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Book Buying Ban week #10 and other crazy things

Alright, sweets, prepare for a long happy post :D
First of all, some pics from our trip to The Lake District which I adored...

Me and hubby on the streets of Lancaster.

Gorgeous gown made entirely of book pages! I don't know where it was because it was Sunday and every door in that building was shut.

An orchard in Sizergh Castle.

Ambleside - a tiny town in Lake District.

Gorgeous coffee shop in Ambleside.

Resident swans...

Another beautiful coffee shop in Keswick.

Views from the car window on the road back to Lancaster.

It was so breathtaking, and Grassmere especially was like a tiny gingerbread town...
There is an actual famous gingerbread shop in there, where I bought this for my American friends :D

Sorry, I just. couldn't. resist!

First comment from US with the phrase I WANT ROMNEY'S MINT CAKE! will win this, and I'll personally mail it to you. :)

They are supposed to be sickeningly sweet and designed especially for walkers to give them a boost of energy.

Now let's get back to my books, shall we?

I had a really good week of reading and plenty of DNF's. I was pretty ruthless with them.


Everything apart from The Ruins of Lace was really good. Greenshift is another yummy sci-fi story from Heidi whom I love after Ambasadora, and Frequent Traveller is a cool story about a hotelier who travels around the world fixing hotels problems. Took me completely by surprise that book, because I was expecting something paranormal, and it wasn't.

I'm not saying these were bad books, but they just didn't grab me within the first 5 chapters, and I had to let them go.


50 books (4 for review) left.
Not bad, eh?

I'm also doing well with my weight loss program. Within 2.5 months I've lost 4.5kg and that b*tch just keeps crawling down which makes me ridiculously happy. :D

Remember, I was on holidays? 
So, yeah, I kinda bought 2 books: Shift by Em Bailey and Earth Girl by Janet Edwards.

I was also lucky enough to win a signed copy of The Janus Affair from Pip Ballantine through a wonderful blog of Miss Eliza Strange and Random Happenstance, and a copy of The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle from Carolyn Crane's blog. Thank you, ladies!


At last, this week saw some awesome posts from my fellow blogger friends, and I really want to share them with you. Christina moaned about her Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves, and Heather talked about Genre Blending in YA Lit, while Joy discussed her feelings towards The Siren by Tiffany Reisz. Go read them!

Happy Sunday!
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