My Week In Books (w/e 6th March) #booklove #bookupdates #MeAndMyBooks

Welcome to another week of bookish updates. This week has been another good week for reading, to be fair though, I did have the week off work so it did give me a little more time for catching up on one of my favourite hobbies. A day earlier than usual as I do have a few Blog Tour posts this week, oh and a trip to the dentist 😁 just a filling and a clean.

I have also managed to get out in the garden, something that I have been waiting to do for a while. I have started the weeding and getting the veg patch ready, even though it is too early for me to plant anything yet! It was just nice to get outside and start. Oh and if anyone knows where I put my netting I would love to know! I have hunted high and low and I am damned if I can find it!!!

So here is what I have read…

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When I saw Alexandria – The Quest for the Lost City by Edmund Richardson on NetGalley I knew it was one I wanted to read. It is a mix of several things I do have an interest in, history, adventure and a lost city. This is a non-fiction historical account of Charles Masson and his search for one of Alexanders cities. This is a historical book but does not read like one. So accessible but still full of facts and information. I adored this rogue and he way the author has told the story. One I would defintiely recommend. It is due to be published beginning of May.

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The Big Ol’ Bike by Rachael Clarke was one that I snuck in to help out with a blog tour and I am so glad I had time to read this. The illustrations are also by the author and the story is one of a young boy who is made to doubt himself by a group of bullies. I adored this story a lot and I thought it would be a great book for sitting and discussing with youngsters. A wonderful story that again I would recommend.

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I do like a book that has a slim synopsis, The Silent Friend by Diane Jeffrey has one that doesn’t give much away at all. This is a crime thriller as such because a crime was committed. For me however this was more about how the characters dealt with it, so a psychological aspect is a major part of the story. A story that is quite crafty and had a were heart-stopping moments as well a bombshells. Keep an eye out for the Blog Tour.

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The Housewife by Alex Kane is a fabulous story and as the cover suggests it is a gritty and gripping crime thriller. It is a gangland crime story that is set in an estate in Glasgow. With three main characters, the author has woven a brilliant story that had me guessing and it wasn’t until I was getting closer to the end that the full picture emerged. A brilliant book that I will share my full review of as part of the Blog Tour.

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I seem to have been on a bit of a crime mission this week! Trust Me by T.M. Logan is another gripping and tense read and one that kept me guessing. Why would a woman hand over her baby and then leave the train they were travelling on? This is what happened to Ellen as she was making her way home. Instead, she is drawn into such a devious plot and the title “Trust Me” is one that is perfect for this story, especially as I didn’t know who I could trust! Another book that is part of a Blog Tour.

After all this crime I decided to choose something a little more lighter! You will have to see what that is on next weeks round up 🙂

So that leaves me to wish you all a very happy week ahead.

All the best to you all

Yvonne xx

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My (Last Two) Week(s) In Books (w/e 28th Feb) #Booklove #bookupdates #bumperbookroundup #MeAndMyBooks

Hello to a bumper round up post this week, I didn’t post last weeks as there were several Blog Tours and posts I had planned. You know me, I don’t tend to post twice in one day unless my diary skills let me down!

So I have 9 books that I have read this 2 weeks and also 2 audiobooks! Quite a fortnight for reading, so here we go…

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I am so glad I signed up to the Blog Tour for Under an Island Skye by Lisa Hobman. This was a fabulous book to escape into and also a first for me by this author. A gorgeous tale of love, loss, and of taking a chance. The author absolutely nailed this book for me, there were a few hard things to tackle in this book but the author managed to keep it hopeful. Loved this a lot.

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If you are looking for a slightly bizarre and entertaining mystery read then Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka may be one for you. I do think this may be a marmite book (you’ll love it or not). I say this is bizarre, because at times I almost felt like I was reading something from that had a Japanese theatre feel to it. It was a mystery as well as a crime book but it also had me sniggering at some of the strange events during the train ride. I did enjoy this book and I shall pop my review up soon.

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I adored Can You See Me Now by Trisha Sakhlecha and this is another one I am so glad I signed up for. This was one of those books that is addictive and gripping reading. There is an old mystery that that is being brought into the present and it is told over two timelines. One from 15 years ago and from the present day. I am going to be vague about this one, in fact my full review is also vague beacause I don’t want anything to slip! This is one for those who like timelines, mysteries, suspense and thrillers. I loved it as I am sure many others will. Keep an eye out for the Blog Tour soon.

