Rewind, recap – Weekly round up w/e 04/06/17

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Issa Coo! Yup. You may have guessed it but Jen Med’s ain’t in Kansas anymore. Or any other part of the United States to be fair because that would be one hell of a drive from where I live. I have however ventured a couple of metres away from the homestead in order to experience one of life’s true pleasures. A bit of peace and quiet as far away from work e-mail as I can get.

Due to this fact I have had one heck of a busy week at work again and after reading a kindle busting 6 books last week, I managed to complete… one. Well in my defence it is actually one whole book, half a book and two thirds of an audiobook but yes, only one book read from start to finish. Boo hiss. Need to get my read on and fast as I have two books to read and review for next week… oops. What could possibly go wrong … ?

So. Aside from the reading fail I have had a pretty book free week all round it seems. No book post 😦 (although this is a good thing) and I didn’t purchase a single book, ebook or audio book during the whole week… Not a sausage. I know! I did get two books off Netgalley but is it possible that I am finally running on empty from a bookish perspective. Clearly not from a Kindle POV as I have fluffing hundreds of titles to choose from but from a I really need this book in my life perspective I think I am inundated. It is a strange feeling. At least I have 23 books on preorder so I don’t have to feel too bad lol.

From Netgalley I got Malice by Hugh Fraser and Stalker by Lars Kepler. It is now my ambition to read all of my nine million (27) book backlog from Netgalley before I request any more. Yeah right… I was contacted by Penguin RH this past week and offered a book for review though so I will no doubt be ploughing through the TBR pile instead in no time.

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Issa ‘nother Coo! Nothing to do with books but they are really cute and I really do have nothing bookish to update you on πŸ™‚

Books I have read

wolves in the dark coverWolves In The Dark by Gunnar Staalesen

Reeling from the death of his great love, Karin, Varg Veum’s life has descended into a self-destructive spiral of alcohol, lust, grief and blackouts.

When traces of child pornography are found on his computer, he’s accused of being part of a paedophile ring and thrown into a prison cell. There, he struggles to sift through his past to work out who is responsible for planting the material … and who is seeking the ultimate revenge.

When a chance to escape presents itself, Varg finds himself on the run in his hometown of Bergen. With the clock ticking and the police on his tail, Varg takes on his hardest – and most personal – case yet.

Chilling, shocking and exceptionally gripping, Wolves in the Dark reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen as one of the world’s foremost thriller writers.

Oh. My. Life. Another of life’s Jen is a Donkey moments. Why haven’t I read this series before? This is a very strange thing for me to say but I really like the character of Varg Veum. And I say strange because this is the first time I have ‘met’ him and he’s been arrested for child pornography amongst other things… Not typically the most sympathetic of character traits. I’m on the blog tour next week so will share my review then but in the meantime, order it here.

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Okay. So that is the book update over. Have another Coo pic on me πŸ™‚

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Busy week on the old blog with quite a few blog tours etc. Here is the recap.

Blog Tour Review: Be My Killer by Richard Parker

#BookLove – Sharon Bairden – Chapter In My Life

#BlogTour Review: One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett

#BlogTour: Review – The Last Cut by Danielle Ramsay

#BlogTour Review: Secrets of the Dead by Carol Wyer

#BookLove – Mary Grand

Guest Review: There Is Always More To Say by Lynda Young Spiro

I also selected the winners of my 1st Blogiversary giveaway. Congratulations to Sheila Howes, Lorraine Rugman and Inge Jacobs.

Next week I have another pretty busy week of blog tours and #BookLove with Joanne Nicholson and Cassandra Parkin. Blog tours start withΒ Promised Lies guest post on Tuesday,Β The Eyes of the Accused review on Thursday, a review ofΒ Exquisite on Saturday and a review ofΒ The Summer House on Sunday.

Hope you have a fabulous week of reading all. I am off to get my face stuck into a book after choosing what the heck Mand and I are going to see at Bloody Scotland in September. Bloody Scotland in June is resulting in mostly Coo pics apparently. Before I go… here’s an ‘ickle coo instead.

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Isn’t it cute? Enjoy

JL

4 thoughts on “Rewind, recap – Weekly round up w/e 04/06/17

  1. “One book a week” must be catching πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but I have no doubt you will more than make up for it at some point. In the meantime have a lovely holiday and enjoy the rest you deserve it 😘😘😘

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