Tag Archives: library

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.

What I have been reading this week:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton (click for link to Goodreads)

Dashboard Elvis Is Dead by David F Ross (click for link to Goodreads)

Memes that I have participated in this week:

Goodreads Monday – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Top Ten Tuesday – Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

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 Blog

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

The Friday 56 – Hosted by Freda’s Voice

Stacking the Shelves – Hosted by Reading Reality

Sunday Post – Hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer

What else has been happening this week:

My son has been well all week! Finally it has happened! Monday I was at home, Tuesday I went Christmas shopping with my mum to the local town, Wednesday was quiet at home, Thursday I went Christmas shopping with my partner’s mum and Friday I went into school in the morning to read with my son and then in the afternoon I went back in early to see some of his work that he had been doing on London. This weekend we are baking some Christmas cupcakes (and making our Christmas wishes!) and getting the Christmas decorations up as it is the last weekend before the Elves arrive on 1 December!

How has your week been?

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #bibliophile #sundaysalon #autumnreading #fallreading #gothicfiction #christmas

“book”, “read”, “book review”, “book blog”,”recommended”, “easy read”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “entertaining”, “book meme”, “weekly wrap up”, “sunday salon”, “what books do you recommend”, “what book should I read next”, “gothic fiction”, “christmas”, “autumn reading”, “fall reading”

Tuesday Night Reading

Such a short amount of reading time this evening that writing this will probably double the time I spent reading! I managed to read a couple of pages of my Blog Tour book Dashboard Elvis Is Dead by David F Ross (so that I can say that I have at least made a start!) and a few more pages of my library book A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton. I was planning on reading a bit of Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, but I was just too tired!

I have high hopes for Dashboard Elvis Is Dead even after the tiny amount that I read and I am still enjoying A Bookshop Christmas.

I hope that you had a good Tuesday and enjoyed my Top Ten Tuesday – Thankful Freebie post. Tomorrow on the Blog it’s WWW Wednesday and Top 5 Wednesday.

See you then!

#classicbooks #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookworms #bookaddict #bookshelf #goodreads #reads #bookaholic #reader#bookstagram #booklover #reading #bookstagrammer #bookworm #bookish #readersofinstagram #booknerd #bookreview #bookrecommendations #booksofinstagram #booksbooksbooks #instabook #bookcommunity #bookblogger #bookphotography #bookaholic #booklove #bestseller #instabooks #bookclub #currentlyreading

“book”, “read”, “book blog”, “new”, “recommended”, “easy read”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “reading slump”, “entertaining”, “what should I read next”, “what books do you recommend”

Sunday Night Reading

A shorter evening this evening as I had dinner round my parent’s house and didn’t get home till fairly late (for a school night!). I have however managed to read 2 books; The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin and Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. I am enjoying them both and could easily have carried on for much longer with both of them!

I hope that you have had a good Sunday and enjoyed my wrap up posts Sunday Salon and Sunday Post. This weekend has gone way too fast, but then again every week seems to fly by!

Tomorrow on the Blog I am on a Tour for Someone to Kiss by Jamie Anderson and it’s Goodreads Monday.

See you then!

#classicbooks #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookworms #bookaddict #bookshelf #goodreads #reads #bookaholic #reader#bookstagram #booklover #reading #bookstagrammer #bookworm #bookish #readersofinstagram #booknerd #bookreview #bookrecommendations #booksofinstagram #booksbooksbooks #instabook #bookcommunity #bookblogger #bookphotography #bookaholic #booklove #bestseller #instabooks #bookclub #currentlyreading

“book”, “read”, “book blog”, “new”, “recommended”, “easy read”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “reading slump”, “entertaining”, “what should I read next”, “what books do you recommend”

Tuesday Night Reading

My son fell asleep early so I have had a good couple of hours reading. I have split the time between reading The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling and The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. I’ve made fairly good progress. I wanted to read some more of my Blog Tour book What Child Is This? By Bonnie MacBird but I haven’t left enough time. I now plan on reading it tomorrow during the day.

I hope that you have had a good Tuesday. Tomorrow on the Blog it’s WWW Wednesday and Top 5 Wednesday.

