Watching What I’m Reading . . .

We’ve had beautiful weekend. Temperatures below zero at night, heavy frosts, and glorious days. I have had a busy weekend. Luke came for sleepover Friday night. I have been trying different paint colours for the lounge and dining room and we have finally settled on a lovely soft sea green.

My reading travels have kept me mainly in the UK this week, in Nottingham and London, with a trip to Australia, the Loire Valley in France, and Baltimore in the USA. Have you been anywhere interesting in your reading travels this week?

Currently I am reading and loving Dream Girl by Laura Lippman. I have no idea where this is going to end up, but I am loving the journey.

I am also reading Death and Croissants by Ian Moore. I am loving the reticent character of Richard, and the ebullient exotic one of Valerie.

I am listening to Know No Evil by Graeme Hampton

This week I plan to read The Lies She Told by Linda Renham

Life in the village of Stonesend is pretty uneventful, that is until Detective Tom Miller is transferred there following a personal tragedy. He is not greeted well by local police officer Beth Harper, who feels he is not up to the job. The day of his arrival, Kate Marshall, a teacher at the local school, is beaten in her own home and left for dead. The villagers are left in a state of shock. Was it a random attack or something more personal? 

Cabin Fever by Alex Dahl

You are her therapist.
Kristina is a successful therapist in central Oslo. She spends her days helping clients navigate their lives with a cool professionalism that has got her to the top.

She is your client.
But when her client Leah, a successful novelist, arrives at her office clearly distressed, begging Kristina to come to her remote cabin in the woods, she feels the balance begin to slip.

But out here in the woods.
When Leah fails to turn up to her next two sessions, Kristina reluctantly heads out into the wilderness to find her.

Nothing is as it seems.
Alone and isolated, Kristina finds Leah’s unfinished manuscript, and as she reads she realises the main character is terrifyingly familiar..

And The Stalker by Sarah Alderson

Newly-weds Liam and Laura are spending their honeymoon in paradise: just the two of them on a remote island off the coast of Scotland.
But they soon discover that all is not as it seems, and the island has a tragic past. And they canโ€™t shake the feeling of being watchedโ€ฆ

When one morning, they wake to find a message scratched into the window, their worst fears are confirmed. They arenโ€™t alone on the island.

And this stranger wants them dead.

I received three new ARCs this week:

Lost Angels (Nikki Hunt #3) by Stacy Green

Home Sweet Home by Nicole Trope

And I Let Him In by Jill Childs

What lovely new reads have you received this week?

The wall between my kitchen and dining room has gone, and what a difference that has made. My kitchen feels much larger lighter. Unfortunately my kitchen is still being held up by a lack of drawer glides. For third month in row, none have arrived. But I have ordered all new replacement windows for along the front of the house, and my new laundry is in. So a little progress has been made.

Happy reading my friends!โค๐Ÿ“š

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 โ€“ the 50 Million Reviews mark!

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

  1. Hey Sandyโ€ฆ you have a book choice and blurb for our blog collab? Let me knowโ€ฆIโ€™m finalizing the post on Thursday!


      1. I am currently having trouble with Twitter. I can read whats on there, my automatic posts from my blog go through, but most of the time I can’t comment….the cursor just won’t appear. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ Don’t know if it’s a Twitter problem or my tablet…๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

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      2. Did what you suggested. It worked fine, for a while, then Twitter kicked me out and I can’t get back in. It just says ‘Oops, sorry. Something seems to have gone wrong. Please try reloading. ‘
        I have given up trying. Another day tomorrow. *sigh* Still, at least I managed to catch up on some of my Twitter backlog.

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      3. I don’t have another device….my phone is a work one. I have been busy being a builder’s labourer today as my kitchen was ripped out. Tomorrow I will uninstall and reinstall again and see what happens.

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      4. I am lucky, Carol, in that I have just moved the laundry downstairs, and am going to convert the room, which is a nice size and looks out onto the garden, into my office for working from home. I have moved the dishwasher in there and hooked it to the washing machine taps, and there was a wall of cupboards and a bench in there already. My old oven is still hooked up in the kitchen and doesn’t come out until Monday. I have a slow cooker, so it’s not going to be a problem. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. I am glad you are enjoying Dream Girl more than I did. I just didn’t connect at all. I have been hopping all around the world from various places in the US and Canada, Then across the pond to the UK and even a side trip to India. Boy, are my arms exhausted from all that flying. I have two of the three new ones you added and I hope we both enjoy them. Have a great week. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’–โœˆ

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    1. Sorry you’re not enjoying Dream Girl as much as I did. It’s a bit disjointed initially, but the more I read, the more I loved it. Better luck with your next read Carla. Have a wonderful week. โค๐Ÿ“š

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      1. Oh well, can’t win them all. Better luck with your next read, Carla. Just out of interest were you reading or listening? Because I think it would be quite hard to keep track of what’s going on in audio….โค๐Ÿ“š

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  3. Excellent week of reading Sandy! Sorry your Netgalley haul is so small!๐Ÿ˜‚Hopefully this week you will do better. I mean, not 27 but more than 3 you know?๐Ÿ˜Ž Have an amazing week and stay warm my friend!โ˜•๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ“šโค

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    1. Thanks Susan. Just got home from work and have both fires lit. It’s dismal, wet and cold today. I will do my best. Have requested a few, 1 approval and 1 refusal so far. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ Have a great week and keep cool! โค๐Ÿ“š

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