I suppose the main thing to say in my weekly wrap up is – I started a blog!! I used to have a book blog back in 2010-2012 and I loved posting to it, but then life got in the way, I had kids and I stopped posting, and then deleted it. You have no idea how much it makes my heart ache that I no longer have all those reviews and posts.
About 2 years ago I started reading again, and then in November 2020 I joined Bookstagram, I didn’t think people really had blogs any more. Although I love Bookstagram and the amazing community of readers on there I have been frustrated that I can’t go into the same level of detail in a book review as what I would like to. After looking into things a little I decided I’d set up a free blog on blogger. That lasted about 3 hours before I got seriously frustrated in not being able to set things up how I’d like to.
I scoured the internet and somehow managed to find Ashley at Nose Graze who offered the perfect book blogging plug in, gorgeous themes and hosting so I don’t need to worry about any of the techie aspects of running a blog. She also offers full support, all for a really reasonable monthly price. I’ve definitely got my money’s worth already this month. Everything was set up for me instantly and I published my first post the same day!
I’m hoping to publish posts daily going forwards as I have a lot of historic reviews to share, as well as a huge TBR which I want to share with you.
Books I received this week
I’ve received 3 books this week
The Retreat by Sarah Pearse
I loved The Sanatorium which I read with my online book club last year, as soon as I saw Sarah Pearse had another book out I new I wanted to read it. I got this copy from NetGalley
Reputation by Sarah Vaughan
I was watching Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflix and absolutely loved it, by the time I was half way through the series, I’d ordered Sarah Vaughan’s latest book.
The Executioner by Chris Carter
I’m part of a small book group where we read some of the more gruesome thriller books; Chris Carter, Karin Slaughter are favourite authors in there, we started on the Robert Hunter series towards the end of last year and decided we were going to read this next week so I picked it up from Audible.
What I read this week
I’ve had quite a decent week and have read 5 books, a few of which I’ve already reviewed on here
The Perfect Holiday by TJ Emerson
Survive the Night by Riley Sagar
The Serial Killers Girl by LH Stacey
No Less The Devil by Stuart MacBride
The Midnight Man by Caroline Mitchell