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30 June 2014




Title
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author
JK Rowling
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Publication Date
1998
Pages
251
Genre
Fantasy

Blurb:
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The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girl's bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble beings, and someone--or something--starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects...Harry Potter himself.

Mini review

I didn't read the HP books when they first came out, but only in 2013, after I've seen all the movies, so I do knew the story of course. But that doesn't really matter - its the beauty and incredible drawn fantasy world of the books. 

As before, the 2nd book in the series is, in my opinion, written with children readers in mind. At the beginning, Rowling skilfully re-caps the important bits from book 1 in her familiar style. Anyone wanting to write for a younger age group should read her first chapter and can learn how it's done. 

Apart from the imaginative constructed fantasy world - nicely woven in with the 'real world' (= the muggles), I feel that the other real strength of the story lies in the great characters. Not too over the top, and still what we expect from a proper baddy (i.e. Malfoy) or the posh impostor (Lockheart), the poor Weasleys, the mean Dursleys. 

I personally still prefer the later, darker HP books. The greatest contribution of the books for me is the fact that it brought children back to reading books who wouldn't have otherwise picked a book up and in fact, got a whole new generation reading. 



29 June 2014


Title
Silk Road Vegetarian 
Author
Dahlia Abraham Klein 
Publisher
Tuttle
Publication Date
2014
Pages
192
Genre
Cookery



Blurb:

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Discover the secrets of healthy and sustainable eating that have been practiced along the trade routes of Asia for centuries. This unusual book is filled with richly-flavored vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free recipes like Bengali Potato and Zucchini Curry, Afghan Moussaka Eggplant with Yoghurt Sauce and Bukharian Crock Pot Rice with Dried Fruit that will be a welcome change for any vegetarian or vegan to enjoy. Plus, most of these delicious recipes can be made using ingredients from your local Farmer’s market or CSA share!

Dishes from the Silk Road have their roots in the ancient village food traditions of Asia, where a few healthy ingredients from local gardens were blended with spices to create meals that are nutritious, varied and flavorful, as well as being ethical and sustainable.

Author Dahlia Abraham-Klein is a food educator and nutritionist who draws from her own family heritage to create meals that honor what is most meaningful about cooking and food everywhere in the world—a connectedness to place, history and family. Her book is about developing culinary awareness and celebrating diversity—discovering foods with contrasting tastes and textures that are simple and easy to prepare, yet totally exciting and different.




My review:

Firstly - I am not vegetarian nor do I require a gluten free diet. But my husband always tells me that we should eat less meat and try to cook more vegetarian. I can't help but agree. I don't know many vegetarian recipes, and what I do know just conjures up an image of --boring--.I am pleased to tell you that this book put my perception of boring vegetarian recipes completely on it's head. Never will I think of vegetarian as boring again and straight away by just doing a first browse through the book, I realised that this will actually be really yummy. 

The book starts with a foreword from Stephanie Weaver, author of the Recipe Renovator Blog who introduces us the the culinary concept of the Silk Road. Than the author Dahlia Abraham-Klein tells us her 'Culinary Pilgrimage'  - the story of her background and how the book came about. This in itself I found already really interesting.

Also at the beginning, the book covers:
  • Intro into the 'Spice Pantry' (all spices which you can easily find in the spice section of any big supermarket, or, in England, Indian/Pakistani shops. 
  • Basic Preparation methods. 
The recipes are divided into:
  • Bases, Condiments & Other Useful Recipes
  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Main dishes
  • Rice dishes
  • Side dishes
  • desserts.
An example of recipes from each section: Hummus Dip, Chickpea Falafel, Lentil Tomato Soup, Asian Coleslaw, Indian Spinach Curry, Fragrant Indian Pilaf, Sesame Noodles, Baked lemon rice pudding. Many of the recipes also come with a little 'background story' which I thought was a nice touch and often, very intriguing. 


