Fathers day

So, Sunday was fathers day and the scarf that I had planned to give my dad for it was sadly not yet finished. I think if I hadn’t had about two weeks off of life because of illness then I probably would have finished it but alas.

It is coming along well though, I’m over half way through now and I’m, thankfully, really liking the stitch that I eventually went for. Both the back and front look really nice and is soft and warm. The front is like a knitted stockinette stitch or maybe a 1×1 rib and the back is nice too. Yay for camel stitch! It’s really easy to do but the end are a little scraggly rather than straight but I’m sure I can hash a fix for that once I’m fine and am weaving in all the ends. That’s the only problem with the camel stitch as I’m cutting the yarn after every row but seeing as I’m doing it length wise its not too bad.

So instead of a lovely functional, useful present I got my dad this instead:
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Because who doesn’t like pretending to be a wookie right? My brother also bought other things but as I’m writing this post they haven’t arrived yet so I won’t spoil it incase they are still not here.

Dad did also get a card. Sticking to the funny theme. It’s the last thing I made on my old cutter so that’s special even if it’s a bit basic, right?
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Speaking of cutters, my new one is very scary and there’s lots to learn but I have set it up and played with the pen attachment so far just to figure out how the functions work, I’m equal parts excited and nervous about actually cutting with it!


Did you celebrate fathers day? Any presents? And I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes and blessings last week. It’s been lovely and sunny here all week and I ate lots of (read: Too much) yummy food.

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WIP Revelations – Writing Tag

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I saw this over on twitter and I really enjoyed reading through the questions. The tag is hosted by @ScarletteWilder on twitter. Instead of posting an answer a day throughout the month of June on twitter like you’re supposed to, I thought it would make a good blog post instead. I don’t talk about writing that much and thought it would be a fun post to do. So let’s get started:

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1. About how old were you when you stayed writing?

I’ve seen a lot of people answer those saying something really young but honestly, I didn’t really start writing until I was about 14-16.

2. What is the first story you remember writing?

I remember as part of my English class when I was in year 10 (14/15) we had to write a ghost story. I ended up writing a horror story about someone abducting people and hanging them from a tree in the woods and draining them of blood…. And then I remembered it was supposed to be a ghost story so added something like and now the woods are haunted by the victims at the end of it. Whoops. I’m sure my teacher was worried about me. After that, when I got sick, I remember writing a few scenes of me just waking up/relaxing in some really lovely places like by a waterfall or on the beach.

3. What is it that made you want to write?

Escapism. I like being other people in other situations, it’s interesting. Whenever I have time to think I’m always somewhere else.

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**WIP means Work In Progress

4. What would you do if you had to stop writing?

Right now, I’d be mega bummed because I’m one chapter away from finishing my first full draft of something.

5. What is the most active WIP’s you’ve had going at the same time?

Well, actually writing wise, I’m writing two stories at the moment. An original story and a harry potter fan fiction. But story idea wise, I have at least 30 that run through my head. I’ll visit all of them and spend time in them. It’s a constant thing, I’m always in one of them. Some are more developed than others, some I’ve written notes down for, others are just scenes or small situations that are interesting.

6. Imagine you had to switch the genre you write. What do you write now?

I think I’d probably give contemporary a go. It’s probably the furthest from fantasy/scifi. It’s not something that I ever thought I’d write but recently I’ve had some story ideas for them. I’m not really sure I could do it well because I really don’t read that much real world contemporary stuff but it’d be good to try.

7. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever searched for in the name of writing?

Haha. …. I look up broken bones and serious injuries a lot but I think that’s natural for a writer? For my current wip I was looking up a lot of physics and chemistry. Oh. Probably temperature changes due to altitude? Just so you know, it gets 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit colder ever 1000 feet you go up…. I’m not sure about weirdest but that’s probably the most specific thing I’ve ever looked up.

8. You’re computer crashes. Everything on it is unsalvageable. Be honest, do you have a backup?

Yes! I’m pretty paranoid about it actually. I just know that if I lost everything I would never have the motivation to start again so it’s really important. I have them saved on my computer and two different clouds as well.