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I do wish I had read the first two books in this series, not because I needed to but because I really enjoyed Bobby Parks Will Live Forever by Alan Parks. I really like this police procedural crime thriller set in Glasgow in 1973. The way the author used the setting and the era for this story was brilliant and his characters are definitely memorable for various reasons. This is another book where my full review is vague, and deliberately so as there are many things I would love to shout about but it would spoil it for other readers. Keep an eye out for the Blog Tour for this one as well.

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It’s so nice to read a new to me historical fiction and family saga author. The Hat Girl from Silver Street by Lindsey Hutchinson was a wonderful read as I followed Ella as she makes the decision to leave her current job and styart out on her own. This is a wonderful saga novel and one that I found very hard to put down. One for those who also love historical romance, again keep an eye for the Blog Tour.

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This authors books are one that feature regularly on my reviews so I was delighted to get a spot on the Blog Tour for Mr Right Across the Street by Kathryn Freeman. Kathryn is an author who knows how to right rom-coms that just can just fall into, this one I thoroughly enjoyed. This is a book about opposites, as I got to know Mia I discovered more about her as well as the guy who lives opposite. This has some really wonderful moments and is such a lovely story.

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I love it when authors mixed fact and fiction and Anthrax Island by D. L. Marshall was just that, as well as being a terrific crime thriller read. I also see this is the first book in the John Tyler series and I am really pleased about this because it means I get to read more about his main protagonist. This is a book that brought together the bleakness of a remote island that is contaminated with Anthrax. A body is found that leads to more questions than answers. This book kept me on my toes, full review as part of the Blog Tour.

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I have all of this series of books and yet only just got around to reading the 2nd book, Hydra by Matt Wesolowski. This is a crime, mystery thriller style read that is told in a transcript format, and it works so well. Scott King interviews people that have a connection to an old crime. He interviews six people. The Six Stories series is very popular among crime readers and I can see why. The author gives a brilliant tale that has such an addictive format. I listened to the first book and I thought it worked really well. You never know, I might have read all of the books in this series before he gets to release number 6! Full review to follow shortly.

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I had recently seen the Blog Tour for Opposites Attract by Camilla Isley and there was a good deal on this book at the time so I bought it. I am so glad I spotted it because this was a story that I read one evening, yep in one evening. I loved the chemistry or lack of between the two main characters and how they gradually got past their differences. One for those who enjoy a lovely bit of escapism in their reads with the odd chuckle or two thrown in as well! Review to follow soon.

Now onto the two audiobooks.

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When I saw The Orwell Collection performed by Stephen Fry on Audible I knew straight away that this was going to be worth my credit! First, I love Fry as a narrator. Second, I love the book Animal Farm. Third I love 1984, but not quite so much as Animal Farm! One credit for two stories and by Fry! Well, a no brainer in my opinion. Listening to these over several days was great and a nice reminder as to how much I enjoyed reading both books. Yes they have a political slant. but let’s be honest, we know this before we start them. These are classics and ones that are easily accessible bot in terms of reading as well as listening. 1984 does drag a bit in places, but then that matches the atmosphere of the story. Both are fab stories to listen to and I would recommend both.


Well there you are my lovelies! 2 weeks and a total of 11 books! Quite how that happened is still a mystery to me. My OH doesn’t mind as he has obviously had hours of peace and been able to watch as much of his crappy TV programs as he wants 😉😂.

So its that time again. So, take care and have a great week ahead

Yvonne xx

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My Week In Books (w/e 14the Feb) #booklove #MeAndmyBooks

Hello and welcome to another weekly round-up of books I have read this week. Down here in our end of Cornwall we have missed all the snow and ice, but boy has it been bitterly cold with the wind. As I write this we have gone from being cold, windy and dry to raining and wind once again! Back to normal me thinks!

This week has seen another mix as far as the reading goes.

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I did say there was a mix! Block Printing For Beginners by Elise Young was an excellent book full of tips for lino or block printing. This is something I have done on and off occasionally and my knowledge of the technique is what I can remember from secondary school (many years ago now!). I got approval for this book after seeing it on NetGalley. This book was really great for not only reminding me but also introducing me to the techniques involved in creating blocks for printing. A great place for those like me with limited knowledge or for those who want to have a go at a never tried craft. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and I have some great ideas for future craft projects.