One of my main problems with cookery books is that often there are a lot of ingredients to buy at great expense which you only ever use once, and they are difficult to get hold off. Nothing more annoying in my opinion. This is for me one of the tests to determine the star rating for a cook book. So, let's see. A random recipe, page 78: Yellow Split Pea Soup - yellow split peas, water, oil, garlic, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry powder, ground turmeric, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onion, lemon juice, salt, pepper. Not everyone may have cumin seeds and turmeric in their pantry, but if you are enjoying Indian cooking, it is easy to get those and they will last for many recipes.


I'm not a trained chef and not even a very sophisticated domestic cook but found this book very appealing and easy to use without being too 'basic'. I will post an update once I cooked a few recipes.


About the author:  



Dahlia Abraham-Klein was born in New York though raised as a citizen of the world, living and traveling in Asia, Europe and Africa. Growing up in a Central Asian immigrant family - home entertaining with a polyglot ensemble was the norm rather than the exception. Silk Road Vegetarian is aimed at fusing her familial and ancestral ties to her vegetarian lifestyle.


The Sunday Post


This is is Meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and here are the rules.

It is your chance to re-cap your bookish week, what did your review last week, any new purchases, what will be coming up in your blog next week or generally anything you feel you would like to share with the blogging community.



So, what did I do last week?



After almost 1/2 year of blogging, I so hope I'm not entering a blogging crisis …hey, I'm still smiling. No, seriously, I've had another busy week - nothing special, just normal busy life really. Thursday a colleague was leaving our office for good and we went for a drink after work. I was home at about 11pm - no blogging of course and I never seem to have time to pre-schedule posts ready either (no time to write up posts). Friday hubby and me went out to a bar for a little sneaky drink - yes, I know, two days in a row! But hubby and me usually do this on a Friday following his pay-day. So, late home again and no blogging. No commenting either - yes, I haven't been very good again this week. But I still love blogging and definitely want to keep going. Maybe I have to find a better balance? Maybe not 'beat myself up' if I don't post every day and can't take part in the memes I hoped to take part? Where do you find the balance fellow bloggers :)

Also, I'm receiving a few emails from authors / agents where I prev. accepted a book for review, now asking me when / how far I've gotten with reading them and reviewing. I always tell them right at the beginning that I'm happy to accept, but it may take several weeks, as I do have a queue for review books (which is on my blog - I do point them to that). Arrgh, I don't want to disappoint but do start to feel 'pressured' in a way. Pressured is maybe a too harsh word, I mean I don't lose sleep over it, but…. Again, how to you cope with it, or do I have to have a thicker skin?? 



This is more for the authors amongst us, but it still raised a smile with me :)



New: The Coroner's Officer

2 of my old cases from 2012 were in court this week, phew, it's always a relief when I get an old case 'through'. There are several reasons why it can take such a long time. One of the cases was a multiple death from a drugs overdose, and due to the circumstances we had to have a jury. Not many cases are with juries, and we only have a very limited amount of jury weeks in any one year and spaces to book these run out quickly. The other case from 2012 needed expert evidence on diabetes treatment. To get an expert is always a bit more complicated (find the expert, agree on his/her payment terms etc). Still, at the end, it was a successful week.

This week at The Coroner's Officer I am talking about
Time of death 



On the blog last week

Reviews:





Memes / Features: 






Finish / Start


I'm still reading the same book The Heir (Kingsland Book 3) by Deborah Hill, but hoping to finish it today or tomorrow and post a review.

My next read will be:
The Groundbreaking (The Love under Construction Series) by Deandra Hall




Added to my stash

No, didn't get anything, but mainly because I didn't properly review my emails with review requests etc - will need to get my house in order first I think before I take on anything new. And no freebies either as I just know I won't have the
 time and only want books on my Kindle where I know I will actually read them. I think that discipline is my German heritage LOL. If only I could be so disciplined with the food I eat :) 



This is what I'm planning next week for my blog


Reviews:

The Heir by Deborah Hill (Kingsland Book 3)



Silk Road Vegetarian by Dahlia Abraham Klein (non-fiction)
 

Gerald's Game by Stephen King

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
 


Memes / Features:

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro and Teaser Tuesdays: The Groundbreaking by Deandra Hall (Love under Construction Series)

Feature and Follow hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read
What are some of your favorite picture books – either current ones or ones from your childhood?