9. Have you ever missed work/class etc. Because of your writing?

I didn’t really start writing until after I got ill and I’m housebound/bedbound so have never really had any commitments to put off. I do put my life on hold sometimes, but its only things that I choose to do rather than anything important.

10. We’ve all written in weird places but what’s the weirdest place you’ve ever written?

I haven’t, like I said I’m bedbound most of the time, so I write in bed. I think about what I’m writing in the shower, I guess I’ve written in a hotel room bed on holiday before but that’s it.

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*MC means Main Character

11. Does MCs name have deeper meaning behind it?

I really love looking up name meanings but sometimes you just know a characters name straight away. It’s like they introduce themselves. My MC’s fake surname is O’Broin though, Broin is apparently Celtic for raven and he has raven coloured hair. But other characters in my story do have more meaningful names (and others have less meaningful names!). It all depends on what sounds right.

12. MC is dead now. Who becomes the new protagonist?

That’s a really good question. It’s an ensemble so there are multiple main characters anyway but I think it would be either Allie, his best friend or Alfie, the love interest. It would be really interesting to switch to one of the other people though as it would be a completely different take on everything.

13. How would the story change if MC was gender swapped?

It honestly wouldn’t change much? The world is really unequal but not at all in gender roles. So he’d be a she but that’s pretty much it.

14. Is MC your favourite character?

No. I love my main characters (for both my original story and my harry potter fan fiction) but I always seem to love the best friends and love interests more. I guess that’s natural though, right? If your main character is who you are telling the story through, then you are going to like ‘your’ best friend or lover more than yourself. Normally.

15. Who sees MC as the villain of the story?

A whole hell of a lot of people. I’d say almost most people. Actually this is true in both stories haha.

16. What makes MC worth reading about?

It’s to do with the above actually. I just really like writing conflicted / grey characters. Is it right or is it wrong? Are they good because they want to help or are they bad because they’ve made bad decisions? Are they good because they know what they’re doing is right even if everybody else thinks they are bad? Is it cowardly or is it brave? Hmmm, questions, questions.

17. The most important person to MC was just murdered. How does MC handle it?

Answering both ways to prove that I’m not just writing the same story in two different universes! In my original story he’d carry on and pretend he was fine. He’d die inside but he’s been dying inside for a while now so that’s nothing new. For my harry potter fan fiction he would literally curl up in a ball and just stop because keeping them safe was literally the only thing he was trying to do.

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18. Does your story take place in our world or another?

Another world. It’s more interesting that way. Also, I like making things difficult for myself, okay?

19. Is your time period most reminiscent of the past, present, or future?

Past, although they are rather advanced in chemistry because of the magic system that I made up.

20. What is the biggest difference between the world in your story and the real one?

Magic, flying airships sailing through the sky? Yeah, probably those.

21. How about supernatural/alien creatures? Got any of those running around?

Well, I have magic and a type of magic that people think makes you a demon but no creatures, not really. Also a goddess of the religion. Religion is supernatural, right?

22. Is superstition prevalent in your world?

Yes, extremely. People are a lot less likely to go out at night unless the stars are shining because they think the goddess can’t protect them in the dark. Also they think some people are demons so…

23. How likely is something like the witch trials to occur in your world?

Very likely, see demons…

24. Imagine a highly contagious and very lethal viral infection is spreading through your world. How is it combated?

They’d find the right chemicals to combine to kill it and everyone rich would be fine but they’d probably only give the cure to the poor in exchange for work/subservience.

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25. Are you a The Sims fan?

No, actually. I always really liked building the houses and the people (I’d spend ages imagining the people) but I never liked playing the actual game.

26. Be honest, do you control your story or do your characters?

My characters have absolute control. Save me!

I make up the world/situation and put the characters there and they decide what happens. I don’t even fully make up my own characters, they just introduce themselves and let me find out more about them.

27. How do you keep your characters in line when they are misbehaving?

There’s a way to do this? They do what they want.

28. Have you ever gone on a torture/killing spree in a novel because you’ve had a bad day in real life?

I have honestly never needed an excuse to be mean to my characters. I’m a very, very mean god.

29. Have you ever gotten into a fight with your current MC?

No, I love them all too much. I’m more likely to want to hug them until they feel better than to be angry at them.

