‘Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life changing begins.
Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they cant.’
Hello, and welcome to my stop on the WriteReads Ultimate blog tour for A Different Time, by Michael K. Hill.
‘Keith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes – while forces work against them both, and time is running out.’
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Closer I get by Paul Burston.
‘Tom is a successful author, but for the first time in his life, he has writer’s block. His main distraction is an online admirer, Evie, who simply won’t leave him alone. Evie is smart, well read and unstable ; she lives with her sick father and her social media friendships are not only her escape, but everything she has. When she’s hit with a restraining order, her world collapses, whilst Tom is free to live his life again, and to concentrate on writing.
But things aren’t adding up. For Tom is also addicted to his online relationships, and when they take a darker, more menacing turn, he’s powerless to change things. Because maybe he needs Evie more than he’s letting on.
Welcome! This is the Quick Fire book tag, where you have to put the first answer that pops into your head when answering the questions! I discovered this tag over at The Bibliophile Girl and had to give it a go! (She called it the Rapid Fire Book Tag but I got the name wrong and didn’t feel like changing the image, so I’m sticking with Quick Fire!)
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for One Way Out by A.A. Dhand.
‘Bradford is under siege, hundreds of people held to ransom.
The demand? A simple exchange – four lives for a thousand.
The government is firm, they will not negotiate.
But DCI Harry Virdee’s wife is one of the hostages.
Sometimes the only way to save lives is to take them.’
Welcome to this week’s ‘Two For Tuesday’, a weekly post hosted by myself, The Reading Nook, where each week I pick a bookish topic and discuss two of my favourite (or least favourite) things about that topic! If you feel like joining in, feel free to use the above picture, and don’t forget to link back to the post so everyone can see!
So I kind of forgot to do monthly wrap up posts for April and May, but not this month! This month I am on it! Most of my reads this month were for book tours, only two of them were from my TBR pile – I think I’ve become a bit addicted to tours! I think it’s quite a good mix of books though – some thrillers, a heartbreaker, and one quite controversial one…
’73 Questions’ is a feature in Vogue magazine, where they ask the biggest celebrities 73 quick-fire questions. However it has recently been doing the rounds within the blogging community and is a great way to learn the little things about the people behind the blog. I was nominated by the brilliant Kirsty at Love Popcorn – go check out her blog here
So, here are my questions and answers!
Welcome to my stop on the book tour for Maker Of Footprints by Sheila Turner Johnston!
‘Meeting him was easy. It was knowing him that burned bone.
Paul Shepherd is dangerous. He crashes into Jenna’s life like an asteroid into an ocean. Willful and exhausting, he stirs feelings that make her confront all that has kept her safe – and bored. Relentless and determined, he needs Jenna with a desperation that she does not understand. Jenna discovers that, although she can try to hide from Paul, there is nowhere to hide from herself. But he is married…
What do you do when you discover you are not the person you thought you were?
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Distant Signs by Anne Richter.
‘Distant Signs’ is an intimate portrait of two families spanning three generations amidst turbulent political change, behind and beyond the Berlin Wall.
In 1960s Germany, Margret, a professor’s daughter from the city, meets and marries Hans, from a small village in the Thuringian forest. The couple struggle to contend with their different backgrounds, and the emotional scars they bear from childhood in the aftermath of war. As East German history gradually unravels, with collision of the personal and political, acutely observed vignettes quietly reveal their two families’ hidden truths.’