Last Friday was my birthday and no one bought me any books! My son and my friend, Heron normally provide such presents but my friend forgot and my son, although he phoned me as yet to appear with anything, but we have plans. I am not a big on loud parties but i do like a nice birthday and i felt very forgotten by my friend, who normally doesn’t miss and doesn’t seem to see what all the fuss is about.
However a new month always brings about new books.
Looking at my list from last month i do not appear to have read very much and yet i am constantly reading something. In fact i am a self confessed book-aholic and i cannot be persuaded otherwise.
I read –
Healing from Neglect: when those we love don’t love us – Janene Baardsgaards
Not my type of book. I really should stop falling for the blurb on the back. I didn’t finish it, although i tried hard pushing other books to the side as i did so, but in the end it was all twaddle. It got ** for effort.
The Blue Castle – L M Montgomery
L M Montgomery is the author of Anne of Greengables, if you liked that then you will like this! Personally i loved it’s gentle unobtrusiveness. *****
Redirect:Changing the stories we live by – Timothy Wilson
Wilson shares with us the need to change the way we treat those with mental health problems as the old ways were not properly tested before they were let free into the world and often do not work. I enjoyed it, not sure if it would be for everyone though. ***
The Moon Sister – Therese Walsh
This was the book group read on Goodreads this month and although it was okay it was no show stopper. It is about two sisters, Jazz and Olivia and their desire to fulfill their deceased mother’s wish. Although some of the characters were interesting, Hobbs for instance, i had problems separating the voices of the sisters and found myself having to go back repetitively to the beginning of chapters to work out who was speaking. I bought it for my kindle and it took 68% of the book for the story to really get going. It also didn’t end the way it i thought it would, like something wasn’t finished. ****
The Tumble Inn – William Loizeaux
This book is not due for publication until September this year. I picked up my ‘Read Now’ copy on Netgalley. Mark and Fran are busy in their lives in New Jersey when Fran spots an advert for a job as innkeepers of the Tumble Inn. This book is finding your passion and living the dream. It is also about not giving up on that dream even when others think you should. ****
Teach Us to Sit Still – Tim Parks
We Are Not Ourselves – Matthew Thomas
This book has yet to be published and is on Netgalley. Until now i actually thought it was written by a woman, great insight by Matthew Thomas is all i will say at the moment.
Too many to mention – but watch this space!!!