Weekly update: 5th March, 2017

Hi all and welcome to another Sunday and another weekly update. I am sat here writing with the sun shining – it feels like spring is finally on it’s way and whilst I would have liked to see a little snow this winter I am also happy to see flowers starting to come through and not wake up to rain most days. Plus, sunshine always makes people happier and I like happy people. I feel pretty happy myself after a week of no travel work-wise and a couple of days catching up with old friends. Here’s how the week went blog wise…

On Monday I reviewed The Accidental Life of Greg Miller by Aimee Alexander which I really enjoyed despite it being outside my normal genre.

On Tuesday  I introduced my latest read, Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey which has been a cracking read and I’ll review it next week.

On Wednesday I posted my Monthly round-up for February which had some good books in it and so shaped up quite nicely.

On Thursday I reviewed Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary which was much more my style of read and a really good one at that.

On Friday I joined in with the book blogger hop for,the first time a while and talked about my preference for books opening with a bang.

Reading wise, I finished You by Caroline Kepnes as well as the Jane Casey mentioned above. Book wise I stuck to my plan to not request ARCs but did pick up a couple of deals on Amazon (images link to good reads)…

Find Me The Murder Game

I am especially excited about The Murder Game as it is written by one of my favourite authors, Catherine McKenzie under the name of a character from one of my favourite books from last year, Fractured.

And that’s it for me. How was your week, reading and otherwise?

Have a good one!

Emma x

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 by clicking on their badges below to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.

The Sunday Post

  1. Yes, we are also have a bit more sunshine, along with an outbreak of daffodil flowering which is starting to convince even cynical old me that winter is finally easing up – thank goodness! And yes – I’m one of the folks that feel happier for it. Have a great week, Emma:). My Sunday Post – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/sunday-post-5th-march-2017/

    1. Oh I want to see daffodils though I have seen crocuses which has been lovely. It’s those things that bring smiles to people’s faces I think. ☀️

      1. You’re absolutely right! It’s one of the bonuses of living right on the south coast that the Spring flowers arrive early:).

  2. Sounds like a productive week 🙂
    I also thought I wouldn’t request anymore ARCs but that didn’t end up happening 😀 it’s funny that it’s probably the first time I’m happy I got denied by the publishers, cause that means I can breathe more easily 😀

    1. It was…they are always more productive when I don’t have to travel. Yes, being turned down is sometimes a blessing in disguise!

  3. Can’t wait to see your Jane Casey book review! 🙂 Hope you enjoy those two you grabbed!

    Happy reading!
    Week in Review

    1. I just have to get it written…😀

  4. I loved The Murder Game (and Fractured). Hope you do, too.

    I am curious about Let the Dead Speak and The Accidental Life of Greg Millar.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. I really hope I do too. Fractured was soooo good!

  5. It’s kind of cloudy but at least it’s warmed back up today. I spy some good looking mysteries and suspense books. I never have enough of those.!

    My Sunday Post

  6. I am very much enjoying the sun as well, now that it has decided to return and grace us with its presence. 🙂 Ready for spring. And The Murder Game does look good, I’ve seen that one around and thought it sounded interesting (love that rainy cover too).

    1. I’m ready for spring too. I really need to get into the garden. I have such high hopes for The Murder Game but have avoided all reviews so not to have preconceptions.

  7. oh what a fun week in reading 😀 some very interesting titles up there. Also your new additions look great, cannot wait to see the reviews

  8. I still need to read Fractured, but I love that the character wrote her own book – which I also want to read! 🙂 I think my sister has a signed copy of Fractured — we go to meet Catherine in the fall and she’s super sweet.

    Hope you have a great week!


    1. It is such a good book, but I a a bit of a fan so I would say that 😀 Am so jealous you met her.

  9. Glad that you had a great week. I see that you’re really into mysteries. I’m planning to try them in the future and will look at your site for recommendations.

    Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great week, filled with awesome reads. 😀

  10. I’m beyond jealous of your sunshine! We got a freakish dump of snow today, which is absolutely unheard of for my city this late in the year! I definitely need some of that sunshine to cheer me up!

    1. If it makes you feel better it’s gone now and rain is back?

  11. Let The Dead Speak sounds interesting. I hope you’re enjoying your books this week!

    My It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

    1. It was really good. Review now just needs to be written!

  12. The Jane Casey sounds super intriguing and I’m pretty sure you did serious damage to my TBR with your reviews this week! We have landed in spring too and I’m enjoying it! The daffodils are in bloom and the tulips are just starting to come up. My favorite thing every year! Have a great week!

  13. It is lovely now there is that spring feeling in the air. It sounds like you’ve had a great week, and I hope that continues into this new one. Happy reading!

    1. It is. I am tired of winter. Roll on nice dates, lighter mornings and lighter nights!

  14. SUnshine??? What’s that? LOL

    1. I know…it’s gone now though!

  15. Spring and sunshine are two things that are wonderful and hope you get plenty of it. Yes by passing ARC’s is difficult but I really harden my heart too!

    1. I hope we do too, though it was in short supply today! I have to say I fell off the wagon today but only one request for a favourite author 😜

  16. The Jane Casey and Sarah Hilary are both on my list. Happy Reading!

  17. The flowers are peeking up here too, but it is way too soon. Winter is not done with us. Let the Dead Speak sounds like my kind of read.

  18. The cover of The Accidental Lif of Greg Millar looks awesome – very intrigued even if it’s not my sort of read.

    I’m glad you had such nice sunshine – I hope this week was good for you as well and that you have a wonderful weekend!

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