Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday

You know what time it is...........

If you don't know, it is Can't Wait Wednesday! If you don't already know this is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, which is based on Waiting on Wednesday by Jill at Breaking the Spine. 

This is a time that I share with you the books that I have coming up this week and highlight the ones I just can't wait to read. This week it is The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor! Even better than reading it by myself I am so excited that my fellow Traveling Sisters and Traveling Friends are going to be joining in with this read! That way we can check in and freak out together about just how good it is! Please pop in and take a look at our other group reads we are excited about this week with Brenda and Norma at Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee and Christina at Recipe and a Read.

I am sure that everyone that would be reading this blog would be able to relate to this. This is a book that I had to have as soon as it came out in the U.S. I ran straight out and eagerly bought have it sit on my shelf for months. What???!! Ok to your average Joe this might sound ridiculous but I know you fellow bloggers get it. You have deadlines with other books to meet and there is that one book that you die a little bit inside each time you see a raving review written because you have not read it yet. Well this is definitely that book for me! If you are living under a rock and have not heard of The Chalk Man, I will include a Goodreads Summary so you can see why I am so excited to read it. Happy reading to my fellow Traveling Friends and Traveling Sisters! We are excited about this one.

Goodreads Summary

You can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground; you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground. You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury . . . the fear that something or someone is watching you.

It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident. That was when twelve-year-old Eddie met Mr Halloran - the Chalk Man.

He gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages for his friends and it was fun, until the chalk men led them to a body.

Thirty years later, Ed believes the past is far behind him, until an envelope slips through the letterbox. It contains a stick of chalk, and a drawing of a figure.

Is history going to repeat itself?

Was it ever really over?

Will this game only end in the same way?

Meet C.J. Tudor

C. J. Tudor was born in Salisbury and grew up in Nottingham, where she still lives with her partner and young daughter.

She left school at sixteen and has had a variety of jobs over the years, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, shop assistant, ad agency copywriter and voiceover.

In the early nineties, she fell into a job as a television presenter for a show on Channel 4 called Moviewatch. Although a terrible presenter, she got to interview acting legends such as Sigourney Weaver, Michael Douglas, Emma Thompson and Robin Williams. She also annoyed Tim Robbins by asking a question about Susan Sarandon’s breasts and was extremely flattered when Robert Downey Junior showed her his chest.

While writing the Chalk Man she ran a dog-walking business, walking over twenty dogs a week as well as looking after her little girl.

She’s been writing since she was a child but only knuckled down to it properly in her thirties. Her English teacher once told her that if she ‘did not become Prime Minister or a best-selling author’ he would be ‘very disappointed.’

The Chalk Man was inspired by a tub of chalks a friend bought for her daughter’s second birthday. One afternoon they drew chalk figures all over the driveway. Later that night she opened the back door to be confronted by weird stick men everywhere. In the dark, they looked incredibly sinister. She called to her partner: ‘These chalk men look really creepy in the dark . . .’

She is never knowingly over-dressed. She has never owned a handbag and the last time she wore heels (twelve years ago) she broke a tooth.

She loves The Killers, Foo Fighters and Frank Turner. Her favourite venue is Rock City.

Her favourite films are Ghostbusters and The Lost Boys. Her favourite authors are Stephen King, Michael Marshall and Harlan Coben.

She is SO glad she was a teenager in the eighties.

She firmly believes that there are no finer meals than takeaway pizza and champagne, or chips with curry sauce after a night out.

Everyone calls her Caz.

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