I’m sure there’s some glitch in the time-space continuum which allow weeks to fly by, while nights (when I lie awake unable to sleep) drag by interminably.
I had a little bit on last week (and am having ongoing internet issues) but still got through four books. There was dinner with an old work colleague and overnight visit from my mum. And then one of my besties came to stay. And although I love reading (more than most stuff) visits from old friends obviously take precedence!
I finished Hide and Seek, The Killer Next Door and To The Edge of Shadows, as planned. I also ended up reading Hello From The Gillespies by Monica McInenery. It’s not the sort of book I usually read, but one I enjoyed nonetheless. (And probably good to have a break from sociopaths and psychopaths every so often!)
The not-particularly-positive review of Hide and Seek is up on Goodreads – my main issue with the book being its cast of quite-revolting characters. I also published my review for There Must Be Some Mistake on the blog.
In an attempt to demonstrate the depth of my intellect I also
wrote about analysed the veracity of centre hair parts, and got all judgy judgy about Amal Alamuddin’s (George Clooney’s new wife’s) short dresses.
On my reading agenda this week… Seven Letters From Paris by Samantha Verant via Random House Australia. One of the publishers talked about this book at the National Book Bloggers’ Forum hosted by RH earlier this year so it’s been on my ‘to-read’ list since then.
I’ve requested and am hoping to receive approval for The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke (via Simon & Schuster). I’m a fan of both and follow Alafair Burke on Facebook etc, where she’s talked a bit about this book.
I’m also hoping to get Karen Rose’s latest (via Headline), Closer Than You Think – but am not entirely confident my NetGalley request will be approved. I’ve read ‘most’ of Rose’s novels and wish I was able to hear her speak on her upcoming visit to Australia!
I’ll be sharing my review of Peter Carey’s Amnesia (due to be published on 14 October) and Hello From The Gillespies (already out) this coming week. And the Aussie Book Bloggers’ linkup theme for this coming Thursday is about trends in writing. (Are books becoming increasingly derivative?!)
What’s on your weekly reading agenda?
Do any of mine appeal?
As it’s Monday I’m again linking up with Sheila from Book Journey.