The Coroner's Officer #5 - The Post Mortem Examination 


Have a great week my bookish friends

Peggy x



Please also read my disclaimer


4. Time of Death


Legally, you are not dead until a person who is authorised to do so comes and pronounces life extinct. Usually, it will be a medical doctor who pronounces life extinct - this 'act' also determines the date and time of death.

In England and Wales, also certain specifically trained ambulance personnel and nurse practitioners can pronounce life extinct.

So, a body which gets found today 29th of June will have this date of death, even though the body could be very decomposed and has obviously died a long time ago. But as it is practically almost impossible to find out exactly when life ceases to exist, the Coroner works with the legal time of death.

It can sometimes be confusing when, for example, a family sits with their loved one in hospital who is about to die. The patient may 'slip away' on Saturday at around 11pm. But the doctor only comes in after midnight (maybe to give the family some time with their deceased loved one), and thus, the date of death will be the following day, Sunday. 

The question I get asked most often in the Coroner's Office is: Can you please tell me when she/he has died? And I always have to disappoint them and point them to the legal time of death. No, we cannot tell when grandma died. 

A post mortem cannot establish when the person died. Yes, there are certain signs on the body (stages of maggots etc), but a pathologist who is only there to establish the cause of death would usually not comment on it. This would be a different lego-medical field, and quite simply, for the Coroner, it does not make a great deal of difference when life ceased to exist (the actual time of death). It is very difficult to establish this. One would need to take the temperature of the body when found (deep anal thermometer) - the internal body temperature falls roughly 1 degree an hour. Further parameters need to be taken into consideration, such as temperature in the room, temperature outside, moisture, health condition of the body (did he/she had in infection - decomposes quicker), were the bowels full etc etc. The Coroner does not go into this, as, again, we do not require it, though we understand very often the families of the deceased are very anxious about that fact.

It is a different matter if the death is subject to a murder investigation. In that case, the police may need to establish the time of death more accurately - to rule out alibis etc. A lot of extensive forensic examinations are required, and than expert opions are sought, and it will be most likely that the police will get a  likely time of death between… and …. rather than an exact time. It is also possible that the prosecution and the defendant have different experts on that matter who have different options on the time of death. 

So, as you can see, it is indeed not straightforward and we as Coroner's Officers only work with the 'time life pronounced extinct by a person authorised to do so'. 


Peggy x 


28 June 2014




Title
The Time Traveler's Wife
Author
Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher
MacAdam/Cage
Publication Date
2003
Pages
518
Genre
Novel, Romance, Time Travel

Blurb:

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This is the extraordinary love story of Clare and Henry who met when Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. In the face of this force they can neither prevent nor control, Henry and Clare's struggle to lead normal lives is both intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.


My Review:

Though time travel is well covered in literature in many aspects and by many authors over time, the idea which sits behind this book is unique in my opinion. Essentially a love story with complications. 

Firstly, what did I like about the book? The fact that Henry's time travelling is explained - in his case, a rear genetic condition. It doesn't just happen, and there is no extraterrestrial force involved, it's all nicely grounded on this planet. No crime or CIA agents, but quite pure and simple, a love story. Clare and Henry find each other and lose each other and find each other and lose each other. The writing is beautiful and very accessible. Both Clare and Henry are great characters - not too complicated and easily likeable. 

But … I still didn't like the book as much as I probably should. Reasons? Every chapter has a subtitle with the date and the respective ages of the couple i.e. Saturday, October 26, 1991 Henry is 28, Clare is 20  or  March, 1994, Clare is 22, Henry is 30. Despite this, I still struggled to keep up with 'when' the book was and at what stage Clare and Henry where. I was too confused. I had to keep thinking constantly: ah, ok, have the met yet, where are they now in their relationship, has this and that happened yet…' It did spoil the flow of the book for me a bit, and unfortunately, left me thinking that I am obviously not intelligent enough to understand it? But I also heard that this was the exact reason why so many people did love this book. After all, this debut book was a huge commercial success. 

