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Saturday, 24 March 2018

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up - Week 12 2018

Hello!!! Another week has whizzed by! No snow to report this week, just some beautiful blue skies amd milder temperatures to enjoy these past 7 days - I bet it doesn't last! And the clocks are going forward in the UK - a lost hour of sleeping/reading!! Disgraceful!

And on the reading front it has been another fabulous week for me - I do other things other than reading honest!! But my reading speed has definitely quickened over the past couple of years and I'm finding TV is becoming less appealing so can happily spend an evening now or a weekend with my nose in a book or two!! So I've finished 6 books this week including 1 audiobook - another great way of helping you read more as you can do other stuff while you're listening! - and there may have been a bit of book post arriving to fill my shelves up once more!

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell - 5 stars

Adored this creepy read!!!


Another ace read that took me right back the 1980's!

The Widow's House by Carol Goodman -  2 stars

 I listened to the audio version of this via BorrowBox and the story was ok BUT the annoying couple just made me hate all that happened!

THE HAPPY TREE by Rosalind Murray - 3 stars

An interesting story from the Persephone collection. Fascinating look at life through the eyes of a woman looking back over her life


A heartwarming, lovely, quick read that gave me all the feels! 


I've recently subscribed to A Year of Reading Classics courtesy of Alma Books  as I love their range of classics and covers so each month you get sent a book, which you can choose from their extensive range, and the first one arrived today!

The Eternal Husband by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Eternal Husband (Russian: Вечный муж, Vechny muzh) is a novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky that was first published in 1870 in Zarya magazine. The plot revolves around the complicated relationship between Velchaninov and Trusotsky, the husband of his deceased former lover.

And another subscription club I'm part of is the Random Book Club where, amazingly enough, you get sent a random book each month from the largest second hand bookshop in Scotland! This arrived today!

Oil by Upton Sinclair

In Oil! Upton Sinclair fashioned a novel out of the oil scandals of the Harding administration, providing in the process a detailed picture of the development of the oil industry in Southern California. Bribery of public officials, class warfare, and international rivalry over oil production are the context for Sinclair's story of a genial independent oil developer and his son, whose sympathy with the oilfield workers and socialist organizers fuels a running debate with his father. Senators, small investors, oil magnates, a Hollywood film star, and a crusading evangelist people the pages of this lively novel.

I've also been restrained on NetGalley so just one newbie added to my shelf there!

ELEFANT by Martin Suter

The international bestseller about friendship, second chances, and a tiny glow-in-the-dark pink elephant
What would you do if you woke up to see a living, breathing, tiny, glowing, pink elephant? If you’re anything like Schoch, who lives on the streets of Zürich and is decidedly down on his luck, you might well think it’s time to put away the bottle before your hallucinations get any stranger, and go back to sleep.

But what if the tiny pink elephant is still there when you wake up? And clearly needs someone to take care of it? And what if you discover that it’s been created through genetic engineering, by a group of scientists who just want to use it to get rich and don’t care about the elephant’s welfare? And that they’re in cahoots with a circus and will stop at nothing to get it back?

What if this little elephant is about to change your life?


The Victorian Chaise Longue by 

Too Close To Breathe by Olivia Kiernan

Hope your week has been filled with lots of lovely bookish goodness!!  Ooh one last thing before I go - took delivery of a rather fabulous bookish reading lamp today from the KleverCase website - I just couldn't resist it when the email appeared in my inbox!



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