Weekly update: 23rd April, 2017

Morning all and welcome to another Sunday. I hope you are all having a good weekend. We’re just finishing up a long weekend away, which has been lovely. We rented a cottage right by the sea and have actually had good weather, despite it still being April…I even caught the sun a little!

It comes after a great Easter, where I took a short blogging break to reduce stresses from thinking about posting when I knew we’d be out, about and with family a lot. Now, unfortunately, it’s back to reality and school/work tomorrow. I’m trying not to think about it too much.

In the meantime, here’s what I wrote last week on my blog…

On Tuesday I introduced my latest read, The Dinosaur Feather by Sissel-Jo Gazan, which has sat on my kindle longer than any other book I own (for more on that see here). It’s taken me a while to get into but I think I’m there. Now I need to decide if I’m enjoying it.

On Wednesday I reviewed He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly, a dark, twisted thriller where I wasn’t sure where the truth lay. Very clever.

On Thursday I reviewed The Killer on the Wall by Emma Kavanagh, another clever story with lots of twists, turns and great characters…if you can’t tell from the title it’s crime fiction.

On Friday I wrote about whether I stop reading books I disagree with as part of the book blogger hop.

So, all in all, not  bad week. I didn’t buy any books but did read a few including…

Her Every Fear Before the Fall The Red Hunter

Clicking on the covers will take you to Goodreads and reviews should be up this week.

And that’s it for me…how was your week, reading and otherwise?

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. Happy Sunday! Glad you had a great getaway. That’s always nice. The Dinosaur feather sounds different and those other two thrillers look great! I’ve been reading so many thrillers lately… I’ll be checking all three of them out.

    Have a great rest of the weekend. 🙂


  2. Congrats on not adding to the TBR 🙂 that’s usually a good thing. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t finish any books last week, but DID end up adding to the TBR. Meh 😀

    Have a great week!


  3. oh my… a cottage right by the sea that’s sounds heavenly! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Hope you re-energized. 🙂 Happy reading


  4. I got no further in your story than your week in the “cottage by the sea.” And then I was off fantasizing about doing that, even though I recently spent a weekend at the beach. It’s never enough for me! I would love to LIVE by the sea. Oh, well.

    Now…down to earth, I am very excited that I got a copy of He Said/She Said from NetGalley!

    I also must have Lisa Unger’s newest…I always enjoy her books.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a great week…and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES


  5. Glad to hear that you’re having a great weekend and had a great reading week. I hope you have a great week, especially, reading wise. Those books look great. Happy reading, Emma. 😁👍🏻


  6. I’m glad you managed to get away – and that the weather behaved so well for you, Emma. It has been great over the Easter break, hasn’t it? Here’s hoping that getting back into the familiar routines goes smoothly. I know the feeling…


  7. I do stop reading books — though not necessarily because I disagree with them. When I do decide to not finish a book, I rate it 1 star. That means a book I read but hated gets rated higher than a book I didn’t finish.

    It was a busy week of reading, Girl Scouts, the Mandarin Showcase, and boxing up books. Come see what I’m reading.


    • I stop reading books if they bore me, but don’t tend to review or rate them…those I disagree with I’m probably more likely to finish,


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