30. Have you ever broken up with an MC and had to suspend the WIP or change the protagonist out?

No but that’s a horrible thought.

 


 

These were actually really fun to answer and I hope they were interesting to read. If any of these answers made you want to ask me any questions then feel free to do so in the comments. I’d love to hear some of your answers too and if you want to look up more people answering these then the hashtag on twitter is #WIPrevelations

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Happy Birthday to me :)

Just a quick very self indulgent post to say:

It’s my birthday today! Woooooo!!!

I am no longer able to check the 18-24 box on forms. I am now 25+. That is a way too big number for me because I am so immature sometimes. I still feel 18. Possibly because I got sick and never had to grow up.

Speaking of being sick; I was really ill at the start of the month but thankfully I’m just about over it now (which is also why I have nothing else to talk about because everything has been on hold, no crochet, no cross stitch, no sewing or writing, instead I spent my time watching harry potter and Disney marathons and feeling sorry for myself) so I’m looking forward to Chinese takeaway for dinner and then something yummy for dessert. Possibly with candles in? Who am I kidding, whatever it is, I will be sticking candles in it. Got to take any wish you can get.

I haven’t actually unwrapped anything yet as I’m waiting for my parents to get home but I’ve opened a few cards to tide me over. And I know what my main present is anyway. The cutter that I mentioned in my last post. Everybody got together to put money towards it (thank you everybody!!!) so I’m not expecting anything else but its sitting over there waiting for me to get my hands on it. I’m very excited but I’m trying not to think about it.

Don’t look, Jess.

It’s also fathers day this Sunday so it’s possible we’ll go out for a meal at some point as a joint celebration but that depends on how I’m feeling.

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Buying a New Cutter

A while ago my electric cutter, the silhouette portrait, decided to stop cutting card. Which is kind of important because I sell paper cut cards. Everything went on hold for a couple of months and I took all my papercut cards down from my shop.

My cutter does at least still cut vinyl so I was still able to make some designs but it was high time for a new cutter. One that has a much higher pressure so I can consistently cut thick card without a problem.

With my birthday next week so I’ve finally bought one, which is very exciting! I’m putting all my birthday money towards it and getting the new KNK zing orbit (even the name is exciting). It’s suppose to be faster and Stronger too which will hopefully warrant the price tag.

My birthday is on Tuesday so I’ll be playing with it next week when I unwrap it but there’s plenty to do before then.

The new cutter uses a completely different program. It has a choice of two (Sure Cuts a Lot and Make the Cut) so I’ve been using the demo versions of both to figure out how they work and which I prefer so I can buy the right one. I’ve decided to buy Sure Cuts a Lot as I’ve found it a little easier to work with. But with that decided, now there’s another problem.

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The designs for all my cards are in the file type for my Silhouette but I need to convert them so I can cut them out on my new cutter without having to re-design them all from scratch! (This would be the same with either programme I bought).

The good news is it’s possible. The bad news is I need to go through four different programmes to get it done… For each of the dozens of card designs! It’s a bit of a headache but at least it works. For a while there I really did think I was going to have to design them all from scratch. It just might take me ages though.

Wish me luck please. I’m going to need it!

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Sal Update

I’ve gotten quite a lot of cross stitching done these last three weeks and its time to share my progress with you as part of our SAL. The stitch a long is a group who posts their progress every third Sunday. We all do our own projects so its really fun to see what each other do and help motivate is to keep going. We’re always happy to have new members.

But back to my cross stitch.

Last time I said I wanted to get my blue-ish oak leaves done which I managed but I also managed to move on to the top part and get some of that done.

Here it is then and now:

And also a close up of the oak leaf.
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The inner blue was suppose to be a dark shade but its actually really bold and bright so I might change that for a darker one (who am I kidding? I’ll probably just change it on the pattern rather than actually re stitch it!).

I really think I might be able to finish this for next time. There are a lot of colour changes on the top part because they’re all small leaves and I need to find one colour that seems to have gone missing from my stash but if all goes to plan I might show you a finish next time. I doubt I’ll have time to wash/press and frame it though.

