Book review: The Cinderella Murder

Thursday, November 6, 2014 Permalink

Mary Higgins Clark first introduced us to Laurie Moran in I’ve Got You Under My Skin. Laurie hosts a cold case TV show ‘Under Suspicion’ which – in its first episode (in the first novel) – helped uncover a murder… and eventually offered some ‘closure’ for Laurie whose husband was killed five years earlier.

In this new series MHC is joined by featuring Alafair Burke (a fave author of mine) who adds her legal mind and criminal expertise to MHC’s passion for suspense.

Why I love the Fraser Coast

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Permalink

When I decided to make my seachange two years ago I worried about how I’d fit back into life on the Fraser Coast. I was a very different creature to the 17 year old who left home for Uni almost thirty years before. I’d lived in a range of cities and countries and worked in a myriad of different professions.

TV show: Scorpion

Monday, November 3, 2014 Permalink

We all have our guilty pleasures. Fortunately I refrain from reality TV shows involving the bloody Kardashians or housewives and stuff, but there are a few TV shows I find myself awaiting each week with unexpected glee.

One of those is the (new) TV show Scorpion.

It’s Monday. What am I reading?

Sunday, November 2, 2014 Permalink

It’s been a quiet week on the reading front for me with only two and a half books read. I did have a couple of nights off for various commitments, but it means I’m finally (almost) on top of the reviews I had to do!

Book review: The Burning Room

Saturday, November 1, 2014 Permalink

Although I’ve read quite a few of Michael Connelly’s novels I haven’t actually read too many from the Harry Bosch series. Goodreads tells me I’ve only read one but I didn’t start adding books there until a couple of years ago, so it’s of little assistance when it comes to the first 40 years of my reading existence! :-)

Making it about how I feel, not how I look

Thursday, October 30, 2014 Permalink

I’m fatter than ever. At least I think I am. I certainly feel it. Part of me wants to lock myself away and wallow in self loathing. At least I feel like I should. However the fact I’m not indulging in self-flagellation reminds me of how far I’ve come – body image (self-acceptance) wise. Although I may just be in denial… ;-)

Book review: Sweet Damage

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Permalink

I’ve previously admitted to my antipathy towards Australian authors (#longstory) but am really glad I’m venturing out of my comfort zone to try more and more as I’m discovering some fabulous talent and delightful characters with whom to while away my evenings.

Famous doppelgangers

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Permalink

A visiting girlfriend and I were recently watching an old episode of Cold Case  when we both realised we’d seen one of the actors in something since the demise of the show. After some pondering we worked it out. We congratulated each other on our most-excellent skills of deduction and laser-sharp memories, but… as we sobered up we both realised we may have been wr-wr-wrong. He just didn’t look quite right. 

It’s Monday. What am I reading?

Sunday, October 26, 2014 Permalink

A new week is already upon us, so time to check-in and share what I’ve been up to and what I plan to read this week. There’s just under a week until I start NaNoWriMo and I’m yet to decide whether I take a break from blogging in November and just publish scheduled posts (reviews) or whether I go with the flow. You know… #whatevs. I suspect it’ll be the latter. Me being me.