#reading #booknerd #booksofinstagram #bookclub #readingtime #bookphoto #readabook #totalbooknerd #getlit #bookrecommendations #greatreads #iread #fortheloveofreading #booksaremagic #idratherbereading #currentreads #booksarelove #momswhoread #bookblog #goodreads #bookblogging #booknerdigans #booksofinsta #ireadbooks #bookstagram #witches #popularbooks #scifi #mystery

“book”, “read”, “book blog”, “popular”, “recommended”, “easy read”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “mystery”, “reading slump” “entertaining”, “what should I read next”, “what books do you recommend”, “what is everyone reading”, “popular books”

Wednesday Night Reading

I managed to have a decent amount of time to read this evening and within that time managed to finish and draft a review for my Blog Tour book Someone to Kiss by Jamie Anderson. I really enjoyed it. My review is due on 21 November (a long way away, but I offered to help out with this Tour even though I was pretty booked in October/November – can you believe that I will now be booking Tours for December?!?!).

I also read a couple of chapters of my library book The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson and my Kindle book The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman.

Overall a fairly successful evening. I hope that you had a good Wednesday. Tomorrow on the Blog it’s Time Travel Thursday and Thursday Quoteables.

#booklover #bookaddict #booklove #booklovers #readersofinstagram #tbr #bookworms #booksofig #alwaysreading #bookrecommendation #bookaesthetic #bookishlife #readstagram #girlswhoread #readersofinsta #bookishpost #bookrec #booksbooksandmorebooks #bookreviewers #bookblogger #booklover #riotgrams #booksbooksbooks #booksonbooks #currentlyreading #mystery #romance #scifi

“book”, “read”, “book blog”, “popular”, “new”, “recommended”, “easy read”, “library”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “romance”, “mystery”, “reading slump” “entertaining”, “what should I read next”, “what books do you recommend”, “what is everyone reading”, “popular books”, “kindle”

Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot post, hosted by Reading Reality (Stacking the Shelves) and The Captive Reader and Real Life Reading (Library Loot).

I have had a fairly good stacking week this week, with 2 Blog Tour books turning up and getting 1 library book:

Blog Tour Books that arrived this week:

Good Taste by Caroline Scott (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 21 October so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

You can tell a lot about a person from what they like to eat..

When Stella Douglas, author of a much-loved but not very successful biography of a forgotten cookery writer, is summoned to see her editor in London, she is dreading being told her writing career is over before it’s even started. But much to her surprise, she finds she is being commissioned to write another book – this time a history of food in England and how the English like to eat. It’s to be quintessentially English and will remind English housewives of the old ways, and English men the glory of their country. The only problem is – all English food is really from elsewhere. 

So Stella sets about inviting recipes from all corners of England, in the hope of discovering a hidden culinary gem. But what she discovers is oatcakes and gravy and lots of lots of potatoes. 

Longing for something more thrilling, she heads off to speak to the nation’s housewives. But when her car breaks down and the dashing and charismatic Freddie springs to her rescue, she is led in a very different direction…

Full of wit and life, Provenance is a story of discovery, of a modern England emerging from the past and one woman’s desire to make her own way as a modern woman.

Havana Fever by Leonardo Padura (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 9 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Mario Conde has retired from the police force and makes a living trading in antique books. Havana is now flooded with dollars, populated by pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, and other hunters of the night. In the book collection of a rich Cuban who fled after the fall of Batista, Conde discovers an article about Violeta del Rio, a beautiful bolero singer of the 1950s who disappeared mysteriously. A murder soon follows. This is a crime story set in today’s darker Cuba, but it is also an evocation of the Havana of Batista, the city of a hundred night clubs where the paths of Marlon Brando and Meyer Lansky crossed.”

My Library Book:

The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads

“Welcome to Castle Cove — a town cursed with missing girls,
bad boyfriends, family secrets,
and some very steep cliffs.

