I’ve realised that I completely forgot to post a wrap-up for last month. July was a month I was really looking forward to as I attended the Theakston Crime Festival in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. It’s held every year in July at The Old Swan Hotel, where Agatha Christie reappeared after going missing for several days. I was keeping everything crossed that it would go ahead as it it was cancelled in 2020 due to the Pandemic. It did feel surreal to be heading up there and seeing friends, some, who I haven’t seen for two years.
I got the train from Kings Cross to Harrogate on Thursday, 22nd July and sitting opposite me was crime writer Susi Holliday, who I chatted to for most of the journey which made the time fly by. The festival was a lot quieter this year, but I did like that, as it meant I got to chat to people who I would never normally have the time or chance to chat to. It was also great getting the chance to meet new people. I have already booked my hotel for the festival in July 2022, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed it will be back to normal next year.
I’m still working on the book I started at the beginning of the year. It’s now quite different to what it was when I first started it back in January but it’s finally shaping into something I’m quite pleased with. There’s still quite a bit of work to do on it but I think it’s heading in the right direction.
I have now so far read 98 books towards my Goodreads challenge of 100 books by the end of 2021.
I took part in 8 blog tours this month. I have listed the links below in case you missed any.
The Lost Girls by Heather Young
Far From the Tree by Rob Parker
Girls Who Lie by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir
I Know What I Saw by Imran Mahmood
Her Sister’s Secret by S.E. Lynes
I have four blog tours coming up in August, The Face at the Window by Ruby Speechley on the 1st August, Invite Me In by Emma Curtis on the 3rd, Mother Loves Me by Abby Davies on the 20th and Lost Angels by Stacy Green on the 27th August.
What are you reading at the moment? I’m currently reading The Heights by Louise Candlish which I’m really enjoying. Let me know in the comments.
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