This Week in Books 08.02.17 #TWIB #CurrentlyReading

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Welcome to This Week in Books, where we share what we’ve been up to in bookland this week

Happy Wednesday everyone ! I’m feeling really good about my new relaxed outlook on life and this blog since the discussion at the weekend. Thanks to those who gave opinions/advice.

If you missed it (and can’t be bothered to click the link – who would blame you) my new mantra is ‘post what you love’ and not what you feel obliged to. And my new aim is quality not quantity, so you may see a decrease in posts (this one is staying though!). I really think it’s going to make me feel better and also improve the quality and integrity of my blog. Everybody wins!

So without further ado…here’s what I’ve been up to this week…

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Now: The Rest of Us Just Live Here ~ Patrick Ness // The Time Machine ~ H.G Wells

I’ve only just started the Ness but liking it so far, unsurprisingly. 🙂 I’m still going on The Time Machine during my breaks at work (so it’ll no doubt take me forever – what breaks you cry!?)

Then:  Calling Major Tom ~ David Barnett

This was a lovely, quirky story. I’m looking forward to reviewing it!

Next: ??? 

I have two ARCs due in Feb which I requested before my new rules (only 1 ARC per month) came into play. So I will make a start on those. They are Mercy of the Tide and The Chalk Pit

New on the Shelves

Really happy to be approved for this as it was my WoW pick last week – can’t wait. It will be my June ARC.

marshking ‘I was born two years into my mother’s captivity. She was three weeks shy of seventeen. If I had known then what I do now, things would have been a lot different. I wouldn’t have adored my father.’

When notorious child abductor – known as the Marsh King – escapes from a maximum security prison, Helena immediately suspects that she and her two young daughters are in danger.

No one, not even her husband, knows the truth about Helena’s past: they don’t know that she was born into captivity, that she had no contact with the outside world before the age of twelve – or that her father raised her to be a killer.

And they don’t know that the Marsh King can survive and hunt in the wilderness better than anyone… except, perhaps his own daughter.

Packed with gripping suspense and powerful storytelling, The Marsh King’s Daughter is a one-more-page, read-in-one-sitting thriller that you’ll remember for ever.

I’m Waiting on…

Carnivalesque ~ Neil Jordan

I’m a fan of Neil Jordan as a movie director (Interview with a Vampire, Byzantium) and I learned a while back he’s also written novels, but this is the first I’ve seen floating around the blogosphere. It sounds great!

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It looked like any other carnival, but of course it wasn’t…

It had its own little backstreets, its alleyways of hanging bulbs and ghost trains and Punch and Judy stands …
And at the end of one he saw the Hall of Mirrors. There were looping strings of carnival lights leading towards it, and a large sign in mirrored glass reading ‘Burleigh’s Amazing Hall of Mirrors’ and the sign reflected the lights in all sorts of magically distorted ways.

To Andy and his parents, it looks like any other carnival: creaking ghost train, rusty rollercoaster and circus performers. But of course it isn’t.

Drawn to the hall of mirrors, Andy enters and is hypnotised by the many selves staring back at him. Sometime later, one of those selves walks out rejoins his parents – leaving Andy trapped inside the glass, snatched from the tensions of his suburban home and transported to a world where the laws of gravity are meaningless and time performs acrobatic tricks.

And now an identical stranger inhabits Andy’s life, unsettling his mother with a curious blankness, as mysterious events start unfolding in their Irish coastal town…Packed with gripping suspense and powerful storytelling, The Marsh King’s Daughter is a one-more-page, read-in-one-sitting thriller that you’ll remember for ever.

Expected Publication: Feb 3rd 2017 by Bloomsbury Circus

 

So that’s my week in books, now why don’t you tell me about yours!?

Leave your answers or the link to your post in the comments and I’ll take a look 🙂

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9 thoughts on “This Week in Books 08.02.17 #TWIB #CurrentlyReading

  1. I agree! I’ve stopped taking books for review except those I request, and those I space out! It’s just too much pressure. I totally got burnt out when I was reviewing a book a week. Plus, life got busier, and I just don’t have the time. But this post – the Week in Review – I love and will continue to do also. I mean really, it’s an easy way to talk about books! 🙂 Although, I don’t have enough time to check out everyone’s post, I do try to get to at least a half a dozen or so.

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/02/what-are-you-reading-february-8-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

  2. Pingback: This Week in Books: Trouble Maker | Take a Second Glantz

  3. So, I’ve been a “lurker” for a while through a friend’s blog and am finally joining you: https://secondglantz.com/2017/02/08/this-week-in-books-trouble-maker/. The Rest of Us Just Live Here sounds like it’s right up my Buffy fangirl alley… one more for the TBR list! BTW, I read your weekend discussion post, and I have been there – very recently. In fact, I’m just now getting back into blogging after taking a very long hiatus from that stressful feeling of obligation. It sounds like you have a good plan to work through it and keep doing what you love.

    • Hi Cheryl, I’m glad you’ve come out of lurking mode – lol – welcome! It’s always nice to meet new bloggers, especially Buffy fans! BEST! I’m off to lurk around your blog for a while 😉

  4. I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on The Rest Of Us Just Live Here! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. 🙂

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