Hello! On a very soggy but busy Saturday for me. Celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary this weekend so we've been to visit my brother and his family and a great time was had by all - even the rain couldn't stop our fun! Now to hibernate for the rest of the weekend and get back to all things bookish!
On a very slippery slope at the moment on the book front!! More books are coming in than are going out!! Tut tut!! And that never helps with making decisions too on what book to read next as I just want to read them ALL! So I need to get back on track in being more ruthless, more organised and squeeze more reading time in! I have managed to finish 4 books this week - which is more than I thought! - but then 10 books found their way to me and need to find homes on the overcrowded shelves! 5 of these were prizes I won, 3 are review copies and then 2 are books I bought...... so glad I didn't go peeking at Netgalley this week either!
So here's a quick look back at my week in bookish form! Click on the titles for links to the GoodReads pages!
Baxter's Requiem by Matthew Crow - 5 stars
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton - 5 stars
The Corset by Laura Purcell - 5 stars
Mr Doubler Begins Again by Seni Glaister - review copy
Published by HQ. Publication date - 24th January 2019
Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce - review copy
Published by Wildfire. February 2019
And then this beautiful bunch of books arrived as a prize I won courtesy of Reading In Heels and OneWorld Publications!
Alma Classics Edition
The Turn of Midnight (Black Death #2) by Minette Walters - Readers First copy
Treated myself to this signed copy as I love this series so hoping this 800 page book has been worth the wait!!
Taking part in the Persephone Readathon #2 hosted by the lovely Jessie at Dwell in Possibility this week so have started with this one!
This 1872 novel by a mid-Victorian poet and novelist is about a girl named Clarice, living with her widowed father and her governess 'in a charming home at a convenient (railway) distance from the city.' One day she finds a girl of her own age hiding in the shrubbery. She is Olga and 'there is no question that she is the liveliest child character in English fiction' said the Observer in 1936
Hope your week has treated you well!!