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Feliz Navidad! (+ Updates!)

Christmas was a quiet one this year in the Kilford household. With my father passing away in April, it was just me and my mum, but we made sure to keep up the Christmas cheer.

I wanted to take the time to say that I hope you all had a splendid festive period regardless of whether you celebrate it or not, or whether you spent it alone or surrounded by loved ones. You all deserve a break to relax and be merry!

This is just a little post to let you know what exciting things will be happening on blog once the New Year commences as I’ve been a very busy bee towards the end of 2016. I also wanted to take the time to say thank you to everyone who has stuck with me and my blogging ventures despite the dry spell. The supportive messages from the book blogging community across social media have been lovely!

So what can you expect in early 2017?

  • The Dry Blog Tour – Jane Harper’s thriller is Little, Brown’s lead debut for 2017 and I’ve been fortunate enough to receive a copy to review as part of the novel’s blog tour. You can read my review on Monday 9th January.
  • A Boy Made Of Blocks Blog Tour – Again, the team at Little, Brown were lovely enough to invite me to be a part of the blog tour for Keith Stuart’s moving novel about autism. You can read my review on the Friday 20th January tour stop.
  • Travel posts – Ah, yes, that old chestnut. Having tried my hand at travel posts before, I figured it’s time I finally share the beautiful snaps that I took earlier in March of this year during my trip to the Philippines. Keep your eyes peeled for these posts… and maybe subscribe by adding your e-mail in the handy widget at the bottom of the blog. That way you’ll never miss an update!
  • 11.22.63 Review – I recently finished Stephen King’s 11.22.63 (Hurrah! About bloody time!). Without giving too much of the final review away, it was absolutely incredible. A full review should be up on the blog in a few weeks time once I’ve picked my jaw off the floor and can comprehend all the awesomeness.

January is already shaping up to be a packed month of posts! If you’d like me to participate in blog tours for novels that’ll be published in 2017, please do make sure that the tour takes place after February.

I also want to remind everyone that Stephanie Garber’s phenomenal novel Caraval is released on January 31st and that you should definitely pre-order it if you haven’t already! Honestly, I’m not getting paid to say this, I just think it’s seriously incredible and am such a fan! You can read my review of Caraval here.

Once again, I hope you had a fabulous and happy holidays filled of love, laughter and books! If you have any recommendations for books that you’d like to see me review in the New Year, then the comments, my inbox on GoodReads and my Twitter are always open to receiving suggestions!

All the best,

Until next time,


Happy Holidays from the Kilfords! x

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