Watching What I’m Reading . . .

Dusk on Good Friday.

It’s Easter Sunday today, and despite the Easter Bunny forgetting me, it’s been a beautiful day, a beautiful weekend after a week of thunder, lightning and heavy rain.

Currently I am reading Hummingbird Lane by Carolyn Brown. This is the second book that I have read by this author and she is definitely on my favourites list. Her characters are superb.

I am listening to A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo, #10 in the Kate Burkholder series.

This week I am planning on reading The Best of Friends by Alex Day.

Susannah is rebuilding her life…
Susannah has had a tough year. After a sticky divorce and losing the life she had grown accustomed to, moving to a small town in the south of England with her two sons is exactly the fresh start she needs.

Charlotte seems to have it all…
Charlotte is delighted when Susannah moves in. Charlotte may appear to have the perfect husband, the perfect family, the perfect house, but deep down she’s lonely, and she needs someone to confide in.

But one of them is not who they pretend to be…
The two women instantly become best friends. But underneath the surface, secrets, lies and betrayals are all hiding. And when the truth comes out, not everyone will live to tell the tale…

That is probably all I will get read this week as I am training my new staff member plus have a number of functions on including a lunch for our over 60s group, an engagement party and the speedshear. We have travelled up to our son in Hamilton each day this week to help get his new workshop ready to move into. He had been planning the move for this weekend but delays in the electrical cabling for the hoists has put him behind. I have spent the weekend sanding down and painting the offices, customer area, lunch room, bathrooms and library. One final coat tomorrow and at least that area will be ready. I could hardly move when I got out of bed this morning. I have found muscles that I’d forgotten I had!

I received 4 new Netgalley ARCs this week, all of them from Carla and Susan’s lists from last week.

A Road Trip to Remember by Judith Kleim. Isn’t that cover delicious! I could do with some time at the beach right now.

A Bucket List to Die For by Lorraine Fouchet

The Lost Girls of Ireland by Susanne O’Leary

And Little Boy Lost by Ruhi Choudhary.

I am going to leave you with this morning’s sunrise. If you look closely you will see the Easter Cross lit up between the trees on the skyline.

Happy Easter, and 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 scribbler. 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!

9 thoughts on “Watching What I’m Reading . . .”

  1. Happy Easter Sandy. I’m glad it was a nice day for you. Mine is just starting with a couple of online church services. Enjoy your upcoming reads. I have most of them on my TBR, but not sure when I will get to them.

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    1. I am unlikely to get much reading done this week either Carla. Enjoy the remainder of your Easter. I am off to have a hot bath and scrub the paint off! Back to work tomorrow 😣. I said to Dustin when we look a break from painting for lunch today, that right now I would like at least one weeks lockdown. I don’t want to do this week at all. Or next, if I am being completely honest. And I know that’s a terrible thing to say, but I would do almost anything to avoid the next two weeks of work.


      1. Are you painting your kitchen? That is hard Sandy. Having to to in to work, when you don’t want to be there makes it tough. Has your new employee started yet, or is it another week? Hang in there, hopefully your can take a week off soon. 😊🤗

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      2. No, we have been up at Dustin’s new workshop painting his offices. We’re going back next weekend to do the customer lounge and bathrooms. Denise started today. She is lovely to work with, but we have so much on over the next three weeks that I am trying not to overwhelm her! I won’t get any significant time off now until probably August….but at least, once Denise has settled in, I will get days off each week!

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      3. So now not only are you busy at work, but hiring out to paint on your downtime? 😁You are a superwoman, Susan. I am glad Denise is working out and you will get some time off. 📚🌞😊

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  2. I love that you are reading Carolyn Brown! She is in my top ten of authors! Nice haul Sandy, you are getting better with more requests!😂 I hope you had an amazing Easter and have a wonderful week my friend!🤗☕🌻📚💕

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