Hello to you all. This month seems to have gone past in a bit of a whirlwind. I was gobsmacked to receive a nomination for the best book blog category in the Annual Blogger’s Bash earlier in the month, which is the first time my blog has been nominated for an award. Thank you to whoever nominated my blog.
I managed to fit quite a lot in for the shortest month of the year and took part in twelve blog tours. I also attended two book events, First Monday Crime on the 4th February and the two-book-launch for Changeling by Matt Wesolowski and Deep Dirty Truth by Steph Broadribb which took place at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road on Monday, 11th February. It was brilliant as always to catch up with friends from the blogging world and to meet some new faces for the first time, including Janel from Keeper of Pages, Beth from bibliobeth and Mart from The Beardy Book Blogger. If you haven’t checked out their blogs yet, you should definitely do so.
This month at First Monday Crime we had Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party, Will Dean, author of Red Snow, Gytha Lodge author of She Lies In Wait and William Shaw, author of Salt Lane.
Lucy Foley, Will Dean, Gytha Lodge & William Shaw at First Monday Crime
Publisher, Karen Sullivan (Orenda Books), Steph Broadribb & Matt Wesolowski
I took part in the following blog tours this month:
- Dead Pretty by Candy Denham
- The Couple by Sarah Mitchell
- In Safe Hands by J.P. Carter
- The Riverboat Mystery by Faith Martin
- The Secretary by Renee Knight
- My Last Lie by Ella Drummond
- Fade to Grey by John Lincoln
- The Girl Next Door by Phoebe Morgan (Q&A)
- Bollywood Wives by Alex Khan
- Bad Seed by Heleyn Hammersley
- After the Eclipse by Fran Dorricott
- Winterman by Alex Walters
It is a quieter month on the blog tour front for March. The first one I have in the diary is for A Gift for Dying by M.J. Arlidge which I am posting a review for on Tuesday, 12th March.
If you are in the area close to City University, London on Monday, 4th March and if you’re a lover of crime fiction, then come along to First Monday Crime. There’s another stellar line-up of panelists for next month including M.J. Arlidge, Fiona Barton, C.J. Tudor and Laura Shepherd-Robinson. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. and you can reserve your FREE space by clicking here. The closest tube stations are Farringdon and Angel.
So that’s it for another month. What are you hoping to get round to reading in March? As always it’ll be brilliant to read your comments.