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Sometimes its nice to return to stories or fairy tales that I knew as a child. Malice by Heather Walter is a re-telling of the the sorceress who appears in the tale of The Sleeping Beauty. This was such an easy book to get caught up in, for me it felt like a teen/ Young Adult read and this worked really well. I enjoyed how the author gave a different side to Alice, and how, in the authors tale, she became the evil and wicked person from the classic fairy tale. Again this was another NetGalley approval and it is due for publication in April. I loved this one and I have to mention that cover… simple, effective and gorgeous!


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I read The Wheelwright’s Daughter last year and I was delighted to sign up for the Blog Tour for the second book. The Good Wife by Eleanor Porter continues the story of Martha, a woman once accused of witchcraft but now living north with her husband Jacob. This is a story that shows a woman trying to do her best against suspicion and doubt, hiding her healing gift for fear of further accusations. Life isn’t simple and this story tells of how changes and challenges once again impact Martha. Keep an eye out for the Blog Tour this week.


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Another book that is the second in the series is Seven Days by Michelle Kidd. I read the first book, The Phoenix Project, last year as part of the Blog Tour so was delighted when I saw this book. It continues the story of three main characters that were introduced in the previous book. Jacob and his brother Stu, and café owner Isabel soon came back to me as I started reading this second book. It is 2012 and in 7 days the opening ceremony of the London Olympics will begin. In 7 days the bosses want Jack to have caught a killer. DI Jack Macintosh is a brilliant and very troubled character, in with the case that he is trying to solve I got to know more about him. I really like this series and I cannot wait to read more. Full review next Monday!


I did say it was a mixed week for books!

I also bought a book that I have been thinking about on and off for years. I finally decided to hunt out a copy and found one on World of Books. I Can Jump Puddles by Alan Marshall is a book I read when I was in the last years of primary school or possibly the beginning of secondary school. It has been a book that I have been wanting to re-read. I cannot remember seeing the Tv series, but I can remember the book!

Well there we go another week done and dusted.

I wish you all the very best for the week ahead

Yvonne xx

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My Week In Books (w/e 7th Feb) #booklove #bookupdates #MeAndMyBooks

Hello and welcome to my weekly round-up of the books I have read this week. I had to go to the dentist this week, the first time I have left the village on my own since end of February last year. I driove the car for the fir4st time since the beginning of July, so a big brave week for me! Yes, a trip to the dentist made me very happy lol, I finally had the wobbly and irritating tooth removed!

So, what have I read this week…

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Let’s be honest here, you can’t go wrong with this author and Her Last Holiday by C.L. Taylor was an amazing read. I have to say that the author did a job not only with the story line but also with the characters, not the most trustworthy to say the least. This is a story that had me hooked, a theme of finding what happened to a family member, a strange family relationship and a retreat are just the basics of this brilliant story. Keep your eye out for this when it’s published.


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OH WOW! Am I so glad I signed up for the Blog Tour for this book or what, it is fabulous. The Kindness of Psychopaths by Alan Gorevan is an absolute belter of a book. A police procedural that has some amazing twists and awesome characters. Loved this book and the way the author has laid it out. And as for the title – well it fits superbly well. Keep and eye out for my full review as part of the Tour.


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Mary Wood has a new trilogy The Jam Factory Girls is the first book of the three and, well it’s Mary so I knew I was going to love this book. I adore this authors writing and the way she completely captivates my attention. Mary is definitely an author who knows how to write hear-tbreaking as well as hopeful sagas and historical fiction novels. This one is already out so go grab a copy. My full review will be out later this week.


Before I go I just want to share three books that I received this week.

I was so surprised and absolutely delighted to receive a copy of The Whispers by Heidi Perks from the lovely Rachel at Penguin Random House.

The other two books were giveaway prizes. From Sharon at Shaz’s Book Blog I won a copy Advent by Jane Fraser from her Advent Giveaway and The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean from the publisher via Nikola at Breathing Through Pages Blog. I am so excited about these books as they had both been on my wish list.

So a good week, 1 toof less to worry about and 3 new books and me a very happy reader!

Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead,

Yvonne xx

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My Week In Books (w/e 31st January) #booklove #MeAndMyBooks

Welcome to the final round up of the books I read in January. One of the longer months that seems to have flown by suddenly. I’ve not really watched much in the way of TV, to be fair I don’t really watch that much anyway, and I am up to date with a couple of series I watch Not been really in the mood for films so I have done some reading instead.

Here’s what I read last week…

Danger Close (A Breed Thriller Book 1) by [Cameron Curtis]

Danger Close by Cameron Curtis was a cracking action adventure book that features ex-military sniper, Breed, trying to discover why his friend was killed. A great pace to this story and I am really pleased to see it is the first in a planned series. Keep an eye out for my review as part of the Blog Tour at the end of the week.


Last Star Standing by [Spaulding Taylor]

Its been a while since I read any sci-fi and Last Star Standing by Spaulding Taylor is set on a future Earth after being taken over by aliens. I really enjoyed this book as I followed the main character Aiden from one situation to another. He is almost a walking bad luck charm who manages to find a way through some entertaining situations. A sci-fi with a slight dystopian feel that I really enjoyed. My full review will be the following week as part of the Blog Tour.


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I was going back through my kindle when I came across Never the Bride by Charlotte Fallowfield, I bought this back in 2017, nothing like keeping up to date with purchases lol! I was looking for a light-hearted rom-com and this book definitely did fit the bill. A cracking read and one I thoroughly enjoyed.


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Another first in a series book was A Deadly Deal by Simon Fairfax, although I didn’t realise it was one until after I had read it. This is a thriller about corporate espionage and murder set in the 1980s, I can remember being intrigued whe I initially read the synopsis for the Blog Tour sign up, but I never re-read the synopsis before I start actually reading a book. So this was akin to going in blind and I found myself very quickly caught up in the power hungry, double dealing, working hard playing hard society that the author has woven. A cracking read from start to finish and I am really looking forward to reading more in this series.


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This is not the final cover!!!!! But look… Its a new Jo Thomas book… well it will be!!!!!!

Yeah, I do love this authors writing and I actually did do a little dance around the kitchen when I read the email from Transworld to let me know I had been auto-approved for Chasing the Italian Dream, due for release around June this year. It is an amazing read involving a lovely Italian village, handmade pizza’s, traditional values and as always mouth watering food and a stunning descriptions. I am not going to much about the story at the moment, but I loved it.


That’s me done for another week.

Take Care and Happy Reading

Yvonne xx

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My Week In Books (w/e 24th Jan) #booklove #bookupdates #MeAndMyBooks

Welcome to another week of the books I have read this week. It has been a chilly week down here in Cornwall and on the lizard we have had plenty of rain, sleet, wind, some hail and some sunshine. No snow, which part of me is kind of glad about, but I also would love some so I can take some snowy photos!

So, books this week has seen another good week. I have read some for Blog Tours and for NetGalley . I am hoping to read some of the ones of my own TBR at some point…

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I do enjoy a good saga and Rosie Clarke has a new one in the Mulberry Lane series. I do like this series and following the changes over the decades. Stormy Days on Mulberry Lane is set in the 50s and some new characters join the regulars. A fabulous hist/ fic series and one I would definitely recommend.

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This time of year I start looking ahead and planning the veg and flowers that I hope to plant for the upcoming season. A Woman’s Garden by Tanya Anderson is a brilliant book that I requested on NetGalley, I loved this book a lot and I have since pre-ordered it as it is that good. This is a book that includes gardens from various countries and is full of growing tips, planting and also what to do with the things you have grown. AS I love crafting there are various projects and crafts that I am planning on trying. This is a fabulous book and I can’t wait to get my hands on my own copy.

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I have read a couple of Cally Taylor‘s books before so when I saw this one I decided to give The Island a go. It is Young Adult read but I have to say it works for adult readers as well. It is a suspense ridden novel that had surprises and twists as a group of teens find that being alone on a desert island is not the trip they thought it would be. An excellent read and one that I found difficult to put down.

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Are you looking for a new series? if so then why not look out for An Eye For An Eye by Carol Wyer in her Detective Kate Young Series. Kate is damaged, vulnerable but also the best at her job which is why she has been asked to come back into work. For me, this isn’t your usual damaged copper scenario and it took a while for the full implications to be unravelled. A story of two parts as I got to know about Kate and then as I read about her investigation. A complex story that has been brilliantly woven to make a very addictive read and left me eager to read more in this series.

