Next up - the world's most ridiculously large paperback 🤣🤣
Next up - the world's most ridiculously large paperback 🤣🤣
I really need to avoid the book aisle in the supermarket 🤦♀️🤦♀️ #haul
I don't often do a #weeklyforecast as I tend to rebel against my own plans 🤣
But pretty sure I will be focusing on these this week.
Next up.....cosy blanket included! It's a mixed bag of reviews on this one but many of the reviewers with similar tastes to me seem to like it so 🤞
I ordered the paperback of Hell Bent, which was more expensive than the hardback, just so they would match....No!!!!🤦♀️😂🤦♀️😂
Saw a quote from this posted yesterday by @Cazxxx
My rush order copy just arrived 😂😊😉
Starting this instead and hoping for a better book fit 🤞🤞🤞
EDIT: NOPE! Bailing fast...definitely not my thing!
Next up. Not sure what I'll make of this one, given some of the mixed views I've read..... Keeping an open mind and we'll see!
Start of month book haul....looking forward to all of these 😀
Finally opening this as my evening time / Kindle quick read.
Here is a link to a new Atwood short story exclusive in The Guardian.
Changing to a kindle title for reading at night to help my poor eyes....so many print books have such teeny print!
Ignoring the laundry and starting this instead.
I'll admit I only picked up this middle grade on Audible for Peter Capaldi narrating (have loved him since being obsessed with the film Local Hero in the 80s).....not far in but shaping up to be a great listen.
A wonderful present from a dear friend..... I've often eyed up this hard back anthology edition. Feeling very thankful 😍😍
I abandoned the Audible version of this a couple of months ago but just discovered it on my Kindle too (ooops 😅🤦♀️).
Cheering myself up with a mini haul 👍👍
I haven't been finding time to read much for months as I'm caring for someone with vascular dementia round the clock.
Desperately needing a bit of self care / downtime so going to ease myself in with an old friend.... Probably my 8th time reading this novel since it was published in 1993
#bookreport #weeklyforecast I've not had much time to myself again this week so still working through these.
Just going to focus on finishing these this week then will see where fancy takes me 😊
Slower progress this week as I've not had much free time. Looking forward to getting some reading time tomorrow 🤞🤞
I was just about to turn 9 years old when my older brother brought home the vinyls of Parallel Lines and Plastic Letters.
I was instantly hooked and well.... Debbie Harry was just the coolest 😎😎
Thanks you so much Cindy for kindly sending me the alternative (non UK) cover of this book.
Thanks for the teas and hand cream and the super cute bookish sticker too 😍😍😘😘
Been wanting to read this for a while #currentread
Not my favourite from the Stephen King I've read so far, but still a pick.
I normally like the detail King packs in but this felt like it could have done with a deeper edit to me.
Very disappointed as I wanted to love this but I was mostly bored.
Combined #bookreport and #weeklyforecast as life has been hectic this last week.
Finished The Witch's Tree last week and still reading and enjoying the others. I'm. Pla nong to compete them all in the coming week.
First "sportcoat" use pg 168 ??
Pausing my spooky short story anthology to get started on this.
I wonder how long I'll wait for a sport coat reference 🤔
Expectation vs Reality 🐱
Also, my youngest has started Halloween decorating hence walls filled with bat stickers 🦇🦇
A by the numbers read but entertaining enough. I almost stopped reading a few pages in due to one of my absolute bugbears - speedy and lazy exposition done through clunky dialogue, where two characters cover all the backstory ground by announcing facts about their past for no believable reason. Pantomime villain too. I thought this was a beginner but turns out this is an experienced writer under a pen name. While it remained cheesy it got better.
I will have less time this week and my teens are on their school winter break week. The plan is to finish the top two and get a good dent in the others. The Last House on Needless Street is on audible.
📗Real books plus some Kindles
📘Anytime, anywhere but I like my chair
📗All the books
Consider yourself tagged if you want to join in.
I'm quite a slow reader.... My best reading week in a very long time.
Another available with Prime Reading. I enjoy dual timeline stories if they are skillfully done so 🤞
A fairytale trope heavy, predictable end to the trilogy but fun getting there. Enjoyed this series for an easy read that was well done.
Still unwell and in bed so enjoying these as easy, entertaining reads. Book 2 done so onto book 3.
Needed an entertaining easy read as I've been unwell today. Enjoyed this and looking forward to the second book also available on Prime Reading 😊
Alternating between these two and finishing off a non fiction audio book for the rest of the week. I've never read any Holly Black before so will see how it goes.
My first ever Discworld experience and still a favourite re read. By this #4 in the series Pratchett was really finding his way with the world he was building and the familiar voice he wrote the subsequent volumes in is richly in evidence.
Shorty, short story free on Kindle. Classic Atwood.
A fantastic biography, beautifully written. Respectful but truthful, bringing alive a man of blistering talent, sometimes capricious with a habit of telling uncomfortable truths....his withering verdict on a first draft film treatment of one of his books in development for Sam Raimi is classic!
Devastatingly moving in its final chapters. Just about held back tears in the last chapter until the grey sand dream.
GNU Sir Terry Pratchett
I remember reading that in his last days film-maker Derek Jarman lost his sight and thought what a cruel thing for his illness to take from him.
Same feeling here with this heartbreaking footnote. I'm really enjoying this biography but know it is starting to head into the difficult waters now 💔💔
Recently I was watching an old BBC Four interview with Iain Banks (RIP) on You Tube. He raved about this book, despite it having "a difficult opening 70 pages", which makes sense from the synopsis... Too curious not to try it.
Aiming to finish all of these in the next week.
Curry is life....and Death is one of my favourite Discworld characters.
Taking a break from the biography to continue with my chronological re-read of the Discworld books with #4.
This was the first one I ever read back in January 1994 I think!
It has been so long since I did one of these! Trying to carve out some mental health saving time from caring for a relative through consistent reading.
Read and loved Fairy Tale this week.
A Life With Footnotes and My Evil Mother both in progress.
Very late lunch and some book time.
I am loving this... Rob Wilkins writes so well and it feels like the great P'Terry is coming alive from the page.
The early chapters detail a young working class boy finding the local library and discovering the joys of reading.... It is a homage to a life journey and the development of a lifetime obsession that I suppose many of us here identify with...oh how I miss Mr Pratchett 💔💔