Top Ten Tuesday: One Word Reviews for the Last 10 Books I Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.

Hello!

It has been quite a while since I have taken part in Top Ten Tuesday but I loved the prompt for today so I thought I would join in. This weeks prompt has really made my brain hurt. Turns out I am not very good at thinking of one word reviews.

  1. Blind Spot by Paula Hawkins

Unexpected

2. Women of Holy Week: An Easter Journey in Nine Stories by Paula Gooder

Reflective

3. A Crime in Holland by Georges Simenon

Frustrating

4. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins

Beautiful

5. Big Panda and Tiny Dragon by James Norbury

Thoughtful

6. Roverandom by J. R. R. Tolkien

Magical

7. Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey

Exhilarating

8. The Night at the Crossroads by Georges Simenon

Mysterious

9. Wonderlands by Una McCormack

Melancholy

10. Galatea by Madeline Miller

Disappointing

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Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 20/04/2022

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I am thoroughly enjoying my week off so far.

What I am Currently Reading

I am really enjoying reading about the adventures of Shardlake again.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I really enjoyed the Women of Holy Week as it gave voices to the females in the bible who we don’t really hear speak.

What I Think I will Read Next

I have so many books I want to read I just do not know what to read next.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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First Lines Friday: 15/04/2022

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Happy Friday!

I started a new book today so I thought I would feature it on today’s First Lines Friday post.

As usual the answer is below the cat pictures.

It was dark under the trees, only a little moonlight penetrating the half-bare branches. The ground was thick with fallen leaves; the horses’ hooves made little sound and it was hard to tell whether we were still on the road. A wretched track, Barak had called it earlier, grumbling yet again about the wildness of this barbarian land I had brought him to.

And the answer is…

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission by his rebellious subjects in York.

Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as legal work processing petitions to the King, Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a secret mission for Archbishop Cranmer – to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator who is to be returned to London for interrogation.

But the murder of a York glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries, connected not only to the prisoner in York Castle but to the royal family itself. And when Shardlake and Barak stumble upon a cache of secret documents which could threaten the Tudor throne, a chain of events unfolds that will lead to Shardlake facing the most terrifying fate of the age . . .

So how did everyone do?

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Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 13/04/2022

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

What I am Currently Reading

I struggled a bit to get into this but now I am thoroughly enjoying it and I have no idea who the murderer is.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I really enjoyed both these books and I will definitely be dipping into Big Panda and Tiny Dragon again.

What I Think I will Read Next

So many books to read, I’m not sure whether to go stand alone or book series.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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First Lines Friday: 8/04/2022

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Hello and Happy Friday!

I hope everyone has some good reading plans for the weekend.

As usual the answer is below the cat pictures.

When Detective Chief Inspector M… arrived in Delfzijl, one afternoon in May, he had only the sketchiest notions about the case taking him to this small town located in the northernmost corner of Holland.

and the answer is…

‘Just take a look,’ Duclos said in an undertone, pointing to the scene all round them, the picture-book town, with everything in its place, like ornaments on the mantlepiece of a careful housewife . . . ‘Everyone here earns his living. Everyone’s more or less content. And above all, everyone keeps his instincts under control, because that’s the rule here, and a necessity if people want to live in society’

When a French professor visiting the quiet, Dutch coastal town of Delfzijl is accused of murder, Maigret is sent to investigate. The community seem happy to blame an unknown outsider, but there are people much closer to home who seem to know much more than they’re letting on: Beetje, the dissatisfied daughter of a local farmer, Any van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased, and, of course, a notorious local crook.

So how did everyone do?

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Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 6/04/2022

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

It has been a while since I have done a WWW Wednesday because I haven’t been reading much but I seem to be getting back into it again.

What I am Currently Reading

I am thoroughly enjoying the Wilkie Collins so far. I can already see how the story is going but I am enjoying it none the less. The James Norbury is just beautiful.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I thoroughly enjoyed both these books. Reviews will follow soon.

What I Think I will Read Next

There are so many good books I want to read and I just don’t know what to decide. I am loving The Wheel of Time and The Expanse series but I am finding it hard to decide which series to carry on with next.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 16/03/2022

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I’m not doing as much reading at the moment because I am struggling to read at night like I usually do but hopefully I will get back into it soon.

What I am Currently Reading

Absolutely loving this so far. I really like finding out more about Alex and Amos and their past in this book.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Really enjoyed this and loved reading more about Grudge the queen of cats. Review will follow shortly.

What I Think I will Read Next

I’m not entirely sure what I will read next but I am hoping to get into my Maigret books again at some point because they make excellent books to read whilst the husband is watching the Grand Prix.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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First Lines Friday: 11/03/2022

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone has had a good week so far. I haven’t taken part in a First Line Friday this year so I thought it was high time I joined in again.

The answer is below the cat pictures!

The twin shipyards of Callisto stood side by side on the hemisphere of the moon that faced permanently away from Jupiter. The sun was only the brightest star in the endless night, the wide smear of the Milky Way brighter by far. All along the ridges of the craters, harsh white work lights glared down onto buildings, loaders, scaffolds.

and the answer is…

Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey

The fifth novel in Corey’s New York Times bestselling Expanse series–now being produced for television by the SyFy Channel!

A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.

Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price.

And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left.

Did anybody guess correctly?

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Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 2/03/2022

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I’ve got back into my reading this week but have realised I am really behind on my book reviews so I must start catching up. Anyway, here is what I have been reading recently.

What I am Currently Reading

I’ve paused a bit on An Immortal Guardians Companion but I have been dipping into the interviews. I have just started Wonderlands and so far I am enjoying it but I am missing the rest of the Discovery crew.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I absolutely loved Moll Flanders. Galatea was rather a disappointment sadly.

What I Think I will Read Next

I’m not sure what I will read next but I think it will either be the Shardlake series or The Expanse series.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 16/02/2022

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. It has been a couple of weeks since I have done this post because I have been stuck reading the one book. However, I am now back!

What I am Currently Reading

I have just started Moll Flanders and so far so good.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I loved this so much and towards the end I simply could not put it down.

What I Think I will Read Next

Think it will most likely be Nemesis Games as I need to get back to TheExpanse series but it always depends on my mood.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading!

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