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Saturday, 17 March 2018

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up - Week 11 2018


Snow Bunny is back!!  The Mad March weather continues!!  It was mild and sunny yesterday and then this morning we have woken to freezing temperatures and snowfall!!  And more is forecast - aarrgghh!! So back to hibernating and hopefully picking up some rather fab books to read!

It has been a slower reading week for me as I've been reading some chunkier books but have enjoyed the slower pace!  Managed to finish 4 books this week and they were all rather fabulous reads so even better! Not read a stinker in a while - am I getting better in choosing what to read or has the book world just upped its' game?! Ooh there's a debate for a later date!

On the post front there has been more than a few grumbles from the lovely postmen and women who seem to alternate on this route!  Maybe next week will be quieter for them... haha!  No chance!!

BOOKS FINISHED

The Antipodeans by Greg McGee - 5 stars

Loved this historical drama. Highly recommended!


THE WEDDING DIARY by MARGARET JAMES - 4 stars

Lovely read!


JANE AUSTEN AT HOME by LUCY WORSLEY - 5 stars

Fascinating read about the woman behind the books we all love!


WATCH FOR ME BY CANDLELIGHT by KIRSTY FERRY  -  5 stars

Another fabulous release from Choc Lit!


BOOK POST

These ones were sent via publishers, Readers First and BookBridgr - and I'm extremely thankful!


The Story Collector by Evie Gaughan.  
Published by Urbane Publications

      

The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson



The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

   

The First Dance by Catherine Law


Where the Light gets in by Lucy Dillon


And then there's another one for my Penguin Clothbound Classics collection! Treasure Island!


And then this was courtesy of a GoodReads Giveaway win - it's been a while since I'd won one from there! - THE YEAR OF SURPRISING ACTS OF KINDNESS by LAURA KEMP

And then I had to treat myself to this one! I have loved the band BROS - remember them?! - since the late 1980's and have always followed the careers of Matt and Luke Goss with great affection.  And Luke has just released this wonderful book full of lovely photos and his thoughts on spending 4 days on his own in the Joshua Tree desert to find some peace and meaning to the questions forever troubling him and how we should all try disconnecting from time to time to find ourselves ... can I give this one 6 stars?!


CURRENTLY READING

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Chosen to read this on a snowy afternoon!

 

The Happy Tree by Rosalind Murray

Continuing my Year of Persephone, this is the latest one I've chosen from my shelves. Not sure so far!


The Widow's House by Carol Goodman

Listening to the audio version of this thanks to BorrowBox and it's a creepy little listen - the main characters are a little annoying though!


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So that is how my week has looked! How has yours been?! Any snow where you are?!

HAPPY READING!!






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