Hi all and welcome to Monday. Why does this day of the week always come around way too quick? It doesn’t help I don’t think that my weekend was insanely busy – although with the sun shining this did include getting out and doing work in the garden, so it wasn’t all bad. I also got some time to read and finished both books from last week’s post, which is something I haven’t been able to say for a while.
That includes from a few weeks ago when I started The Bone Clocks, which I’ve still to finish. This was an audiobook and I found I wasn’t in the car enough to listen consistently. It’s the only place I find the quiet to listen to audiobooks. I ended up giving up, which was a shame because I was enjoying it. I’ve decided instead to try reading the actual book. Here’s a reminder of what it is about…
One summer’s day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for ‘asylum’. Decades will pass before Holly understands what sort of asylum the woman was seeking… The Bone Clocks follows Holly’s life: not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality.
I’m also going to read Frog Music this week by Emma Donohugue.
Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny’s murderer to justice–if he doesn’t track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women, and damaged children. It’s the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts.
And that’s that for this week. As usual I’m linking in with Sheila at Book Journey for “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”. Emma x