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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

It’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday! Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews this is where you share the first paragraph of one of the books that you are currently reading. Each week I will choose a book of the week (which will be one of the books that I am currently reading) and that book will take part in this book blog meme:

This week my book of the week is The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson (click for link to Goodreads) published 3 May 2022.

ALICE OGILVIE IS CRAZY.

The words are huge, written across my locker in thick black marker, impossible to miss. I see them from down the hall as I approach, the words like a pin to my eye. My first day back from house arrest, and this is what greets me. I can’t say I’m surprised.”

We dive straight into the story from the point of view of one of the main characters. I think that it gives us a good idea of what the main character is like, ie how strong she is, but it also hints that there are other things going on.

It is a strong start and I am pleased to say that I am enjoying the book so far.

What do you think about this quote?

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 …”

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Monday Night Reading

I got some reading time in this evening! I started off with a couple of chapters of my library book The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson and then I moved on to a Blog Tour book that I signed up for this evening as there were slots that needed filling. It is for a Tour in November which is a busy Blog Tour month for me already, but I saw that it was digital so I could actually start it now and it wouldn’t clash with anything else. I am glad that I signed up for it as I am actually really enjoying it. It is called Someone to Kiss by Jamie Anderson.

I hope that you have all had a good start to the week. Tomorrow on the Blog it’s Top Ten Tuesday and First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday.

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Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. It was a bit of a strange week this week with the late Queen’s funeral pushing my posting back. We did spend most of the funeral day with the television on watching it all unfold. My 4 year old son was not amused! This week also saw a couple of Blog Tours and the Autumn Equinox (where did that time go?!)

Here are my posts for the week:

Sunday Salon (last week)

The Late Queen Elizabeth II Funeral – Monday 19 September

Random Things Tours – Book Review – Woman in the Library

Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Autumn/Fall 2022 To-Read List

My Book Of The Week – Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

Tuesday Night Reading

WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

Book Review – Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan

My Blog Tour Book Has Arrived! Good Taste by Caroline Scott

My Blog Tour Book Has Arrived! Havana Fever by Leonardo Padura

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – 5 More Books On My Autumn/Fall TBR

Random Things Tours – Book Review – Keeping A Christmas Promise by Jo Thomas

Time Travel Thursday

Thursday Quotables – The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

Thursday Night Reading

Friday 56 – Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

Book Blogger Hop – Have you ever reread a book? If so, why did you decide to reread it? 

It’s The Autumn Equinox (here in the UK!)

Lets Talk Bookish – Reading seasonally

Books With My Favourite Colour On the Cover (Pink) Friday Musings Inspired by Top Ten Tuesday

Friday Night / Autumn Equinox Reading

Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot

Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

Weekend Reading – What I am planning on reading this weekend

Top 10 Tuesday post I participated in with links to other Bloggers Top 10 Tuesday posts:

That Artsy Reader Girl – Top 10 Tuesday

WWW Wednesday post I participated in with links (in the comments section) to other Bloggers WWW Wednesday posts:

Taking On A World Of Words – WWW Wednesday

Friday 56 I participated in with links to other Bloggers Friday 56 posts:

Freda’s Voice – Friday 56

Book Blogger Hop I participated in with links to other Bloggers Book Blogger Hop posts:

Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer – Book Blogger Hop

Stacking The Shelves I participated in with links to other Bloggers Stacking The Shelves posts:

Reading Reality – Stacking The Shelves

I hope that you have all had a good week!

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Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

Welcome to my All Over Instagram post! I am always interested in seeing what other people are reading, so each week I will highlight the book/s/ author/s that have been catching my attention on Instagram.

Quite a mixture again this week, but a couple of authors that have stood out to me are Ali Hazelwood and Taylor Jenkins Reid:

Book Review – The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (click for my review)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships–but her best friend does, and that’s what got her into this situation.

Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor–and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford’s reigning lab tyrant agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive’s career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding… six-pack abs.

Suddenly their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. And Olive discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.”

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project – a literal dream come true – Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward.

Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school – archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away.

But when her equipment starts to go missing and the staff ignore her, Bee could swear she sees Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas… devouring her with those eyes. The possibilities have all her neurons firing.

But when it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there’s only one question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do?”

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.”

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever.

Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over—especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva.

The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud—because it is long past time to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth.

Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there.

And Kit has a couple secrets of her own—including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.

By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come bubbling to the surface.

Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them… and what they will leave behind.”

What books/authors have caught your attention this week?

Add your links in the comments!

