4 Aug 2010


Did you miss me or did you not even notice I'd been missing? Although I scheduled posts to appear, Husband dearest and I have actually been away visiting friends in sunny Scarborough which means I haven't done a lot of visiting over the last few days and so I hope to catch up with you all very soon and will hopefully post about some of our adventures over the coming week-end but until then .......

I've been naughty, very naughty. I don't know quite how it came to this but I seem to have quite a n number of book reviews waiting to be published and as I may be a little busier than usual over the next few weeks I thought that this would be an ideal time to schedule some of these posts to appear on Pen and Paper.

So, what's happening that means I could be a bit busier than usual?

Well, Husband dearest and I have agreed to host a 14 year old German student for a few weeks this August. Named Lisa, she is hoping to improve her English and will be staying with us as one of the family, experiencing our daily lives and, fingers crossed, seeing a little more of the north east of England.

Anyway, what book reviews are awaiting publishing:-

  • The Broken Gate by Anita Burgh.

  • Return To The Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus.

  • The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips by Micheal Morpurgo.

  • Do You Remember The First Time by Jenny Colgan.

  • The Declaration by Gemma Malley.

  • The Resistance by Gemma Malley.

  • The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry.

  • False Ambassador by Christopher Harris.

  • Heretic by Bernard Cornwell.The Secret Life Of A Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill.

  • The Conjurers Bird by Martin Davies.

  • Dracula: The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt.

  • The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie by Alan Bradley.
Not just book reviews though, I'm hoping that I can also bring you some photos of the activities we share with Lisa and who knows she may even write a little about her experiences as an honourary Geordie.

Until then ..........


Arti said...

Will definitely wait for the pics... And those reviews... Have a great time...

Nina said...

That sounds nice! Looking forward to reading posts from Lisa, seeing pictures and ofcourse your reviews. :)

Boonsong said...

I noticed that yu weren't around.
Welcome back to the blogosphere.

All the best, Boonsong

chitra said...

I did miss you ,usually when I post my blogs I see your comments immediately. But this time I didn't find it and was wondering if all was well on your side.
Nice to know you went visiting friends. It would have been a nice change for you.
That is a nice gesture from you to have Lisa in your place. That must be a good experience . Remember to write about the same.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Awesome!! Can't wait to see what you think about those books. :)

Karen said...

I noticed you were missing - in fact I just brought it up to my DH this morning!! Were your ears ringing?

Martha said...

I look forward to your reviews, I am trying to finish a historical thriller, "Heresy", but can't stay awake to get through more than a handful of pages, grrr.
My best to you and an enjoyable visit with your guest.

Anonymous said...

I did notice you were gone...I am glad you had fun...Cool about the girl coming to stay with you...I can't wait to hear about the dracula book

Jennifer McLean said...

Yes, I've missed you terribly! Nice to have you back, Tracy.
Oh, I should also get you to come and leave a comment on my 100 follower giveaway, it would be so great if you won, I'd love to sent this to you!!

Here's the post:

GMR said...

Wow...you have an adventure and a half ahead of you! Congrat's on making the decision to host a student, I'm sure the experience will be fantastic for all involved. Look forward to hearing about your adventures! ^_^

Kelly said...

I've certainly missed you! Glad to have you back.

I'm looking forward to all the great stuff you'll be treating us to during the coming month!!

NabilaHazirah said...

hoseting a student sounds like nice experience. i look forward to hearing about your adventures.


Jenners said...

We had a Japanese exchange student and a Brazilian exchange student live with us for a year (different years). It was quite an experience. Have fun!!

Lily said...

I did miss you! I loved the Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, hope you did as well :)