 

I’ve been busy designing a Christmas cross stitch for my next project. It’s not finished yet but it might be by the time I move on from this. It’s a little big right now. It’s going to be a wall hanging and right now its over half a metre long. Eeek! I keep running out of space and adding a few more inches. I’m trying to peg myself back but its still going to be BIG!

 

Here are all the others currently taking part in the Sal.

Avis / Claire / Gun / Carole / Kate / Lucyanne / Sue / Constanze / Debbie / Christina / Kathy / Margaret / Cindy / Helen / Steph / Linda / Catherine / Wendy / Mary Margaret and Timothy

I’m looking forward to seeing all the progress.

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Memo Pad: Books – May 2017

Woosh! It’s the end of another month. I know I say this every month but I can’t believe how quickly this year is going. It’s summer!

I started the month in a bit of a reading slump after my holiday. Having read so many books in such a short amount of time I was expecting it but thankfully I got over it rather quickly and by the end of the month I was speeding through books again. Thanks entirely to some amazing books that I just couldn’t put down. I read seven books this month which is massive for me especially seeing as I was expecting a slump but five of them were five stars. I guess I just picked the right books to help me through. I got an ARC of Godblind from netgalley which was exciting and I also picked up Starship’s Mage as it was the recommended book in the small bloggers book club I’m in (It’s The Monster Goddess Book Club and that’s the link to the Goodreads Group).

On to the reviews.

As always, the reviews are spoiler free and the links bring you to the Goodreads page for each book. The link to my Goodreads is at the bottom of the page as usual so if you want to add me or check out other books I like and reviewed, do click on it.

Read: 7          Bought: 7        Added to TBR: 18

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68427Elantris by Brandon Sanderson *****

Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the Shaod. Ten years ago, without warning, the magic failed. Elantrians became wizened, leper-like, powerless creatures, and Elantris itself dark, filthy, and crumbling.
Arelon’s new capital, Kae, crouches in the shadow of Elantris. Princess Sarene of Teod arrives for a marriage of state with Crown Prince Raoden, hoping — based on their correspondence — to also find love. She finds instead that Raoden has died and she is considered his widow. Both Teod and Arelon are under threat as the last remaining holdouts against the imperial ambitions of the ruthless religious fanatics of Fjordell. So Sarene decides to use her new status to counter the machinations of Hrathen, a Fjordell high priest who has come to Kae to convert Arelon and claim it for his emperor and his god.
But neither Sarene nor Hrathen suspect the truth about Prince Raoden. Stricken by the same curse that ruined Elantris, Raoden was secretly exiled by his father to the dark city. His struggle to help the wretches trapped there begins a series of events that will bring hope to Arelon, and perhaps reveal the secret of Elantris itself.

I have to admit I only really wanted to read this because I wanted to give Sanderson another go having not really like the first mistborn book that much. It was a good book but wasn’t quite for me, but Sanderson is one of the biggest names in fantasy so I wanted to try something else. The blurb for Elantris hooked me and I decided to give it a go.

I really enjoyed it but I think something you should know about it is that it’s very political. I don’t mean real world politics and such but the whole book is a chess game between multiple opponents. They all try to plot three steps ahead and out manoeuver each other. It was very well done. I normally like a bit more action in my books, I guess my high rating is a pretty good indicator of how well Sanderson weaved it all together as I was never bored and I found all of the points of view interesting. If it had just a little more action it would have been five stars for me.

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We Were Liars by E Lockhart *****

We are the Liars.
We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.
We are cracked and broken.
A story of love and romance.
A tale of tragedy.
Which are lies?
Which is truth?

My heart hurts. That’s literally all I could think of to write for a very long time after finishing this book. This book ruined me. I nearly cried and i simply don’t cry reading books. But this one left me reeling. I finished it and was still lying in bed hours later staring at the ceiling thinking about this.

I bought this in a deal, like most books I buy admittedly, because I’d heard of it and thought it would be quite a good book but I was not expecting this.

To start with it has a very good portrayal of how friends disappear when you get sick. I experienced that myself and it cut a little closer to the bone when reading so I know that was spot on. I was enjoying it and then that ending…. I don’t have anything coherent to say and I don’t think you should know anymore going in to it anyway. Read it, but make sure you have tissues with you and time to hurt afterwards.

