#BookBag | #NewFeature | #AugustBookBag

Good morning everyone, [K] here

Here is a new feature for the blog that I hope will benefit my never ending and ever growing reading pile.

I am into the 8th bookbag, and with lockdown easing more and more I find my opportunities to read are fading again.

Having a local library so close to my place of work, which you should support, means that whilst I do read, the pile of owned books at home does not get any smaller. The library has ex-stock for sale too which doesn’t help! My library has now opened again, but on a much reduced timetable with unfortunately (or fortunately?) I am unable to visit unless I make a special trip on a weekend

To remedy this, I have decided to set myself a challenge of 4 books a month (not alot I know, but I am trying to be realistic), including any for blog tours that I am participating in, which I will put in a bag and aim to finish by the end of the month when I will give an update as to how I progressed.

For this month, as I have committed to a few blog tours and I have a few library books due back, my reading aims are a little higher again

August’s #bookbag selection for [K] in my Keep Calm And Read A Book bag:

My new Newark Book Festival (the festival has had to go digital this year, I will miss wandering round the market stalls) holds the following reads:

The Fever Code by James Dashner (library book)

The Reader On The 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent (library book)

Trust Me by Angela Clarke (library book)

Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves (library book)

Blood And Steel by Stuart Field (blog tour)

A Darker Shore by Malia Zaidi

The Study Of Silence by Malia Zaidi

The Golden Hour by Malia Zaidi

From Romania With Love by Brian David Bruns

Wet Orpheus by Brian David Bruns

The Ancestor by Lee Matthew Goldberg

Echo Hall by Virginia Moffatt

Is there any that you suggest I should read first? Or any that are on your TBR? Are you following a similar idea to start reducing your book towers at home?

Let us know in the comments below!

[K]

#BookBag | #NewFeature | #JulyBookBag | #WrapUp

Good evening everyone, [K] here

Here is my wrapup post from my seventh bookbag, my Addicted To Books And Coffee bag.

To recap my plan was to read the following books:

My bookbag holds the following reads:

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (borrowed book)

2000 Tunes by Karl Drinkwater (blog tour)

Midtown Huckster by Leopold Borstinski (blog tour)

The Demon Of Devilgate Drive by Colin Garrow (blog tour)

The Curse Of Calico Jack by Colin Garrow (blog tour)

The Moscow Whisper by Michael Jenkins (blog tour)

Murder In Montague Falls by Russ Colchamiro (blog tour)

The Strange Book Of Jacob Boyce by Tom Gillespie (blog tour)

The Summoned Ones by Darryl A Woods (blog tour)

The Uncommon Life Of Alfred Warner by Juliet Conlin (blog tour)

Utrecht Snow by Jonathan Wilkins (blog tour)

Utrecht Rain by Jonathan Wilkins (blog tour)

I actually managed to read in 11 books, but didn’t manage to read The Uncommon Life Of Alfred Warner. Thankfully this wasn’t a book review but an excerpt for the blog tour so I can read this at my leisure.

For August my plan is to pace myself better, I don’t think I have committed myself so much to blog tours which gives myself a bit of a breather! haha

How are you getting on with your reading this month?

Have you read any that I’ve read?

Let us know in the comments below!

[K]

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#BookBag | #NewFeature | #JulyBookBag

Good morning everyone, [K] here

Here is a new feature for the blog that I hope will benefit my never ending and ever growing reading pile.

I am into the 7th bookbag, can’t believe we are over halfway through the year!

At present my local library has not reopened and I have a bagful of borrowed books to return. But still plenty more to keep me out of mischief!

As things are starting to go back to the new normal my opportunities to read are slowing down so I will adjust my reading amount accordingly.

Having a local library so close to my place of work, which you should support, means that whilst I do read, the pile of owned books at home does not get any smaller. The library has ex-stock for sale too which doesn’t help! Unfortunately at present this is closed due to the pandemic, which in turn is a blessing in disguise as it has stopped me collecting any more books (just need to rein in the internet shopping now!)

To remedy this, I have decided to set myself a challenge of 4 books a month (not alot I know, but I am trying to be realistic), including any for blog tours that I am participating in, which I will put in a bag and aim to finish by the end of the month when I will give an update as to how I progressed.