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Tuesday Night Reading

I had a fair amount of time this evening. Whilst my son didn’t go to sleep as quickly as I would like, I still managed to get in just over an hour or so of reading.

I wanted to start my new library book The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson, but decided to concentrate on my Blog Tour book The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais. I will try to start The Agathas tomorrow depending on how much time I have.

With regards to The Witches of Moonshyne Manor, I am really enjoying it and look forward to seeing how it progresses. Today overall I have managed to read 21% which I don’t think is too bad.

I hope that you have all had a good Tuesday. I can’t believe that we are already doing our Autumn/Fall TBR lists!

Tomorrow on the Blog is WWW Wednesday, Top 5 Wednesday and my book review of Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan.

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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:

The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 20 September.

Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my current library book

My Book Of The Week That Took Part In This Week’s Memes Was:

Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan (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

Stacking the Shelves – Hosted by Reading Reality

All Over Instagram – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Sunday Post – Hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer

What else has been happening this week:

This week has been a week of TV coverage of the late Queen. I have managed to watch a few bits as it is quite a moment in history. The rest of the week has been taking my son to school – this week has been 8:35am to 1pm with one full day. Next week he will be full time. This weekend my partner and son have been shopping, to the park and a walk ending with a cream tea. Unfortunately my son has brought home germs from school and whilst he has recovered, I have not, so have stayed at home reading and watching Netflix. I have now seen Persuasion which I had been meaning to watch for a while. I know that not everyone enjoyed it, but I absolutely loved it.

Pictures of London from last week – NOTE – I didn’t get a picture of the outside of the pods as there were people in them and I couldn’t get the angle of ours (I also didn’t think that my family would be too impressd if I posted pictures of the inside of the pod with them in either!)! There are some good pictures of the pods on the restaurant’s website – COPPA BAR LONDON.

Waiting room at the Coppa Bar

Ceiling of the Pod

View from the Pod

Walking around London – Tower Bridge

Walking around London – River Themes

Walking around London – River Themes

How has your week been?

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Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. A busy time off the blog again this week getting my son to and from school (slightly longer half days this week 8:35am-1pm), ending in me catching a cold from my son! He bounces back so quickly (which is a good thing), but I take a bit longer.

Here is what I managed to post this week:

Sunday Salon (last week)

Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – As Old As Time by Liz Braswell

My Book Of The Week – Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan

Top Ten Tuesday – Books with Geographical Terms in the Title

Book Review – American Royals by Katharine McGee

WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – The Chosen One Trope

Wednesday Night Reading

Time Travel Thursday

Happy Publication Day! The Witches Of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

Happy Publication Day! The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

What my 4 year old is currently reading…

Thursday Night Reading

Book Review – If It Looks Like A Duck by Frank Malley

My Blog Tour Book Has Arrived! The Will by Rebecca Reid

Book Blogger Hop – What are your favourite characteristics of a main character?

Lets Talk Bookish – Tips for Newbie Bloggers

Books That Remind You Of A Season (Autumn/Fall edition) Friday Musings – Inspired by Top 5 Tuesday

Friday Night Reading

Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

Stacking The Shelves

Weekend Reading Plans

Top 10 Tuesday post I participated in with links to other Bloggers Top 10 Tuesday posts:

That Artsy Reader Girl – Top 10 Tuesday

WWW Wednesday post I participated in with links (in the comments section) to other Bloggers WWW Wednesday posts:

Taking On A World Of Words – WWW Wednesday

Book Blogger Hop I participated in with links to other Bloggers Book Blogger Hop posts:

Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer – Book Blogger Hop

Stacking The Shelves I participated in with links to other Bloggers Stacking The Shelves posts:

Reading Reality – Stacking The Shelves

I hope that you have all had a good week!

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

Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

Welcome to my All Over Instagram post! I am always interested in seeing what other people are reading, so each week I will highlight the book/s/ author/s that have been catching my attention on Instagram.

This week it has been a of mixture, however I think one that has stood out slightly more is Fairy Tale by Stephen King (click for link to Goodreads)

Fairy Tale by Stephen King (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes deep into the well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for their world or ours.

Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. Then, when Charlie is seventeen, he meets Howard Bowditch, a recluse with a big dog in a big house at the top of a big hill. In the backyard is a locked shed from which strange sounds emerge, as if some creature is trying to escape. When Mr. Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie the house, a massive amount of gold, a cassette tape telling a story that is impossible to believe, and a responsibility far too massive for a boy to shoulder.

