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Mum of 3 (1994, 1995, 1998)- born in East Germany --lived in UK/ Kent since 1993 -- studied criminology -- love reading / writing / travelling / knitting / cats. 
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13 April 2014
The Sunday Post

This is is Meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and here are the rules.

It is your chance to re-cap your bookish week, what did your review last week, any new purchases, what will be coming up in your blog next week or generally anything you feel you would like to share with the blogging community.

So, what did I do last week?

We've had quite nice weather this week, with temperatures in the 60's. I've decided that I will start walking again - walking as an exercise / sport. At the end, it's free and you can do it almost everywhere. I'm not very sporty, and stopped going to the gym (too expensive, too much effort driving up there etc).   I now started walking in my lunch hour, and working in Central London, I get some fantastic views of those landmarks - just have to push the tourists out of my way :) Here is a view from my lunchtime walk.

Blog-wise:  I did it - I installed Disqus. Was very straight forward to install and so far, does exactly what it promised to do - making communication much easier on the blog, and I can now reply to every comment individually. So much better - I was always grateful for every single comment and felt like I'm ignoring the visitors to my blog. 

I also took part in my first Book Blitz this week  - yay! Hosted by Lola's Blog Tours - see my review of His Hometown Girl 

On my blog last week




I finished: His Hometown Girl by Karen Rock (Book Blitz) and a short story for review Dr Caine's Body by Khalid Patel
I started: Watchers of the Night by Matthew Keith

Around the Blogosphere / Bookish News

Added to my stash

Here is my (small) haul from one of the local thrift shops. Had to wait for hubby and used to time to pop into the shop, and just happen to find Millennium III which was still missing on my list. :) 

No Kindle Freebies again - I'm doing good here.

The Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson 

This is what I'm planning for next week 


Dr Craine's Body by Khalid Patel (a short story)

Write your Life Story by Michael Oke (non-fiction)

The Green Mile by Stephen King
(continuing my weekly King feature)


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

Memes / Features

The literary connections of the area where I live/work - South East London and East Kent

First Chapter First Paragraph Intro hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea and Teaser Tuesday at MizB at Should Be ReadingWatchers of the Night by Matthew Keith (Book 1 of The Watchers

Free on Kindle at the moment, but please check before downloading. 

Feature & Follow hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read 
This week:
Spring Break. Where would be your favorite destination spot if you could join the Spring Break festivities?

Have a great week my bookish friends
Peggy x