Coming up in October on Being Anne… #amreading #bookbloggers

By | October 1, 2016

OK, that’s September over! It’s not been the easiest of months – family issues mid-month (which always must take precedence), and then a very sociable week (which was rather lovely…) mucked up my schedule a little. Apologies for any promised reads and reviews not delivered… I do promise you’ll still be on my list, but a little later than I planned. So, what does October definitely hold?

I’m getting all social again tonight (Saturday 1st) with two events that are part of the Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe. First I’m listening to Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape talking about the power of women’s friendship in writing: I have a copy of their book A Falling Friend that I sadly haven’t been able to read yet, but I’m looking forward to meeting these two lovely ladies. And straight afterwards, Lyn Farrell – author of The Wacky Man (which I also haven’t read yet – are you detecting a theme?) – talking about her life experiences and her debut novel. Both are free, unticketed events – so if you’re local do just turn up (from 7.15, the Clarke Foley Centre). Might have some chips on the way home – and I might just do a write up…


On Monday 3rd, I have a guest review for Victoria Hislop’s Cartes Postales from Greece – one book too many for me, so I passed it on to someone with a love for Greece who I knew would really enjoy it, and be happy to write about it. Then comes a small deluge of blog tours. The first, on Tuesday 4th, is for Hilary Boyd’s Thursdays In the Park, marking the release of a fifth anniversary edition. Everyone tells me I’ll love this book – it’ll be one of my weekend reads (please, let it rain…), and I’ll be including a review.

Then on Wednesday 5th October, I’m looking forward to reviewing The White Camellia by Juliet Greenwood for another blog tour, this time with Brook Cottage Books. Another I’ll enjoy reading this weekend, and there will be a review…


Then on Thursday 6th I’m really thrilled to be launching the blog tour for Sue Moorcroft’s The Christmas Promise. Now, this one I HAVE read – and I absolutely loved it. (Must get that review written…!)


An interview with the lovely Christina Banach, author of Minty, on Friday 7th, then I think I’ll have earned a weekend off (unless I have reviews to share…). I’ll be back on Monday 10th with a blog tour review of Watercolours In the Rain by Jo Lambert. Have you seen the gorgeous cover? And I have it on good authority that what’s inside is rather wonderful too…


Then I have a lovely quiet spell – but this is when I’ll be reading like fury to catch up on all this month’s promises (and some of the carried over ones too, hopefully…). Just a couple of parties – one in Hull on Tuesday 18th October to launch Lily’s House by Cassandra Parkin,  followed by a review for the blog tour on Saturday 22nd October.


The other is the launch of Sue Moorcroft’s The Christmas Promise in Waterstones Nottingham on Thursday 20th October. If you’re in the area, why not get a ticket and come along?


On Sunday 23rd I’ll be joining the blog tour for Joyce Schneider’s Her Last Breath, with a quite excellent guest post. Isn’t this poster beautiful?


Those family commitments again the following week, but I’m then really looking forward to seeing Jan Ruth and Gill Hamer at their event in Conwy library on Saturday 29th. I’ll be reporting back on that one – and I do hope I can read Jan’s Wild Water trilogy beforehand. If you’re in the area, do come – it’s a free event.


One last firm commitment for the month – delighted to be featuring Karl Drinkwater’s Harvest Festival on Monday 31st, with a review included. Halloween seemed wholly appropriate somehow…


So lots of space still to be filled – I’m still fixing up some interviews and guest posts, but I also have a simply wonderful reading list with many promises of reviews. I won’t embarrass myself this time by showing you a montage, then needing to apologise to half of them for not getting there – but there are quite a few books I’ve already featured on Being Anne and promised to read later. Wish me luck…

11 thoughts on “Coming up in October on Being Anne… #amreading #bookbloggers

    1. Anne Post author

      Wouldn’t want it any other way, Jill! x

  1. adrienneauthor

    Full on programme there Anne, myself and Lizzie Lamb, June Kearns and Mags Cullingford are looking forward to going to the launch of Sue Moorcroft’s new book later this month!

    1. Anne Post author

      That’s great news Adrienne! I’ll look forward to seeing you all again xx

  2. Wendy Janes

    Looks like you’re about to begin another busy book-filled month! Wow, five years since Thursdays in the Park was published. I really enjoyed it. If I glance up from my PC I can see my copy on the bookshelf. 🙂

    1. Anne Post author

      Funnily enough Wendy, I’ve just finished reading it – how did I overlook this lovely book for so long?!

    1. Anne Williams

      I’m willing to bet I’m not as busy as you Linda – but still plenty of space to fill!

  3. sherylbrowne

    Good luck, Anne! I hope you’ve booked you next holiday. I think you may need one. 🙂 I currently have a very sick doggy and my son and his girlfriend about to move out. My house … a bombsight. I think I might be joining you on those hols! xx

    1. Anne Post author

      I have the sadly neglected house and garden too, Sheryl, but I was so sad to hear about poor Snoops – I do so hope the hugs and cuddles work xx

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