Because within the shed is a portal to another world—one whose denizens are in peril and whose monstrous leaders may destroy their own world, and ours. In this parallel universe, where two moons race across the sky, and the grand towers of a sprawling palace pierce the clouds, there are exiled princesses and princes who suffer horrific punishments; there are dungeons; there are games in which men and women must fight each other to the death for the amusement of the “Fair One.” And there is a magic sundial that can turn back time.

A story as old as myth, and as startling and iconic as the rest of King’s work, Fairy Tale is about an ordinary guy forced into the hero’s role by circumstance, and it is both spectacularly suspenseful and satisfying.”

What books/authors have caught your attention this week?

Add your links in the comments!

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Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. A fairly busy time on the blog, even busier off the blog taking my son to school! He has only done 3 hours a day, which will be increased to 4 and a half next week, before being full time the following week. Hopefully I will be able to get some more reading in as I am very behind!

Here are this week’s posts:

Sunday Salon (last week)

Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – The Scarcrow and His Servant by Philip Pullman

My Blog Tour Book Arrived! What Child Is This? By Bonnie MacBird

Happy Labor Day!

My Book Of The Week – American Royals by Katharine McGee

It’s Read A Book Day! – One Sitting Books

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – American Royals by Katharine McGee

WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Never Judge A Book By It’s Cover

Wednesday Night Reading

Time Travel Thursday

ThursTag! The Currently Reading Tag

Queen Elizabeth II – 21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022

Friday 56 – American Royals by Katharine McGee

Book Blogger Hop – Have you taken a look at the website and app Litsy?

Favourite Magical Systems – Friday Musings Inspired by Top 5 Wednesday

Stacking The Shelves

Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

Weekend Reading – What I am planning on reading this weekend

Top 10 Tuesday post I participated in with links to other Bloggers Top 10 Tuesday posts:

That Artsy Reader Girl – Top 10 Tuesday

WWW Wednesday post I participated in with links (in the comments section) to other Bloggers WWW Wednesday posts:

Taking On A World Of Words – WWW Wednesday

Friday 56 I participated in with links to other Bloggers Friday 56 posts:

Freda’s Voice – Friday 56

Book Blogger Hop I participated in with links to other Bloggers Book Blogger Hop posts:

Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer – Book Blogger Hop

Stacking The Shelves I participated in with links to other Bloggers Stacking The Shelves posts:

Reading Reality – Stacking The Shelves

I hope that you have all had a good week!

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

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:

If It Looks Like A Duck by Frank Malley

This is my Author’s Request book

American Royals by Katharine McGee (click for link to Goodreads)

One of my books from my TBR shelves!

My Book Of The Week That Took Part In This Week’s Memes Was:

If It Looks Like A Duck by Frank Malley

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

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 Blog

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

The Friday 56 – Hosted by Freda’s Voice

Let’s Talk Bookish – Hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits

Stacking the Shelves – Hosted by Reading Reality

Library Loot – Hosted by The Captive Reader and Real Life Reading

All Over Instagram – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Places My Books Have Taken Me – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Sunday Post – Hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer

What else has been happening this week:

So we have just had the final week of the Summer Holidays. I can’t believe that this time has come! My son is excited to start school though which is good. 

For our final week we have been fairly busy. On Bank Holiday Monday we went to Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill, which was lovely. Such a beautiful house with great views! Tuesday we had a play date with one of my son’s new class mates which was nice, Wednesday we drove to Deal for a pub lunch and an outside paddling pool. It was so windy and the sea was very rough so we didn’t even contemplate going in! We also went to an Ice Cream Parlour and a walk along the pier. My partner went back to work on Thursday (he is a teacher so goes back a couple of days before the students) whilst my son and I had a quiet day that included a short walk to the library. On Friday we went to a 45 minute session to get to know the classroom that he will be in from Monday (!!) then went into Cranbrook for another library visit, a play in the playground and a milkshake. Saturday we went to a family BBQ and Sunday we had a quiet day sorting out school clothes!

Chartwell House

Chartwell Gardens

Chartwell Gardens

Chartwell Gardens

View across the Garden

Chartwell Gardens – a herd of cows!

Zoomed in picture of the calf

Deal Beach and Pier

Deal Beach

Deal Beach and Town

Deal Town

Deal Ice Cream Parlour – honestly it was the size of a vase!

Aurthur’s Cafe in Cranbrook for a Jaffa Cake Milkshake!

How has your week been?

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“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 books are popular on social media”, “what book should I read next”, “mystery”, “summer reading”