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 am into my second year.
This week I’ve been doing the following;
December 21st – Visiting relatives today, took lots of goodies, Christmas presents and helped out with washing up etc.
December 22nd – Dropping off more Christmas gifts. Am reading Feeling Lucky by Kathy Bryson.
December 23rd – Read a very good YA fantasy novel today called Deceived by L.A Starkey
December 24th – Today I’ve read and reviewed 2 books for Hilary Hawkes, they are books for English Primary aged children about kindness and friendship. Stories for feelings for Children and The Friendship Adventure programme from Strawberry Jam Books.
December 25th – I’m cooking lunch for 8 today so that no-one gets left out. Reading Secrets of the Heart by Adrienne Vaughan, the 3rd book in the Heartfelt series set on an island off the west coast of Ireland.
December 26th – Trying to get as many books read from my list while it’s the holidays, plus aiming for my highest year on the Goodreads challenge. So today I’m reading Eyes Of The Enemy by Kelly Hess, a middle grade reading book.
December 27th – Read Unexpected Partners by Sterna Kruger today and wrote my review.
December 28th – January issues of Fleet Life and Elvetham Heath Directory are being delivered to approximately 8000 homes today which feature my book reviews. The on-line version will be available around January 1st. I’m reading Stable Mates by Zara Stonely
December 29th – Reading To Eternity by Daisy Banks, which is due for release mid January.
December 30th – Marked For Magic by Daisy Banks is my book today, this will be released in April.
December 31st – Read S.C.A.R.S by Julia Ibbotson today, a children’s adventure book. My final book for the year was To Fall In Love Again by David Burnett. Phew! Clocked up 181 books in this years challenge. Had a lovely surprise in the post a book from Melisa Foster which I’d won and some promotional material from Sophia Grey for more of her books.
January 1st – Online versions of Fleet Life and Elvetham Heath Directory are now out featuring my book reviews, I have drafted my post and will post as we return after the break. Off out for tea later and taking cakes. Helped move some cattle before out tea.
January 2nd – Today I shared an article from The Daily Telegraph about VAT increases on e-books amongst the writing community. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/11320318/Controversial-VAT-change-means-e-books-are-about-to-get-more-expensive.html
January 3rd – Drafted and sent my February book reviews for the magazines I write for, ten more books and authors get some extra free publicity for their writing.
January 4th – Had a lovely shout-out for the blog today from Terry Tyler’s article at Uk Arts Directory http://ukartsdirectory.com/terry-tylers-literary-blog-34/. Decided to post my book reviews in Fleet Life and EHD January issue article today making use of Terry’s publicity of the blog and using the popular #SundayBlogShare to get the books and authors some extra publicity.
January 5th – Back to school this morning, with my voluntary work. A copy of Sea Witch by Helen Hollick arrived in the post today, my competition win.
January 6th – Got a lift into town this afternoon and enjoyed a brisk walk back through the park, picked up litter on my way.
January 7th – Feel the need to get outside for fresh air an exercise after the Christmas break so took my self off for a lunch-time walk, picked up litter. Received a copy of Alison Morton’s second book Perfiditas in the post after winning a copy. Really looking forward to it as I loved the first book in the Roma Nova series.
January 8th – Rained hard all morning, but when the sun came out at lunch, nipped out to make the most of it, picked up litter on my way.
January 9th – Really into this walking and getting fit lark. Needed to go to town for one or two things and a quick browse in my favourite bargain book store. Bought two books which begged to me at 20 pence each, strolled home picking up litter.
January 10th – Reading Just Two Weeks by Amanda Sington-Williams ready for a Brook Cottage Book promotion in February, it’s a psychological thriller set in Sri Lanka. My reading review list has toppled over the 20 book mark again.
Hi Rosie .. well done on all you achieve and help others with along the way. Thanks particularly here for the Daily Telegraph article that I read … and congratulations on the Terry Tyler connection and her reference to you. I’ve added her to my Feedly …
Have a happy 2015 continuing on with these good deed challenge weeks .. cheers Hilary
Hi Hilary, glad the link to the article was useful, hitting authors hard to begin with I expect. Definitely recommend Terry and the Uk arts Directory too.
I love that on the 1st you “helped move some cattle” before your tea. Your good deeds always bring a smile to my face, but that one garnered a big smile 😄
Ah, we have 3 sets of close relatives who are farmers, so moving cattle is second nature. Quite exciting running them up the road. we actually moved 2 lots before our well deserved tea, one lot had “Reg the Bull” amongst them so we had to be extra careful especially when he took a fancy to rubbing an itch on the bottom bale of a huge stack, he wrecked the bale and nearly brought the stack down on himself.
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When there are a couple of weeks together it seems exhausting. Well done.
Yes I noticed the ‘helped move some cattle’ good deed as well as it stuck out rather incongruously amongst the others – made me smile. Keep up the good work Rosie!
I don’t mean to push your good deeds aside, but I’m looking at and jealous of all the lovely books you read by the end of the year. I happen to be a slow reader because I ‘fit’ it in around my daily routine. During my week off, I did manage to read three books, but that was with no interruptions. Delish. ❤ ❤ ❤
Thanks Tess, I do love my books!
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My lunch invitation for Dec 25th must have been lost in the post. Sorry I didn’t make it there, I’d have helped with litter. You’ve made a great start to the New Year Rosie, I hope a few more follow the example this year.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Ah I bet you had more invited than you knew what to do with.
Your usual whirling dervish of a life. I don’t know how you do it!
Thanks Noelle, I definitely feel like I juggle too many balls sometimes.
I’m feeling a little faint after reading this. Setting the book score aside… all that litter! I’m trying on all fronts (well into Narrow Road to the Deep North, water aerobics today and offered my place in a sues to the lady on a crutch), but I’m going to have to brush up my act. You set a fine example.
Thank you Hilary.