That’s me done once again for another week. I am part way yhtough a book that I may finsih by the end of the day but you’ll get to see that one in next weeks round up.

Have a great week ahead and Happy Reading

Yvonne xx

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My Week In Books (w/e 18th Jan) #booklove #bookupdates #MeAndMyBooks

Welcome to another week of the books I have read. Looking over the past week I shocked myself as I managed to read 6 books! Yes 6! To be fair however, 2 of those were non-fiction and were books that I was able to dip in and out of.

So here is what I have read…

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I had my review for this book up yesterday, hence me being a day later than usual with this round up post. The Darkness Within by Graeme Hampton is a police procedural that has a mix of current and also historic crimes that Denning and the team are investigating. A slower -paced and absorbing read.

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Eat Better Forever by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a book I kind of liked but also one that left me a little disappointed. Half the book is about whole foods, what should be eaten, the benefits and all that sort of thing leaving the last half for recipes. Some of the recipes were very basic indeed and I felt that while they did have a reason for being in the book, they didn’t warrant whole pages. I did like the look of a lot of the recipes, but this is more a book about lifestyle changes rather than recipes.

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Owen Mullen is an author I will auto-read, in other words I won’t read the synopsis I will dig straight in. Family is his latest book and it is centred around the Glass Family, a crime family with Danny at the head, running the show. Full of corruption, feuds, infighting, and obvious criminal elements. Brilliant and very, very addictive reading. Full review as part of the blog tour.

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Another addictive read was Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardener. The main protagonist is Frankie Elkin, a recovering alcoholic who finds missing people. She isn’t a cop, reporter, a PI, she is just a woman trying to find people who have disappeared. This was a gripping story and I didn’t realise that there are actually people out there in the real world who try to find missing people, not for gain or fame just because that is what they want to do. Totally addictive and such a brilliant book.

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I do like my garden, both the veg and the flower growing so when I saw No-Waste Composting by Michelle Balz up on NetGalley I requested it. I do have a compost heap, yeah its a heap and it is contained in a wire frame work. As most gardeners know, one compost is never enough and even though mine is two sections I do need a bit more space for this years waste. This book is good as it does give various tips and advice as well as ideas for making a new composter. Recycling or upcycling materials as well as other really interesting info is included. A handy up-to-date book that would suit new and existing gardeners.

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Wow! Jack Probyn doesn’t hang around in The Conspiracy, talk about a fast-paced crime read or what! The pace does actually suit the story as rookie detective Jake Tanner races against the clock to catch a gang of thieves. This is the first in a planned series and one I am looking forward to and to see how the series pans out. Keep an eye for the the Blog Tour for this one.


Well there we go folks! An interesting week on the book front and this get me to double figures on my challenge for the year!

Wishing you all a great week ahead, Take care

Yvonne xx

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My Week In Books (w/e 10th Jan) #booklove #bookupdates #MeAndMyBooks

Welcome to another weekly bookish round-up, well I say bookish but I’ve also been watching stuff as well! Another slightly quiet week as far as reading goes, also a week that was definitely on the “dark side”!

A while ago I binged on The Mandalorian on the Disney Channel, and then decided to re-watch the Star Wars Films. It definitely helped with understanding The Mandalorian . I have stuck with the main films and so far havewatched the Original Trilogy, The Prequel Trilogy and am currently on The Sequel Trilogy. I didn’t realise just how many other spin off’s and other films there actually was until I started to look for the chronological order!

Last week I mentioned the new version of Stephen King’s The Stand, I watched the first episode on Starz and I enjoyed it, so far so good. Slightly different timeline format to the original but still very enjoyable so I am definitely going to stick with it.

BOOKS…

So the Dark Side with the films, The Stand features the Dark Man and the reading this week has been more on the darker side of crime fiction.

Forgotten Lives by Ray Britain is a fair lump of a read at just over 400 pages, with every page very worth it. One that I really, really enjoyed. It is the second book in the series and yes I do wish I had read that one first, but Forgotten Lives does work very well as a stand alone. Keep an eye out for the review soon.

