Hello! Happy bank holiday weekend - if you are in the UK that is! And the weather looks like it might be shockingly bad, so good news if you want to get a lot of reading done!!
Speaking of reading, and shockingly bad, that is my verdict on my own attempts at reading this week! I don't know what has happened - whether I've hit a reading slump, or just found myself distracted by other things, but I've only managed to read ONE book this week!!!! This is not good news on any front, but with books piling up again on the bookshelves I can't allow it to happen again!! And a few new books have appeared from various means this week too - it's all beginning to spiral way out of control once more....aarrggghh!
On the plus side there was NO visits to Netgalley so at least I've not added to that bookshelf, and I got to meet the lovely author Syd Moore as she held a book signing at the local Waterstones for the release of her latest - Strange Tombs - so that was a wonderful experience! We don't get many book signings local to us so it made for a nice change!
On to the bookish side of my week!!
The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell - 4 stars
Creepy, dark and gruesome - loved it!! Just don't read it at bedtime!
STRANGE TOMBS by SYD MOORE
from the book signing! And book 4 in the Essex Witch Museum Mystery series!
HAVERSCROFT by S.A.HARRIS
Treated myself from the Salt Publishing website!
Haverscroft is a gripping and chilling dark tale, a modern ghost story that will keep you turning its pages late into the night.
WHERE TO FIND ME by ALBA ARIKHA
from Alma Books
A gripping and poignant tale of chance encounters, tangled lies and painful discoveries, Where to Find Me is an inspiring account of how to face and overcome the effects of loss and tragedy in our daily lives. Hannah Karalis, a teenager living with her family in 1980s Notting Hill, becomes fascinated by her neighbour, Flora Dobbs, an enigmatic elderly woman who has clearly had an interesting past - but the improbable friendship that the two strike up is abruptly cut short by Flora's sudden departure from the neighbourhood. Eighteen years later, Hannah is astonished to receive a black notebook, which sets her on a quest to discover the truth and to confront the ghosts of an unresolved past. A gripping and poignant tale of chance encounters, tangled lies and painful discoveries, Where to Find Me is an inspiring account of how to face and overcome the effects of loss and tragedy in our daily lives.
TAINTED LOVE by T.S.HUNTER
Won this fabulous prize set via Twitter
copy from publisher for review.
Born into service, sixteen-year-old Juliet Harper has always idolized her mother, Agnes. But Agnes is haunted by what could have been, and the glamorous life she might have lived if she stayed in Manchester rather than settling down in the Lancashire moorland with her husband.
Life takes another unexpected turn when Juliet's father suddenly dies. Agnes's reputation as a seamstress leads to her being taken on by local landowners the Drysdales, where she is proud to work. But it will be a bumpy road for both of them as they settle in to their new lives. Will Juliet ever be able to choose her own path? And what will become of them when Agnes falls ill?
THE SPACE BETWEEN TIME by CHARLIE LAIDLAW
copy received ahead of Blog Tour. Published in June 2019.
There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth...
Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She's the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She's also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obscure Italian astrophysicist.
But as her seemingly charmed life begins to unravel, and Emma experiences love and tragedy, she ultimately finds solace in her once-derided grandfather's Theorem on the universe.
The Space Between Time is humorous and poignant and offers the metaphor that we are all connected, even to those we have loved and not quite lost.
IF TREES COULD TALK by HOLLY WORTON
copy received ahead of Blog Tour
All trees have a story.
Holly Worton has spent the last few years talking to trees – the birches, the oaks, the beeches and the sycamores.
You’re probably wondering: How is it that trees can talk? Is this for real?
Trees are living, breathing organisms which humans are able to connect and talk to on a deeper level through silent, telepathic communication.
Trees have a much broader perspective on life compared to humans. Trees can live hundreds and even thousands of years.
This means Trees have thousands of years of wisdom that we’re able to tap into. Talking to the trees can bring us back to our true selves and can reflect back to us the things we need to see in ourselves. It can also be a space for deep healing.
Living in the technology age, however, we spend our lives connected to computers, mobile phones, and video games. Consequently, we've become increasingly disconnected from ourselves and from Nature.
This book is meant to gently encourage you to get back to Nature and turn to the magic and the wisdom of the trees. By reconnecting to Nature, you can improve your relationship with yourself, which will help you make better, more aligned choices in your life.
So now I need to kick myself up the butt to get me back in the reading mode again and hope this was just a temporary blip and not something that is going to last a while longer!