A glorious week of weather, well apart from on Saturday when it was more mizzle than rain, but it did the garden good so I can’t complain. Talking of the garden, my 50th birthday rose has decided to flower and is it a beauty or what? It also smells amazing. It is a David Austen rose and it’s called Emily Bronte. The yellow rose smells just as gorgeous, but I can’t find the label to see which one it is.
Well on to the books this week…
When I got an email from Alison Menzies about The Heeding by Rob Cowen, illustrated by Nick Hayes, I knew it was one I wanted to read. A book of poetry and illustration about our relationship with the natural world and each other through four unprecedented seasons & a global pandemic. It is a gorgeous book with such a wonderful mix. I am sure there is a poem for everyone in this book, or one that could be related to. Keep an eye out for my full review as part of the blog tour later this month for this one.
I have been listening to The Chain by Adrian McKinty, narrated by January Lavoy over the past week. I do have this on my kindle, but while browsing through Borrowbox I came across this and downloaded it straight away. When a child is kidnapped, it is up to the mother to try her best to get her child back. The only way to do this though, is to kidnap another child, and thereby keep the chain going! This was a really good book to listen to. I did feel the tension and understand the full implication of the chain. It also went further and I learnt more about the chain and the reasons behind it. A good one to listen to, and one I woudl recommend.
From one kidnapping to another. This time very different in Falling by T.J. Newman. A pilots family is kidnapped, for them to be released an airline pilot has to crash his plane full of passengers. This book opened very dramatically before the chapters began and it was the first line of the book that had me hooked! This is a great paced book that had so many twists and adrenalin fuelled moments. Addictive from start to finish, another that is part of a Blog Tour, and my full review will be out next week.
Oh Wow! Jane Corry had me hooked to The Lies We Tell. A book that has a dramatic start and then goes back to when parents, Sarah and Tom met and then through their lives until their son, Freddie tells them he has killed someone! I have always enjoyed Jane’s books, but this one is my favourite so far. Intriguing, addictive, emotional, twisted, surprising and amazing. My full review will be out next week.
There we go, another week done.
Have a great week ahead
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