Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The Thank Book For podcast with extra booky links

I had massive fun making a podcast with Thank Book For – you can listen here below` if you haven’t caught it already!

It was so, so  hard choosing my favourite books!
I had to seriously rack my brains to come up with answers to the questions about my favourite books. Here’s a little bit more information about some of  the books I spoke about it.
I picked Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes  as my favourite book of all time. Love this story, such a sobfest and also hilarious!
22729‘How did it end up like this? Twenty-seven, unemployed, mistaken for a drug addict, in a treatment centre in the back arse of nowhere with an empty Valium bottle in my knickers …’ Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters – Dublin’s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She’s only agreed to her incarceration because she’s heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey – and it’s about time she had a holiday. But what Rachel doesn’t count on are the toe-curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy, the dearth of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll – and missing Luke, her ex. What kind of a new start in life is this?
If you haven’t already read it, use the look inside button on amazon to read the first chapter by clicking here.
For my favourite book from  last year, I chose  The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig. It is AMAZING. It’s set hundred of years after a nuclear blast where every child is born as a twin.
Cass is born9780007563081 a few minutes after her brother, Zach. Both infants are perfect, but only one is a blessing; only one is an Alpha.
The other child must be cast out. But with no discernible difference, other than their genders, their parents cannot tell which baby is tainted.
Perfect twins. So rare, they are almost a myth. But sooner or later the Omega will slip up. It will eventually show its true self. The polluted cannot help themselves.
Then its face can be branded. Then it can be sent away.
You’ll love this book if you love gripping dystopian tales with fantastic characters. Here it is on amazon. There’s also a free sample you can download to your kindle. that’s here.
For my favourite character in a book, I couldn’t pick between Angela Clarke in Lindsey Kelk’s I Heart series or Lola Daley from This Charming Man, so i was greedy and picked them both!
Angela is just so funny and Lola Daley is too. These are exactly  the kind of heroines I love. Click here to meet Lola and here to meet Angela- your new book best friends!
Driving Jarvis Ham by Jim Bob is one of the funniest books I have ever read and is my go to recommendation for peo51PfMX9deQL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_ple looking for a laugh out loud read. It’s very black comedy, but I found it hilarious and read it in an afternoon, laughing all the way through. Have a look!
“A brilliantly witty story of unconventional, unwavering, and regularly exasperating friendship.
Meet Jarvis Ham: tea-room assistant, diarist, lift-cadger, Princess Di fan, secret alcoholic, and relentless seeker of fame. Jarvis may be an all-round irritant, but he’s harmless, and deep down, you know, he’s got a heart of gold. Hasn’t he?”
It has illustrations in it and it’s only £1.99 at the moment too . Have a look by clicking here 

I also spoke in the podcast about film adaptations. Have you read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell? I loved the book and the film but I was slightly disappointed with parts of the film as the character I cloud-atlas-cover-imageloved most, Frobisher , wasn’t as wonderful in the film as I imagined him to be.  I originally  read Cloud Atlas as the science fiction elements appealed to me most, but I found myself enjoying the historical sequences much more. Frobisher was my absolute favourite. There’s a moment in the book where he winks at another character and it’s sadly missing form the film which is a shame as it’s a perfect moment. The beginning is a bit weird, but try and get through the first few pages and it all changes. It’s worth it, I promise.   It’s available on amazon here.
Another book I mention is the brilliantly funny Turning Forty by Mike Gayle
High flier Matt Beckford’s sole ambition is to turn forty with his life sorted. And with a Porsche on the drive and a job that requires him to spend more time in BA’s club lounge than his own lounge, it looks like things are going in the right direction. But when Matt’s wife unexpectedly calls time on their marriage, a chain of events is set in motion that very quickly sees him facing forty broke, homeless and completely alone.
Here’s the link! Mike Gayle – Turning Forty

My “guilty pleasure” (even though I can’t stand that term as i explain in the podcast!)  is reading celebrity aut41oAiZRtI0L._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_obiographies and  the reason I like to read them is because you already know the main character and don’t have to waste any time getting to know them. I particularly enjoyed Joey Essex’s book Being Reem. It’s a wonderfully and uplifting book. it’s heartbreaking at times as Joey  tells how his mother committed suicide when he was young, but it’s such joyous book as it shows what joey has achieved. he is so daft and has some bonkers ideas. It’s a lovely read and I highly recommend it.
See for yourself by clicking here! It’s only 99p at the moment as well!

And finally, I mentioned my own book, Five Go Glamping!
 A four day break from her hectic life to relax in the countryside and hang out at a local festival is just what Fiona Delaney needs.Until suddenly glamping starts to feel a lot more like camping and Fiona’s in desperate search of a comfy chair, wi-fi and a chilled glass of wine. But when she finally makes it to the local pub she discovers this trip could be more than just a holiday, it might just change her life forever…

It’s available in all these places, just click on the retailer links below!

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So what would you pick for your favourite books? Who are your favourite characters? Any favourite film adptations? Tell me in the comments!

