Welcome to my weekly roundup of my year long challenge to do one Good deed a day for a year. This challenge began back in April 2013 and is still going strong, I’m now entering my final few weeks. My inspiration came from reading “A Year of Doing Good” by Judith O’Reilly. Here is what I’ve been up to this week.
March 30th – Last night we changed our clocks in line with British Summertime, so I’m a bit late this morning. It’s also Mother’s Day, so I’ve been giving and receiving gifts as all Mothers should.
March 31st – A really busy day today. I’ve just done my morning at school. Now the April Issue of Fleet Life has just dropped through my door, so I’ve written a draft ready to coincide with the online version. http://www.fleetlife.org.uk click on the online directory and fins me on page 18. This months books are;
Please Call Me Derek by Mac Black
The Medea Complex by Rachel Florence Roberts
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Spirit Warriors by D.E.L Connor
It’s also my first month writing book reviews for Fleet Life’s sister magazine The Elvetham Heath Directory. http://www.ehd.org.uk, again click on the online directory and find me on page. This months featured books are different to Fleet Life although I will mix and match on occasions.
The Dating Game by Susan Buchanan
Greening of a Heart by Stepheny Houghtlin
Red Clay and Roses by S.K. Nicholls
The Griffin’s Boy by Julia Hughes
The Black Hours by Alison Williams.
With my A to Z Challenge starting tomorrow too, I’m sending out reminders to authors whose books are featuring in the first week. I want it to be a good give and take, I promote their books and they promote me.
April 1st – It’s here the first Day of the April A to Z blogging challenge with well over 1900 bloggers signed up this year it’s going to be huge. I’ve been all over the place visiting blogs and writing comments. My own challenge started with A World Apart by Camelia Miron Skiba. Catch up with posts in my Challenge round-up post, or from the A to Z page at the top of this blog. The sun has finally burnt off the morning fog so now I’m off out in to the garden for a bit of one on one with nature after all my computing.
April 2nd – Online versions of both local magazines made it up on the internet today, so posted my pieces about them and let all the authors know. Having an absolute blast with the A to Z challenge, I can’t believe how many people are coming to my blog it is fantastic. Today’s book was Boot Camp Bride by Lizzie Lamb, Lizzie helped promote the post with her Facebook group of friends which I really appreciated. My slideshow on the sidebar is getting plenty of attention and good comments which is great to hear, have been helping a couple of people out with setting up their own gallery.
April 3rd – Met a friend for coffee in town and caught up with all her news. Went out this evening with more friends and took a birthday present with me for one of them whose birthday is in the next few days. Today’s book on the A to Z Challenge was Coronado’s Treasure by Randy Mixter. I’m thrilled to see lots of re-tweeting going on from other authors who will be taking part in my challenge and from followers of my blog, thanks everyone it means a lot.
April 4th – It’s a Derek Day today on the A to Z with Derek’s Revenge by Mac Black and a plug for the whole series. Went to the local market this morning, met a friend who has offered to pick us up in a few weeks time to attend a party. My Good deeds are mainly internet bound this week, visiting lots of blogs and leaving comments, tweeting and sharing posts. Finished reading Chill Factor by Rachel Caine and left a review on Goodreads.
April 5th – Everlasting by Candace Knoebel is the book for letter E in the A to Z today. Went for a quick walk this afternoon and picked up some litter. Am reading the second book in the Wardstone Chronicles, The Spook’s Curse, by Joseph Delaney, finished it late last evening and posted my review on Goodreads.
Busy busy woman! I just downloaded Greening of a Heart yesterday, and have read (and loved!) Susan’s Red Clay and Roses too. I enjoy your writing very much.
Thank you, I really enjoyed Greening of a Heart, do let me know what you thought of it.
I will do my best to let you know.
Happy Mother’s day, Rosie, keep up the good work 🙂
Great week. Happy Mother’s day.
You have busier and much more exciting weeks than I do Rosie as well as putting me to shame good deed wise.
I was thinking bout doing some book reviews but couldn’t find anyone to teach me the big words like The and And.
Keep smiling as always,
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Ah never mind, taking chocolates to people sounded good to me when I read your blog.
Hi, popping in from the A-Z in Bracknell! – your weeks sound like mine!
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be right over and return the compliment.
Isn’t that something! So pleased you let me know about this post about downloading Greening. I hope she enjoys it. After all, that’s what its all about. Thank you!
Wow, sounds like a full and fun week, and I’m glad you found time for some ‘one on one with nature’ – loved that line! Hope you were well celebrated on mother’s day and I wish you much continued flourishing with the A-Z challenge. I love your commitment to give and take, you’re so good at keeping up with other blogs and commenting. Have a great week dear friend, H xxx
Thank you Harula, I need my quiet time with a book, nature or relaxing doing some cooking after I’ve been on the computer for a long time. These things are like my decompression chambers.