This Week, Next Week: 8th November, 2015

Hi All – hope you are having a good weekend. Ours was full of bangs – literally – as it was Bonfire Night Thursday and our neighbours decided to wait till last night to let off the million fireworks that usually accompany the 5th November. It was great to watch actually and I’m kind of hoping they go all out again on New Years Eve to save us having to track any displays down (yes, I’m lazy!).

imageThe rest of the week wasn’t quite as exciting and book wise a bit of a mixed bag. I got my review of Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica posted and read and reviewed Girl Meets Boy, a short story by Ali Smith and part of the Canongate Myth series, which I really enjoyed. I loved Ali Smiths style of writing and sense of humour.

2547263Then I read The Bed I Made by Lucie Whitehouse, which I’d been looking forward too. Unfortunately it wasn’t what I had hoped. I’ll review it this week but it left me feeling a bit flat and struggling to read anything else.

Hopefully I’ll get my writing mojo back after picking up these, both books I’ve heard good things about…


The Ice Twins…A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives.

But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity—that she, in fact, is Lydia—their world comes crashing down once again.

As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past—what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?


Little Girl Gone….A baby goes missing. But does her mother want her back?

When Estelle’s baby daughter is taken from her cot, she doesn’t report her missing. Days later, Estelle is found in a wrecked car, with a wound to her head and no memory.

Estelle knows she holds the key to what happened that night – but what she doesn’t know is whether she was responsible…

Keep your fingers crossed for me. What about you? What are you reading this week?


This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post and with (a little early) with Katherine at Book Date for It’s Monday, What Are you Reading? Head over to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.

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30 thoughts on “This Week, Next Week: 8th November, 2015

  1. Love bonfires… sounds like fun. and fireworks- we have neighbors who shoot them off like they’re the military ha ha, so we get free entertainment, I can relate. 🙂 Your post on Prett Baby has me wanting to read that now, it sounds suspenseful and twisty. I’ll have to get it.


    • Where we used to live we could see the ones from the local park the back garden but this is even better. Makes life so much easier. Really can recommend Pretty Baby – a great read! Have a good week.


  2. Little Girl Gone has me intrigued! I’ve read THe Ice Twins and think I enjoyed it but was a teensy bit confused by the ending. I think it crossed into the type of book I don’t usually read from memory…


    • Oh is it supernatural. I can’t remember that from the reviews I read but, if I’m honest, I don’t really remember the reviews just they were good. Fingers crossed x


    • I have high hopes for both books. Am wondering if they’ll be doing Christmas lights as well as realised I can’t find ours after the move! I am soooo lazy.


  3. I loved Pretty Baby, too….and I was thinking about adding The Bed I Made, since I had enjoyed another book by this author…but maybe not.

    Little Girl Lost is a book I have under a different title (Remember Mia); I didn’t realize they were the same book until I read the blurbs.

    Enjoy your week…and here are


    • I had really liked the last Lucie Whitehouse book I’d read but this just didn’t do it for me. Such a shame. I always wonder why they rename books…maybe so people like me don’t get as confused on Amazon? 😀


    • Much better than going out, especially when it’s as cold as it has been this week. Really can recommend Pretty Baby. One of the best books I’ve read this year. Have a good week.


  4. I enjoyed The Ice Twins so much. I think I like the cover you showed here even better than the blue one, but they are both great. Little Girl Lost sounds really good, too. I hope you enjoy them both. I have lived in places where people go nuts with fireworks for the holidays, and I think it is awesome!
    Right now I am reading Still Alice. I picked it up on (another) trip to the Library book sale today. It is really good so far. Have a great week!


    • I am looking forward to reading both, though am in book slump these last few days. I keep looking at .still Alice but find the subject matter hard. I think I would get upset.


    • You’ll have seen from my review I did too in the end. I have high hopes for the others but I may have read too many good reviews so expect to be disappointed (feeling quite book blah at the moment).


  5. fireworks at home aren’t legal in Australia, when I was a kid they were and we loved it. Now we only get to see them at events. The Ice Twins and Little Girl Gone sound like my type of read, hope you enjoy them!


    • I sometimes wonder if they should be here but then again, it is a bit of telling everyone they can’t do something just because of a few idiots otherwise. And it saves me trekking through the rain and cold 😉


  6. It seemed like a lot of people opted for weekend home displays in terms of fireworks… These days you really don’t even need to head to a display. I’m happier indoors watching anyway. Haha!

    Little Girl Gone sounds like a promising read.

    Happy Reading!


    • It does make life easier. Plus the rain, urgh! I hope Little Girl Gone is good. I tried to start it today but struggling with my reading the last few days.


  7. The Ice Twins sounds a really interesting read. Fireworks – yeah we had them here too in New Zealand. I wish they would ban home ones like Australia! Maybe they will one day. Also many NZers would like a fireworks night that is more NZ, instead of the silly one it is.


    • It does seem a bit strange having a night that celebrates our Houses of Parliament not getting blown up in NZ if I’ve understood correctly? Still traditions do travel I guess. We keep making people celebrate thanksgiving here because of my husband…maybe that will become a national holiday in the UK if the invite list keeps getting longer!


    • I know. And lots of missing children again. It’s a trend I can’t seem to escape. I don’t do much that doesn’t seem to involve someone dying!


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