Morning all and happy Sunday. I hope you are having a good weekend and have had a good week. Mine ended with a long weekend, three days off, which has been lovely though there was a not so great haircut from a new hairdresser in there (I won’t be going back again). It couldn’t spoil having that extra day off work though and I have the same planned for this week too. Four days then I’m off again – yay!
The reason for next week’s is that we are going away for Halloween – friends have a party and we are doing a ghost walk. Halloween is one of my favourite holidays but I have to say that this year I’m not as excited. It feels like it’s been a long time coming and Halloween stuff has been in the shops since August. Then it’s already being replaced with Christmas stuff, another holiday I’m just not ready for either. Why oh why do the shops want us to wish our lives away?
Alright, moan over, on to my blogging week, where I managed to post three reviews again (also yay!)…
First up was Dark Water by Robert Bryndza, the third in the Erika Foster series, this one is as good as – perhaps better than – the last two. Erika is a great character and this was a great story, a cold case involving a missing child.
I followed this with a ghost story as part of my Halloween read-a-thon, The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill. Hill does traditional ghost stories so well, with lots of bumps in the night, chills and spooky feelings. This one wasn’t as good as The Woman in Black (though that is hard to do) but it was still nice and scary.
Then I ended the week with Pop Goes The Weasel by M. J. Arlidge, another crime series, this time staring Helen Grace. This is the second in the series and I am three behind but enjoying them. Grace is a strong female lead and the story has lots of twists and turns.
Next week I’ll be reviewing Himself by Jess Kidd, which featured in my Tuesday Intro and really enjoyed. I didn’t read it as part of the read-a-thon but it fits in as it’s full of ghosts and supernatural happenings. I also finished The Mistake I Made by Paula Daley which, again, I enjoyed and wasn’t quite what I expected (link to goodreads).
Pop Goes the Weasel and The Mistake I Made were from a stack from the library I will need to be returning soon so I’ll be reading another of these this week, though not sure what.
What about you – what are you reading and what are you up to?
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.