Happy Sunday and welcome to another weekly update where I share a little about what’s happened to me this week and the books I’ve reviewed.
First off, I want to apologies to anyone who has visited my blog and who I haven’t visited in return. I use my iPad and iPhone for most things online and neither will let me comment on Blogger blogs. I’m not sure if this is something other people have a problem with and if there is a workaround? If so, please let me know.
Other than these technical problems, it’s been a good week. Work is finally calming down and I’m starting to see that work-life balance I lost last year. We had friends over on Friday for drinks (planned for Christmas but then cancelled because of the omicron surge), which was a lot of fun, and my daughter had her first (almost) post-pandemic sleepover, which was another step back into whatever ‘new normal’ we will find ourselves in this year. I also (finally) got to see the new Spiderman movie, which I really enjoyed.
Book wise, I haven’t done much reading (what with my busy social life) but I did manage to get three reviews posted, a bit of a record for me, and share some of the books that have recently made it one my shelves…
This Week on the Blog
Thankfully, this weeks reviews are much more positive than last weeks. First up was The Couple at No. 9 by Claire Douglas, who is one of my favourite authors. This was a great read, which likeable characters and a twist that – while I saw it coming – was still satisfying. My only complaint – the title, which didn’t make much sense to me.
I followed that with A Deadly Influence by Mike Omar, a new author new to and the start of a new detective series. I really liked the detective (Abby Mullen) and the story – although there was a little too much set up for the second book in the series.
Jan Caron, who wrote The Raptures, was another new author for me and another one I’ll be looking out for because I loved this book. It’s hard to describe, and it isn’t my normal type of read, but it just hit the perfect note. I didn’t want to put it down. And, now I have, I want to pick it up again. It’s been a while since I was this excited about a book and I hope it’s a good sign for the year to come.
And that’s it for this week. How has your week – reading and otherwise?
Joining in with the Sunday Post and Kimberly, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer