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The Week in Books: November 4 – November 10

A super busy week. Again.  Also I spent Sunday at two concerts, which was amazing, but obviously not reading.  Maybe I’m finally getting my reading and everything else balance sorted out?


Already Home by Susan Mallery

The Princess Plan by Julia London

Wrapped Up In You by Jill Shalvis

Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow

Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

Smoke and Mirrors by Elly Griffiths


Shirley Flight, Air Hostess and the Great Bullion Mystery by Judith Dale

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Any Old Diamonds by KJ Charles

Still reading:

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis

Three books – all Girls Own stuff – bought in a moment of weakness. Lovely stuff.

Bonus photo: The stage ahead of Maria Friedman’s concert at the Southbank Centre on Sunday night.

Spotlight on a microphone

Book of the Week

Book of the Week: No BotW

Yeah, I’m sorry. There was a wedding last week and I didn’t get as much read as usual.  All the good stuff I read last week is already earmarked for other posts or I’ve written about too recently and I can’t write about stuff that I don’t really feel enthusiastic about – it’s just not my style. Normal service will be resumed next week!  In the meantime, here’s some stuff I’ve written previously about Lumberjanes the graphic novels and the Lumberjanes novelisations and about Jill Shalvis .  And there’s a whole bunch of posts about Trisha Ashley too.

Happy Reading!

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The Week in Books: October 28 – November 3

A really, really busy week – what with an election coming our way in the UK in December and a family wedding to go to (and then recover from!).


Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Lumberjanes Vol 11 by Shannon Watters et al

Died and Gone to Devon by TP Fielden

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

The Christmas Invitation by Trisha Ashley

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser


Wrapped Up In You by Jill Shalvis

Already Home by Susan Mallery

Still reading:

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis

Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow

No books bought – no time!

Bonus photo: a rare sighting of me, here I am in my finery at the wedding reception!


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October Stats

New books read this month: 32*

Books from the to-read pile: 14

Ebooks read: 12

NetGalley books read: 5

Library books: 13 (all ebooks)

Non-fiction books: 5

Most read author: Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) two (very long) books, beating out Rainbow Rowell (1 book one graphic novel) and Lumberjanes (three, but shorter and with a varying cast of authors). Yes, I’m getting technical

Books read in 2019: 332

Books bought:  0 ebooks, 3 books.

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 539

Another month where all the library holds came in at once. Quite pleased with the breadth of reading though – still plenty of nonfiction and the Christmas reading is underway too!

Bonus picture: a glimpse into my teenage life – part of my cassette collection, rediscovered in the boxes from my parents house. Box full of cassette singles including Hanson, Lighthouse Family, Aqua and Boyzone

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics/graphic novels (4 this month)