Stories & Shout Outs #1

One of the things I love about this blogging life is visiting other blogs.

I love finding new books and authors, I love the friendly discussions about books and I love the connections.

Some weeks are busier than others though.

Some weeks I stop by lots of blogs, leave comments, join in memes and write several reviews.

Other weeks I’m lucky to write one review, let alone visit any of my favourite blogs.

I also regularly spot reviews of books I’m about to read, but I don’t want to read the review until after I’ve finished the book. The problem is when I finally finish the book and want to go back to read the review, I can’t remember who, what or where it was!

I thought I might try to keep a record of them here…on Stories & Shout Outs – a time and place for me to highlight and keep track of reviews or posts of interest.

My Shout Outs may or may not be of interest to others.
You may or may not want to write your own Stories & Shout Out post.

If there is any interest I will add a linky, but for now you can let us know about your Stories & Shout Outs by leaving a link in the comments.

A while back I spotted that the busy folk at Bloggiesta were planning another week of blog maintenance.
I had planned on joining in, but we now have visitors coming to stay this week, so I doubt that I will get much work done on my blog. But I would like to join in some of the twitter chats if I can – so this is the link to the Bloggiesta Twitter Chat Schedule starting on Thursday (note to self – check time zone differences for each one).

I’m about half way through A Little Life and would like to go back to read reviews by Savidge Reads, Dolce Bellezza, Roof Beam Reader and Sam Still Reading.
If you also have a review of A Little Life I’m happy for you to leave your link for it in the comments below for me to get to next week. I suspect I will want to talk to lots of people about it at the end!

I have Paris Nocturne by Nobel Prize winner, Patrick Modiano on my bedside table.
Lisa Hill’s was the first review I had seen for it anywhere. It made me keener to get stuck into it….after A Little Life perhaps.

I would also like to check in with the bloggers participating in the (wo)man booker shadow panel to see what their personal shortlists are before the big announcement on Tuesday from Booker HQ.

But for now, that is all.
It’s time to dive back into ALL to see what Jude is berating himself for this time.

#StoriesandShoutouts

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