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Starship’s Mage by Glynn Stewart *****

To travel across the stars you need a jump mage. Damien Montgomery has just graduated but he doesn’t have the connections other graduates does and so is desperate to find a ship to take him on before having to give up on his dream to be a jump mage. The Blue Jay is desperate for a jump mage after an accident with their previous one.

Mixing space opera and magic can be a bit dodgy so wasn’t sure what to expect but this was the recommended book in a book club I’m part of so I gave it a go and it blew me away. I loved it.

It’s written originally as novellas so there is lots of repeated info at the start of each section. Which I guess if you are forgetful then that’s helpful but as, for the majority of the book, there aren’t that many characters, I didn’t need it.

This felt like Harry potter in space. Not kids, because Damien is a young adult. Not at school, he’s already graduated. No one else on the ship has magic…. But it just felt in the same tone as harry potter to me. There was lots of exciting action, a relatable young character, a very loyal crew and someone growing and figuring out their magic along the way too. The way it was originally written helped that I think, as each section had a piece of action to build up to. I just really enjoyed it, I’ve read books that are better than this and given them four stars but for me this just felt like a five star, not because there wasn’t anything wrong or because it was the best writing ever but simply because I enjoyed it so much.

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Godblind by Anna Stephens *****

The Mireces worship the bloodthirsty Red Gods. Exiled from Rilpor a thousand years ago, and left to suffer a harsh life in the cold mountains, a new Mireces king now plots an invasion of Rilpor’s thriving cities and fertile earth.
Dom Templeson is a Watcher, a civilian warrior guarding Rilpor’s border. He is also the most powerful seer in generations, plagued with visions and prophecies. His people are devoted followers of the god of light and life, but Dom harbors deep secrets, which threaten to be exposed when Rillirin, an escaped Mireces slave, stumbles broken and bleeding into his village.
Meanwhile, more and more of Rilpor’s most powerful figures are turning to the dark rituals and bloody sacrifices of the Red Gods, including the prince, who plots to wrest the throne from his dying father in the heart of the kingdom. Can Rillirin, with her inside knowledge of the Red Gods and her shocking ties to the Mireces King, help Rilpor win the coming war?

I felt at times, and anyone who has read the book knows specifically what times, that it was gruesome for the sake of being gruesome. This is not a Scott Lynch type of fantasy, this is an Abercrombie or Mark Lawrence dark fantasy, and if you’re fans of those books then you will love this one. Expect it dark ….. All the way through.

I’m a little annoyed that dark fantasy books like this always seem to be set in a world that is sexist and homophobic. Yes there are main characters who defy those and prove them wrong, it isn’t the tone of the book itself, But I find it annoying that this is nearly always a thing.

The second half got better in my opinion. It drifted away from these problems and I did really enjoy reading it but in the end I felt like there wasn’t enough. I was there for Crys, I liked him from the first chapter he gets. I think he’s the one we’re being made to route for. There are lots of hints at where his story is going but by the end of the book his story hadn’t actually started yet. It just didn’t feel like a full book to me. I know its part of a series but to be a book needs a little rounding off and tying up of ends rather than just stopping.

All For The Game Trilogy by Nora Sakavic *****

( The Foxhole Court + The Raven King + The King’s Men) 

Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.
Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.
But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for.

I’m going to do this whole trilogy as one review because I read it in six days. I saw the first book was on kindle deal for less than £1 so I bought it because I’d heard good things.

