Thursday, November 14, 2013

Check These Out !

Apartment 16 by Adam Neville.

I don't have a picture of this book to put up right now but this book really did peak my interest lately.
I love a good haunted house, creepy house story. From the cover of this book to the bit of the book I have so far read it is really good and is building the tension very well. Check out the link below if you would like to see it.
 I will pop a review as soon as I have finished this one.

The next book you might be interested in is Peach Cobbler Murder
And Blueberry Muffin Murder
 Both by Joanne Fluke. Do not read either of these two books if you are hungry. Both come with recipes which is also an added bonus. They are also wonderful cosy mysteries.

 Deadly Reading by Laura Bradford was another book recently that I read and enjoyed. If you like cosy mysteries with a nice setting then this is one of those books you may enjoy a lot.
I don't have a picture of this book handy so will leave a link to this below.

Book Funks And Reading

It's been one of those weeks guys when no matter what book I pick up I have put it back down again.
It's not the lovely books fault I just can't get back into the swing of it. It will pass I know but the waiting sure is annoying.
This is the time of year I tend to read the most , when the nights get dark early and the fire is on and getting cosy with a good book really cheers up the long cold evenings.,
I have been contemplating trying to read a different genre for a while to see if that jump starts the my book lust ...we will just have to see if that works.
It is the time of year to start considering what to get loved ones for Christmas.. I try and always give a book in my parcels. For two reasons. To support my favourite authors and to urge people to read, especially little people who I think can sometimes gain the most from books. I remember when I was introduced to an author through a teacher we had standing in for another teacher.
Oh he was awesome! If we got our work done early or did good work that day he would read to us and the books were by Roald Dahl. I fell in love instantly! ooohhhh Roald Dahl and illustrations by Quentin Blake they were the stuff dreams were made of us far as my young heart were concerned.
That evening when I got home from school I knew what I wanted for Christmas. ALL his books!!!
Christmas morning all the Roald Dahl children's books were there and I could not have been more pleased. Christmas night I stayed up late reading my very special books. I was so happy!

There is always some books under my tree each year but for a book addict like me I seldom receive books as I guess most people think I would already have any book they were thinking of getting me.
Nothing pleases a book addict more then a book gift. I don't know about other book lovers but I love when I receive a book if the giver puts a little inscription, it's a lovely way of remembering who gave you a book and when. I have some sweet inscriptions in books that I cherish.

So what I would like to know is are you guys planning to give a book to someone for Christmas or what ever holiday you celebrate? Also,do you like to receive book gifts? Do you like your book gifts inscribed? Let me know in the comments xxx

Penelope by Anya Wylde

In the mood for a fun frolics though regency England? If so then this may be the book for you.
When a young woman called Penelope is invited to London by the Dowager for the season so that she can be introduced to society, she gets far more then she bargained for ! Surly Dukes and bitchy women are just a few of the bumps this young woman comes across in this sweet tale.
The story had plenty going on with it all the time which made the story fly by, told often with humour as the main character tries to find her way through situations she is not used to. It becomes very easy to become attached to this heroine and you want her to do well in society and you hope she finds "the one", and falls in love.
I'm not telling you if she does or not but following her on the search for him sure was fun!
A delight!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Book Haul

                                                  The Invisible Man by H .G.Wells
                                             Murder of a Botoxed Blonde by Denise Swanson
                        The Great Gatsby Unbound by F Scott FitzGerald and Karena Rose
                                                 First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
                                                  Summer Lightning by P.G Wodehouse
                                                Service With A Smile by P. G Wodehouse
                                                   Blandings Castle by P.G Wodehouse
                                                     Something Fresh by P.G Wodehouse
                                                       Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
                                      The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat by Enid Blyton

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Last Knight by Robert O'Byrne

This book was a fascinating look into the life of the 29th Knight of Glin , Desmond Fitzgerald. From the cradle to the grave this book tells  us of his life from a youth and his college days, his years of study, travel , his family , and his life  in Ireland and his many interests.
Desmond gained a love of all things Irish very early on and this grew as he got older. Irish Artists, Paintings, Architecture and furniture were some of the things he was very passionate about and gained a lot of experience in partly from a deep love of the subjects. His concern for the well being of the historical houses in Ireland and his attempts to protect them were to be admired ,I can only assume it was partly from coming from Glin Castle , an Irish historical castle that made him want to reach out and help others who were perhaps struggling with the upkeep of their own historical homes.
His passion for all things he put his mind to really stood out in the book , I imagine he would have been a joy to sit down  and talk  with about the gems Ireland has produced in relation to Artists and the history of some of the magnificent historical houses we have here. A very Interesting book that begs to be read and that will have you googling all the places mentioned afterwards. The stunning pictures included in this book make this even more enjoyable if that were possible.

I was kindly given this for review by the lovely folks over at The Lilliput Press
You can find this book and more over on there website. Please follow the link below.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mad About You by Sinead Moriarty

Before you begin this book I urge you to set time aside so it can be read in one gulp as I can assure you,  you will not want to leave this book once you have started it.
Sinead  always writes a good story and this book definitely did not let me down.
The story is about a young couple Emma and James who up and leave their life in Ireland and start again in London when James is given a new job. Moving house is stressful enough without moving countries too so now Emma will have to make new friends and settle in a new country while bringing up her young children. The story begins to take a darker turn quite early on in the story and a sense of menace really begins to climb up your backbone. It was genuinely chilling at times and very engrossing and extremely hard to set aside. I felt very protective of Emma as the story went on and feared for what the outcome was going to be. There was definitely psychologically disturbing moments at times and  this was such a well written story that it had me biting my nails and flicking pages at an alarming speed that I just had to know how it would end. This was a cracker folks , I loved it !!!

I won this book on Goodreads.
You can find this book on there through the link below.