Weekly Wrap Up : 14/5/17

Posted On 14 May 2017

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I’m not even going to bother with excuses about life taking over – I’m sounding like a scratched record for the past few weeks.  Anyway, I read one of my books and nearly finished the second.  I caught up with a couple of reviews and, yes, I was busy.  But, I’m getting there, things are coming together I think and so hopefully normalcy will soon resume:

  1. The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief (The Curious Affair Of #1) by Lisa Tuttle – complete and to be reviewed
  2. Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott – this one is  very entertaining but definitely a book you have to take your time with I think.  Nearly finished.

Next week I’m hoping to complete Rotherweird and then to pick up:

  1. The Only Child by Andrew Pyper
  2. The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett

And, finally, my cover compare this week:

I have to go with the first cover – I just find it really eerie – probably because it’s so real and it gives me this thriller type vibe.


How was your week?  What you currently reading?


22 Responses to “Weekly Wrap Up : 14/5/17”

  1. sjhigbee

    I know the feeling, Lynn. Life is busy and I keep running out of energy… I’m waiting for that bloody clone to appear and do all the household chores and write my lesson plans. In the meantime, here’s hoping that next week is tad easier…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I want a clone – or two maybe (is that greedy). Hope you’re feeling 100% soon.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Rebecca

    I’ve got SO MUCH READING TO DO. I need to get to The Space Between the Stars and about 6 other June releases. :O

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – you and me both. Still, it’s all reading – which we love.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I too would like to read The Only Child soon. I loved his last book, though I’ve heard some mixed things about this one. Should be interesting. I also a copy of The Space Between the Stars I won from a giveaway, which I’d like to get to. Haven’t seen that cover before though, it’s pretty!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m looking forward to the Only Child too. Soon.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Nathan

    I want to know how the Tuttle book is ASAP. I was thinking of reading it next.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think it’s a promising start – I had some issues but not enough to stop me wanting to read the next. I think it has a good premise but just needs a bit more focus on the characters and also what’s actually going on in this world. But I like the time period and the fact that they’re detectives.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Diana

    Life really does take over at times. That is where I am right now. Hardly reading and reviewing but weighed down by other stuff especially to do with school work. The Only Child is my kind of book and I like the cover that you picked. Happy reading 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      You too Diana – hope everything settles down for the both of us.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I’m eagerly awaiting your review of Rotherweird: I remember that the premise sounded intriguing, and now your comment about needing your time has further piqued my curiosity… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Definitely a book to be mulled over – can’t be rushed – and I’m still reading.
      Lynn 😀

  7. imyril

    We’re tracking each other through books 🙂 I’ve just finished Rotherweird (it does need some attention, but I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts – I’m struggling to pull my review together) and have The Space Between The Stars on the shelf (although I don’t think I’ll get to it until next month).

    Complete sympathy for being busy and finding it all hard to wrangle. It’s all full on at the minute, isn’t it?

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – why is everyone feeling so busy. It’s not just me – which is a bit of a relief. Can’t resist having company in my busyness.
      Rotherweird – I’m still reading would you believe. It’s a book you have to really read – if you know what I mean. I can see where the Norrell/Strange comparisons come from – just the level of detail and the fact that you can’t rush the pace. I’m very intrigued by the place – I hope the final pay off is as interesting as some of the scenes – the little boat race particularly made me laugh – a dodo and a cricket rowing down stream.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    This reminds me I still need to read The Damned.

  9. jessicabookworm

    Over the weekend I finished a fun re-read of Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by MC Beaton and I started reading The Class of ’59 by John A Heldt. I wish you more happy reading 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      You too Jessica. Ahh, Agatha Raisin – such a great name. Lynn 😀

  10. Danya @ Fine Print

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief! It looks right up my alley, and that cover is giving me some good steampunk/historical fantasy vibes. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I quite liked it, it shows definite promise, but I did have some issues. I think the characters need more work – but it is the first in series. I would definitely like to read more though.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

    I really like the second cover for The Only Child! Not a fan of the first one 😦

    I need to go investigate what Rotherweird is all about… It looks intriguing….

    Hope you had a lovely reading week 🙂

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