Category: Discussion

Who Would You…. Will Trent

Posted July 20, 2022 by louisesr in Discussion, Features / 1 Comment

I’ve decided to do a new series called Who Would You. No this isn’t snog, marry, avoid! It’s who would you get to play one of the lead characters in the current book you’re reading. It was inspired by 2 of my bookstagram bestie’s who are arguing over who should play a character from one of the books they’ve been reading.

As I’m currently reading Triptych by Karin Slaughter (the first of the Will Trent novels) it got me thinking about who I would want to play Trent. I’m half way through and although he’s not had a major role so far in the novel what we do know is – he’s tall and blonde, strong and silent, kinda geeky, doesn’t look like an action hero.

Now, the suggestions that were brought up in our book club discussion were

Jake Gyllenhal, Zachary Quinto and Eric, sorry Alexander Skarsgard.

I had a quick look on Goodreads, where this has also been discussed and again, Zachary Quinto was mentioned as well as

Gabriel Macht, Joel Kinnamon and Charlie Hunnam

I’m going to disagree with all of these! For me there is a perfect actor… Seann William Scott (yep, Stifler).

Have you read any of this series? Who would you cast as Will Trent?


Around the Blogosphere

Posted May 29, 2022 by louisesr in Discussion, Features / 2 Comments

My reader has been particularly busy this week. Book blogging is all about the community and I loved reading other people’s opinions on books. I get so many recommendations from reading other book blogs, not just from reviews but from lists and opinion pieces as well. I’m trying hard to make this blog a mixture of posts so that there’s something for everyone.

Here’s a look at some of the posts that I’ve enjoyed this week.

  • Once Upon a Time reviewed The Daughters by Julia Crouch as part of the Bookouture Tour. Look out for my post on the tour coming tomorrow.
  • Reading Between The Dunes has some alternative beach read selections, these were all books that I’d never heard of before
  • Stephanie at Adventures of a Bibliophile has been reading Japanese fiction, this includes one of the books that I’m really excited to read over the summer (Before The Coffee Gets Cold)
  • Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books has recently celebrated her 5 year blogivesary and asked the rest of the blogging community if we had any questions for her. She has answered these this week
  • Lotus Writing Therapy has reviewed The Midnight House by Amanda Geard, the cover of this reminded me of an Eve Chase novel, who I love so I was excited to see what she had to say
  • Janet at From First Page to Last has interviewed Jinny Alexander, I love hearing about a writers process and how they get from initial thought to published book
  • Jen Med’s Book Reviews has reviewed The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean, while I loved his most recent work, First Born, The Last Thing to Burn was a DNF for me (although I’m in the minority) so I wanted to share what someone else thought of this novel
  • Dedra at A Book Wanderer is taking part in 20 books of summer and has some great looking books lined up to read

What are your top blogs to follow? How do you find blogs to follow?

When I first started blogging I googled “top book blogs” and “top uk book blogs” which provided me with links to a variety of posts. It was quite frustrating that posts over 12 months old often featured blogs which were no longer active. The fact that someone had enjoyed a blog enough to put it on a top blog list but then the blogger had given up made me kinda sad. It also led me to Feedspot, which aggregates active book blogs and looks at their current traffic, how active they are, their social media presence, domain authority and freshness. This is their list of the Top 100 UK Book Blogs – guess who managed to rank at number 27?!?!


Books I want to read in May

Posted April 30, 2022 by louisesr in Discussion, Features / 0 Comments

The last couple of months I’ve let book tours and NetGalley determine my reading and, while I still have those commitments, in May I want to really concentrate on books that I really want to read.

Nine Lives by Peter Swanson

I’ve seen this likened to Agatha Christie, which is always always a ringing endorsement for a novel. From what I can tell it has a similar concept to quite a few other novels that have been published in the last couple of years so I’m intrigued to see how it’s handled in this one.

The Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd

Earlier this year I read The Memory Wood by Same Lloyd and loved it, when I was browsing through my library this week and saw this was available it was an instant download for me. Talking to the girls in my bookclub a few of us have it, I’m sure it’ll make a great buddy read.

The Vatican Secret by David Leadbetter

This has the tag line of the Da Vinci Code meets Jack Reach meets Jason Bourne, all books (and films) that I’ve loved

Cecily by Annie Garthwaite

A feminist retelling of The War of The Roses. I saw Annie mention this on Twitter and being from Lancashire (the red half of the War of the Roses) I was intrgiued.

Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

I’ve just joined an in-person book club full of mums from a birthing class I was in. This was the first book nominated to read. I’ve sent my mum to Waterstone’s near her as it’s one of the few branches that still as copies of the limited edition available

The Bird Cage by Eve Chase

I was so excited when Michael Joseph books got in touch to see if I’d be interested in taking part in the tour for this. I read The Glass House last year and loved it, so this was an easy yes.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab

I’ve had this on my TBR for ages, I’ve heard so many amazing things about it

Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

Am I the only person who has never read anything by Fredrik Bachman? For some reason this appealed to me most of all his books

Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook

I can’t remember where I saw this, I was looking around for books by debut authors and this jumped out at me