October Roundup

That is it – October Done! A month where I have spent not much time on this blog, posts you have seen have been scheduled in but I have been reading, working, sleeping, eating and enjoying life.

I am still in a Christmas mood reading wise and that is why I have read a new author to me Jill Steeples – Christmas at The Dog and Duck, pretty much has your Christmas by a log fire in a cosy pub, with your dog at you feet scenario all tied up with a big Christmas bow on it! Lovely read.

I knew what I was getting when I went back to visit Tindledale with Alex Brown – Not Just for Christmas a little story that packed a punch and made me shed a tear or two! Cannot wait to go back to Tindledale next year. No pressure Alex!

I also revisited The Plumberry School with Cathy Bramley – Comfort and Joy. Another short story for Christmas, but one which takes you back to characters and places you have loved in previous novels and ones where you wish that there would be more than one book!

Zooming past Christmas, and I have read my first book of 2017. Well my first book that is published in 2017 – Cathy Bramley – White Lies and Wishes. You will all have to wait a while before you can read the review for this one!

When you are feeling less than 100%, comfort is always a must and that is why I chose to read Agatha Christie – The Labours of Hercules. I was going to participate in the 1947 club this time round and this was my book of choice. Sadly it wasn’t meant to be, but I still wanted to read the book, to tick it off my list! I will be well ahead with the next choice of year 1951 as I have read a couple of books on the list.

To complete a series of books I have read this year, led me to buy Rosie Goodwin – Dilly’s Hope which is the final one in the series. I wrote about the first. but in my realistic choices in what reviewed, I simply enjoyed reading the next one and then this the final one, which completes the story and reminded me of the lovely “aga sagas” I used to read. These books are such great joy.

I went on a Gervase Phinn binge back i the summer, to bring me up to date with all The Little Village School Series of books. I was rather disappointed when I shut the last one, because it felt like there was going to be no more. Oh how delighted I was when I found out there would be a fifth – Gervase Phinn – Secrets at The Little Village School. Preordered in the summer and delivered last Tuesday, finished on the Friday. Now I am bereft once again.

Finally, I went back in history and across the seas to Dinah Jeffries – The Silk Merchant’s Daughter. I love the rich tapestry of colours that Dinah Jeffries tells in her stories and how much I actually learn about places in a certain period of time.

So I am reading a rather quirky novel as October draws to a close, but more of that in November.