Some lovely peeps have already commented and entered my competition for the sneak previews of Kate Morton and Tara Moss's upcoming novels.
I would love to give you all a book, so I have a problem ... Should I give both book samples away to one lucky winner, or split them so two people get a RAK?
Let me know your thoughts. Oh and entries close at 5 pm on Friday.
In other news, I am now on Day 3 of my Flab to Fit challenge inspired by Diminishing Lucy.
My arthritis has flared up so I haven't done a lot of exercise but I'm certainly watching what I eat and drink.
And today, I'm off to do zumba, followed by a stretch class at my local Fernwood gym this afternoon.
It's funny because I have to be really careful with exercise. I have ankylosing spondylitis, which is something I was born with - I have the gene for it unfortunately. However, my condition was only diagnosed in my 30s, when the symptoms became impossible to ignore.
As a bonus, I also have fibromyalgia, which makes the pain worse.
Diagnosis probably took about six years once the stiffness and pain got really bad. Before then the aches and pains had always been put down to other things - small bones, growing pains, gym injuries, hours spent writing or taking notes when I worked as a journalist.
Yes ironically, I have chosen one of the worst professions for someone with arthritis and back and joint pain. Writing.
At Selwa Anthony's Sassy conference recently, her personal-trainer-turned-author Grant Hyde explained how simple things like sitting hunched over a laptop, or at the wrong angle at a desktop, or cross-legged as I type, causes aches, pains, and work-related injuries. So writing plus arthritis is probably a recipe for disaster.
Luckily, my arthritis improves with gentle exercise. So that rules out, say jogging or step classes, but I can do resistance training, pilates, yoga, stretching, walking, swimming and other fairly low impact exercises. So there is really no excuse.
I really thought that Zumba would be too ouchy, but I find it really good. Because you're constantly moving and don't need to jump or leap unless you really want to, it's low impact.
I've done a few classes so far, and they are so much fun. And yes, I get those wonderful endorphins that lift my mood immediately. Best of all, my Fernwood gym offers at least one Zumba class a week, where kids can work out with their Mums. My two adored it, and it was another fun thing we could do together.
So wish me luck on my journey, and I'll try to keep it honest by posting regularly.
And don't forget to vote: One Book Giveaway or Two?
I want to get back to the fit, fun-loving chick who was brave enough to pat a tiger! Wish me luck ...