We can definitely feel autumn in the air in the evenings…it is quite crisp, and again in the mornings. But the days are still deliciously hot, and we are still waiting on rain. Our garden is parched and the cracks in the lawn are still widening. I love this weather but do feel bad about the garden. I have lost quite a few plants, but am using the water from the washing machine to water our vegetable garden and keep that alive, although there have been a couple of instances when I have forgotten to grab the bucket in time and the laundry room has flooded out onto the hall carpet. I will be so glad when the laundry is moved downstairs and into the garage…then it won’t matter.
I have just begun Rules for Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson
I am only one chapter in and already loving this!
I am still listening to The Fallout by Rebecca Thornton. I am not finding it particularly captivating so far…
This week I also plan on reading
Night Train to Murder by Simon R. Green
When Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are asked to escort a VIP on the late-night train to Bath, it would appear to be a routine case. The Organisation has acquired intelligence that an attempt is to be made on Sir Dennis Gregson’s life as he travels to Bath to take up his new position as Head of the British Psychic Weapons Division. Ishmael’s mission is to ensure that Sir Dennis arrives safely.
How could anyone orchestrate a murder in a crowded railway carriage without being noticed and with no obvious means of escape? When a body is discovered in a locked toilet cubicle, Ishmael Jones has just 56 minutes to solve a seemingly impossible crime before the train reaches its destination.
And One Moment by Linda Green
Finn and Kaz are about to meet for the first time.
Ten-year-old Finn, a quirky, sensitive boy who talks a lot and only eats at cafes with a 5-star hygiene rating, is having a tough time at school and home.
Outspoken Kaz, 59, who has an acerbic sense of humour and a heart of gold, is working at the café when Finn and his mum come in.
They don’t know it yet, but the second time they meet will be a moment which changes both of their lives forever . . .
I have five ARCs from Netgalley this week
Can You See Her by S.E. Lynes
The Sunday Potluck Club by Melissa Storm
An Artificial Light by Petra Durst-Benning
Tell Me How It Ends by V.B. Grey
And We Are Not in the World by Conor O’Callaghan
BUT….I have also been on a little buying spree. Well, I had to do the rounds of the bookstores in search of books for my grandson’s upcoming third birthday. I managed to find him one book
He loves anything Paw Patrol so this will definitely be a hit. But I do need to find him a few more books…which may just be a dangerous escapade. For while I got him one book yesterday, I managed to pick up eight for myself (Yes! I am hanging my head in shame…😔)
Dead Time by Matt Brolly
Two by Peter May, Entry Island, and The Critic
The Whisper Man by Alex North
The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup
The Butterfly Room by Lucinda Riley
One Minute Later by Susan Lewis
It’s Always the Husband by Michelle Campbell
So now I am going to sit in the naughty corner and read, and read, and read…😂🤣😂🤣
I only have one day off this week, so I may have overestimated what I am going to be able to read. We’ll see.
If you have any suggestions for books my grandson would like, please tell me. His absolute favourite at the moment is Fox in Socks by Dr Seuss
I must have read it to him three times before he went to bed when I was up there earlier this week. And if I make a mistake with the tongue twisters, he says ‘No, Nana, that’s not right. Read it again!’
Happy reading my friends.