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Friday, 20 January 2017

My bookish weekly round up!

Here we go again! Another look back at what has been keeping me amused in the world of books this week!! Hope it has been a good one for you all!  

Shelf space has reached a critical stage again so I've had to have another little declutter and send some of my old books on to pastures new via a local charity shop! I hope they get to go to good new homes!  I am finding it much easier to part with paperback books now rather than  hardbacks - is this normal?!  I seem to be going through a hardback appreciation phase at the moment, even if they do take up more space!  Maybe it will pass!

Book Haul

Yep! New books have been added to my collection yet again! I've given up trying to fight it now! I just need to accept it and embrace the book buying habit that I have been blessed with!

Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton

This cover though??!!  How could I not!!!  Have heard some good things via BookTube about this one and it sounds like a fascinating read, as well as being a cover stunner, so am hoping to get to this very soon!

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

This has been bought as an online facebook book club that I'm part of is reading this as their next book club read, and as a massive fan of the Anime movie I couldn't resist wanting to join in and see where it all began!  Another cover stunner too!!

Kill The Father by Sandrone Dazieri

Received this early copy via the publisher and it is set to be released on the 9th February 2017 so will hopefully get to it very soon.  Looks like another stunningly dark thriller, and is the first in a planned series.

The Blurb   -   In this fascinatingly complex thriller, two people, each shattered by their past, team to solve a series of killings and abductions...

When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, the police unit assigned to the case sees an easy solution: they arrest the woman’s husband and await his confession. But the Chief of Rome’s  Major Crimes unit doubts things are so simple. Secretly, he lures to the case two of Italy’s top analytical minds: Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli, a fierce, warrior-like detective still reeling from having survived a bloody catastrophe, and Dante Torre, a man who spent his childhood trapped inside a concrete silo. Fed through the gloved hand of a masked kidnapper who called himself “The Father,” Dante emerged from his ordeal with crippling claustrophobia but, also, with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and hyper-observant capacities.

All evidence suggests that the Father is back and active after being dormant for decades. Indeed, he has left tell-tale signs that signal he’s looking forward to a reunion with Dante. But when Columba and Dante begin following the ever-more-bizarre trail of clues, they grasp that what’s really going on is darker than they ever imagined

Three-Martine Lunch by Suzanne Rindell

This was the book in the January Book and a Brew subscription box and I know very little about it so hoping it will be an interesting read!

The Blurb    -      From the author of the “thrilling” (The Christian Science Monitor) novel The Other Typist comes an evocative, multilayered story of ambition, success, and secrecy in 1950s New York.
In 1958, Greenwich Village buzzes with beatniks, jazz clubs, and new ideas—the ideal spot for three ambitious young people to meet. Cliff Nelson, the son of a successful book editor, is convinced he’s the next Kerouac, if only his father would notice. Eden Katz dreams of being an editor but is shocked when she encounters roadblocks to that ambition. And Miles Tillman, a talented black writer from Harlem, seeks to learn the truth about his father’s past, finding love in the process. Though different from one another, all three share a common goal: to succeed in the competitive and uncompromising world of book publishing. As they reach for what they want, they come to understand what they must sacrifice, conceal, and betray to achieve their goals, learning they must live with the consequences of their choices. In Three-Martini Lunch, Suzanne Rindell has written both a page-turning morality tale and a captivating look at a stylish, demanding era—and a world steeped in tradition that’s poised for great upheaval.

Books Finished

The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici  - loved this one! Really kept me guessing the whole way through

Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett - listened to the Audio CD version of this one and thoroughly enjoyed the characters being brought to life by Tony Robinson.  Hoping to listen to more Audio CD's in the future so recommendations for the best ones to listen to are always welcome!

Not a bad week again!  Am halfway through a couple of other books at the moment so hoping to have those finished over the weekend, and then have a nice big pile of reads to get through which are set to be released towards the end of January and the start of February - where is 2017 going already??!!!  Time needs to slow down a little!  

Happy Reading!!

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