Maybe this is where the problem lies - quite often, so I find, when a book is a big commercial success, I read it with a different 'head' on. Keep thinking 'I must like it, everyone liked it!' and that being a bit disappointed when I think 'It's ok' but not 'I do love this'. 

Having said all this, I read this book a while ago now, and I remember that I read it really quickly (yes, as I said earlier, the writing is easy and certainly flows) - so maybe I should take myself some more time for this book and put it on my re-read pile.




25 June 2014


Title
From a Buick 8
Author
Stephen King
Publisher
Scribner
Publication Date
September 2002
Pages
325
Genre
Science Fiction

Blurb:

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The story begins in western Pennsylvania in 1979, when a mysterious figure parks a vintage Buick Roadmaster at a local gas station, then disappears forever. The police discover that the Buick isn't a car at all but rather a Buick-shaped enigma: self-healing; impregnable to dents, dirt, and scratches; composed of unidentifiable materials; and containing a completely nonfunctional engine. Confronted with a mystery of unprecedented proportions, the troopers of Barracks D claim the Buick for themselves and spend 20 years attempting to understand its nature, purpose, and provenance.

My Review

Teenager Ned Wilcox has a hard time dealing with the death of his father, a police officer, who was killed by a drunk driver. He seeks the company of his father's former colleagues at the local police station. Ned discovers an old Buick which appears abandoned in a shed, and when he asks the other troopers about it, Sergeant Sandy Dearborn decides to reveal the Buick's story as it stands so far to Ned.

The Buick just appeared one day abandoned at a petrol station, and not being able to find the owner, the local troopers took it to the police station for safe keeping. But it appears very soon that all is not what it seems with this car. Firstly, it is completely undrivable so how did it get there. The materials of the car appear alien. A police officer who sat in in simply disappeared, as if swallowed by the car. And over the next 20 years, strange creatures and plants appear from the car which have not been seen on this planet before. Ned decides to investigate.

There is more than a passing resemblance to King's earlier book Christine. A car with supernatural powers, a car who can heal itself. But here, the car is more of a gateway to a different dimension or planet. The story is told in 2001 but frequently goes back to the 1970's/80's when the police officers tell Ned the story of the Buick. There are several first person narrators throughout the book which at times, did get a bit confusing for me.

Though I did like the idea of this supernatural car as a gateway to another universe, it is probably not one of my favourite King books. I think I would like to have seen more about this other dimensions. I'm also missing the usual strong characters and I didn't 'get' the ending (or only after reading other reviews of it - this did not spoil the story for me though). However, having said that, it is of course still a very enjoyable read. In summery, I prefer Christine





24 June 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile By The Sea.

This is how it works: Write down either the first paragraph of a book your are currently reading / intending to read or read in the past and share with us. I do like a good opening!


My current read is Kingsland Book 3 The Heir by Deborah Hill. 
It is a family saga and historical romance.



The Morning Sun danced in Kingsland's dining room chandelier, sprinkling the walls with small rainbows. Emily Merrick dreamed among them, drifting slowly along until Mother said her name, sharply, as though she'd spoken before, probably just a  few minutes ago.
"Sorry," Emily said, without meaning it. "What did you say, Mother?"
"I asked if Charles was taking you to the party tonight."
"No, I thought I'd walk over. Than, if it's boring, I can come home whenever I want to."
Thus eliminating an opportunity for Charles Sinclair to kiss her goodnight, as he so loved to do.



Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should be reading. 
These are the rules  :
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

From The Heir by Deborah Hill

"You've really saved my skin," she said, regaining her shredded poise. "Charles can ge very insistent."


Peggy x
23 June 2014


Title
The New Cross Stitcher's Bible
Author
Jane Greenoff
Publisher
David & Charles
Publication Date
August 2010
Pages
224
Genre
Craft


Blurb:  


This is a completely new and revised edition of the best-selling "Cross Stitcher's Bible", from one of the world's favourite cross stitch designers, Jane Greenoff. This essential guide to cross stitch and other counted thread embroidery techniques includes an extensive illustrated stitch library. Inspiring new projects present exciting stitching challenges, ranging in size from cards to cushions. Versatile motifs and sampler picture designs are all clearly charted and can easily be adapted for other projects. This is the must-have, easy-to-follow companion for all cross stitchers to bring them up-to-date with the latest trends, techniques and materials.

