Sunday Salon

Welcome to my Sunday Salon post! Hosted by Readerbuzz this post is a chance to have a weekly bookish and non-bookish catch up with other bloggers.

Books that I have been reading this week:

Twelve Days In May by Niamh Hargan (click for link to my review) – Finished this week

The Attic Child by Lola Jaye (click for link to Goodreads)

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (click for link to my review) – Finished this week

Spring At Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin (click for link to my review) – Finished this week

Melmoth by Sarah Perry (click for link to Goodreads)

My Book Of The Week Was:

The Attic Child by Lola Jaye (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

A hauntingly powerful and emotionally charged novel about family secrets, love and loss, identity and belonging.

Two children trapped in the same attic, almost a century apart, bound by a shared secret.

Early 1900s London: Taken from his homeland, twelve-year-old Celestine spends most of the time locked away in the attic of a large house by the sea. The only time Celestine isn’t bound by confines of the small space is when he is acting as an unpaid servant to English explorer Sir Richard Babbington, As the years pass, he desperately clings on to memories of his family in Africa, even as he struggles to remember his mother’s face, and sometimes his real name . . .

1974: Lowra, a young orphan girl born into wealth and privilege whose fortunes have now changed, finds herself trapped in the same attic. Searching for a ray of light in the darkness of the attic, Lowra finds under the floorboards an old-fashioned pen, a porcelain doll, a beaded necklace, and a message carved on the wall, written in an unidentifiable language. Providing comfort for her when all hope is lost, these clues will lead her to uncover the secrets of the attic.”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 17 May, so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Memes I Took Part In This Week:

Goodreads Monday – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Top Ten Tuesday – Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews

WWW Wednesday – Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Hosted by Goodreads T5W group

Time Travel Thursday – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Thursday Quotables – Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies

Book Blogger Hop – Hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

The Friday 56 – Hosted by Freda’s Voice

All over Instagram – Hosted by me Budget Tales Blog

Stacking the Shelves – Hosted by Reading Reality

Blog Weekly Wrap Up:

See my Sunday Post

What else has been happening this week:

As you know this week included my birthday so we went out for lunch and dinner on the actual day which was nice. We haven’t eaten in a restaurant since before the pandemic so for our 3 year old son it was a bit of a novelty for him! This week also saw our return to a shopping centre near us which was eyeopening… I have managed to finish off a few of my books this week after a pretty slow week last week, so I feel like I have accomplished something!

Hope you have all had a good week. Here’s to next week!

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11 thoughts on “Sunday Salon

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    Happy birthday! As we slowly reemerge from our personal lockdowns, I imagine that the very young are surprised to be out in the world, sometimes for the very first time.

    The Attic Child sounds fascinating. I’d like to know more about this book.

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    1. Emily Jane Post author

      Thank you. Yes. My son is 3 so has spent a high percentage of his life in lockdown.

      It is a wonderful book, heartbreaking and eye opening. My review will be up on 17 May ☺️


    1. Emily Jane Post author

      Thank you. It was a well written, heartbreaking story which I highly recommend. My review will be posted on 17 May ☺️

      Thank you. You too ☺️


    1. Emily Jane Post author

      Thank you. It has. It is still quite nervewracking, but my partner is a school teacher and my son is about to start school this September so has been going to a Centre to get used to mixing with people…

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