Monday, March 03, 2008

First reviews and some loose women

A day off today, thank the Lord. Nothing special but I need to use up some days before the end of March, as I can only take five days over to the next holiday year. Still, always nice to have a bloody Monday off!

Had quite a leisurely morning - I am however utterly delighted by Jill Weekes' review of Thorn in the Flesh which you can find on her blog dated 2 March. Jill has also been kind enough to put a similar five-star review on Amazon though of course they're not stocking it, Gawd bless 'em ... Anyway, it's cheaper via Goldenford! We don't charge a ruddy £1.99 search fee for a start, which is a joke. Bloody Amazon, eh. Anyway, I'm hugely grateful for Jill's review, so thank you for that. My first one as well!

For the rest of the day, I've been reading through The Gifting and am now on page 117, so nearing the end of Part One. Again. I think I've picked up most of the errors and am also copying out the battles history into a separate file so I can have a good look through later. So far, it might be making some kind of sense though - almost. Quelle surprise!

I stopped for "Loose Women" on TV at lunchtime though - just the ideal time for loose women really ... though I don't think it was as good as it usually is. Perhaps I was just too spaced out to laugh? It's possible. Oh, and I've done the recycling. It's bloody freezing out there!

Tonight, I might look at some more of the read-through, but my main priorities are (a) the ironing (bugger ...) and (b) "The Palace" (bliss!). It's the last episode tonight, so I hope they make a second series - I'm utterly hooked.

Today's nice things:

1. Jill's review of Thorn
2. The read-through of The Gifting
3. TV.

Anne Brooke
Anne's website
Goldenford Publishers


Jilly said...

Glad you liked it Anne. I bet Amazon will stock Thorn if they get several requests for it. They weren't stocking Dangerous Man a while back but they are now. It must be nerve wracking waiting for the reviews to appear . . .

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Jilly! Yes, it's possible they may do, but most times for small publishers they just say they can't get it and you should try elsewhere. I know this as I'm always hunting poetry books from small publishers, and Amazon rarely play ball, even if the book is new!


Hugs galore, and ooh yes it is nerve-wracking!