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Mary goes to the museum

Mary's been with us four months now. We took her to the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings this afternoon. I knew they allowed dogs, but was pleasantly surprised to find they also allowed them in the historic  buildings, so Mary was able to have a good sniff around while we were looking inside. The staff made quite a fuss of her and a small child in the gift shop  said "No, do not eat me, doggy!" It was a really fun hour or two out and cost £7 per adult for admission.
Mary eyeing up a barrel of perry cider
Some time travellers had also decided to visit the museum that day
Worked out where the time travellers had come from- out of this Tardis
It wasn't an actual tardis, it was part of  the National telephone kiosk collection, housed at the museum
Some old things- because that's what's museums are for.
Another time traveller who came out of the Tardis
Me and Mary consider whether we would like to go glamping in a Shepherd Hut
We may prefer glamping in a traditional gypsy caravan
Mary inspecting one of the buildings to make sure it meets with her doggy approval
Mary spotted some sheep and decided to bark at them
The windmill - most impressive!
Find out more about the museum here

Friday, 25 September 2015

The amazing Five Go Glamping Thunderclap

The thunderclap was such fun with loads and loads of people taking part!
So here's a big thank you from me for taking part!

Here's some of the tweets that were shared!

Saturday, 19 September 2015

World Record Attempt- Can you help?

I'm not really going to attempt a world record challenge as such, but I will be trying to do the modern day equivalent and I'm going to attempt to make "Five Go Glamping" or #FiveGoGlamping to trend on twitter next Friday.

I'm using thunderclap to help me! You can help too by clicking on join the thunderclap below.
If I am successful by getting 100 people to join up and support, thunderclap will release 100 messages about Five Go Glamping onto twitter on Friday afternoon at 1pm which will create a real splash.
I'd love if you could help! So come and join the party and Join The Thunderclap!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Dogs on holiday

Now, where were we? That's right, we'd been glamping. I realise I haven't blogged about the night after glamping where we went to Weston Super Mare.
I will blog about that soon because I have to tell you about the OAP coach trip outing and the hen party in the hotel. And the scary lift. And I totally will do that- but first I must show you this!
We went to Ireland and here are some of the dogs I met:

There was this dog

And this dog- this dog looks quite posh I think.

And the posh dog had a friend who didn't trust anybody. 

 This dog was doing his own thing

Then there was this dog who was  THE BEST DOG OF HOLIDAY because he is a Standing Up In The Sea Dog and he has a best friend who was also a dog

Then there was this cat who wasn't a dog but thought he lived in the hotel because he was too ridiculous

And finally there was this squirrel who wasn't a dog and wasn't alive and lived in the shop where you buy typewriters and posters of Our Lady appearing to people and other stuff like plates and a weird jug. No, I don't know either. I have not a bloody clue 

And that is all the dogs I saw on holiday. Thank you. 

Five Go Glamping Blog Tour

Hi all! This week there's a blog tour for my book!

I know! Crazy exciting, yes? There's a banner and everything!

I am SO massively grateful to all these lovely bloggers who are giving up their time to to read Five Go Glamping and write about it and post their thoughts on their blogs. As well as this, many of the bloggers have  been coming up with questions and interviewing me and it's been such fun. 
If you get chance, please stop by their blogs and see what they have to say! 

Monday 7th September

Tuesday 8th September

Wednesdayy 9th September
Thursday 10th September 

Friday 11th September 

Saturday 12th September
Sunday 13th September

And I think that's it! 

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Six days to go until publication!

My debut novel Five Go Glamping is published by Carina ( Harpercollins) on August 28th and I can hardly believe it but it's available to order!
Glamping Check list
Festival tickets
Double check best Instagram filter
Avoid thinking about work/Connor/five year plan!!
A four day break from her hectic life to relax in the countryside and hang out at a local festival (for free!) is just what Fiona Delaney needs. With her best friends, great tunes and a cool looking hat her Instagram shots are going to look A-Mazing!
Until suddenly glamping starts to feel a lot more like camping and Fiona’s in desperate search of a comfy chair, wi-fi and a chilled glass of wine. But when she finally makes it to the local pub she discovers this trip could be more than just a holiday, it might just change her life forever…
There's are a few places you buy from depending on what you like to read on. 
Click on the links or the images and it will take you straight to the novel.
If you have a kindle, you can buy from
 Amazon in the UK and Ireland by clicking here.
 Amazon US here
 Amazon Canada here
 and Amazon Australia.

If you don't have a kindle, you download the kindle app to read on various tablets and other devices. You can also download the kindle app for your any computer and your mobile phone.

You can buy Five Go Glamping to read on ibook  from iTunes here  too!  I know,  iTunes of all places! Imagine  being on iTunes, just like Taylor Swift!

You'll also find it on googlebooks if you have an android device by clicking here  or open up the Playstore on your phone or tablet and search for "Liz Tipping" or "Five Go Glamping"

It's also available on Nook if that's your thang.

and Kobo too if that is your ereader of choice!

And I think that's it! 
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