Watching what I’m reading…

Currently I am sitting on the deck enjoying the view and the birdsong. There is a gentle breeze, it’s not overly hot, and I feel very relaxed (lazy!) Peter mowed the lawns and tidied the vegetable garden while I was at work this morning, there is a cake baking in the oven, and my neighbour has dropped over some bok choy which I will use in a stir fry for dinner tonight. My Christmas shopping is all sorted, just the wrapping to do now. Oh yes, and find the Christmas lights, which are who knows where….I haven’t actually seen them in the eighteen months since we moved.

Currently I am reading Consolation by Garry Disher, #3 in the excellent Australian crime series based around country cop Paul Hirschausen.

I am also almost half way through A Dark so Deadly by Stuart MacBride. I love his dark humour.

And I am listening to The Ghost Fields #7 in Elly Griffiths Ruth Galloway series.

I only have one read for review due this week, The Birthday Weekend, previously titled Our Little Secret, by Lesley Sanderson. I will read this after I finish Consolation.

Dear Louise. It’s time we all put the past behind us. We’re meeting for my birthday. I want you there. Love, Amy. X

When Louise receives an invitation to her old friend Amy’s birthday weekend in a cottage next to the woods near their old university campus, a chill runs down her spine.

Fifteen years ago, Hannah walked into those same woods and never came back. Her death destroyed her friends. They’ve not met as a group since. Until now.

As the party gets underway and old grudges are uncovered, a game of truth or dare is proposed. It’s clear one person has questions about their friend’s death – and now they want answers. And nothing will stop them.

When everyone has buried secrets, digging for the truth is going to get dangerous.

Time permitting, I will read a few more back titles and get a few more of those overdue ARCs off my Netgalley shelf.

After having a few weeks of only one or two new ARCs, I have seven this week. What can I say? They are my Christmas present to myself! Plus Carla of and Susan of have a lot to answer for. I have my Netgalley search for titles page open ready and waiting as I read their posts!

My new ARCs are: Waiting to Begin by Amanda Prowse

The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn

A Week to Remember by Esther Campion

The Secret Within by Lucy Dawson

The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths, #13 in the Ruth Galloway series

The Art of Death by David Fennell

And, finally, A Caller’s Game by J.D. Barker

That’s my lot for today. I am off to take a look at this cake then take a look in the garage in case the lights are down there. We went away over Christmas and New Year last year, so never put them up…

Have a happy Sunday.



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!

11 thoughts on “Watching what I’m reading…”

  1. Excellent haul Sandy! So…..πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘ we have to share!! Have a lovely week, enjoy your Book choy and cake. I hope it doesn’t get too hot for you! Now I’m off to Netgalley to see if I can request something!πŸ˜‚β˜•πŸŽ„πŸ“šπŸŽ…πŸ’œπŸ™‹

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    1. Book choy?πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚love it! And I love the heat. Am allowed in the sun again now, thank goodness. I became photosensitive with the antibiotics I was on. I plan to get out into the garden a little later on this afternoon, just for half an hour to see how I go. And just how many did you request?????πŸ€£πŸ˜‚β€πŸ“š

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  2. It sounds like you have great weather to sit outside and enjoy a good book. I love listening to audiobooks while gardening, you have my kind of weather right now. I am glad you are feeling better, finally. Sorry to hear your cake didn’t turn out the way your wanted. You are really powering through those Disher books, that is a good sign. Enjoy all your upcoming books Sandy. πŸ˜ŠπŸŒžπŸ“šπŸŽ…

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    1. Thanks Carla. I currently have to avoid the sun, but in the afternoon I can sit on the front deck. I hate having to avoid the sun! It is totally unnatural. I am actually finding it difficult to read at the moment. I can’t seem to concentrate and am reading much slower than normal. I have Luke with me this weekend so not getting much reading done anyway. I am taking him back Tuesday. Happy reading to you too! β€πŸ“šπŸ€—πŸŒž

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      1. Too bad you have the side effects from the meds, but as long as they are only temporary and you are feeling better, that is what is important. Enjoy your time with Luke, I know you both love being together. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Sandy.

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