Time again to share the books I enjoyed (or not) last week and those I intend to read this week.
I had a couple of nights ‘off’ reading – both forced (as I was too far behind in my reviewing). I realised I had 6 books read but not yet reviewed. I worry a little about my memory when that happens. They were all very recent reads (in last week or two), but still…
As planned, I read Seven Letters From Paris by Samantha Verant. I’m struggling with that review as it’s essentially non-fiction (a bit like Eat, Pray Love). Any criticism will feel like I’m actually criticising Samantha’s real-life behaviour.
I also received The Cinderella Murder as hoped (by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke) which I read as quickly as I possibly could. That review, *ahem* when written (!!!), will go live in a few weeks.
I also read Jack Fredrickson’s Silence the Dead – published by Severn House (though not until January 2015 – something I hadn’t realised when I prioritised it in NetGalley.
Reviews published include:
To The Edge of Shadows by Joanne Graham (in Goodreads only)
Hello From The Gillespies by Monica McInerney
Amnesia by Peter Carey
I was a tad negative in my review of Amnesia and was a bit worried I’d be exiled or excommunicated. I’m pretty sure it’s unAustralian to criticise such a popular and beloved author. My main issue – if you read the review – was with the plot itself. (Plus it made me feel dumb!) I’m sure however, that gazillions of people will love it and I may well be alone in my meh-ness.
In the new Aussie book bloggers linkup we talked about ‘trends’ in novels.
I’ve also just published an interview with the lovely Aussie-dwelling Irishwoman, Ellie O’Neill. Her whimsical debut book bringing Irish folklore into the 21st century is a great read. Many had already asked Ellie about faeries and the genesis of her book so I’ve focussed my questions around writing-related questions. (The wannabe-writer in me raising her ugly head!) Please show author Ellie some love and check out that post.
This next week I’m a little uncertain about my reading. I’ve really nothing on my plate which will be published before December this year. I’m contemplating either: taking a short break to catch up on my reviewing and blogging in general; or getting ahead and participating in NaNoWriMo in November. #decisionsdecisions
I’m again joining Sheila for her It’s Monday linkup.