Welcome to the weekly Talk of the Town linky which I co-host with Heidi from Cosmochicklitan. If you haven’t joined in with us before, you can check out all the details of the linky on a separate page and if you have any questions, please ask.
Your favourite post from last week:
Greg’s Book Haven review of Lost Girls.
Overall I loved this book. It seriously had me on the edge of my seat more than once, and it was a little grittier- felt more real– than a lot of YA.
Go check it out if you’re looking for your next read.
Talk of the Town linky is sponsored by Black & White Publishing.
Black & White Publishing was founded in 1999. Since then, they’ve grown into one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres. Committed to publishing the best books from the most talented writers in the UK and beyond they produce an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction, biography, sport and humour, as well as selected fiction, young adult and children’s books.
Everyone who tweets with the hashtag #ToTT will be entered into a monthly giveaway for either a single book or a book bundle. If you’re sharing my weekly post and can add @bwpublishing that would be fab. The giveaway might be paperback (UK/ROI) or digital (UK/ROI/INTL). The winner will be randomly selected using Tweetdraw and books will be sent directly from Black & White Publishing. Make sure you use the shortened hashtag so that your tweets can be picked up and added to the random draw.
If you would like us to RT your post on Twitter, tag Heidi (@cosmochicklitan) or myself (@shazjera) and we’ll share your tweet. You may have noticed that I pin all the Talk of the Town posts on a dedicated Pinterest board too.
We’re still showcasing The Secret Life of Lucy Lovecake by Pippa James. Did you catch my stop on the blog tour? I’m not a keen baker so I challenged myself to bake Honey Buns … I was almost ashamed to share the final photo!
Last weekend felt very special. Lunch out on Saturday …
— Shaz Goodwin (@shazjera) January 14, 2017
We decided to watch a movie at home (after of course Chelsea played!) and what better accompaniment than a takeaway from my favourite restaurant, Ristorante Barolo. It was all about the company … and the food 🙂
I had THE BEST email on Sunday afternoon. I was involved in a car accident on 30th September 2014 which wasn’t my fault (my car was a write off). I had witnesses. The police attended. Luckily I took photos (I still haven’t got round to fitting a dashcam). The court case was due this coming Monday. Then this email:
“The third party solicitors have now offered to settle your claim in full in your favour and we have accepted this offer. As such, the Court hearing scheduled will no longer be going ahead and you will not be required to attend Court. Now we simply await payment …”
Ecstatic doesn’t even cover it. So FINALLY, I am no longer considered a high risk driver and IT IS OVER. You have no idea how happy this makes me (and my family).
What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this week?