Last summer, Alice Ogilvie’s basketball-star boyfriend, Steve, dumped her. Then she disappeared for five days. Where she went and what happened to her is the biggest mystery in Castle Cove. Or at least it was. Because now, another one of Steve’s girlfriends has vanished: Brooke Donovan, Alice’s ex-best friend. And it doesn’t look like Brooke will be coming back …

Enter Iris Adams, Alice’s tutor. Iris has her own reasons for wanting to disappear, though unlike Alice, she doesn’t have the money or the means. That could be changed by the hefty reward Brooke’s family is offering. The police are convinced Steve is the culprit, but Alice isn’t so sure, and with Iris on her side, she just might be able to prove her theory.

Luckily, Alice has exactly what they need to crack the case — the complete works of Agatha Christie. If there’s anyone who can teach the girls how to solve a mystery, it’s the master herself. But the town of Castle Cove holds many secrets, and Alice and Iris have no idea how much danger they’re about to walk into …”

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #stackingtheshelves #whatshouldIread #mystery #library

“book”, “read”, “book blog”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “entertaining”, “what should I read next”

Weekend Reading Plans

Rather a boring weekend this weekend, with one book being my main focus – Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan. It is my current library book and is due back on 23 September so I wanted to get it read this weekend. I don’t think that I will get it all read, but I shouldn’t be too far off! Some stories I am enjoying, others not so much.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Even time travel can’t unravel love Time-travel is a way for writers to play with history and imagine different futures – for better, or worse.When romance is thrown into the mix, time-travel becomes a passionate tool, or heart-breaking weapon. A time agent in the 22nd century puts their whole mission at risk when they fall in love with the wrong person. No matter which part of history a man visits, he cannot not escape his ex. A woman is desperately in love with the time-space continuum, but it doesn’t love her back. As time passes and falls apart, a time-traveller must say goodbye to their soulmate.

With stories from best-selling and award-winning authors such as Seanan McGuire, Alix E. Harrow and Nina Allan, this anthology gives a taste for the rich treasure trove of stories we can imagine with love, loss and reunion across time and space.

Including stories by: Alix E. Harrow, Zen Cho, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Gailey, Jeffrey Ford, Nina Allan, Elizabeth Hand, Lavanya Lakshminarayan, Catherynne M. Valente, Sam J. Miller, Rowan Coleman, Margo Lanagan, Sameem Siddiqui, Theodora Goss, Carrie Vaughn, Ellen Klages”

#bookstagram #bookish #instabooks #ilovebooks #readinglist #bookblog #readmore #reads #currentread #booknerdigan #readingaddict #avidreader #newread #readallthebooks #booksta #booksandbooks #readaholic #booksparks #booksarelife #bibliophile #bookwormlife #reader #beautifulbooks #bookphotograph #bibliophile #scifi #romance

“book”, “read”, “book blog”, “new”, “recommended”, “easy read”, “library”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “romance”, “sci fi”

Thursday Night Reading

It was my son’s first full day at school today so not only have I had a good amount of reading time this evening (because we managed to get him into bed early), but I’ve also had a good amount of time to read during the day!

So this evening I have read another short story in my Library book Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan. I have to admit that the stories are exceeding my expectations and I am looking forward to reading the rest!

I have also been reading my Blog Tour book Keeping A Christmas Promise by Jo Thomas. It is a lovely story and I am currently 77% of the way through – not to bad considering I only started it today.

I hope that you have had a good Thursday. Tomorrow on the Blog it’s Book Blogger Hop, Friday Musings and Let’s Talk Bookish.

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #christmas #scifi #romance

book”, “read”, “book blog”, “new”, “recommended”, “easy read”, “library”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “romance”, “scifi”, “reading slump”, “entertaining”, “what should I read next”, “what books do you recommend”

Sunday Night Reading

I’ve had a fairly successful reading evening this evening. Of course I always want more, but at the same time sleep is quite important to me! We had a quieter day today so dinner wasn’t too late and we started the bedtime routine fairly on time.

So this evening I managed to get a large chunk of my library book Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman read and I believe that I only have one chapter left. This being the case I decided to leave that for tomorrow as I like to review straight after reading and at present I am too tired to start thinking about doing a review! I therefore moved on to my buddy read The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont. It has suddenly got very interesting, not that it wasn’t before, but even more so! I read up to Part 3 so will start from there tomorrow. I finished off the evening reading a tiny bit more of my Blog Tour book Double or Nothing by Kim Sherwood. I would have normally left it, but it is due for review at the beginning of September so I need to get a move on!

