Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are having a good day. All is well here, where we’re in the middle of a bank holiday weekend, meaning no work tomorrow – yay! Ours has been spent so far doing the typically English thing of doing DIY (there is nothing like an early morning trip to B&Q to get the blood flowing). We are also having typical Bank holiday weather too – cold and rainy – though we did see a bit of sun yesterday afternoon.
Blog wise, I got two reviews posted this week – The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson and a Kelly Link short story, The Summer People – both of which I really enjoyed. I also wrote about who I review for as part of the book blogger hop. Book wise I finished Don’t You Cry (see my Tuesday intro) which I’ll be reviewing tomorrow and have almost finished You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day, which I picked up from the library and brought an end to my plan to not get any more books till I caught up with those I planned on reading *sigh*.
These books have been a nice end to a slightly mixed bag book wise, bringing me nicely to my April update and the books I loved (unfortunately there weren’t any) liked (there were a lot) and wish I hadn’t picked up (a couple).
Liked A Lot
Carrie by Stephen King which is the first Stephen King book I have read and was really enjoyable and not as gruesome as I thought.
The Summer People by Kelly Links which took me to the Holler and a mysterious house that seems to work miracles.
The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson which took me to the desert and had me fall in love with a mix of interesting, damaged but inherently good human beings.
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner which drew me in from the first page; I became so wrapped up in the lives of the characters I forgot I was reading a crime novel.
The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen which returned me to Sweden for another cracking crime story where there wasn’t a dysfunctional, alcoholic, detective in sight.
Not For Me
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood which it was really difficult for me to say I didn’t enjoy because she is one of my favourite authors but this just didn’t click with me.
Mr Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt which I had such high hopes for but felt like it got lost in what it was trying to achieve, leaving me confused.
And that’s it from me for this week and this month. What have you been up to, and what have you read?
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.