Friday, 3 October 2014

Reading matter(s)

My Library book haul picture co-incides with the link up with Laura at a Circle of Pine Trees for the Year in Books.
I cycled down to the mobile library with 29 books in two bags - front and back baskets on my bike, and came back with 30. Of which 22 were for me.

This is what I have for October reading.
 Almost all are ordered on-line and sent to the mobile library for me to collect.
Alys Clare, Melvin Starr, Anne Perry = new historical crime by favourite authors
Ann Cleeves and Martin Walker = modern crime ditto
 A few are ideas taken from other bloggers on the link up.
Some Non fiction - three about  WWII - Land Girls and The Children's Front and Ration Book recipes.
Kirstie Allsop's Christmas Crafts 
A Slice of Organic life was mentioned by someone the other day and it's ages since I borrowed it so I ordered it for another look.
Ronald Blythe - Under a Broad Sky ( The local-ish Author of Akenfield)
A couple of Authors I've tried before, failed and am now having another go at.- Sarah Waters and Sally Spencer.
A Trisha Ashley for a bit of light reading.
A few gleaned from  the  library van shelves - Island Summer, Once upon a flock and The Blank Wall.

More than a months worth of reading I think!

Last month I read some of these

The collected Works of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The following blurb is taken from Fantastic Fiction
AJ Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is a wreck.
Amelia is a book rep, with a big heart, and a lonely life
Maya is the baby who ends up on AJ's bookshop floor with a note.
What happens in the bookshop that changes the lives of these seemingly normal but extraordinary characters?

The Blooding by James McGee
From Fantastic Fiction again.
Hawkwood, the Regency James Bond, returns in this gripping, action-packed follow up to the bestselling Ratcatcher1812: Britain is at war with the United States.
Matthew Hawkwood, former soldier and spy, has unexpectedly arrived in America. His plan is to head for Canada and the sanctuary of the British lines. But when he gets to Albany, headquarters of the American Northern Army, he spots a familiar face within a consignment of British prisoners - Major William Lawrence.As Hawkwood and Lawrence make their bid for freedom, they uncover a plan by the Americans to launch an invasion against Canada. If Montreal and Quebec fall into American hands, they will gain control of the entire continent.Hawkwood and Lawrence must pass the information to the British before it's too late. First they must survive the journey through the Adirondack mountains, known as the Mohawk's 'Hunting Grounds'. But deep in Hawkwood's past is an old alliance, one which could save both their lives and Canada from American rule

I didn't finish the two James Oswald books - too weird, or the two strange non fiction books.
The cookery books were just for browsing.
Most of the others were crime by favourite authors all of which I enjoyed.

One final thing
I read this on Gills blog and SO agreed with her - I wish I could write as well as  this. She said it was OK to send people over for a look.
Frugal in Derbyshire

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