Happy Easter everyone. Hope you are having a good day and a good week. Mine has been busy (as per usual it seems) but good and I have taken full advantage of the long weekend, going to an egg hunt on Friday and spending yesterday at the park. Today, I plan on doing nothing but spending time with family and trying not to burn the cola ham.
Reading wise this week, I didn’t do much but finish Dead Lost (see Tuesday’s post) though I did pick up a few good looking books from the library including collections of short stories…
In a remote Australian settlement a young wife with an untellable secret reluctantly invites her neighbour into her home. A Quaker spinster offers companionship to a condemned man in a Colorado jail. In the ice and snows of Siberia an office employee from Birmingham witnesses a scene that will change her life. At a jubilee celebration in a northern English town a middle-aged alderman opens his heart to Queen Victoria. A teenage daughter leaves home in search of adventure. High in the Cumbrian fells a woman seeks help from her father’s enemy.
…and a gothic horror…
Ruth and Nat are orphans, packed into a house full of abandoned children run by a religious fanatic. To entertain their siblings, they channel the dead. Decades later, Ruth’s niece, Cora, finds herself accidentally pregnant. After years of absence, Aunt Ruth appears, mute and full of intention. She is on a mysterious mission, leading Cora on an odyssey across the entire state of New York on foot. Where is Ruth taking them? Where has she been? And who — or what — has she hidden in the woods at the end of the road?
I also got two reviews posted – Harry’s Last Stand which made me sad and angry about the state of the country in equal measure and Cinderella Girl, a great piece of crime fiction by an author that was new to me but whose novels I now plan on going back and reading. Both are worth a read. What about you? How has your week gone?
This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post and with (a little early) 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.