This last week has been really rather busy!
Wednesday was St George's Day (and Shakespeare's birthday - although as I am typing this, I am watching Last Will and Testement on my tv recorder thingy, which is a documentary about the doubt that Shakespeare actually wrote all of his sonnets, plays, poets and other writings...) and also World Book Day 2014... a day on which we are encouraged to give away books to people who don't usually read!
On Saturday, attended an event in Manchester (authorcon) which was to serve as Hazel's book launch for Chasing Azrael (now available on Amazon or Waterstones and all other good bookstores).
Between all of the interesting meals I ate, and the new places we discovered, not to mention the books that I purchased, as well as the good company, all-in-all, Saturday was a pretty good day!
Sunday, however, did not go as planned... I was planning on doing the car boot thing in the morning, but a migraine put paid to anything until about 10:30 - 11am, when I finally managed to medicate it into submission!
Then there was housework to be done, the mouse to prepare for her friend's birthday party and canapes to prepare for book club!
Sadly, Hazel couldn't make it (I was hoping for an author talk) as her car is poorly sick, but she is hoping to get it fixed and perhaps she can come next month instead. We also lacked a few members due to illness, marking (the perils of being a teacher), and I think there was some form of netball fixture! These things do happen, but never mind! A good time was had by all those who did attend, and we have potential new members for the next meeting!
Our book to read before next time is 12 Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup... if you happen to be reading it too, let us know what you thought before 1st June!
Anyway; to business!
In honour of Hazel's book launch, and World Book Day, I have a signed copy of Chasing Azrael to give away!
If you would like to be entered into the draw, please leave a comment below saying which book you would have given to a non-reader for world book day, and why... please make sure to leave your name, otherwise I won't be able to contact you to let you know if you have won!
On Monday 5th May, I will put all of the names into a metaphorical hat, and choose someone to receive the book!
So that's it...