This Week, Next Week: 12th September, 2016

Happy Sunday all. I hope you have been having a good weekend. Ours has been busy and full of DIY. Not my favourite thing but now I have an organised garage, a TV on the wall and shelves to put my little girls books on. I feel like I’ve accomplished enough that today I don’t have to do much of anything. What about you – what are you up to?

For the rest of the week, blogging wise I got four posts up, two of which were reviews. First of these was Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, the second in the Miss Peregrine young adult series. This was darker than the first and more complex and I enjoyed finding out what happened to this group of peculiar children. I now have the third book to read and have become slightly obsessed with looking for unusual vintage photos like those in the books.

Second up was Killer on the Fens by Joy Ellis an author new to me though this is the fourth in the series. It was a well written police procedural/crime novel with great characters. And it could be read as a standalone which was an added bonus.

I also shared the beginning of a book I have read but yet to review (The Highway by C. J. Box) for the Tuesday Intro and wrote about why I’m not very good at setting or keeping track of my reading goals as part of Friday’s Book Blogger Hop.

Reading wise, I am pleased to say I am no longer the only person on the planet to read The Girl on The Train and am slowly making my way through A Different Class of Murder, which is non-fiction and looks at the Lord Lucan murder. Not sure how I feel about it yet as it’s quite long and very detailed. (links to goodreads).  If I finish it I have a whole batch of library books to get through, all books I have wanted to read for ages.


What do you think if you have read any of these…where should I start?

Have a good week everyone.



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.

The Sunday Post


  1. I can vouch for Falling, The Mistake I Made and The Exit. You deserve a day of doing nothing after all that hard work – I’m reading today until my newlyweds come for dinner later – I’ve even made a treat of raspberry muffins for them #domesticgoddess


  2. The Arlidge’s are part of a series, so try to read them in order. I think I actually missed The Doll’s House.

    Glad you got some jobs around home done and I’m sure you feel better for it – even if they weren’t very exciting!


  3. Oh my! Most definitely go with Pop Goes the Weasel!! I love that author’s books I am all caught up on the series and can’t wait to get to the newest one coming out! 🙂

    Can’t wait to check out your review coming this week. Hope you enjoy your library reads!

    Week in Review


  4. I loved The Mistake I Made, just as I enjoyed other books by the author. Hang onto your hat for a thrill ride!

    I have The Exit, and hope to read it soon. I’ve been wanting to read Emma Kavanagh, and I’m curious about The Doll’s House. Many delightful looking books! Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES


    • I enjoyed the other Paula Daly I read so have high hope for it as I have for all of them to be honest as they have all been reviewed positively and been on my list for ages.


  5. DIY’s not really fun but afterwards it feels good to have a project done, sounds like you had a productive one! I’m getting really curious about the Miss Peregrine’s books, I have to admit the movie trailer sparked my interest a bit. They looked a little too creepy to me before that. And I’m looking forward to seeing the movie of Girl on the Train- I read it and it wasn’t bad and I’m hoping the movie is good.


    • They are odd but not creepy. I love the descriptions of the characters and the photos that go with them. So clever. I enjoyed Girl on the train and see what the fuss was about, I would like to see the movie.


  6. Sounds like you have had a productive weekend! I need a weekend or two where I just get things done around the house. It feels like we are always on the go these days. I still need to read the first Miss Peregrine book. I don’t know if it will happen before the movie, but one can hope. 🙂

    Enjoy your books! I hope you have a great week, Emma!


    • It really was. And a lovely lazy day yesterday where I ate too much and probably drank too much too. I don’t know if I will watch the movie as I have such a vision in my head now.


  7. Hmm. I read Miss Peregrine’s and wasn’t convinced I wanted to continue with the series but now you have me curious. Also….Girl on a Train is still on my TBR – whoops! Looks like I’m the last person on the planet to read it!

    Hope you have a good week.

    Here’s my weekly round-up : #IMWAYR


    • I am not a huge young adult fan but I thought the Miss Peregrine books were clever. A bit different from futuristic post-apocalypse type books. I can now recommend girl,on the train, though glad I outlasted the hype.


  8. I didn’t know Miss Peregrine was part of a trilogy! Guess I’m a little behind, lol. Sounds like you accomplished a lot over the weekend… we finally hung some pictures the have been resting on the ground for months beneath their proper spot. Makes me happy to finally see them on the wall. I’ve been reading Germinal by Emile Zola all week for a readalong – it’s excellent.


  9. Hi Emma

    Great to hear you got around to reading Girl on the Train, it is one of my favourite thrillers. I liked looking at your bookpile, great pic. I have read and enjoyed M.J Arlidge – Pop Goes the Weasel. The Exit was an interesting one too. I would like to read Falling by Emma Kavanagh as some stage.

    Have a great reading week!
    Amanda @ Mrs B’s Book Reviews


    • I am glad I got round to it to and did enjoy it – which was a relief. I love that the pile,is all just just read books that have been on my list forever.


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