Watching What I’m Reading…

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 cafΓ© 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…πŸ˜”)

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…πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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.


Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone – the 50 Million Reviews mark!

5 thoughts on “Watching What I’m Reading…”

      1. I always think finding places for things to go is much harder than packing them. Good luck. Take it easy. Stop and read every now and then as a reward for all your hard work. πŸ€—β€πŸ˜πŸ“š

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  1. Wow, you bought some amazing books, I hope you enjoy them all. I just bought One Moment by Linda Green after reading your review. Happy Reading my friend.πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ˜ƒ

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