My review

Cross Stitch is another one of my hobbies, and this book is a must-have if you are a beginner and need the basics but also if you are intermediate and either want to take your hobby a step further or (as it happens often with me) have to look up a particular stitch. 

Jane Greenoff is the Founder of the Cross Stitch Guild in the UK and she is a regular at the cross stitch fairs around the country. You can usually find her at her stall, chatting to cross stitch enthusiasts and given out advice and just 'chatting cross stitch'. 

Following are covered:
1. Getting started
  • following a chart
  • epipment
  • stitching on different fabrics
  • stitching from a kit
  • cross stitch
  • back stitch / french knots
  • changing threats and finishing off
2. Creative Options
  • choosing and using different kinds of fabrics - linen, aida, aida bands, afghan, canvas, plastic canvas, perforated canvas
  • different kinds of threat (stranded cotton, metallics, blending filament, space-dyed threats, mixing thread
  • stitching in miniature
3. Exploring choices
  • embellishments
  • beads
  • silk ribbons
  • assisi embroidery
  • hardanger embroidery
  • pulled and drawn thread embroidery
  • folded hems
  • adapting and designing a cross stitch design.
4. Finishing and making up.

As a bonus, a celebration sampler, stitch library and chart library is included.

The front cover states the ooh is a manual of essential cross stitch and counted threat techniques, and this is exactly what you get. If you are already an accomplished cross stitcher, it may be too basic for you. Still, I bought the book after doing cross stitch for quite a number of years and would still refer back to the book - mainly to look up a particular stitch which I don't do often (i.e. hemstitch - no idea why I can never remember it!)



22 June 2014


Title
The House of Kingsley Merrick
Author
Deborah Hill
Publisher
North Road Publishing Corporation (2nd Ed)
Publication Date
16 July 2013
Pages
325
Genre
Historical Romance


Blurb:  



As a boy, Kingsley Merrick is taunted by his social betters at the Academy. As a young man, he is ostracized by the establishment of Waterford, seeking retribution for the humiliations he has endured. Part of his plan includes marriage to his cousin.
Julia Merrick is imprisoned by her middle-class upbringing, and looks to Brahmin Boston for relief. Gradually insinuating herself into Beacon Hill society, her dream founders on the shoals of snobbery, and her virgin purity is besmirched by an alluring scion of wealth -- just as her family is threatened with financial ruin in the panic of 1857. Julia can save them all by marrying Kingsley, on his way home from Australia, but at what a price! There will be no escape from what she now knows about men, and she also knows the marital relation will break her spirit.
As indeed it does, until she brings her husband to heel with a scheme that will free her to create an elite, Brahmin-like society right there in Waterford and at the same time keep him out of her bedroom.
And so it is that Kingsley Merrick turns to Angelina Bradley....




My review

This is book 2 in the Kingsland Series - My review of Book 1 This is the House is here. 

I read book 2 straight after book 1, so the books in this series quickly became a family saga to me and it was great to continue the book and the family story. However, in my opinion, book 2 can be read completely independently. It is stand-alone and while people from book 1 are being referred to, it doesn't build on the stories discussed in book 1. 

Molly is already deceased at the beginning of book 2 (and I did miss her, there is no reference to her at all other than her portrait which still hangs in the house) and Elijah is a grandfather in his final years. 

