Book review: The Other Child by Lucy Atkins

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Permalink

One of my favourite books of 2014 was the debut novel by journalist and author Lucy Atkins. The Missing One was about a woman’s search to understand more about her distant mother after her passing. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed, it as much of the novel focussed on whales and the tracking of pods. And well… when it comes to flora and fauna I’m frighteningly (though happily) ignorant.

Weekly check in

Sunday, August 16, 2015 Permalink

First things first… I have to apologise for not getting around and reading as many posts (as usual) last week. I was travelling on the Sunday and then tied up for a few days so I’ve been a very slack blog reader this past week.

Book review: The Murderer’s Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman

Saturday, August 15, 2015 Permalink

I’ve long been a fan of Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware / Milo Sturgis series. However… after reading number 30 (Motive) recently I commented that I thought the characters were getting a bit stale. I found their lives to be less-interesting and I wondered if Kellerman was simply going through the motions.

So it was with great excitement I discovered the author was planning to release a new (stand-alone) novel, The Murderer’s Daughter.

Weekly check-in

Saturday, August 8, 2015 Permalink

I haven’t been quite as frazzled this past week (though my main sounding board may beg to differ*), but it seems to have flown by nonetheless. I didn’t get as much reading done as planned but did catch up on my reviewing and had a better balance of paid work vs my own commitments.

Book review: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Friday, August 7, 2015 Permalink

For a lover of logic I sure am open to the idea of not-so-scientifically-tangible things like fate and alternative universes. Because I’m prone to obsess and overanalyse things however, these kinds of ideas screw with my mind as I try to explain their feasibility and / or legitimacy.

A few years ago I wrote about the whole Sliding Doors scenario (a few times) and when I first started reading Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid (TJR) I metaphorically kicked myself for requesting the book and thereby opening myself to yet another mindf*ck!