Friday, 29 April 2011

April RAK Thankyou's & The Four Meme

If anybody hasn't signed up for this yet, you really should! The girls at BookSoulMates host Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) monthly - April is just closing so May sign up will be up shortly I'd imagine - all you have to do is sign up with your wishlist, and then other participants can contact you if they'd like to gift you a book. I've been participating for the past two months now, and I have to say that giving books is at least as rewarding as getting them, and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about the world, and all you lovely bloggy people :-)

On that note, I've got some thank you's to say. This month I recieved THREE amazing books from three lovely bloggers!

 I've been after Delirium for absolutely ages, since I read Before I Fall, and JL from An Avid Reader's Musings was nice enough to send it to me! I haven't got round to starting it yet, as this month's been mental, but I definitely will do soon!

Sarah Addison Allen is my new love! And Erika was lovely enough to send me a copy of it! Thankyoooou! :-)

And finally....I fell in love with T.S Eliot at University, and yesterday I got this copy (different cover) of The Cocktail Party from Lainy (who also has a great Pre-Loved Giveaway going on at the moment!). I'm reading it as part of my drama challenge, and I'm very excited about it!

The Four Meme

So lots of people have been doing this lately, and as I was reading an article about making your blog more personal the other day, I though I'd join in! If anybody knows where this originally came from, can you let me know so I can credit please?

Four jobs I’ve had in my life:
  1. Tutor
  2. Carer for Special Needs children
  3. Retailer
  4. Manual labourer
Four books I would read over and over:
  1. Little Women (and sequels)
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird
  3. Harry Potter Series
  4. The End of Mr Y
Four places I have lived:
  1. Hampton Hill (Greater London)
  2. Teddington (Greater London)
  3. Broadstairs (Kent)
  4. That's it!
Four books I would recommend:
  1. The End of Mr Y - Scarlett Thomas
  2. Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  4. Ravenheart - David Gemmell
Four places I have been:
  1. Australia
  2. New York
  3. Paris
  4. Kuala Lumpur
Four of my favorite foods:
  1. Roast Dinner! (especially chicken)
  2. Roast Potatoes
  3. Pasta (especially with melted cheese...)
  4. Ice cream
Four of my favorite drinks:
  1. Hot Chocolate
  2. Milkshakes
  3. Cranberry & Orange juice (with or without amaretto)
  4. Tea
Four places I would rather be right now:
I really like where I am now, but 4 places I'd like to be if I wasn't here are:
  1. At my mum's house, having dinner with my family
  2. In Australia with my godmother and her family
  3. Devon, at the house we used to have summer holidays in when I was a kid
  4. In the car (oh, how I miss the car!) on a road trip somewhere random
Four things that are very special in my life:
  1. my wonderful fiance
  2. my family
  3. all my gorgeous friends
  4. my books!

So, there you have it. A little bit of the personal touch. Oh, and just in case anybody was wondering, the car we had (an amazing classic mini with a union jack on the top) finally gave up just after Christmas :-(


  1. That is quite a loot :) RAK is a great thing :) I haven't received one myself yet though but it is great to see that others get so many books out of it :)

  2. Yeah I was quite surprised - I guess it was just a lucky month for me! I'm sure you will get some soon - I know I'm having to limit myself to giving only one a month, although I'd love to give more, just because of postage costs and stuff! It's so satisfying though :-)

  3. Well done on your RAK, glad it arrived safe and well and look forward to your review :)

    FF is pretty much the only meme I stick with so here is an oldie saying hi and glad your RAK laded safe, just sorry I never got to include a wee bookmark with it


  4. You reminded me I need to make a RAK post! Lol...I forgot to even mention it on my blog at the beginning of the month. Well, I made a video so even if I forget to make a separate post I'm covered.

    It's great that you got so many books...and you're welcome :D I like the "warm and fuzzy feeling about the world" too.

  5. Hi Bex! Thanks for stopping by my blog--what good timing that I came over to visit just when you'd posted your Four Meme so I could learn a little about you. :) I love that you listed roast dinner as a favorite food--I think roasted anything is great--definitely too hard to narrow it down to just one food.

  6. Wow, sounds like an incredible opportunity to make someone a present! Usually, people who read tend to be very kind towards each other. Last year I organized a streetmarket to earn money for Doctors without Borders in Haiti and I asked my colleges to donate books so I'd resell them. Thanks to everyone, we got to send 350 €. Books are amazing, not only for what they do but also for how they unite people. I'll check RAK!!

    By the way, another ice-cream lover overe here!