It’s My Chestnut Reading Tree’s birthday weekend! 🎉🎉 Time for a #giveaway


My Chestnut Reading Tree is one this weekend! A year ago last weekend I was at the February Northern meet up of TBC in Leeds. I had set up my WordPress blog but was struggling with the technology and so hadn’t posted any reviews. But a conversation with the lovely Sandra Foy, who blogs at ReadingWrites gave me the confidence to try again and after a few days working out what was what I pressed that publish button and My Chestnut Reading Tree was born. And very slowly people followed me, which was pretty scary at first as I’m not as articulate as some other reviewers but I hope I make up for it in my enthusiasm for the books I have read and loved! Sadly, the Chestnut tree that I loved and that inspired the title of my blog is no longer there (chopped down by new neighbours!) but I am still here and excited about what my second year in the blogosphere will bring.

So I just want to say THANK YOU to all the readers, reviewers, bloggers, publicists and authors who have taken the time to support me and my little Chestnut Reading Tree in its first year. And I have put together a little competition to thank one of my fabulous supporters. I hope you will forgive me that it is a little self indulgent!

Competition time!

For your chance to win the following….

A copy of the book that has had the most views on my blog in its first year The Good Enough Mother  by Anoushka Beazley.

A copy of the book that fulfilled my ambition of being able to buy a book that I’m quoted in at my local Tesco Before I Let You In  by Jenny Blackhurst.

A copy of Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent where I have rather sneakily managed to get two quotes in (shhh don’t tell!)

A Paperchase notebook

A book themed surprise!


Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway to win this prize. UK entrants only sorry. Good luck everyone!

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

122 thoughts on “It’s My Chestnut Reading Tree’s birthday weekend! 🎉🎉 Time for a #giveaway”

  1. I totally missed this at the weekend! Happy blog birthday! 🎂 I can’t believe you have only been blogging for a year! 😲 Here is to many more years of reviews and bookish talk! 🍷

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