For this month, as I have committed to quite a few blog tours, I have got to stop taking a fancy to so many books! I am going to aim to read 12 books! (OMG!) So its quite apt my bag choice for this month!

July’s #bookbag selection for [K] in my Addicted To Books And Coffee bag:

My new Addicted To Books And Coffee holds the following reads:

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (borrowed book)

2000 Tunes by Karl Drinkwater (blog tour)

Midtown Huckster by Leopold Borstinski (blog tour)

The Demon Of Devilgate Drive by Colin Garrow (blog tour)

The Curse Of Calico Jack by Colin Garrow (blog tour)

The Moscow Whisper by Michael Jenkins (blog tour)

Murder In Montague Falls by Russ Colchamiro (blog tour)

The Strange Book Of Jacob Boyce by Tom Gillespie (blog tour)

The Summoned Ones by Darryl A Woods (blog tour)

The Uncommon Life Of Alfred Warner by Juliet Conlin (blog tour)

Utrecht Snow by Jonathan Wilkins (blog tour)

Utrecht Rain by Jonathan Wilkins (blog tour)

Is there any that you suggest I should read first? Or any that are on your TBR? Are you following a similar idea to start reducing your book towers at home?

Let us know in the comments below!

[K]

#BookBag | #NewFeature | #JuneBookBag

Good morning everyone, [K] here

Here is a new feature for the blog that I hope will benefit my never ending and ever growing reading pile.

I am into the 6th bookbag, and with this lockdown I have started internet book shopping, despite having a huge TBR pile! But with the current situation I am hoping to have more opportunities to read.

Having a local library so close to my place of work, which you should support, means that whilst I do read, the pile of owned books at home does not get any smaller. The library has ex-stock for sale too which doesn’t help! Unfortunately at present this is closed due to the pandemic, which in turn is a blessing in disguise as it has stopped me collecting any more books (just need to rein in the internet shopping now!)

To remedy this, I have decided to set myself a challenge of 4 books a month (not alot I know, but I am trying to be realistic), including any for blog tours that I am participating in, which I will put in a bag and aim to finish by the end of the month when I will give an update as to how I progressed.

For this month, as I have committed to a few blog tours, I am going to aim to finish the book collection I’ve started last month and to read and additional 8 books.

June’s #bookbag selection for [K] in my Newark Book Festival bag:

My new Newark Book Festival (the festival has had to go digital this year, I will miss wandering round the market stalls) holds the following reads:

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

The Power Of Meow by David Michie

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson

The Love Child by Rachel Hore

The Rise Of The Chemist by Nathan Parker

The Place We Call Home by Faith Hogan

The Matchmaker by Catriona Innes

A Poisonous Journey by Malia Zaidi

Is there any that you suggest I should read first? Or any that are on your TBR? Are you following a similar idea to start reducing your book towers at home?

Let us know in the comments below!

[K]

#BookBag | #NewFeature | #MayBookBag | #WrapUp

Good evening everyone, [K] here

Here is my wrapup post from my fifth bookbag, a my Romance Author and Reader Events bag.

To recap my plan was to read the following books:

My RARE bag holds the following reads:

finish Dynasty: A Mafia Collection by Various (blog tour)

The Running Lie by Jennifer Young (blog tour)

Trust Me by Angela Clark

The Kompromat Kill by Michael Jenkins (blog tour)

Slow Down by Lee Mathew Goldberg (blog tour)

Don’t Dare Touch by Sonja Jesus (blog tour)

Watermarks: Life, Death and Swimming by Lenka Janiurek (blog tour)

The Price by Kerry Kaya (blog tour)

Don’t Dare Live by Sonja Jesus (blog tour)

Just Babies: The Origins Of Good And Evil by Paul Bloom

The Mermaid by Christina Henry

Lock No 1 by Georges Simenon

I actually managed to read in 17 books! Wow still quite fast on my reading, with lockdown only just being eased now it has helped my reading oppoturnities! In addition to my planned reads I also read/started:

An Apple Away by Kate Richards (audiobook)

Ax To Grind by Amelia Morgan (audiobook)

The Disappearance Of Timothy Dawson by Nathan Parker

Jane Austen’s Classic: Pride and Prejudice (with a study of themes, overview and famous quotes) by Jane Austen (audiobook)

That Holiday In France by Rhoda Baxter (blog tour)

How are you getting on with your reading this month?

