When planning your summer you expect to be hanging out every single day. You expect it to be sunny every single day. You expect to do things like go to the park, go to the cinema, go to museums, etc. Basically, you expect to do a lot of things.
Alas, I live in the ever rainy England. Where we complain when it rains and complain when it’s hot. We can never win. The past few months it has rained a lot but finally the sun decided to grace us with his presence these past couple of days so people have been stripping left, right and centre. BBQs are being brought out again. Sunbathing in the park is a must.
I don’t mind a bit of sun. It means I can top up my tan, so that when I go on holiday I am already deliciously brown when I decide to brave a bikini (eek). The only problem is that there is no breeze whatsoever, so you don’t feel need the need to do anything except drink a lot of water and lounge around. The fact that the sun came out of nowhere also took me by surprise, so I wasn’t expecting to be wearing my summer dresses, shorts and sandals even though it is July. Like I said, I live in England.
Anyway, I did promise a book giveaway in my last post but I complete forgot about it – so, sorry about that! See below for more details on my giveaway:
So basically, I know most of my readers are from overseas so worldwide shipping IS included. Yaaay. These books are some of my favourites but I am trying to make space in my room, so I thought I’d give these two away because I want you guys to enjoy them as well! So, one lucky reader gets to receive two books for absolutely nothing! Here are the summaries for both books, so you can decide whether you’re interested in entering or not:
Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
Seventeen-year-old Louise Cosgrove longs to break free from her respectable life as a Victorian doctor’s daughter. But her dreams become a nightmare when she’s sent to Wildthorn Hall. Labelled a lunatic, she is deprived of her liberty and even her real name. As she unravels the betrayal that led to her incarceration, Louisa realizes there are many kinds of prison. She must be honest with herself to have a chance of being set free. And love will be the key…
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
It’s 1895 and, after the death of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper baording school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemme finds her reception a chilly one. She’s not completely alone, though… she’s being followed by a mysterious young man, send to warn her to close her ming against the visions. It’s at Spence that Gemma’s powers to attract supernatural unfolds, as she becomes entangled with the school’s most powerful girls and discovers her mother’s connection to a shadowy, timeless group called The Order. Her destiny awaits… if only Gemma can believe in it.
Read the blurbs? Now go enter!
Speaking of books, I recently finished The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy by Douglas Adam which I absolutely LOVED. I’ve watched the film (randomly because it happened to be on TV and it had Martin Freeman and Zooey Deschanel whom I both love) and that was pretty hilarious. I was in Foyles the other week and picked it up and three of the other books in the series (or ‘Trilogy of Four’, ha). I’m already half way through The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and can’t stop giggling like mad. Adams is a brilliant author – so witty and funny! Plus, I love his characters. Especially Arthur Dent, Ford Perfect and Zaphod Beeblebrox. Definitely recommend if you love funny stories and science fiction!
Suits update: Recently watched the latest episodes of Suits. What I love about this show is that they aren’t afraid to take risks. This episode literally tugged at my heartstrings. I can’t reveal too much because I know one of my readers watches Suits as well (Elaine) but if you don’t at least have watery eyes during at least two of the scenes, then boy.