I hope that you have had a good weekend. I can’t believe that it is Monday again tomorrow!

Tomorrow on my blog it is Goodreads Monday and the book that I have chosen to take part in this week’s book memes.

#bookstagram #bookish #instabooks #ilovebooks #readinglist #bookblog #readmore #reads #currentread #booknerdigan #readingaddict #avidreader #newread #readallthebooks #booksta #booksandbooks #readaholic #booksparks #booksarelife #bibliophile #bookwormlife #reader #beautifulbooks #bookphotograph #bibliophile #mystery

“book”, “read”, “book blog”, “popular”, “new”, “recommended”, “easy read”, “library”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “mystery”, “reading slump” “entertaining”, “what should I read next”, “what books do you recommend”

WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

It’s W W W Wednesday! Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, here are my 3 Ws (Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Future Reading):

What I am currently reading:

Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 23 August so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“There are good cops. And there are bad cops. The question is…who wins?After completing her tours with the Marines in Iraq, Molly Sutton knew she could take down any bad guy she met. But when her law enforcement agency in North Carolina turned against her, she joined up with her former CO Burke Broussard, who left New Orleans PD to set up a private investigative service for people who couldn’t find justice elsewhere.Gabe Hebert saw the toll that working for the NOPD took on his dad and decided instead to make a name for himself as one of the best young chefs in the French Quarter. But when his father’s death is ruled a suicide after a deliberately botched investigation by his former captain, Gabe knows his dad stumbled onto a truth that someone wants silenced.Gabe goes to his father’s best friend, Burke, for help. Burke assigns the toughest member of his team, Molly, to the case. Molly can’t believe she’s being asked to work with the smoking hot chef whose chocolate cake is not the only thing that makes her mouth water. Sparks fly as they follow the leads Gabe’s dad left them, unraveling a web of crimes, corruption, and murder that runs all the way to the top.”

The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont (click for link to Goodreads)

I am reading this as a buddy read with my sister and cousin. It is good so far.

Book Description From Goodreads:

Why would the world’s most famous mystery writer disappear for eleven days? What makes a woman desperate enough to destroy another woman’s marriage? How deeply can a person crave revenge?

In 1925, Miss Nan O’Dea infiltrated the wealthy, rarefied world of author Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie. In every way, she became a part of their life––first, both Christies. Then, just Archie. Soon, Nan became Archie’s mistress, luring him away from his devoted wife, desperate to marry him. Nan’s plot didn’t begin the day she met Archie and Agatha.

It began decades before, in Ireland, when Nan was a young girl. She and the man she loved were a star-crossed couple who were destined to be together––until the Great War, a pandemic, and shameful secrets tore them apart. Then acts of unspeakable cruelty kept them separated.

What drives someone to murder? What will someone do in the name of love? What kind of crime can someone never forgive? Nina de Gramont’s brilliant, unforgettable novel explores these questions and more.”

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my current library book.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.”

What I have finished reading:

Library Book Review – Circe by Madeline Miller (click for my review)

What I am reading next:

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 2 September so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“The start of a brand new trilogy following MI6’s agents with a licence to kill, that blows the world of James Bond wide open!
James Bond is missing…
007 has been captured, perhaps even killed, by a sinister private military company. His whereabouts are unknown.

Meet the new generation of spies…
Johanna Harwood, 003. Joseph Dryden, 004. Sid Bashir, 009. Together, they represent the very best and brightest of MI6. Skilled, determined and with a licence to kill, they will do anything to protect their country.

The fate of the world rests in their hands…
Tech billionaire Sir Bertram Paradise claims he can reverse the climate crisis and save the planet. But can he really? The new spies must uncover the truth, because the future of humanity hangs in the balance.

Time is running out.”

What are your 3 Ws for the week?

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd #wwwwednesday #mystery #library #buddyread

“book”, “read”, “book review”, “book blog”, “popular”, “new”, “recommended”, “easy read”, “free”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “romance”, “mystery”, “reading slump” “entertaining”, “what should I read next”, “what books do you recommend”, “what is everyone reading”, “popular books”