Have you read any that I’ve read?

Let us know in the comments below!

[K]

#BookBag

#BookBag | #NewFeature | #MayBookBag

Good morning everyone, [K] here

Here is a new feature for the blog that I hope will benefit my never ending and ever growing reading pile.

I am into the 5th bookbag, and with this lockdown I have started internet book shopping, despite having a huge TBR pile! But with the current situation I am hoping to have more opportunities to read.

Having a local library so close to my place of work, which you should support, means that whilst I do read, the pile of owned books at home does not get any smaller. The library has ex-stock for sale too which doesn’t help! Unfortunately at present this is closed due to the pandemic, which in turn is a blessing in disguise as it has stopped me collecting any more books (just need to rein in the internet shopping now!)

To remedy this, I have decided to set myself a challenge of 4 books a month (not alot I know, but I am trying to be realistic), including any for blog tours that I am participating in, which I will put in a bag and aim to finish by the end of the month when I will give an update as to how I progressed.

For this month, as I have committed to a few blog tours, I am going to aim to finish the book collection I’ve started last month and to read and additional 8 books.

May’s #bookbag selection for [K] in my Romance Author and Reader Events bag:

My new London bag (do like a bag as a souvenir!) holds the following reads:

finish Dynasty: A Mafia Collection

The Running Lie by Jennifer Young

Trust Me by Angela Clark

The Kompromat Kill by Michael Jenkins

Slow Down by Lee Mathew Goldberg

Don’t Dare Touch by Sonja Jesus

Watermarks: Life, Death and Swimming by Lenka Janiurek

The Price by Kerry Kaya

Don’t Dare Live by Sonja Jesus

Just Babies: The Origins Of Good And Evil by Paul Bloom

The Mermaid by Christina Henry

Lock No 1 by Georges Simenon

Is there any that you suggest I should read first? Or any that are on your TBR? Are you following a similar idea to start reducing your book towers at home?

Let us know in the comments below!

[K]

#BookBag | #NewFeature | #AprilBookBag | #WrapUp

Good evening everyone, [K] here

Here is my wrapup post from my fourth bookbag, a souvenir London bag.

To recap my plan was to read the following books:

My new London bag (do like a bag as a souvenir!) holds the following reads:

finish Billionaire Desireth Boxset by Ashlee Price (audiobook)

finish The Terror Watch List by Joseph Mitchum (blog tour)

The Devil’s Porridge Gang by Colin Garrow (blog tour)

A Prison In The Sun by Isobel Blackthorn (blog tour)

Savage Gods by Peter Boland (blog tour)

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

The Puppet Show by M W Craven

The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

I actually managed to read in 14 books and started 1. Wow speeding up with the reading time this time. I having such nice weather over Easter and having 10 days off work UK have helped with the reading. In addition to my planned reads I also read/started:

A Chase Of Blood On Steel by Dan Biermeier (audiobook)

The House On Rectory Lane by Stuart James (blog tour)

The Wave by Virginia Moffatt (blog tour)

Broken Steel by Stuart Field (blog tour)

Don’t Dare Love by Sonia Jesus (blog tour)

Don’t Dare Fall by Sonia Jesus (blog tour)

started Dynasty : A Mafia Romance by Various (blog tour)

How are you getting on with your reading this month?

Have you read any that I’ve read?

Let us know in the comments below!

[K]

#BookBag

#BookBag | #NewFeature | #AprilBookBag

Good evening everyone, [K] here

Here is a new feature for the blog that I hope will benefit my never ending and ever growing reading pile.

I am into the 4th bookbag, thought I was doing well till I found a pile of library books I missed from my library book TBR pile! But with the current situation I am hoping to have more opportunities to read.

