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Sunday, 6 May 2018

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up - Week 17 2018

Howdy!!  Thanks for stopping by to check up on how my reading week has been!! Personally it's been a pretty good kind of week - getting things ticked off the to do list - the never ending to do list! - a nice trip to a craft fair with my parents and a friend, and I've started getting back to various crafts that I'd put away in a drawer and forgotten about, so I might have to share my love for all things cross stitch and diamond cross stitch soon on here!

On the book front it's been a productive week once more!  4 books have been read - I'm way behind on reviews so you might have to wait for those! - and 3 books have been received in the post for future blog tours! But I'll share them with you anyway cos I'm that kind of girl!  And I'm currently reading 3 books - 1 is an audiobook - and thankfully the weather is glorious for the Big Book Weekender so it's the perfect reading weather!!

BOOKS FINISHED  click on book titles for GoodReads link

Loved this one and raced through it!

Absolutely adored this book! Prepare for my review to follow when it's my turn on the Blog Tour on the 18th May! Might be one of my fave reads of 2018!!

Another book that surprised me! Knew very little of it before picking it up - Blog Tour stop on the 20th May - but found it an enthralling read!

A thrilling read that had me gripped from start to finish! Blog Tour stop is on the 17th May!


Still waiting for some books to be delivered that I have treated myself to for my birthday, so will do a separate post on them when they arrive! But I have had arrivals ahead of Blog Tours - but have managed to stay well clear of NetGalley... only because I'm too ashamed to visit there at the moment as my shelf is obscenely overstocked!! I hang my head in shame!!

Call of The Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks
Publication Date - June 28th 2018
Doubleday Books

Stunning cover alert!! 💜

Virginia Wrathmell has always known she will meet her death on the marsh in reparation for the mistakes of her childhood.

On New Year's Eve, at the age of eighty-six, Virginia feels the time has finally come.

In 1939, Virginia is ten, an orphan arriving to meet her new adoptive parents, Clem and Lorna Wrathmell, at their mysterious house, Salt Winds. The house sits right on the edge of a vast marsh, a beautiful but dangerous place. It's the start of a new life for Virginia, but she quickly senses that all is not right between Clem and Lorna - in particular, the presence of their wealthy neighbour Max Deering, who takes an unhealthy interest in the family. When a German fighter plane crashes into the marsh, Clem ventures onto the deadly sands to rescue the airman. And that is when things really begin to go wrong...

Bed 12 by Alison Murdoch
Hikari Press
Out now
What do you do when the most important person in your life is about to die?
Who can help you?
How do you keep going?

When Alison Murdoch’s husband catches viral encephalitis and falls into a life-threatening coma, everything changes. 
Bed 12 is a survival guide to the world of acute medicine, and a poignant and darkly comic account of what it’s like to fight for someone’s life.

Over the course of a summer, machines beep and clatter, medical staff come and go, and family and friends of varying beliefs offer well-intentioned advice. For someone unfamiliar with hospitals, death and dying, the insights of Buddhism assume a greater relevance than ever before. This book is an astute, profound and uplifting insight into how to cope with despair, heartache and the unknown.

‘The object of my concern—or rather the entire focus of my current existence—is now lying in Bed 12.’

CURRENTLY READING click on book titles for GoodReads link

Started this for the Big Book Weekender and am already halfway through as I'm totally in love with it!! Why did I not pick it up sooner?!

Had this on my bookshelf for a while - that cover is gorgeous - and have started listening to it on audiobook and am thoroughly enjoying it!! 

Back to my Persephone books and this is another fascinating story that I wished I'd picked up earlier!


I hope your reading week has been as good! 


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