Today I’m thrilled to welcome Bernadette Maycock to the book review café and answer those pesky #TopFiveThursday questions. Not only is Bernadette a first class blogger over at https://brmaycock.wordpress.com but she’s also the author of It Started With A SnubAnd her latest book Snow dayIs published now and sounds the perfect read for this time of year . If you haven’t checked out Bernadette’s blog it’s definitely worth checking it out.
Top five books you’ve read so far this year?
Mine by Suzi Fox
Anything You do Say by Gillian McCallister
Exquisite by Sarah Stovell
My Sisters and Me by Lisa Dickensen
No Safe Place by Patricia Gibney
Top five authors you think everyone should read?
Top five books you want to read before the year is out?
Loads up Kindle for fun hour of figuring what I want to read in the next two months …
Okay, I’m back!
Summer at the old boathouse by Hannah Ellis
Patricia Gibney-Tell Nobody
Coco Pinchard box set by Robert Bryndza (some are re-reads so that’ll tell you how good they are!)
The Cornish Village School-Second Chances by Kitty Wilson
Jenny Morton Potts-Hiding
Top five tips you would give to new bloggers?
Try and have at least part of a small number of blog posts prepared at a time, there is nothing worse than a blank page when you’re under pressure
List, lists, lists- if you always write down what you have to do you will never end up flustered!
If you have a bit of time free go looking for some fun memes for your blog, there’s some great ones out there!
Don’t get too worried about what other people are doing, just put your head down, work hard and enjoy!
Remember that you’re blogging for fun!
Top five blogs you follow?
This is so hard … (note from Berni: at the end of this post I have written and rewritten this list probably 5 times as there are way too many blogs to choose from!)
Bernadette Maycock (writing as B. R. Maycock) participates in a closed Facebook group called Image, Write, Inspire (IWI), led by the award-winning author Carmel Harrington (Beyond Grace’s Rainbow, The Life You Left) Bernadette has just started a book review blog (https://brmaycock.wordpress.com/) that is in complete infancy, reviewing books that are ‘the lighter side of heavy TBR lists,’ in particular chick lit (her first love!) and women’s fiction.
She lives in Co. Westmeath, Ireland with her brilliantly out there husband, Keith, and four amazing children- Paul, Conor, Aidan and Brian. She can be found on twitter most days as @brmaycock.
Sometimes hot cocoa just isn’t enough to keep you warm in the snow…
Eloise is too busy juggling the chaos of three kids, an ever present ex-husband and a demanding boss to even remember the last time dating crossed her mind.
But as soft snow falls silently all around, romance twinkles with the flakes.
After being single for so long, Eloise suddenly has a lot of choices. Too many choices. Will anyone be worthy of melting the guard around her heart to let love in?
A fun-filled, festive read for fans of Christie Barlow, Fiona Gibson and Colleen Coleman