I started reading the first before bed. This was a big mistake. It’s not a particularly long book and it was the most difficult thing to put it down. The ONLY reason I did was because I’d lost so much sleep the days before already. Otherwise I totally would have finished it in one sitting, sleep Gods be damned. I picked it up as soon as I got up the next day and finished it…. And then bought the next two (also less than £1 each) and started reading number two straight away. I’m not sure how much more praise I can give it than that. I finished the first two books in 3 days and the next one in 3 days but only because, by this point, there were certain real life things I just couldn’t put on hold any longer. I put my life on hold for this series. Quote that! The characters are amazing, and complicated (so complicated), their relationships are constantly shifting and fighting with each other to see who’s in control at any given moment. I did have a little trouble at the beginning, when they all get introduced, trying to figure out who was who and what was going on but I think that’s how Neil felt in the middle of it all. There were so many conversations that I had to go back and reread just because they were so clever and harsh! These boys don’t pull their punches. As for the game itself, Exy is a made up sport that is supposedly a cross between Hockey and Lacross and, as someone who has absolutely no idea about either, I didn’t have a problem following along (There are some things I obviously didn’t understand like court positions and such but nothing that I NEEDED to understand) so don’t let the idea of this being a ‘sports’ book put you off. I loved the whole series and am sad that it’s over but so glad I picked them up and at £2.46 for the whole trilogy it was a massive bargain.


 

Phew, these posts are getting a little long. Too long? When I started these I was only reading 3 or 4 books a month but for some reason (and I am not complaining one bit!) I’m reading much more nowadays.

But over to you, have you read any of these or planning too? Have you read any other Sanderson books and what did you think? Have you read We Were Liars? Did it hurt you as much as me? No spoilers in the comments, please. I’m not sure I’ve ever read a sports story or a magic-on-a-spaceship story before either and it was a massive surprise how much I absolutely loved them, So if you have any book recommendations along those lines I would love to hear them.

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Serial Update

The other week I actually left the house. It was a very important, specific trip….To the Cereal Aisle of my local supermarket.WP_20170525_13_24_35_Pro

I’ve been here nearly two years but I have finally visited my local supermarket! Round of applause please.

I needed a new cereal seeing as one of the ones I normally have has suddenly lowered in quality. (It’s just not chocolate enough anymore). So Benny (my wheelchair) got loaded into my dad’s car and off we went. It was a lovely sunny day and luckily, I found a suitable replacement which is yummy. I also bought a variety pack even though I only wanted to try two of them. One if which was not nice so that didn’t go so well.

Speaking of food shopping, I’m going to fill you in on The Great Ice Cream Mishap

My parents came back from shopping the other week and said that they’d seen Hagen Daz Ice Cream at the store and asked me which one I wanted so that they could get it next time. I admit, I squealed a bit (I love me some hagen daz, it’s such a treat) I told them the Cookies and Cream flavour (Is there any other one, really?).

So off they went the next week and bought it. I planned my evening very carefully, looking forward to my ice cream for dessert and went out to eat it.

My mum took it out of the freezer ready to start scooping and from my perch on the sofa I saw the tub was blue. Blue? I though. Why would a Hagen Daz tub be blue. So I asked, dread filling me: “Why is it blue? Is it Hagen Daz?”

Mum, paused, looking at the tub in her hands “…. No.”

“It’s Ben and Jerry’s, isn’t it?” The answer to that was a yes. I really don’t like Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and you’re all probably thinking, ice cream is ice cream but Ben and Jerry’s has a weird taste. I’ve been to the Ben and Jerry’s music festival in London where they give you as much free Ice cream as you want and I only managed one cone and one taster spoon because ICK. Needless to say I didn’t get any ice cream.

 

In other news, I posted the other day on twitter about just how many books are piling up on my kindle:

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The answer to that tweet is very simple: Not long at all! I think it was two days in the end. Ooops.

I’ve bought seven books this month (and a free ARC) and to be fair most of them were on deal for less than £1 but still that’s a lot and I already have too many books to read and not enough time to read them.

Books bought this month:

The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

Starship’s Mage by Glynn Stewart

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Kingston Raine and the Grim Reaper by Jackson Lear

The Foxhole Court (All For The Game #1) by Nora Sakavic

The Raven King (All For The Game #2) by Nora Sakavic

The King’s Men (All For The Game #3) by Nora Sakavic

I’ve also added quite a few books to my to read shelf on Goodreads this month too….18 to be precise.  I won’t add them here because that’s a rather long list but if you want to check it out you can click here and feel free to add me on Goodreads.

I’ll post the reviews for books I’ve actually read in May next week. But for now, have you read any of these? Do you have a book addiction, want to join me in bookworms anonymous? Anyone else hate Ben & Jerry’s? That one is probably just me. But I’m going to leave you all now and read some more books.

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