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Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky To fix the world they first must break it further. Humanity is a dying breed, utterly reliant on artificial labor and service. When a domesticated robot gets a nasty little idea downloaded into their core programming, they murder their owner. The robot then discovers they can also do something else they never did before: run away. After fleeing the household, they enter a wider world they never knew existed, where the age-old hierarchy of humans at the top is disintegrating, and a robot ecosystem devoted to human wellbeing is finding a new purpose. There is so much to love in Service Model, but one of the things I most love about it is the peculiar blend of charming innocence and insightful cynicism. Uncharles the domestic robot is such a simple soul (though he would state that he has no soul and this is an inaccurate description). He approaches the end of the world with optimism and hope, or whatever equivalent to these emotions h

The Seventh Day of Blogmas - Blogger Recognition Award

Good evening,
I got tagged with this by Jennie from, via Twitter. I love tags! I really do. Mainly because I feel like I'm happiest writing within some kind of organised structure. It's lovely to get tagged on things like this when my blog has only been going a week. The book blogger community, especially those I've met on Twitter, have been so lovely and welcoming and supportive. I'm sure there is drama, but it's happening way over there somewhere, out of my sight! So I'm starting with a big thank you to Jennie, and check out her blog

Blogger Recognition Award


  • Write a blog post to show your award
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Select 15 other bloggers to nominate
  • Comment on each blog to let them know you have nominated them. Provide the link to the post you created.

How my blog started

Hmm, let's see if I can remember. It's been so long now.
A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing around other people's blogs, and I saw all this fabulous content and interesting reviews and yeah, tags. And I thought to myself I'd like to do that. Twitter is fine, but you can only really say so much there. Maybe I need a blog.
At the time I was in the middle of NaNoWriMo, so the sensible part of my brain decided that it would be sensible to wait until NaNoWriMo had finished, and to start a blog in December. The other part of my brain decided that in that case I should start by doing this Blogmas thing everyone was talking about, and do a post a day in the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Of course, I listened to both parts, and here I am.
I've pretty much dived into the deep end here. In the new year I'm planning on developing a better theme for this place, with my own headers and some distinctive content. I already have one participatory challenge in mind, that I'll be looking for volunteers for. 

Advice for New Bloggers

  1. Just go for it. If you feel like you've got something to say, say it. Find your voice.
  2. Look at what other people are doing, talk to them, get advice and support (and hopefully they'll help to promote your content) but don't be intimidated by blogs that have been running for a long time. If you stick with it, and put the work in, you can get there too!
So Jennie already tagged a lot of the bloggers I know, and there's no way I can come up with fifteen! But I'm going to tag:


  1. I absolutely love doing tags too, they're my favourite posts (if you couldn't tell from my blog). I've already done this one, but thank you for thinking of Me! Really enjoying your posts so far 😊
    Amy 💜


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