Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Book Blowout - Mini Challenge

The Where’s your book set? meme

Here’s how it works - just answer some or all of the following questions about the book you are currently reading (or just finished if you are between books). You can either post your answers on your blog and link us up using Mr Linky below - or post your answers here in the comments.

Here’s the questions:

1. Title and author of the book

2. What year is the book set in?

3. What happened on this day in that year? Go to google and type in the date ie 13 July 1952 and see if you can find a news item for that day

4. Where is your book set?

5. Have you visited that place before? If yes tell us something about your trip. If no, look the location up on google and tell us an interesting fact about the city/country.

At the moment I am reading The Cupid Effect by Dorothy Koomson. It is chick lit so is contemporary so for something that happened I am going to go with the year that the book was published which was 2003. On this day in 2003, Hurricane Claudette struck the coast of Texas. You can view some pictures here.

The book is set within the university/student world in Leeds in the UK. I have been to Leeds quite a few times as I used to live in Sheffield which is about 30 miles away. The main reason we used to go to Leeds was because it was the closest Ikea, but other good things about Leeds are some of the buildings like The Corn Exchange, and the National Armoury which was a fascinating place to visit as it houses many of the items from the Royal Armoury including shields, armor, and I remember visiting it one day and watching a really cool falconry display! Another good thing about visiting Leeds when I lived in the UK, was that it was home to the first Harvey Nichols outside London so my friends and I could go all Ab Fab sweety darling which was always a good laugh!


  1. Thanks for playing! This book is on my TBR for some time this year. Funny you should mention the armouries in Leeds - I forgot that one of my friends from uni used to work there!

  2. I would love to go to England someday - and not just because of the Tudors! :)