Are you ready for a challenge beginning with F?

Welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge You don’t need a theme to take part but I’m going by the theme of ‘A to Z’. The aim is to write each post in rhyme, incorporating keywords that begin with the relevant of that day.

So here we go…!

When promoting a book you need a following

And a hook to lure them, some ‘bling’

But follow me, follow you, oh what a to-do

Cos they unfollow you with a scorpion’s sting!


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Are you ready for a challenge beginning with E?

Welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge You don’t need a theme to take part but I’m going by the theme of ‘A to Z’. The aim is to write each post in rhyme, incorporating keywords that begin with the relevant of that day.

So here we go…!

A book is a great way to escape

Be it new or stuck together with tape

It can help you relax, chilled out to the max

The book cover’s a superhero’s cape!


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Are you ready for a challenge beginning with D?

Welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge You don’t need a theme to take part but I’m going by the theme of ‘A to Z’. The aim is to write each post in rhyme, incorporating keywords that begin with the relevant of that day.

So here we go…!

When you’re writing a mystery ‘who dunnit’

And the murderer’s weapon’s a strawberry punnit

Remember the rule of who you must fool

When writing a who dunnit that won it!


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Are you ready for a challenge beginning with C?

Welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge You don’t need a theme to take part but I’m going by the theme of ‘A to Z’. The aim is to write each post in rhyme, incorporating keywords that begin with the relevant of that day.

So here we go…!

They say, “don’t judge a book by its cover

Much like you shouldn’t with a lover

But be careful of this, it could all go amiss

If you get on the wrong side of your mother!


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Are you ready for a challenge beginning with B?

Welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge You don’t need a theme to take part but I’m going by the theme of ‘A to Z’. The aim is to write each post in rhyme, incorporating keywords that begin with the relevant of that day.

So here we go…!

There was rather a clever fella

Wrote a story ‘The Tale of the Umbrella’

He bookmarked his notes, stored in his coats

And made them into a bestseller!

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Are you ready for a challenge beginning with A?

Welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge You don’t need a theme to take part but I’m going by the theme of ‘A to Z’. The aim is to write each post in rhyme, incorporating keywords that begin with the relevant of that day.

So here we go…!

There once was an Author near here

Who created the right Atmosphere

Creating the mood, trailing breadcrumbs of clues

Led to a banquet of feelings like fear


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Are you ready for a challenge?

More precisely, are you ready for an #AtoZChallenge. Drilled down even more, I’ll be blogging every day in April (but I get Sundays off!) as part of the Blogging from #AtoZChallenge.

Why am I doing this?

Because I want to do something a bit different. Something that involves stumbling upon other blogs that I might even want to follow, never mind read and enjoy. Some way that doesn’t involve me having to search and search.

I’ve taken part in the challenge before, many years ago and I thought that now I’ve ‘niched-down’ to reading, writing and wellbeing, I’d like to give my blog a fresh airing!

Are You Ready for a Challenge?

You don’t need a theme to take part but I’m going by the theme of ‘A to Z’. The aim is to write each post in rhyme, incorporating keywords that begin with the relevant of that day. So, for ‘A’ I’ll write a short poem which uses keywords starting with A. I say ‘aim’ because I’ve got a list of words but haven’t written any yet… Either way, it’ll be fun and you can’t argue with that!


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The tourists stared in wonder

It’s been a while but here I am, writing again! And it feels good. This is my take on the photo prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ #FridayFictioneers photo prompt.

The tourists stared in wonder

Image copyright: Anshu Bojnagawarla

Everyday, it seemed, the music played. the locals thought it normal that a derelict piano could be played so beautifully; the tourists stared in wonder at the keys moving, even more so at the broken or missing keys, disbelieving that the music as a whole was coming from the incomplete piano.

There was a plaque subtly placed so as not to displace the magic, on the wall.

It read, “Here plays Stan, long-time musician and busker of this town.”

