Another week and another bookish update for the books I have read this week.
But first a quick update of my NaNoWriMo. So far I have managed to hit the word count everyday and this is something I am quite pleased about. I am writing short stories everyday as a way to explore different genres and styles. I have explored a few different genres that fall into contemporary, humour, mystery and crime. I am using my pre-written writing prompts and seeing where they take me. I am a “pantster” so it has been fun discovering where my brain takes me. I had always wondered about this when I see some authors mention how they never know how a story will develop. I have found that stories can tell themselves and I have discovered that i have ventured down paths that I hadn’t expected or that a story has taken a route more naturally one way than what I thought it would when I began,
Now to the books I have read this week…
The Louise Fawley Symphony by Rikki Evans
I had only just begun this book last week. It is for an upcoming Blog Tour and when I saw it I was intrigued, I was also aware that this was not my usual reading style. What I found was quite humorous read that was a little tongue in cheek at times. Keep an eye for my review soon.
Children of Fire by Paul CW Beatty
This is yet another Blog Tour book and is set in 1841 in the North West of England. It’s feet are planted in the industrial revolution as well as a religious group. This was a story that once I had got into was a good read, a little slow at times but with enough mystery and questions to be answered to keep me turning pages.
Sorcery Reborn by Steve McHugh
This is the first in a new series by Steve, I read The Avalon Chronicles last year and loved them, this series follows on from that and I am already eager to read the next book! Another fantastic read from a fabulous author. Keep an eye out for the Blog Tour for my review.
Here’s what I listened to this week…
These were both brilliant to listen to and I loved them. I admit to adoring the Disney version of The Jungle Book, so as soon as I had finished listening to the audio my next task to ask Alexa to “Play The Jungle Book Soundtrack” 😁😂 I had downloaded this a couple of months ago I seem to think it was a free download from Audible!
I have recently acquired an Alexa Dot and I had noticed that Audible have 3 books a month that can be listened to via Alexa. Planet of the Apes was one of the choices. The Planet of the Apes was the a little different, in a good way, to what I was expecting, I had seen the various films over the years and the audio was not like the film.
If you have an Alexa device and Audible checkout what additional extras you can get with your subscription. Or I could be kind and tell you…
Alexa – “Read” – Planet of the Apes or Nickolas Nickleby or The Thirty-Nine Steps 🙂
Well that’s the lot, hope everyone has a great week. I am going to curl up in front of the fire with a big box of tissues, some nasal spray and cough sweets and read a book 🙂