The story continues with 2 of Molly and Elijah's grandchildren - their son 'Lije's daughter Julia and and their son Sonny's illegitimate son Kingsley.  Julia grows up with her family in Boston in  middle-class surroundings, but gets to know the upper class and strives to reach the comforts of a rich husband. That doesn't go to plan and she quickly finds out that it is not that easy to escape her middle class roots when she gets dumped by a potential richer suitor who was obviously taken by her, but his family could never agree to this match. On the other hand, Kingsley had always been looked down by 'Lije and his family - his father being an alcoholic and him being illegitimate. But he is clever and he makes his fortune in Australia and is a rich man when he returns. 'Lije and his family are now on the brink of financial ruin, and welcome Kingsley very much and urge Julia to win him as a potential suitor. Well, it works and Kingsley and Julia do marry. But Julia is not a happy woman after an unpleasant experience with a rich lothario from her Boston days and she cannot stand the physical side of the relationship with her husband. 2 girls are born to the marriage, Caroline and August.  But than Kingsley is thrown into the arms of Angelina Bradley, the wife of his archenemy who gives him everything he misses in the relationship with his wife.

The story than continues with Augusta who grows up and now comes into marriageable age. And she has to make a decision: Rescue her family from financial ruin and marry a rich man who will look after her and all her family or go with her heart and marry the poor farmer who happens to be the son of Angelina Bradley. Is there a middle way or will Augusta have to make the ultimate sacrifice? I felt quite emotional when I realised the choice Augusta will have to make.

I absolutely adored Augusta. She is down to earth but still understands her obligations to her family. Not easy, but more understandable when looking at the historical period. As we all know since Jane Austen, a good marriage was the biggest aim for girls and not just a choice effecting their own happiness, but the whole family. 

The book covers a period in New England / Boston from 1838 to 1872 and while historic events are explained at the beginning of some chapters and have been researched well, they are certainly not the main part of this book and only serve as a back-drop. I did find myself skipping some parts of it and I did not make a difference to my understanding of the story. 

Received from the author in return for an honest review.







The Sunday Post

This is is Meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and here are the rules.

It is your chance to re-cap your bookish week, what did your review last week, any new purchases, what will be coming up in your blog next week or generally anything you feel you would like to share with the blogging community.



So, what did I do last week?

I wasn't a very good blogger last week, didn't manage to put up all the posts I wanted to, and didn't comment as much as I would like to. Thursday and Friday I didn't feel to well - migraine type - and went straight to bed at 7pm when I got home No energy for anything else. Feel better today, but still not 100% 

The Football World Cup is not going too well for England, in fact they are out of the competition I think. I'm not very passionate about football (IMHO there are other things to get passionate about!). But it usually is always a nice atmosphere in pubs and clubs and even in the streets with people having BBQ,parties etc when England was playing. That all seems to be gone now. People don't want to know about the World Cup any more. Which is a shame, because I also enjoy other countries and especially their colourful fans. I've picked Spain, Russia and Belgium from a hat for the sweepstake, so let's see how they do. I believe Spain not doing to well…:(



New: The Coroner's Officer

The coming week I have a big case in court which has taken almost 2 years to come to court. It is a case where 3 persons have died in a club. They have all died from drugs overdoses. The issues were with the club - should they have better drug searches to prevent drugs getting into the club, and also the facilities at the club should have access to emergency services in case someone gets ill and should have 1st aiders at the scene.

This week at The Coroner's Officer
Who can report a death to the Coroner


On the blog last week

Reviews




Memes



Finish / Start

Finish

  • The House of Kingsley Merrick by Deborah Hill (Kingsland Book 2)
Start

  • The Heir by Deborah Hill (Kingsland Book 3)
(I'm really starting to get into the series now which is a family saga starting in early 1800's, spanning many generations and historical events, and now in Book 3 we are on to 1930+ and I can't wait to see how it continues.




Added to my stash

I've had a wonderful surprise this week when I received this book in the post from Tuttle Publishing - thank you so much:






This is what I'm planning next week for my blog


Reviews:

The House of Kingsley Merrick by Deborah Hill (Kingsland Book 2)



The Cross Stitch Bible by Jane Greenoff (non-fiction)



From a Buick 8 by Stephen King



The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger




Memes / Features:

First Chapter First Paragraph Intro hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea and Teaser Tuesday at MizB at Should Be Reading
The Heir by Deborah Hill (Kingsland Book 3)




Feature and Follow hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read:

Post a photo of your favorite coffee mug (or mugs if you can’t choose just one).



Have a wonderful week my bookish friends

Peggy x