Tuesday 24 May 2011

Really Random Tuesday

Really Random Tuesday is a meme created by Suko at Suko's Notebook which is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes, photos--any blogging and book-related things you can think of.

I attended my book club last Thursday evening where we discussed our previous book choice, Assagai by Wilbur Smith; unfortunately I never got to finish this book, but hope to come back to it at some point. Who ever hosts the event has to provide the choice of books for the following month. Sally was our host this month and the event was held at a local restaurant where we had desserts whilst discussing the book.  I was quite happy to dive into a bowl of Eton Mess!
Sally chose a selection of books written by authors who have lived in Sussex.  We all voted for the next book and chose - Twilight by Peter James. 
Has anyone read this or any other Peter James book?


Have you visited the new blog just for girls.  This blog is aimed at girls from 8 years old and onwards and features some of Great Britain's best authors. The authors involved include Luisa Plaja, Keris Stainton, Susie Day,  Liz Kessler and many many more. 
Every day a different author writes a post. Click here if you would like to visit the site. 


Some of you have commented on the lack of Life As We Know It posts lately. Well I have to apologise profusely, but I am so busy writing that I haven't been able to find the time to write them. They do take a lot of work and I figured it might be more productive to save up all my humorous pieces to put into my present plot. I hope you all don't mind, but if it means I finally finish writing a book, then there will be a much bigger post to read in the end!


I was browsing through the Guardian online and found two treats for you. The following two ladies are fabulous authors and both have featured on my regular feature The Big Break.  Here they are giving their  advice on good books to read.

I have been coveting Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck for some time now and I was lucky enough to be sent a copy this week. I thought I would share with you the trailer I found for the book. Enjoy!


  1. What a great site. Will be off to check x

  2. I simply love the way that trailer was done :D

  3. Susan - enjoy. I really love the posts on there.

    Animewookie - it makes me want to read the book more.

    JoAnn - cream, icecream, strawberries and meringue - all mixed together. Yum!

  4. Girls Heart Books sounds awesome - thanks for pointing it out!

  5. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Wilbur Smith so would have loved to have your views on this. Eton Mess, my favourite.

  6. I wish I could find the discipline to sit down and write. Maybe one day...

  7. Tiger's Curse has a terrific book trailer, and Girls Heart Books is a darling site. Thank you for presenting these.

    You have two special blog features, The Big Break and Life As We Know It, so we understand if you can't find the time to do both, especially when you are doing other writing, too. This makes me even more thankful that you
    did this Really Random Tuesday post, Vivienne--they can be time consuming as well. You've inspired me to do one today, and to link to your post.

  8. At least you are writing so that is good :D

  9. Girls Heart Books blog is cute!
    Suko posted a pic of Eton Mess and it looks yummy!


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