May 30, 2015

TeenCon2015 Goodie Bags

After all the novels I added to my TBR list after attending TeenCon2015 there is more to add!

We were lucky enough to receive a goodie bag each - my mum attended with me so I got a second bag from here 

I thought I would share what was in each bag so you can add these to your reading lists, I will be sharing reviews as I read them 

Goodie Bag #1

- The Selection by Kiera Cass
- The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis (extract)
- Cooper Bartholomew is dead by Rebecca James
- Thirst by Lizzie Wilcock
- We All looked up by Tommy Wallach

Goodie Bag #2

- The Astrologer's Daughter by Rebecca Lim
- Thirst by Lizzie Wilcock
- The Selection by Kiera Cass
- The Flywheel by Erin Gough
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Have you read any of these novels?

Stay tuned and I will be sharing my reviews of all the books from TeenCon2015

May 29, 2015

Trend Alert - Pearl Accessories

This winter Navy is the new Black so Pearls are the new Diamonds for this season. Navy Statement Pieces and Pearls are a made for each other.

I am obsessed with Pearls, they remind me of Audrey Hepburn and a pair of pearl studs is the icing on any outfit. Pearls were even a must have on my Wedding Day wearing the Pearls my gorgeous husband to be sent to me as a nice gift and my dress was adorned by little pearls.

Today I am sharing with you 6 x Pearl Accessories to add to your wardrobe this winter

Make sure you check out my Trend Alert - Navy Statement Pieces for Winter next week to shop the whole look.

May 28, 2015

Faking it by Gabrielle Tozer - Book Review

Faking It is the sequel to The Intern - you can read my review of The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer here

I am so happy to have Josie back in my life and the sequel to Faking It is everything we could ever want to continue with Josie on her journey. 

Josie has a new job, new boyfriend and slowly becoming more comfortable becoming successful in her own way, but there are a few ways little Josie is still the same girl. 

Josie now works for Indi, who is about to launch but her current team will need her to step up in a big way when a series of events requires Josie to step up to fill in and essentially fake her way to keep the magazine afloat. While she looks like she is keeping it all together on the surface, deep down she has spun herself into a slight series of lies which can easily unravel if someone finds out.

If someone finds out she is faking it - not only her professional life will be endanger but also her personal life could come tumbling apart. 

How do you keep it all together when piece by piece it is threatening to fall apart?

I absolutely adored Faking It and loved the journey Josie endured. I read this novel in one day while on holidays recently and was in awe of Gabrielle's writing, I believe she continued to make the characters relatable and the situations/emotions that Josie endures are some that everyone comes across professionally and personally. 

The only let down for Faking It is that I wanted more...but regardless it is one of my favourite books I have read this year. 

Will there be a third novel I am not sure yet, but I will keep you up to date if I hear anything 

Have you read The Intern or Faking It?

May 26, 2015

Sydney Writers Festival - Books that exploded

The title describes it all really - there have been 3 authors with 3 novels that have absolutely exploded in everyone's heart. I have read books by each of the authors but only 2 of the 3 books discussed in the session.

The panel consisted of
- Graeme Simsion author of The Rosie Project
- Liane Moriarty author of Big Little Lies
- Terry Hayes author of I am Pilgrim

The panel discussed how they developed their characters, what the writing experience is like for them and why they believe their books exploded.

I have to admit I was extremely star struck with Graeme and when he read an extract out of his novel it was like Don was in the room. If you haven't read The Rosie Project or The Rosie Effect you must!!! 

I adored listening to each author and I got some handy hints to be able to complete my novel that has been sitting in drafts. I need to ensure I make the time

I can not wait until next years Writers Featival so I can go to more events

Have you read any of the novels released by these authors?
What was your favourite and why?