Tag Archives: Library

The Fens Series by Joy Ellis

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joy ellis.jpgI have been reading a really great series of books by Joy Ellis.  I have only recently found her books by browsing through Amazon and I am so glad that I did, they are a great read.

I have been lucky enough to read her last two on Net Galley in exchange for a review; actually I am reading her current one Killer on The Fens right now and I’m really enjoying it.  This book is currently 95 Cents on the Kindle store so it is well worth spending a Dollar to give this author a go.

The series is getting better as the books go on the characters are developing and forging relationships and as you get to know them the more you like them.  The storylines are interesting and keep me engaged right through to the end of the book.

If you enjoy a mystery thriller I can recommend this author, all 4 have been a great read.

A New Toy for the Gadget Queen. Kindle Paperwhite

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As my eyesight gets worse I find it harder and harder to read.   I adore reading so it’s really difficult for me.

I did read on my tablet but when you doze off and it whacks you on the nose it hurts and the phone is just a bit small.

I got a new gadget at the weekend the Kindle Paperwhite….  I love it!  I have it loaded up with all of my books and I have been reading for hours at a time without getting eye strain.

It’s really quite gorgeous and amazing!  I’m currently reading Blood Secrets by Gretna Mulrooney,  very good book I’m really enjoying it.

I Am Most Definately a Bookworm!

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Yep this is me, especially the bit about the reading list never getting any smaller and the comment stating the book was better than the movie.

Haven’t been reading too much lately due to vision problems but I am still “collecting” books.  Currently have 17 in my Google Play library and 15 in my Kindle library. 

I like to read on my lunch break but have been having difficulty seeing without a magnifying glass but I figured out that if I signed into Google Chrome and downloaded the Play Books app I can read my book at lunchtime on the PC’s big screen.  Very happy about that, it even syncs so that when I open the book on my tablet it opens up at the right page ☺

Got to be happy with that!

Happy reading fellow bookworms 😀

Go Away Bipolar Bear No Room For You Here!

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I have been in a lot of pain this week and it’s making me feel cranky.  I’m over it and want it to go away.

Bipolar bear is definately trying to knock my door down, can’t let him do that so I am turning to my weapon of choice books!  Reading is so hard with chronic eye pain but seriously it’s the only way I can get through my days.  I lose myself in a good book and the world feels right again. Some how when I am transported in to a fictional characters life the pain and depression seems to fade away a little. I get a feeling of serenity.

I’m doing OK on my goodreads chalenge for 2015 I’m at # 76 of 100.

I found this quote and really liked it, I have no idea who drew it but it’s beautifully done.

Problem Solved, A New Favourite Author!

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After yesterday’s post re me whinging that I didn’t know what to read I had a trawl through the Kindle store and discovered Michael Fowler.  Michael, where have you been all my life?  I started reading Heart of the Demon and I am LOVING it!  There are three more in the series, Cold Death, Secrets of the Dead and Coming, Ready or Not.  I have downloaded those as well.  I also got the first book in a new series called Scream, You Die.  I have plenty of good reading material now.

It feels really refreshing to have found a new favourite author, I think I was getting bored hence my struggle to choose a book.

Here is a synopsis of Heart of the Demon: –

Detective Sergeant Hunter Kerr and his partner DC Grace Marshall are called to the scene of a brutal slaying; the victim is a 14 year-old girl. The killer has been disturbed but he has left behind a puzzle. What is the significance of the marks gouged into the girl’s torso and why has a playing card been left with the body?

As Barnwell Major Investigation Team struggle to resolve the mystery they are confronted with another gruesome discovery; the mummified remains of a teenage girl are unearthed from the slurry of a former colliery site. This corpse bears all the hallmarks of the first slaying and yet this body has been buried for well over a decade.

They soon realise that a savage killer is stalking Yorkshire, preying on young girls, and with the discovery of the bodies comes a series of revelations about the past.
For Detective Sergeant Hunter Kerr and his team, the race against time to prevent further murders is complicated by the fact that several of his men have been involved on the periphery of earlier crimes, without even knowing it. And as the death toll mounts as more bodies are unearthed and new victims succumb to the murderer’s sick appetites, he finds that this case comes very close to home.

Very close indeed…

What Shall I Read?

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I have an awesome selection of books to read in my e-library but I have a problem.  I just don’t fancy any of them.  I really want to read a book but nothing is grabbing me and I don’t know what to do.

What will I do on my lunch break if I don’t read? 

I’m so surprised I am having this problem as I usually love diving into a murder mystery thriller.  Maybe it’s because I’m hanging out for the new Tess Gerritsen and Michael Connelly novels due out on the 22nd.  I don’t know maybe I need a change of genre?

Anyone got any good read suggestions?

Too Crazy to Declutter!

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So we all know I have this problem with hoarding books right?  Can be a problem but it’s got to be better than hoarding animals!

I was looking at my google play and kindle bookshelves and realised that I have no clue why I downloaded about half of them; they are totally not my genre.  Probably to get my book count up so that I don’t get “book anxiety”.   I am pretty sure that half the books in my bookshelves won’t get read so what’s the point in having them there?  They are just taking up space on my tablet and annoying me, taunting me trying to get me to read them when I have zero interest in doing so.

Time to declutter!  It is really difficult for me to get rid of books, so I went into my bookshelves with an aggressive attitude and culled everything that I knew deep down I would not read.

The result: – I now have a total of 14 books over the 2 bookshelves.  Pretty good I think as I had 27 this morning.  All I have now are books that I know I will read and enjoy …. Gawd I had some rubbish in there!  (I’m sure they were great books just not my cup of tea).

Now this is where the bipolar comes in.  I am telling myself that now I have decluttered my bookshelves I have all this room for some new books …… hehe guess who is going book shopping!

So really I haven’t decluttered at all, I am just swapping books that I know I won’t read for ones that I will.  My book count will be way up again before I know it, that’s not a problem though if I am actually going to read the books hey?