Having a local library so close to my place of work, which you should support, means that whilst I do read, the pile of owned books at home does not get any smaller. The library has ex-stock for sale too which doesn’t help!

To remedy this, I have decided to set myself a challenge of 4 books a month (not alot I know, but I am trying to be realistic), including any for blog tours that I am participating in, which I will put in a bag and aim to finish by the end of the month when I will give an update as to how I progressed.

For this month, as I have a week off for Easter, I am going to aiming to finish the 2 books I’ve started last month and to read and additional 7 books.

April’s #bookbag selection for [K] in my Addicted to Books & Coffee bag:

My new London bag (do like a bag as a souvenir!) holds the following reads:

finish Billionaire Desireth Boxset by Ashlee Price (audiobook)

finish The Terror Watch List by Joseph Mitchum (blog tour)

The Devil’s Porridge Gang by Colin Garrow

A Prison In The Sun by Isobel Blackthorn

Savage Gods by Peter Boland

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

The Puppet Show by M W Craven

The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

One With You by Sylvia Day

Is there any that you suggest I should read first? Or any that are on your TBR? Are you following a similar idea to start reducing your book towers at home?

Let us know in the comments below!

[K]

#BookBag | #NewFeature | #MarchBookBag | #WrapUp

Good evening everyone, [K] here

Here is my wrapup post from my third bookbag, a souvenir London bag.

To recap my plan was to read the following books:

My new London bag (do like a bag as a souvenir!) holds the following reads:

finish In Stitches by Nick Edwards (borrowed kindle book)

finish Ghost Stories: 2 book box set by Hannah Tidy (audiobook)

finish A Serpent’s Conscience: An Unlikely Biography by Claude Saayman (blog tour)

Deadly Waters: A Detective Jane Phillips Novel by OMJ Ryan (blog tour)

The Hunger by Alma Katsu (library book)

Captivated By You by Sylvia Day (library book)

I actually managed to read in 11 books and started 2. Wow speeding up with the reading time this time. I think the lockdown measures in the UK have helped with the spare time. In addition to my planned reads I also read/started:

His Captives Heart by Meredith O’Reilly (audiobook)

East Side Hustler by Leonard Borstinski (blog tour)

Claimed By The Zandian by Renee Rose (kindle book)

A Tiger For Two by Lia Davis (kindle book)

Daisy McDare And The Deadly Art Affair by K M Morgan (audiobook)

started Billionaire Desireth Boxset by Ashlee Price (audiobook)

and started The Terror Watch List by Joseph Mitchum (blog tour)

How are you getting on with your reading this month?

Have you read any that I’ve read?

Let us know in the comments below!

[K]

#BookBag

#BookBag | #NewFeature | #MarchBookBag

Good evening everyone, [K] here

Here is a new feature for the blog that I hope will benefit my never ending and ever growing reading pile.

Now I am into the 3rd bookbag I have noticed this is making a difference to my borrowed library book TBR pile, although it is slow going, especially as I have holds arriving, but progress is progress 😊

Having a local library so close to my place of work, which you should support, means that whilst I do read, the pile of owned books at home does not get any smaller. The library has ex-stock for sale too which doesn’t help!

To remedy this, I have decided to set myself a challenge of 4 books a month (not alot I know, but I am trying to be realistic), including any for blog tours that I am participating in, which I will put in a bag and aim to finish by the end of the month when I will give an update as to how I progressed.

For this month, I am going to aiming to finish the 3 books I’ve started last month and to read and additional 3 books.

February’s #bookbag selection for [K]:

My new London bag (do like a bag as a souvenir!) holds the following reads:

finish In Stitches by Nick Edwards (borrowed kindle book)

finish Ghost Stories: 2 book box set by Hannah Tidy (audiobook)

finish A Serpent’s Conscience: An Unlikely Biography by Claude Saayman by Nicola May (blog tour)

Deadly Waters: A Detective Jane Phillips Novel by OMJ Ryan (blog tour)

The Hunger by Alma Katsu (library book)

Captivated By You by Sylvia Day (library book)

Is there any that you suggest I should read first? Or any that are on your TBR? Are you following a similar idea to start reducing your book towers at home?

Let us know in the comments below!

[K]