get hunky blokes congregating outside my office window?

Song on Sunday – 1

A Song On Sunday is an original meme hosted by Emily at Confessions Of A Bookaholic. It’s simple to join in all you have to do is:

1. Pick a song that you loved this week
2. Match it with a book
3. Grab the button
4. Link back to Emily and leave a link so she can see your post

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So for my first Song on Sunday I’ve chosen…

Real Hero by College and Electric Youth – taken from the soundtrack of Drive – I saw the film a few weeks ago but this song has really stuck with me. The book I match it with is my own WIP The Rainbow Maker’s Tale , which is Balik’s story…anyone who knows Hope’s Daughter will probably see why this reminds me of him and I’ve been listening to it while I’ve been writing this week. So – take a listen 🙂