State of the TAM - 19 Aug

What’s Up?

Penn is off home today. When I send this she will probably be somewhere around the Lake District/Yorkshire Dales. Depending on what way she want. We had a great time and went all over the shop.

This is literally the best picture I’ve ever taken.

In more writer adjacent news, however, I have booked my tickets to fly to GRL! Well, to be precise I’ve booked tickets to fly to San Diego since Rhys Ford and I are going to road trip it to Albuquerque. I need a ‘Take a left at Albuquerque’ t-shirt!

Once I hit GRL if you are looking for me these are the set points of my weekend. I’m rarely hard to find anyhow - just look for the excited Northern Irish woman with the culchie accent - but I’m not currently purple-haired anymore so just in case!

I am also on Diverse Reader on the 19th August for a GRL spotlight. So keep an eye out for that!!

I will need someone to tell me how this film ended, because I will never get the end. My death will be at the title sequence and that will be it. I’m not cut out for traumatic situations (and I get bored easily, I never made it through all the Bandersnatch branches).

Oh, congratulations! :D

Left Turn at Albuquerque Playlist

I am putting together the perfect, *chef’s kiss*, playlist for the trip. First song on rotation? Has to be the ineffable ‘Horse Outside by Rubber Bandits.

I always wish I had the patience to make beautiful book rainbows like this. Mind you, the whole ‘slightly colour-blind’ thing probably wouldn’t help!

What do you struggle with most, coming up with captions or photos? .
Today's one of those days friends, I'm struggling with what to post! I have spent the last 2 hours going through my phone's gallery 🙈 When in doubt post a #shelfie .
I don't often do book spirals anymore, but here's one! They usually fall over on me, but this one held up well! .
#bookshelves #bookstack #stacksaturday #bookspiral #rainbowbooks #rainbowshelves
July 20, 2019

Listen to this! It’s awesome.

Book Rec of the Week

Look, I love me some tragic mercenary-warrior ladies. I came up on this stuff. So I was sold at cybernetic soldier, even before the erased memories and tragic empath love. So check out this upcoming book from Elle E. Ire.


Storm Fronts: Book One
by Elle E. Ire

All cybernetic soldier Vick Corren wanted was to be human again. Now all she wants is Kelly. But machines can’t love. Can they?

With the computerized implants that replaced most of her brain, Vick views herself as more machine than human. She’s lost her memory, but worse, can no longer control her emotions, though with the help of empath Kelly LaSalle, she’s holding the threads of her fraying sanity together. 

Vick is smarter, faster, impervious to pain… the best mercenary in the Fighting Storm, until odd flashbacks show Vick a life she can't remember and a romantic relationship with Kelly that Vick never knew existed. But investigating that must wait until Vick and her team rescue the Storm’s kidnapped leader.

Someone from within the organization is working against them, threatening Kelly’s freedom. To save her, Vick will have to sacrifice what she values most: the last of her humanity. Before the mission is over, either Vick or Kelly will forfeit the life she once knew.  


Must Read of the Week

OK, I had a great article that I was going to use this week since I have already subbed some articles about AirBnB. HOWEVER…look at how beautiful the Isle of Skye is! I understand all the arguments about AirBnB—especially in very tourist friendly places like this. The ability to make a living renting out a house for the summer months means that a: locals get priced out of the market and b: it turns neighbourhoods into ghost towns during the off months.

On the other hand, man I want to stay in the Isle of Skye!

Of course, I could also book into Strangford for a week’s brain-shiring. It is also a very pretty place (I am on a County Down is the most beautiful place! drive at the moment :D)

Useless Site of the Week

You can’t not tweet this :D

Poetry of the Week