Update Post!

Monday, 6 August 2012
Hey all, I'm back! So you can quit missing me now! ;)

Anywho. I can't believe that I forgot to tell you where I was going! Well to put your minds at ease, I'll tell you exactly where I was: Albufeira, Portugal!

I even created a little collage just for you! Apart from the obscenely massive dinner portions and the fact that our apartment was right on the street where a lot of drunk people returning from 'The Night Strip' decided to start shouting and singing (and even at one point impersonating monkeys) at 4am in the morning, it was all-in-all an okay holiday! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about coming home though! When you live in the country, you're certainly not used to noise at night! On the plus side, I did love a certain little beach cafe, the swimming pool at the hotel, a quirky, adorable shop down 'The Night Strip' (I just LOVE quirky and adorable shops!) and the slushies that were on offer!

Now on to book talk! Since I was away on holiday during the time the Freak giveaways closed, I can now reveal that the lucky winners are...

For the two ebooks of Freak: Beth and Perla Marina.
For the five signed Freak bookmarks: Beth and Perla again (Random Number Generator must love you two!), Ana Maria C, Beverley @ A Reading Daydreamer and Lucy!

Congrats to all of you! I have already passed your contact details on to the author who will take care of everything, so just keep checking your emails to hear from her! And to those of you that didn't quite manage to win this time, don't fear! Another giveaway will be posted up tomorrow (or you could even enter the other giveaway going on right now)! And also, while we're on the focus of everything bookish, I'm going to have a great Showcase Sunday for you all this week! Eeek, I just LOVE the books I got! I even managed to read two over the week I was away, and both were great! :D

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


  1. It sounds like you had a fun holiday! So glad you're back though. :) And awesome collage - is the girl in the 3rd piccy you? It's really cool to see what the person behind Booktastic looks like :D And slushies on offer? Yes! xxx

  2. Aw, sounds like you had an awesome time :D It's making me excited for my holiday now haha :) Portugal sounds amazing!

  3. Welcome back!! :) I really missed your posts! I hope you had a great time on holiday! :)
    Yayy!! :) Thank you so much for hosting the awesome giveaways! I can't wait to read Freak!! :)

    Thanks so much again! :)
    Beth xx

  4. Gaaaah!! Such a lovely vacay update post! So glad to hear that you're having an awesome holiday! Too bad I've never been to Portugal, but the collage is cute and it looks like a beautiful place! Congrats to the giveaway winners!!!

  5. Cool, holiday looks like fun! Is Albufeira in the Algarve? The name sounds familiar, I THINK I've been there... :)

  6. Congrats to the winners! Glad you had a good vaca and glad you're back! :D

  7. Ellie ( your cute little cousin )7 August 2012 at 09:09

    ohhhh i so wish i was there :0
    hope u had a amazing time

    congrats to the freak winners

  8. It sounds like such a great time, and those photos are so pretty! Lol, the Night Strip sounds... Interesting. X_X Yessss, quirky shops are the best, I love all the cute and unique bits you can find in them.❤

    RNG DO love Beth and Perla! Aha, congrats to all the winners. (: and thanks for hosting, Rachel!

  9. Yay! Glad you are back, we missed you girl ;) And it sounded like a fun holiday :D hope you enjoyed!!

    Congrats to the winners <3
    xoxo, Mariam @Book-A-Holic

  10. So glad you're back, Rachel! It sounds like you had an amazing holiday, I'm guessing you now have a lovely tan? The beach cafe sounds DIVINE and I could spend HOURS looking through the wonderful things you can find in quirky shops!

    And thanks for the giveaway too, I'm glad to hear I've won a bookmark - I'm needing more of them!

  11. Aww, your holiday sounds amazing! Love the collage, beautiful island <3 The beach cafe sounds fab and I love quirky and adorable shops too, especially the really unique ones ;)

    Congrats to the winners, particuarly Beth and Perla (you lucky things!;))!

    Looking forward to your Showcase Sunday, glad you're back, hehe ;D xx


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