Morning all and happy Sunday – I hope you are having a good weekend and for those taking part in the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon, you managed to get some sleep. I took part for the first time this week and didn’t do too badly – two books read, one on the way (so I know I’ll have things to review next week!).
Unfortunately, I will be closing the covers a little early as I have lamb to roast and a cake to bake as my parents are on their way over for Sunday lunch. It was fun though, not so much for the reading but for the fact that I met new people and got to visit blogs I’ve not visited before – it’s my favourite thing about any type of reading challenge. Did you take part? How did you do?
As well as a good week for reading, this was a good week for blogging for me, with three reviews posted and only two more books left to catch up with my overdue ARCs (yay!). AND the reviews were all for books I really enjoyed – I loved two of them in fact.
First up, was Herbs by Judith Hann, a book with some of the most beautiful photographs in it and one which made me think I can have the herb garden I’ve always dreamt about – and will have next year, I am sure. There are also some great sounding recipes in here, non of which I have tried yet but which seem like ones I could manage.
Then I reviewed The Last Day of Emily Lindsey by Nic Joseph, which I picked because of the cover and the title and with not much thought to the story (I am shallow, I know!). It’s lucky I am shallow though because otherwise I may not have gotten to read a truly excellent book, with great characters, great twist, great turns and great writing.
Finally, there was A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne M. Harris, an author who always surprises me and who I’ve loved since Chocolat. This is a short but beautifully written tale of a young woman who falls in love and the fallout when the course of that love doesn’t run smoothly. The imagery in this book is amazing and I fell in love with it from the first page. An amazing read.
So, a very good week and I’m hoping for more with my latest additions to my shelves, one of which is from my favourite author (and worth falling off the NetGalley wagon for).
And that’s it for me this week. How about you – how was your week, reading and otherwise? Let me know, I’m nosey!
This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post and with 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.