Weekly update: 12th March, 2017

Morning all and happy Sunday. I hope the day is finding you well and you’ve had a good week / weekend. A lot of mine seemed to be spent on trains this week (again!) so I haven’t been very connected and done as much blog reading or commenting as I would have liked. I did manage to catch up a bit yesterday, visiting some of my favourite blogs and will hopefully be doing more of the same today…I’m sure there are lots of things I’ve missed.

Because I’m getting better with my planning and scheduling, I did manage to post each day last week (yay!) a well, Monday to Friday as I see Saturday as my blogging day of rest. Here’s what I wrote…

On Monday I reviewed You by Caroline Kepnes which wasn’t- unfortunately- as good as I’d hoped, I think in part because I had waited to long to read it and built it into something more than it was in my head. The central character was also hard for me to read – his voice wore me down, Based on goodreads, I’m in the minority here though, so you shouldn’t necessarily take my word for it.

On Tuesday I introduced my latest read, The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, who is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I haven’t gotten as far along as I would have liked with this one but so far it is shaping up really nicely for being a great read.

On Wednesday I reviewed Let The Dead Speak by Jane Casey which was a much more successful read for me than You. Here DS Maeve Kerrigan was looking for not only a potential killer but also a potential murder victim…such a clever story and so far one of my favourite books of the year.

On Thursday I did my first Classic Club Spin in a while, hoping to reinvigorate my classic club reading challenge…and ending up getting the one book I was dreading!

On Friday I wrote about how I normally read review books sooner rather than later even when release dates are a ways away.

Reading wise, I read The Dead Room by Chris Mooney (link to Goodreads), which has been sat on my kindle since 2012 as well as starting The Legacy.

Book wise, I got …

Fell by Jenn Ashworth…A haunting and otherworldly tale of the impact on one family of a guest with seemingly magical powers, who alters the course of their lives in ways neither they nor he foresee.

The Stranger by Saskia Sarginson…We all have our secrets. Eleanor Rathmell has kept one her whole life. But when her husband dies and a stranger arrives at her door, her safe life in the idyllic English village she’s chosen as her home begins to topple.

Both are books I’m excited to read. What about you, how has your week been reading and otherwise?


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. You may not have been ‘plugged in’ while travelling, but you certainly had a good blogging week, Emma:). I LOVE the sound of Fell – I’m assuming it’s creepy contemporary paranormal? Hope you have sufficient break before having to go away again – I always find travelling on the train really exhausting, which is strange because I’m just sitting… My Sunday Post – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/sunday-post-12th-march-2017/


  2. I had started You a while ago, and absolutely hated Joe. I think I’ve mentioned that. At one point, I thought I might give it another go…but I’m nixing that idea. Some books will have to remain unread…there are so many good ones that we will love, right?

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.


  3. I have read mixed things about You. Maybe it’s a book you either love or hate? I have never read Possession (her books intimidate me) though I did watch the film version.

    Hope you have a great week and find more time for reading. I try to listen to audio books during my commute though sometimes it is hard to concentrate while I’m driving if it is a book I haven’t read before.


  4. The Stanger looks good. I preferred YOU on audio and felt it was better with the narration. Yay for posting every day. I use to do seven days, but yes Saturday is my day of rest too!


  5. I’m liking The Stranger. Seen it around recently. And I’m always struggling to find time for my reading and my blog and visiting posts. Between work and the house and yard, it seems there’s never enough time. Enjoy your new reads:)

    My Sunday Post


  6. Let The Dead Speak sounds pretty good! I like a twisty clever thriller and looks like that one might be a good choice. I’ve been reading a lot more of those lately.

    Happy Sunday and hope you’re having good weekend! 🙂


  7. Trains.. Sigh. I never have any luck when I go with the train.
    You is still on my TBR. I have heard some great things about that one, so I’m kind of afraid I’m going to be disappointed myself. But I still want to read it.
    The Stranger looks very good!
    Have a great week and happy reading!


    • No, I am often delayed and find them a bit soul destroying. I really do think I had too much riding on You. I expected too much. Thanks for stopping by 😀


  8. Sorry to hear about all the time spent on trains 😦 but Yay! to posting each day last week! Fell Sounds SO GOOD! I love A haunting and otherworldly tales and family stories! Looking forward to your review Emma 🙂


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