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Hello everyone! How are you? I’m still a bit tired after another hectic (but pretty damn good) Saturday. I think I mentioned it last week but Milena and I went to see Miranda Hart at the O2 yesterday, which was SO much fun. I love Miranda and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen all the episodes of her show at least 15 times, so seeing her live for the first time and in front of such a huge audience was amazing. Did anyone else see the show?
Book-wise, I had a pretty busy week. I popped into one of our local charity shops again and found One Day by David Nicholls and an almost brand new copy of Marian Keyes’s Anybody Out There? for 50p. Being a huge Marian fan, I have all of her books already, but I had to leave them at my parents’ house when I moved out. And since I can’t resist a bargain and I prefer these Penguin editions anyway (the other copy I have is the US hardback edition, I think) I had to have it.
Revolutionary Road, a signed copy of Just What Kind of Mother Are You? and Amity & Sorrow were giveaway wins from Lindsay at The Little Reader Library. Tom Winter’s newest book, Arms Wide Open is the only review book this week. I absolutely loved his previous novel so I have very high hopes for this one. And last but not least, Belinda Bauer’s newest was kindly sent to me by crime fiction writer extraordinaire, Sharon Bolton.
Thanks, Lindsay, Constable & Robinson and Sharon!