Waiting on Wednesday #3: Meet Me in Manhattan by Claudia Carroll

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

As soon as I read what Made in Manhattan was about I fell a tiny bit in love with it and you will to after reading the description below (and not because it's about New York)! Meet Me in Manhattan sounds like the perfect book to read on a cold dark night and I cannot wait till it's released!

Released: Nov 5 2015
Pre-order for only £1.49 HERE

In a New York minute, everything can change …

You don't mess with aspiring journalist Holly Johnson! The man she fell for is not all that he seems - because sometimes dating online doesn't quite go to plan. She's decided to fly to the Big Apple to surprise him and to get some answers. And if her plan works she'll also get the scoop of her career ...

But as she steps out of her yellow taxi the first snowflakes start to fall, it's Holly who has the surprise of her life. 

What should be a dream come true is looking a little like a nightmare. But Holly is determined to get her New York happy ending. 

What do you think of the book? Does it sound like your cup of tea? Have you read any of the authors books before?

What are you waiting on today? 

Waiting on Wednesday #2: A Parcel for Anna Browne by Miranda Dickinson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Wow, I am eagerly anticipating A Parcel for Anna Browne released in just two days! The book sounds so intriguing and completely unput-downable! I cannot wait to snatch up this up and to start reading! 

Released Sept 24th 2015
Pre-Order for only £3.49 HERE

The gift of a lifetime?

Anna Browne is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life. Her day job as a receptionist in bustling London isn't exactly her dream, yet she has everything she wants. But someone thinks Anna Browne deserves more . . .

When a parcel addressed to Anna Browne arrives, she has no idea who has sent it. Inside she finds a beautiful gift - one that is designed to be seen. And so begins a series of incredible deliveries, each one bringing Anna further out of the shadows and encouraging her to become the woman she was destined to be. As Anna grows in confidence, others begin to notice her - and her life starts to change.

But who is sending the mysterious gifts, and why?

What do you think of A Parcel for Anna Browne? Have you read any other books by the author?

What book are you waiting on?

A Sprinkle of Bookish Inspiration

My personal life has quietened down dramatically the last couple of weeks and I’ve been hit with Bookish Inspiration which is amazing as I was due to start blogging in October and I’m quite early so instead of sitting there twiddling my thumbs I thought I’d get right on it and return to blogging!

I’m determined to not let everything get so far on top of me again that I feel like I’m drowning in emails and reading. I’m going to take things at my pace and if that means one blog post a week then that’s what I need to start with. I haven’t blogged here for the better of a year and in that time I’ve lost a lot of readers. I lost my commitment to book blogging when I started my job last year and although I tried to keep it up and be constant it was quite a hard adjustment for me.

In the last month I’ve been reading a blog where the posts are passionate about books and where this girl gets so excited that her favourite author tweeted her that she shared it with the world (or tried to) That blog has given me inspiration. I’ve given myself inspiration because the blog I’ve been reading is mine.. from the very first post ever published to the latest one I’ve noticed where the posts started dwindling and started getting more like a full-time job.

I have a full-time job. I would really not like another one! I’ve also changed quite a lot since I started blogging.. at the start it was about just having a place to share my love of books and then it started feeling like a competition with myself about gaining followers, comments and not feeling popular enough on the web… which is basically all crap to put it bluntly!

I’ve went on so many blogging breaks, I’ve re-designed my whole  blog, I’ve changed the name of the blog! Well now enough is enough because it’s not about the actual cover anymore but about the content! All that is left to do is actually blog! 

What blogs do you enjoy reading? What is your favourite thing to read about?