If you look carefully, at the end of the day, you can see the coins being counted, float through the air and poured into the charity tin of the local shop.

Once a busker, always a busker.


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What’s World Book Day all about?

As a parent, I’ve ‘been through’ several WBDs. By ‘been through’, I mean our now 9 year old not being able to decide what to dress up as. Any parent knows the potential chaos and trauma and last-minute headaches this can bring. It’s no biggie though really, is it? I mean, it’s not compulsory, she doesn’t have to dress up and it certainly doesn’t mean she can’t celebrate books without getting into character.

She took to reading books, and literacy as a whole, like a duck to water. Thanks in no small part to her being surrounded by narrative every day; I’d walk along, pushing her pram or pottering around at home, giving her a narrative of the day.) So the fact she loves reading gives me a happy, fuzzy feeling inside.

For me, WBD is not just for the children. Of course, it’s a fantastic opportunity to encourage them into the wonderful world of books and hopefully encouraging their imagination too.

For me, WBD is about celebrating our heroes, heroines, villains and in-betweens that come alive so much when we read a book.

For me, the beauty of WBD is that it gets us thinking and gets us talking about how everyone’s imagination is different. We might talk about WBD at work but it’s mainly in schools. You don’t have to be a complete bookworm (like me!) to get involved in WBD either. Anyone can generally pick up a book and read, opening that door into another world. If that door fuels anyone’s imagination to aspire to be someone or do something, all the better.

It doesn’t have to take long either. My facebook group #ReadFor5Today might be a clue to how passionate I am about encouraging everyone, particularly busy women, to read every day. Whether it’s for 5 minutes, 5 lines or 5 chapters, just do it. Pickup a book on WBD (and every day!) and relinquish that reading journey.

I’ll bet you’ll be glad you did!

So tell me, what will you be reading on World Book Day? Tell me in the comments below or tweent me @AllSortsHere. I’d also love for you to tag your bookish instagram posts and stories with #ReadFor5Today 🙂


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#ReadFor5Today February 2019

How often do you say to yourself “I must read that book” or “I really want to make time to read again”. We can all find things to do, find things to be busy with. But what if you took time to stop. And read. Every day? I bet you’d feel better for it. I know I do. Take the pledge to #ReadFor5Today. Just click on the image below at the bottom of this post and I’ll see you there!

Here I’m sharing what I’ve read this month. I’ll chat a little about some or all of the books and the intention isn’t to give a full-on review, just a little insight. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to tell me in the comments below what you’ve been reading or you can tweet me @AllSortsHere. I’ve a feeling I may will be adding to my To Be Read list! Oh well 🙂

Don’t forget if you’re on instagram, tag any bookish posts or stories with #ReadFor5Today ! I’m @carol_cameleon

So what have I read?

First up was Here and Gone by Haylen Beck which I loved and read very quickly. I was well and truly hooked and thought the characterisation was very good, very believable and more importantly, it wasn’t too predictable.

Then there was Shame on You by Amy Heydenrich. As a blogger who uses instagram every day, and generally social media, this was a great read. What’s real and what’s hyper-real? In other words, what’s fake and made-up? The character makes up her own made-up version of herself and she chose to believe it, no matter what the story. With a no spoilers promise, I’d better not go any further!


The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn was quite gripping and had a good pace to it. I felt the end was a little bit rushed but it was a good end, nonetheless. A very clever plot and well-written.


My final complete read for February was The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. By ‘complete’, I mean that I finished it in February, not that there was any books that I didn’t enjoy so much that I gave up! This was totally off the thriller genre and I loved this book! So far, it’s one of favourite of the year and I was glad to get away from thriller for a while. Another clever plot, woven brilliantly and a feel-good read but not so feel-good that it made me cringe!


I’m currently reading The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd, which is the March read for my facebook group #ReadFor5Today. To join in with the group you don’t have to read the group book by the way! I’ll report back next month on that one 🙂 See you then and thanks for reading!


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