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Gosh what a tumultuous few days. I have gone from Tier 2 to 3 to 4 in the space of about 72 hours. I was bogged down by the news yesterday and admit it got to me. I am now making a concerted effort to not get all consumed.

I came across these two little fun memes on some of the blogs I read so thought it would make a good diversion for a while. Links will take you to the reviews where there are some.


Describe yourself: Emylia Hall – A Heart Bent out of Shape

How do you feel: Sandi Toksvig – Between the Stops

Describe where you currently live: Helen Rolfe – The Little Cottage in Lantern Square

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Julie Caplin – The Little Teashop in Tokyo

Your favourite form of transportation: Raynor Winn – The Salt Path

Your best friend is: Amanda Owen – The Yorkshire Shepherdess

You and your friends are: Lucy Foley – The Guest List

What’s the weather like: Carole Matthews – Sunny Days and Sea Breezes

You fear: Agatha Christie – Death on the Nile

What is the best advice you have to give: Lissa Evans – V for Victory

Thought for the day: Bella Osborne – One Family Christmas

My soul’s present condition: Ann Cleeves – The Darkest Evening


Using only books you have read this year (2020), answer these prompts.


In high school I was Robin Stevens – Jolly Foul Play

People might be surprised by Veronica Henry – A Wedding at the Beach Hut

I will never be Agatha Christie – The Man in the Brown Suit

My life in lockdown was like Brenda Davies – The Girl Behind the Gates

My fantasy job is Emma Burstall – A Cornish Secret

At the end of a long day I need Tilly Tennant – Cathy’s Christmas Kitchen

I hate being Jenny Colgan – Five Hundred Miles From You

Wish I had Katie Fforde – A Rose Petal Summer

My family reunions are Helena Dixon – Murder on the Dance Floor

At a party you’d find me with Joanna Rees – The Hidden Wife

I’ve never been to Christie Barlow – Clover Cottage 

A happy day includes Trisha Ashley – The Garden of Forgotten Wishes

Motto I live by Lisa Swift – The School of Starting Over 

On my bucket list is Hazel Prior – Away with the Penguins

In my next life, I want to have Phillipa Ashley – A Surprise Christmas Wedding