I almost missed reading this one in time and I am so glad of an email that was sent out a few days before the tour was due to start! Dishonoured by Jem Tugwell is a cracking read, twisted, full of dead ends, brilliantly written and had me absolutely hooked. I am so glad I read this in time and you can see my full review HERE.

All done for another week, I do have a couple of books on the go at the moment. I don’t often read more than one book, but one is a cookery book… its an excuse that is as good as any! 😂😂

Happy Reading folks, and have a good week ahead.

Yvonne xx

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My Week In Books (Christmas & New Year Reads) #booklove #bookblogger

Hellooo and welcome. My last blog post was 23rd of December and I decided to take Christmas & New Year off from Social Media as much as I could. As much as I love blogging and keeping up to date with all of your literary journeys, I needed some downtime or screen-free time. So now to catch up with all you good folk and hope you all had a Good Christmas and New Year. I almost want to call it An Alternative Christmas as it was definitely a lot different for some, not so much for me and Him. Rather than dwell on what has passed, let us look forward to the year ahead.

Before I do that though, here’s a round up of the books I read over the my festive social media break… Oh I have realised that my last Weekly “My Week In Books” post was actually 8th December 2020! So here is what I have read since then.

So these 10 books take me up to the end of 2020. This is now the ideal time to update you on my Goodreads final tally…

So a new year sees’ the start of a new Goodreads Challenge. Again I have set it for 200 as this for me is an achievable target over the year. Well, that is unless more like the series Bridgerton arrives on Netflix…

It is a great period drama, erm it has fine acting and some good costumes… who am I kidding it’s a brilliant bodice-ripping drama and I loved it! Only one problem IT WAS TOO SHORT A SERIES!!!!

Deep breath and compose…

I have read a couple of books this year already, I do admit one was a carry over from last year 🙂

I have also been watching an older TV series Steven King’s The Stand ( King appears in this film as well). I have the DVD and it has been years since I last watched it. While this may seem a little random to mention, I do it because there is a new adaption of The Stand. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the original made in 1978, i can remember hiring a VHS of this film lol!

I am looking forward to the new adaption and here, as with all King’s films there are lovers and haters, they always seems to divide opinion, but it is very much a case of each to their own!

Well this line up works for me 😉😁 I just have to wait until we can watch it here.

So, this is me done for now. Started with a look back and now with my eye towards the future!

I wish you all a great week ahead.

Take Care,

Yvonne xx

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My Week In Books – a day later than usual (w/e 6th December) #booklove #bookupdates #MeAndMyBooks

Welcome to my weekly book wrap up of what I’ve read over the past 7 days. It is a day later than usual as I had a Blog post yesterday, and you do know how I prefer to have one post a day!

So, once again this week has been a definite mixed bag of genres. I do like to mix things up 🙂

As always the links included are Amazon affiliate ones and may earn me a small commission, at no cost to yourselves. Alternatively check out your local or independant bookshops.

This is what I have read…

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I adored Finding Love at the Christmas Market by Jo Thomas. Jo is one of those authors who I automatically read when I see a new book. This has all the lovely Christmas vibes, it atmospheric, festive and just a fabulous read. If you are a fan of Jo’s books then I know you are going to love it as much as I did.

Purchase HERE


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I was so pleased when I received my approval for The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse from NetGalley. I have since signed up to the Blog Tour for this book so you will have to wait a while for my review! This is a brilliantly twisted story that I found very hard to put down. It is atmospheric, has an isolated location and is a cracking read.

Pre-Order HERE


This may look familiar if you visited my Blog yesterday as this was my review post! The Lies of Our Fathers by Jonathan Mark is a brilliant action packed, espionage, spy thriller that I absolutely adored. The second book in the trilogy that does read well as a stand-alone, but I do think as it is a trilogy it is best read in order.

Read my full review HERE

Purchase HERE


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This is someone who I have not heard of before, but I have seen some of the images and didn’t realise until I started reading this book. David King – Designer, Activist, Visual Journalist by Rick Poynor is a wonderful book to sit and flick through or to read over time. King was a journalist who  fused art, design, illustration with activism in a very visual way. This is a great introduction to the man and if you like art, history and biographies then this one may well be of interest to you.

Purchase HERE


There we go the, I did say it was another mixed bag 🙂

Stay safe and Happy Reading

Yvonne xx

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