Booktastic Thursday (13th December 2018)

Booktastic Thursday: A Link Up For Book Bloggers

Welcome back for another Booktastic Thursday Link Up!

I'm looking forward to seeing what bookish posts you have to share this week. 

I'm so glad I planned ahead for BlogMas this month, as life is hectic in the lead up to the holidays. So far the challenge is going really well. I've even remembered to use the hashtag #BlogMas when sharing my posts on social media. Winning! 

We're now into the second week of the Bookish Blog Hops Holiday Hop. It's always fun to connect more with the other book bloggers to answer all the bookish questions. You can check out the first stop here in case you missed it. The blog hop is organised via the Facebook group Bookish Blog Hops. Come and join us at There are blog hops organised throughout the year and daily blog support threads.

Jo Linsdell

And now for Booktastic Thursday Link Up!

For those of you that don't already know, on Thursday's I host this meme to give my fellow book bloggers the chance to share some of their bookish posts and connect with other book bloggers.

How to take part:

Post your book related blog post links directly into the comments section of this post.

I just ask you to link back to the weekly blog post here on my blog some where in the post you're linking up. You can see an example of how a past participant, 
Veronica from The Burgeoning Bookshelf, included it in her post at

I ask that you link up blog posts ONLY please. Other types of links will be deleted. 

I'd also appreciate it if you follow me on any social media of your choice (I'm JoLinsdell everywhere). Of course, I would love it if you subscribed to my newest posts ;)

Please grab the Booktastic Link It Up Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.

Booktastic Thursday: A Link Up For Book Bloggers

Let's grow this party!

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Everyone works hard on their posts and loves visits/comments/pins from others. Please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more.

Now on to the party!

I'm looking forward to seeing all your book related posts.

Booktastic Thursday: A Link Up For Book Bloggers

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Book Review: Twenties Girl By Sophie Kinsella

Book Review: Twenties Girl By Sophie Kinsella

Book Review: Twenties Girl By Sophie Kinsella
If you suddenly had a friend that only you could see or hear, what would you do?

You could worry that your stressful life has tipped you over the edge and you have lost the plot, big time . . . you could hide under your duvet, hoping that they would go away . . .


You could have some fun . . .
You could make your ex-boyfriend take you back . . .
You could solve the mystery of the dragonfly necklace, make a fool of yourself many times, get your business back on its feet . . .
You could dance with a gorgeous man who just can’t resist you . . .

And you could just discover the best friend you ever had.

The Authortube Christmas Tag

The Authortube Christmas Tag

The Authortube Christmas Tag

I was tagged by Jay Dee Archer a long time ago to do this tag (and turns out I actually did do it, I just forgot I did so this is the second time I'm doing this) to do the AuthorTube Christmas Tag.

AuthorTube Christmas Tag (Original) by Living Within Fiction:

The questions:

1. What would your main character’s favourite Christmas song be?
2. Pick one of your characters. What would be on their Christmas wish list?
3. Which one of your characters, as an adult, would still believe in Santa Claus?
4. Would your MC drink eggnog? If not, what would their Christmas go-to drink be?
5. Out of all of your characters, who would be the best gift giver?
6. Your MC got a gift that he/she hated. What would he/she do?
7. Does your MC sleep in on Christmas, or wake up early with excitement?
8. What would be your MC’s favourite part about the holidays?
9. Your MC and his/her love interest step under a mistletoe. What happens?
10. Which of your characters would you find in the kitchen baking Christmas treats?
11. Lastly, a question for the author. What are some of your favourite books to read during the holidays?

My answers:

As I've done this tag before I'm not going to tag specific people to do it this time. If you want to do it, consider yourself tagged.

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Books On My Christmas Wish List

Books On My Christmas Wish List

I shared some of the 2019 releases I can't wait to read in a recent post, but thought I'd share with you some of the books I'd like to find in my Christmas stocking/under the tree this year.

Those of you that have followed my posts this year will know that I became a bit Percy Jackson obsessed in 2018. I read all 5 books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians box set this year and loved them all. 

Obviously I need more. 

Books On My Christmas Wish List

The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set is therefore a must. All five books in the Heroes of Olympus series -- in a paperback boxed set (I like to have paperback versions of series) -- From The Lost Hero to the long awaited Blood of Olympus.

Books On My Christmas Wish List
Of course, I also need The Kane Chronicles Box Set. A collection fit for the (Egyptian) gods! All three paperback books in the blockbuster Kane Chronicles trilogy- The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, and The Serpent's Shadow.

Books On My Christmas Wish List

Then there's the trilogy Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Paperback Boxed Set. You're sensing a theme here aren't you?

I'm not just all about Percy Jackson though. There's another box set on my wish list: The Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7). On the topic of Harry Potter, I wouldn't mind getting the complete box set of the films too.

Books On My Christmas Wish List

Another paperback book I'd like is Still Me by Jojo Moyes. I have copies of both Me Before You and After You on my shelf waiting to be read and so need to finish the set. 

Books On My Christmas Wish List

What books are on your Christmas wish list this year?

On My Shelf: Next by Micheal Crichton

On My Shelf: Next by Micheal Crichton

On My Shelf

On My Shelf is a series to showcase some of the books that are sat on my shelves. Each Sunday I randomly pick a book from my shelves to show you. Some will be books that are on my TBR, others will be books I've read in the past but that deserve a little love.

This week's pick

This week I picked Next by Micheal Crichton

On My Shelf: Next by Micheal Crichton
The Number One international bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Congo and Sphere blends fact and fiction to create a near-future where genetic engineering opens up a whole new world of terrifying, page-turning possibilities…
Is a loved one missing body parts?

Are blondes becoming extinct?

Has a human already cross-bred with a monkey?

We live in a GENETIC WORLD. Fast, frightening – and potentially VERY lucrative. There are designer pets; a genetic cure for drug addiction; a booming market in eggs and sperm. But is there also a talking ape in Borneo? Has a 'master' gene for controlling others been found? Could an innocent man and his family be hunted cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes …
Are you ready for what comes NEXT in Michael Crichton's stunning new thriller?

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