Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Book Haul

I got some bargains recently and another beautiful Persephone book . I am waiting on others but for now I thought I would show you these goodies . 

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, I saw the trailer for the show and it looks amazing . I hope it will come out in dvd . 

This cover is stunning . 

The next book I am really excited to show you is The Meg by Steve Alten , the book has been made into a film that is being released here this week featuring Jason Statham as the main character . I am very fond of shark stories so this one immediately peeked my interest . I am already about half way through this and it’s SO good! This is a must read for any fans of Jaws . 

Happy by Fearne Cotton is a beauty of a book , inside and out . I had read this before from the library but I was thrilled to get my very own copy for a bargain when shopping . Fearne has a great way of talking about mental health and wellbeing and if this is something that interests you then check out her books and journal . 

Greengates by R C Sherriff arrived looking elegant , as all Persephone books do .... they are a complete joy to find in my mailbox. I can’t wait to read this , I really enjoyed A Fortnight In September by the same author . 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Reading This Weekend

As you may know if you have been following my blog for a while,  I am a ferocious reader , I make no apologies for this , it’s my thing .... I will usually be found outside with books in the summertime catching some vitamin d and and going on some adventure inside the covers of a book. It’s a happy place , make no mistake . 
 My love/ need  of reading normally escalates in the colder months when the lower temperatures have me scurrying towards the bookshelves and thermal sock drawer but I don’t have to worry about those icy temperatures for now as we are having a glorious sunny summer for the most part and I am using every opportunity to read outdoors while I still have the chance . There is just something about sitting in the shade with a little breeze in the air and a terrific book to read ...... sigh ....... if only this feeling could  be bottled ....... 
Anyway guys ... these are the books I am currently reading this weekend ... I hope to review them this week so if either have been on your radar  keep an eye out for a review blog post this week . 

The Wisdom Of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan 

Greenery Street by Denise Mackail

Happy Mail ( Part 2 )

Hi there friends , I hope you are all well . Below are some of the Persephone Books that arrived to me recently . Persephone is an independent bookseller in London that publishes books that have not been in print for a long time , they have picked some real gems to give a fresh lease of life to and these are just a few of them . I will leave a link below where you can have a look on their website . 

A Very Great Profession by Nicola Beauman 

They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple 

They Knew Mr Knight by Dorothy Whipple 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

A Fortnight In September by R C Sherriff. Review

This is the delightful tale of one family and their annual trip to the seaside . The family consists of the parents and two sons and a daughter , the mother is a housewife , a nervous woman who wants to see her family happy no matter the cost to herself , two of the children are almost grown up and looking for independence and then there is the younger brother too . This is not a book of high adventure , what makes this book so moreish is the  little details of this family’s life , from their own thoughts to their daily rigmarole, it makes remarkably addictive reading and although like  I said  there is not much that happens you do genuinely care for each of the characters and want to know more about them . The author is exceptional at showing you the characters , flaws and all , in a special way , tiny details showing us a lot more about them overall then we first think . The plot is a simple one and the pace is gentle so it makes for a lovely Sunday afternoon read , but it will stay with you long after you finish the last page . Beautiful . 


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Happy Mail

Murder On The Eightfold Path by Diana Killian

Daisies For Innocence by Bailey Cattrell

Nightshade For Warning by Bailey Cattrell

Hooked On Murder by Betty Hechtman

Yarn To Go by Betty Hechtman 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Truth About Lies by Tracy Darnton . Review

The story is set in Dartmoor in England and is about a girl called Jess who is exceptionally smart , her memory is incredible , she can remember every single thing that has ever happened to her , both good and bad , eek!

When her roommate falls to her death it all begins a spiral into her past as she tries to figure out who is friend or foe and if everything she is remembering is true or could she be missing something . 

This was a great read , the story goes back and forth in time and we get glimpses of her younger life and why she is the way she is now , the story keeps you guessing and I had to read it all in one go it was just so enticing. I also really enjoyed the memory games throughout the book , they were really fun and probably the reason why it took me so long to finish this  great read . Go get this , Jess is amazing ! 

I received this book for review form the lovely people over at lovereading4kids.co.uk

This book is being published July 2018 and will be available from all good bookstores then. 

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Knit , Purl , Die by Anne Canadeo . Review

 This is book 2 in the Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series by Anne Canadeo featuring all my favorite characters from book 1 ( While My Pretty One Knits ) . In this book the Black Sheep Knitters are stunned by a death of one of their own in a most grim manner and it’s up to the ladies to find out just what exactly did happen to their friend  . I loved this book as much as the first ......  the camaraderie in the knitting group .... the small town setting ...... the interesting characters and the plot with a huge twist at the end ... it was awesome ! 
I can’t recommend this series high enough , if you enjoy your mysteries with a side of crafts then these are the books for you . I have already began the next book , book 3 in the series and I am loving it . Go get this! 

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