Happy Sunday all and what a glorious one it looks like it’s going to be (just like yesterday). The sun is shining and we have already been up and out in it for an hour. Plus I managed to make a fairly decent batch of croissants for the first time (I really should have taken a picture they looked so tasty).
It’s also been another pretty good week, though busy. I’m onto my last insanely busy week at work in order to get ready for my holidays. This included giving a presentation for a leadership course I’ve been doing. I hate presenting but it went well and now I just have three essays to submit befor I get my qualification. It feels like the heavy lifting is done though…yay!
Blog wise, I posted three times. On Friday I wrote about why I rarely give books as gifts (you can read about why here) and I posted two reviews, both for books I loved.
First up was Salt River by James Sallis, one of my favourite authors. This was the final book in a trilogy featuring Turner, a complex character who I have grown to care about despite him being complicated and damage. Here he starts to learn to say goodbye to people he has loved.
This was followed by Blame by Nicole Trope, an author I’ve never read before but who I will be reading more of if all her books are as good as this. Here, she weaves together the stories of two best friends following a tragic accident that leaves them more like enemies. It is a really human story about love, loss and motherhood.
Reading wise, I didn’t get to The Trap from last week and that’s on the list for this one instead. It’s because I got completely drawn in by Lost Girls by Robert Kolker.
Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island and presents the first detailed look at the shadow world of online escorts, where making a living is easier than ever, and the dangers remain all too real. A triumph of reporting, a riveting narrative, and “a lashing critique of how society and the police let five young women down” (Dwight Garner, The New York Times), Lost Girls is a portrait of unsolved murders in an idyllic part of America, of the underside of the Internet, and of the secrets we keep without admitting to ourselves that we keep them (from Goodreads).
I rarely, if eve, read true crime but this one caught my eye at the library and I’m glad it did. How about you – what have you been reading? How has your week been?
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.