Sunday, 1 May 2016

Feature | Goodbye April ~ Hello May

Goodness, these weeks are flying by! I can't believe I'm on my second Goodbye ~
Hello post already.
To recap, this is wrap up post of the month just gone and a look at what I have coming up in the next month.

April has been a busy month personally, but book and blog wise I posted six reviews along with various My Book Corner features and a whole bunch of cover reveals and guest posts for blog tours.

Here are the books I've reviewed, please click on the images to read.

March saw Lozza's Book Corner take part in six blog tours covering a mixture of reviews, guest posts and Q&A's. I would also again like to thank Tracey Sinclair, Helena Sheffield, Laurie Ellingham, Victoria Walters and Isabelle Broom for taking part in the My Book Corner feature.
This feature has really taken off in the last month, as I put a pinned tweet up and I'm now scheduled up until the beginning of August with a host of bloggers and authors taking part!

It's been a good month for receiving books too. 
Thanks to some amazing publishers my TBR is never ending and the new titles added are:

The Summer We Danced -Fiona Harper
An Autumn Affair & A Summer of Secrets - Both by Alice Ross
The Summer Flings Travel Club - Aimee Duffy
Something Old, Something New - Darcie Boleyn
Summer at the Cornish Cafe - Phillipa Ashley
The Secret of Orchard Cottage - Alex Brown
Cupcakes and Confetti - Jane Linfoot

The Assistants - Camille Perri
Martini Henry - Sara Crow
Mad Girl -Bryony Gordon

And finally, March saw the blog have a little makeover. 
I'm one of these that are never happy until it's just right and can now say that I love the new header, ratings image and signature to sign my post's off with. I now just need to decide whether to keep the floral background or revert to one that's not so busy - please let me know your thoughts as you are the ones that read the blog after all!

Moving on to the month ahead then..

As a general rule, I love May. I love seeing the blossom on the blossom on the trees and the feeling that the weather is starting to get warmer, but it's also a bitter sweet month for me too.
It's my birthday month and my late Nan's birthday is the day after mine. We always used to have lunch together and then enjoy tea and cake - she was the only other person I knew that put the milk in first and had her tea milky so it was out treat to have together without the rest of the family passing comment!
I'm not sure what I am doing for my actual birthday yet (other than!) but I am hoping to go away the weekend after to spend some time with my nieces and nephew.

I've kept the diary fairly empty for this month. I'm on a few blog tours and have a couple of cover reveals planned but I'm concentrating on attacking the TBR throughout May.

As well as the books mentioned in the above TBR list, the following three are right at the top!

The One We Fell In Love With - Paige Toon
Always With Love - Giovanna Fletcher
Lovers and Liars - Nigel May

Wishing you all a fabulous month of reading!


  1. A busy month on your blog Laura. Personally I love the floral background and the layout but although it looks so nice, I find the italic text hard to read, especially on my phone. x

    1. Thanks for the feedback Karen, I'll look into the font. Usually do blog work on laptop but of course lots of people read via phone so a good point. X