All the April showers happened in the first week in May – Sunday Post

I have been very lazy this week, and I am using the rain as an excuse. Apart from one walk after work and a good cycle ride a couple of days ago I have been sitting on my arse reading. Hence why I finished three books this week.

Something actually happened this week, I have gotten a Jury Summons for the end of June, part of me is quite looking forward to it, but I know it will be loads of sitting around doing nothing, but at least I will get to read in company for a change.

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The Enchanted

by Rene Denfeld

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Well that was dark! But so good. I had to read it slowly as it is too harrowing in places to be read fast. This is magical realism but only seen through the eyes of a madman on death row, but a madman with a wonderful imagination.

Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, #1)

by Ian Rankin

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I have been meaning to read Ian Rankin for a long time now but inspired by the Popsugar challenge prompt: A book you have seen on someone’s shelf, and finding it on the bookshelves of Nicola Sturgeon, meant now was the time.
Its a good solid mystery, with an intriguing man as protagonist. I felt using the hypnotist brother as a way of getting important backstory was an interesting device.

The Perfect Life

Nuala Ellwood

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I think this is her best book yet, but it’s not perfect. The pacing was great and I found it hard to put the book down in the beginning. It lost something in the middle and I found the protagonist’s behaviour was a bit OTT and cringy but then it got it’s mojo back and we get an understanding about what was happening in her life and relationships. There were a few things that I feel were left too unexplained for my liking, but overall a great read.

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Thursday: Book Review – Real Estate by Deborah Levy ★★★★✯

I think I like her non fiction more than her fiction but Deborah Levy is a highly intelligent writer in her 60’s and we get to hang out with her for 200 pages.

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I will be linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer , , The Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz and then It’s Monday What are you Reading at The Book Date.

13 thoughts on “All the April showers happened in the first week in May – Sunday Post

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  1. Rain is a great reason to stay in a comfortable chair and read. It looks a little like rain here today. Perhaps I will do a little of that, too.

    I’ve come up short with current fiction lately, and I miss that. I got a couple of books in the mail yesterday, and maybe I’ll get my fiction mojo back with them.

    My husband got a jury summons last week, but he was very glad he was not chosen. It was for a criminal case, for a man who was accused of an awful crime. He saw in the paper that the man was convicted, so I’m sure it would have been an ugly week for him. Hopefully, your case will not be so heavy.


  2. I love nothing more than curling up on the lounge and reading when it’s cold & wet outside so I don’t blame you.
    My daughter has been called up twice in the last year but both times the cases were resolved before trial so she’s never had to serve on the jury.

    Wishing you a great reading week


  3. We also had some rain and a huge thunderstorm on Thursday. I just got into bed and read. Perfect reading weather.

    The Enchanted is still on my TBR and I hope to read it soon.

    Have a good week!

    Elza Reads


  4. I was so mad when the L.A. jury system switched over to a “just call in every morning and see if you need to actually go to the court building or not” system. I always loved going there and sitting around all day, reading and a 2-hour lunch break.

    I jumped on Goodreads to add The Enchanted to my TBR but it was already on there! That means I’ve been interested in it twice so time to see what the price is. $54 for a hardcover on Amazon!!! Why??? Luckily a reseller that claims to “take donated books & turn them into jobs for the unemployed, meals for the hungry & life-altering services for the homeless” had a hardcover in “very good” condition for $1.98 + $3.99 shipping.


  5. I wish it rained here and maybe get a chance to spend an entire day to read. Also I hope your jury duty goes smoothly and you get some interesting opportunity.


  6. I’ve never gotten a Jury Summons but I think that would be very cool if the case didn’t involve a child or the elderly. I love a lazy day once in a while, we all deserve them! We haven’t had rain in a while but our rainy season, when it rains most every day, starts in late May.

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