Good Deeds Challenge, Year 2, Week 26

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I an into my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

October 12th – This morning I had an extremely hard decision to make about a book, I was asked to read and review Obstacles by Chris Reardon after 14% I could read no further, for me the book needed to be seriously looked at by an editor, so I stopped reading and decided to write an appraisal of what I had written. I think this is only the second book I have been unable to write a review for. Looking on Amazon the book has a varied selection of reviews, several people gave similar thoughts to me, whilst others raved about the book. I do hope the author is open enough to consider the points I made.

Have taken on 3 more books to review today in my ever growing pile. Posted my review of Shared Skies by Josephine O’Brien, a YA fantasy set in the UK which I really enjoyed. Next up A Fairy Tale In New York for Nicky Wells who will be launching her book in December ready for Christmas.

October 13th – My morning helping at school, then a friend had some books she had finished reading and offered them to me, I took some for me and others to give away. Picked up litter on my way home.

October 14th – Launched my new feature Rosie’s Avid readers today. Reviews from real people who might say “I’ve just read this really good book…”.  Dropped some money into a Macmillan cancer collection box.

October 15th – Cleaned my house from top to bottom and threw out some old clothes. Am reading Midnight Sky by Jan Ruth and really enjoying it.

October 16th – Walked into town this afternoon, to borrow some books from the library and picked up litter.

October 17th – An overdue haircut this morning, left a tip. Launched The Friday Challenge with Shelley Wilson, inspiring people to try new things and change themselves for the better.

October 20th – Today I’m reading Craving by Sofia Grey A biker psychic and a girl who just might be his salvation. Now I do enjoy a psychic read so I have been snuggled on the sofa for most of the afternoon. Posted my review of Midnight Sky for Jan Ruth.

17 thoughts on “Good Deeds Challenge, Year 2, Week 26

  1. It did make me laugh to read that you went to the library to borrow some (more!!!) books…you must have a WPM reading speed far more impressive than the fastest touch typist! I do appreciate your honest authenticity, and I can understand that it’s hard at times, but I have no doubt any feedback you offer is meant with the greatest of respect. Thanks for adding the avid reader feature – I’ve enjoyed following what I’ve caught so far. Have a great week! Hugs, Harula xxx


    • Oh I know, I wanted some books on Photoshop to see if there would be anything I could use for the blog, it would be an expensive investment, we had the free trial last year for the kids homework, so I’ve seen it in action, haven’t actually opened the books I’ve chosen yet.


  2. And I thought I have a busy life. (glad to see you’re another picker up of litter, Rosie – I think some people in our village assume I’m a bag lady!) Getting on with my November Mystery Tour piece today but couldn’t resist reading this. And I’m glad I did; I’ve been struggling with two books I’ve been asked to review, knowing they both need a lot of editing, and being hesitant to tell the authors. Now I’ll send them a personal appraisal. Thank you.
    PS – when do you rest?!!


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