Weekly Update: 16th October, 2016

Hi all and happy Sunday. I hope you are having a good weekend. Mine has been really good, spent with girlfriends I haven’t seen in forever.  Now I am home, tired but happy and posting a little later than normal. Other than that the week has actually been pretty dull. I’ve been working from home and done very little. Heaven!

Been home has meant I managed to post one more review than normal and also got a couple of posts scheduled- go me! The reviews I posted were…

A Different Class of Murder by Laura Thompson, my second foray into true crime. This was a disappointment, a confused story with so much information it was hard to find my way through.

Call for the Dead by John le Carré, the first book featuring George Smiley and the first le Carre I’ve read. I enjoyed this one. It was a classic spy story, simply and cleverly told.

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson, which I loved. It was a clever plot – based on strangers on a train – with so many twists and turns I couldn’t guess what was coming next or turning pages.

Reading wise I finished The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill, which I mentioned in last weeks post and Pop Goes the Weasel by M J Arlidge (link to goodreads). both should be reviewed next week along with Dark Water that I featured in my Tuesday Intro.

Book wise, I added to the shelves this week with (clicking on the covers should take you to goodreads)…

Find Her (Detective D.D. Warren Book 8) Hag-Seed Local Girl Missing

I’m particularly excited about Margaret Atwood but they all look good. Have you read any of them – are they worth reading? What else have you read this week that I need to add to my shelves?

And that’s it for this week – have a good one!


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. The Kind Worth Killing, Dark Waters and The Mist in the Mirror all sound really good! I hope you enjoy your new reads!

    Week in Review

    1. They were all really good. The Mist in the Mirror was perfect for Halloween 👻

  2. Glad you had fun with your friends, and I’m a little envious of having blog posts scheduled. Hoping to get more blogging time myself this week… have a good one! 🙂

    1. It’s one of a few times I have managed to schedule in advance. It won’t last I’m sure!

  3. Sounds like fun, a girlfriend get-together. I miss those…I have lunch with one or two people still around, but others have moved away. We plan get-togethers, and sometimes they happen.

    Enjoy your books. I loved Find Her; in fact I love all of Lisa Gardner’s books. I am off to check out the release date of her next one.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

    1. It’s hard for us to get together as we moved three hours away so this was a long time planning. So glad we made it work though!

  4. Yay for spending time with your girlfriends..so therapeutic. I enjoy Gardners’ books, and look forward to this week’s reviews! Have a wonderful week 🙂

    1. It really was. You can’t beat good friends.

  5. Oooh, I just added The Kind Worth Killing after reading this! And I’ve always wanted to try some Le Carré. Book one would make sense. I haven’t read in Atwood in years, but she’s always interesting!

    1. Definitely worth reading. I am still thinking about it. The nice thing about starting at the beginning with le Carre is I think I have missed his more verbose language.

  6. The Kind Worth Killing (that title alone is chilling) looks good, and glad to hear it’s good. I love the twisty sound of it. I’ve been really enjoying mysteries and psychological thrillers lately… And glad to hear you had a good week! It’s always nice to catch up with old friends.

    Have a great week Emma!

    1. I can really recommend it. Not what you expect. A really good example of the genre.

  7. Dark Water looks good! (And The Kind Worth Killing!)

    I’m glad you enjoyed a catch up with girlfriends. I haven’t caught up with ‘old’ girlfriends since February and miss them a lot.

    1. Moving away is hard on friendships, especially trying to coordinate 4 of us. Dark Water and The Kind Worth a killing are both good but different. Lots of twists either way though!

  8. Scheduling ahead is the best because it means less blogging stress! And it does sound like you had a good week 🙂 Have another good one this week!

    1. It is good for the stress. Just not easy with my planning skills!

    1. Fascinating and different each time. I am really looking forward to it.

  9. So many great thrillers here. I’m adding a few to my wishlist right now! I hope you enjoy Local Girl Missing as much as I did, it has a great twist. I enjoyed Find Her too.
    Have a great week!

    Amanda @ Mrs B’s Book Reviews

    1. I hope they are as good as they seem. I read Sisters I think it was by Claire Douglas and thought it was ok but have heard local girl missing is much stronger.

  10. Nice to get out with friends and also get ahead with reviews. Enjoy all those thrillers.

    1. It was lovely. And the good news is we are doing it again in two weeks!

  11. Nice assortment of books. I really should read something by LeCarre since I like spy stories. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. Le Carre was definitely a good spy story from someone who doesn’t normally read them. Not to heavy on the jargon, which I sometimes find.

  12. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday! Glad you enjoyed.

    Well done for getting some posts scheduled! I’m jealous!

    Hope you enjoy your week and your reading!

    1. It doesn’t happen often with the scheduling but we’ll see if I can keep it up. Have a good week?

  13. It sounds like a you’ve been delving in to a good variety of reads lately – both those read, and those coming up. Happy reading!

    1. I’m trying – though I never stray too far from murder and mayhem!

  14. Hi! I was lucky to receive Hag-Seed as an ARC and I loved it! It’s quirky and different; classic Atwood! Happy reading and have a great week! 😀

    1. Just what I wanted to hear. Thank you!

  15. Glad to hear you had such a good week. 🙂

    1. I really did. Long may they continue!

  16. So glad you had a great time with your friends:). I’m also keen to get hold and read ‘Hagseed’ so will be very interested to see what you make of it. Have a great week, Emma.

    1. It was lovely. I can’t resist Atwood and have heard this one is good, good, good.

      1. Looking forward to hearing all about it:))

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