Life has pretty much plodded on as per normal, I am still working, but not quite as much now as the staff at my local hospitals are coming back to work after their isolation periods so they’re not quite as understaffed as they have been. My daughter is still in school and seems to be quite enjoying the quieter classroom atmosphere, although her teachers are stuck behind a computer screen doing the remote learning for the rest of the class.
Hence I have been using my time to catch up on my reading.
Three books finished, one print proof, one graphic novel and one audiobook and I have several ebooks in progress.
by Claire Fuller
My Rating: ★★★★★
Jeanie and Julius are two very familiar characters, especially to anybody who has spent time living in the small towns and villages of rural England. They are happy to live a bucolic existence farming the smallholding they live on with their elderly mother. And then the mother dies and their world is turned upside-down.
This is a book about grief, loss, poverty, homelessness and how little we really know our family, especially our parents.
From Devon with Death
(Juno Browne #3)
by Stephanie Austin
read by Mary Woodvine
My Rating: ★★★★☆
At this rate the town of Ashburton is turning out to be one of the most dangerous places to live in the country especially as there is a serial killer on the loose, thank goodness its only fictional. I have really enjoyed this latest instalment in the Juno Browne series and can’t wait to read the next one which is coming out in the summer.
Rivers of London: Body Work
by Ben Aaronovitch ( Author), Andrew Cartmel (Author), Lee Sullivan (Artist), Luis Guerrero (Colorist)
My Rating: : ★★★☆☆
Good, but not a patch on the full books, more like a short story. Definitely aimed at readers with a prior knowledge of the Rivers of London series. Some of illustrations didn’t quite match up to how I had the characters in my head but some were pretty spot on.
So two ARC’s one overdue and one current. Three backlist EBooks, one audiobook and a paperback.
I will be linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer , Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews, The Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz and then It’s Monday What are you Reading at The Book Date.