So this weekend I have been flying solo as it were, because my husband has been away to see family (unfortunately I had driving lessons so couldn’t join) so instead I filled up weekend alone with all the things I love to do!
Now don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of ‘me’ time every now and then but I am quite a social person – being a twin I don’t think I’m really programmed to thrive on my own 😂
So I did a mixture of both – Here’s what I got up to!
So something pretty awesome happened this month and if you are a bookworm like me you’ll definitely appreciate how cool this is!!!
On a book club page on Facebook I read this Synopsis…
‘It’s every parent’s nightmare. Your happy, funny, innocent son commits a terrible crime: murdering a complete stranger. You don’t know who. You don’t know why. You only know your teenage boy is in custody and his future lost. That night you fall asleep in despair. Until you wake . .. . . and it is yesterday. Every morning you wake up a day earlier, another day before the murder. Another chance to stop it. Somewhere in the past lie the answers, and you don’t have a choice but to find them . . !’
This book is called ‘Wrong Place, Wrong Time.’ By Gillian McAllister.
Never have I read a synopsis and thought OMG I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW – it intrigued me so much!! I also immediately sent this synopsis to so many people because I knew they would think the same!!
I put this book forward as a suggestion at Book club last month… everyone went for it and I subsequently tweeted about it being our chosen book on my Twitter page for this blog… and then this happened…
I never thought the author herself would tweet me asking to join our meeting. I was shocked!!
After lots of sorting out (and stressing out behind closed doors by me 🤦🏼♀️🙃) it all went off really well.
Gillian was lovely to chat to and was really eager to answer our questions and listen to our thoughts on her book.
It was interesting listening to everyones views and perspectives on the book, with her added into the mix. It was also great to get some background information on how she came about her ideas and the thinking behind certain areas of the plot, the chatacters etc.
It just added a different dimension to our usual meetings and it was fascinating to get a real authors perspective on something you’ve just read (and thoroughly enjoyed!) As well as the writing process as a whole.
I’m so glad I was able to organise it successfully and that everyone really enjoyed themselves.
I already know that I will be scouring my local library for some more of her books asap.
The power of Books, Blogs and Twitter 📚🌟
Have you read the book? Or any of her other ones?? What did you think??