Watching what I’m reading . . .

Oh my goodness, have seen what is happening in Tonga? My thoughts and prayers are with you all, and all those in low lying areas that may be impacted by tsunamis caused by the volcanic eruptions. The far north of the North Island has suffered some damage in marinas but thankfully no loss of life.

Currently I am reading The Night of the Party by Anna-Lou Weatherley. If I hadn’t had to go to work today I would have finished this. All I can say is that if you don’t have this on your radar, add it!

I am also reading Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty, purely for pleasure, and loving it!

I am currently listening to Fallen (Kate Burkholder #13) by Linda Castillo.

This week I plan on reading The Girl She Was by Alafair Burke


She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she really is.

Fourteen years ago, she was found thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Hope started a new life, but never recovered her memory.

Now she’s missing. With nowhere else to turn, Hope’s best friend, Lindsay Kelly, calls NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher.

In pursuit of answers, three women search for the truth beneath long-buried secrets. And when their searches converge, what they find will upend everything they’ve ever known.

And Where There’s A Will by Sulari Gentill. I absolutely loved the last book I read by this author and am really looking forward to reading this.

Hell hath no fury like a family disinherited…

American millionaire Daniel Cartwright has been shot dead: three times in the chest, and once in the head. His body is found in Harvard Yard, dressed in evening attire. No one knows who he planned to meet there, or why the staunch Oxford man would be caught dead at Harvard–literally.

Australian Rowland Sinclair, his mate from Oxford and longtime friend, is named executor of the will, to his great surprise–and that of Danny’s family. Events turn downright ugly when the will all but disinherits Danny’s siblings in favor of one Otis Norcross, whom no one knows or is able to locate. Amidst assault, kidnapping, and threats of slander, Rowly struggles to understand Danny’s motives, find the missing heir, and identify his friend’s killer before the clock–and his luck–run out.

A deft blend of history and mystery, WHERE THERE’S A WILL offers an alternately charming and chilling snapshot of Boston and New York in the 1930s, with cameo appearances by luminaries of the day including Marion Davies, Randolph Hearst, Errol Flynn, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and an arrogantly ardent Joe Kennedy, who proves no match for Rowly’s sculptress friend Edna.

I have read and enjoyed few books lately about families and inheritances, and loved this author’s previous book so I am looking forward to this.

I have another three books scheduled for this week, but as I am starting to train my replacement at work it’s unlikely that I will get to them on time. So apologies to authors and publishers.

Six new ARCs were approved this week; so much for keeping my TBR mountain under control!

This week I have been approved for: Local Gone Missing by Fiona Barton. I have absolutely loved everything I have read by this author so am looking forward to reading this.

The Baby Shower by S.E. Lynes, an author I follow avidly.

Dead End Street by Trevor Wood

A Village Secret by Julie Houston

The Killing Kind by Jane Casey

And the audiobook The Captain’s Wife by Norma Curtis and narrated by Josh Wichard.

I am honestly going to try and avoid Netgalley for the coming week. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Well, you just know how successful that’s going to be!

Anyway, I’m off to bed. It’s been a long day at work and Pete has a 4am start tomorrow. I seldom go back to sleep after he goes to work so I need to cram as much sleep in before as I can.

Stay safe and keep reading. We’ve had our first community case of Omicron announced today so I guess we will soon be following in everyone else’s footsteps. We’ve had our boosters, and I interact with the public as little as possible, so I hope that will be enough to protect us.

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!

14 thoughts on “Watching what I’m reading . . .”

  1. I’m going to avoid asking for anything from Netgalley until I finish three reviews. I just have to resist. Sorry to hear about your case of Omicron reported in your area. It’s quite crazy in Florida right now and I hope we can get some better leadership with the next election. Ugh.

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    1. I think it’s pretty crazy everywhere Tina. I’ve been keeping my Netgalley requests under control for a few weeks now, but then I suddenly got approved for some that had been pending for ages . . . You just can’t pick it πŸ€·β€β™€οΈβ€πŸ“š


    1. Excellent haul Sandy! Oh and one more thing……..πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘only five for me this week! Wear it well my queen!!

      Have a wonderful week Sandy!πŸ€—πŸ“šβ˜•πŸ’œ

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  2. I also added The Night of the Party to my TBR, and just bought if for 99 cents. You have some great books coming up, enjoy them all. I’m going to stay away from netgalley too, πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I am sorry to hear you have your first community case of Omicrom. My niece and her family all got it, but have been vaccinated and the adults have their boosters. She said it was like a bad head cold only. Stay safe, Sandy. πŸ˜·πŸ“šβ€

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    1. We had our boosters a couple of weeks ago, Carla. It looks like Omicron has escaped Auckland now. The PM says that we won’t go back into lockdown, but may move back to the old level 2, which is now red light. I think I will just stay home . . . I wish I could.
      How are you getting on in Florida? ❀🍹


      1. I think it is everywhere. They went back into semi-lockdown at home. Online learning for two weeks, gyms and restaurants closed etc. They are moving forward though with school back in last Monday and other things opening up at the end of January. Everything is wide open here, but I don’t stray too far. I go down to the pool to exercise and read, get my groceries and otherwise stay in my condo or on my balcony. I only sit with people I know have been vaccinated and wear a mask whenever I am indoors (except in my condo). Doing okay and loving the sun. πŸŒžπŸ“šπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜·πŸ’–

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      2. We’re just holding our breath now and waiting to see what happens. But I did go buy a supply of P2 respirator masks as they are far more effective than cloth or medical masks. I keep wondering if we are going to end up walking around with respirators rather than gas masks like they did in WWII.

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      3. Cases have popped up all over New Zealand like mushrooms in the past 24 hours, so we move into what used to be Level 2 and is now Red Light at midnight tonight. The woman who is taking over my job starts tomorrow so now part of her induction is going to be operating within red light restrictions, which sounds a bit dodgy, don’t you think?πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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