Jane Ridgewood

Another Tea Addicted Writer On The Loose!

The lovely Britchy has updated her previous tag with the twist of using Bands/Groups. I immediately knew of a certain British girl group that I had to do this with. I’ve been a fan since they hit the States with their smash hit Wannabe. Say what you will of them, but their music got me through a lot in darker days. In case you missed my previous post, basically you answer the questions below with only a song title from the band/group you selected to use. Again, I may do this again with a different act in the future. These are definitely good for a laugh.
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So the lovely Britchy over at Bitchin’ in the Kitchin made this fun tag post, where you answer questions by only using song titles to a solo artist (not a band/group). I instantly had like a few different artists that I thought this would be fun to do this with, but I picked one and will maybe do this again later on with a different artist.
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Are you a nonfiction reader? My Mentor Book Club offers their subscribers two hardcover books that mostly seemed aimed towards personal and professional development, though there is some nonfiction stories included in the mix. I first heard of this subscription service at the beginning of the month when I saw an advertisement via social media to get the first box free. Of course I clicked, because I love to read and this is an area of reading that interests me. Therefore this was an offer I was willing to check out.
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Growing up with three older brothers, I can assure you video games were welcomed in our household. I actually found quite a handful over the years that I really enjoyed. When I was looking around in search of fun new book themed tags to do for the site, I came across the YouTube channel Sam’s Nonsense. This is where I found a beautiful Nintendo themed book tag! After watching her video and looking over the questions, I couldn’t help myself. I simply had to do this one! Keep reading for my answers.
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Towards the end of June I totally felt the buzz starting up for Camp NaNoWriMo’s July session. I knew this time around I would be active. I had already set a plan for specific posts I wanted to do here on the blog, how I was going to balance working on the Untitled Horror Project, and Vini’s Story. The latter of course being my camp project, with the idea to start a brand new outline. I set a very low goal of 2,000 words as I didn’t want my camp stuff to overshadow other writing that needed to take precedence. I still had a plan to be a lot more active than I was this time around. So much so that I purposely sought out to join or start a cabin with specifically active participants.
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It is time for my very first giveaway! Enter today to win the first four #ReadWithJane bookmarks that will be for sale in the upcoming Etsy shop. There will be four lucky winners and yes, this giveaway is open globally! Interested in your shot at being one of the first people to own these bookmarks? Keep reading for the details!
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I feel like it’s been such a long time coming to make these announcements. I am so excited to finally be at the place where I can open up and share some things I’ve been working on behind the scenes. I won’t lie; these announcements are part of why I fell a bit behind in my writing schedule. However, with them finally coming to fruition I’ll be able to find good balance in my time once again. So what are these announcements?
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If she dies, she takes the truth with her. – The hook line that seems to be the focal point in advertising the upcoming YA Thriller Sadie by Courtney Summers. I initially discovered this novel through an advertisement that popped up on my Instagram feed inviting people to sign up for a free ARC (advance readers copy). I was intrigued enough from the bit of information on the book through the advertisement that I signed up. Now I’m not sure if everyone who did received a copy, but I was thrilled when a copy showed up at my PO Box just the other day. While this is Summers’ sixth novel, I personally had never heard of her before. After reading – no, correction, devouring this book though, I know I’m going to have to check out more of this Canadian author’s work.
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It is finally time for the unboxing of the latest My Thrill Club box! Naturally I’m continuing with the horror edition of the box. Now technically I got the box itself very early in the month, however I was awaiting the monthly newsletter to finally come out so I could receive the code for the free eBook via BookShout. I was actually expecting to only receive one code in the newsletter this month, but they gave a code for each of the genres they distribute (horror, thriller, and mystery).
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