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Mum of 3 (1994, 1995, 1998)- born in East Germany --lived in UK/ Kent since 1993 -- studied criminology -- love reading / writing / travelling / needlecraft 
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1 June 2014
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?

Well, not a lot happened here in SE England this week. It was raining a lot, almost every day, and not just small drizzles either but great big downpours. 

I've been thinking of all of you going to BEA and can't pretend that I'm not jealous :) If anyone knows of a similar book convention in the UK? I know there are a few specialist ones such as comic books, sci-fi etc, but is there one which is a 'universal' one? If anyone knows, do let me know. Or anywhere else in Europe? (May have to convince hubby to go on a holiday to that place just at that time when a convention is on … oh the coincidence!)

On the blogging front… I've been thinking to put a new feature on my blog to talk about my job in the Coroner's Office. I was thinking of maybe doing a weekly or bi-weekly feature. Not so much to chat about what I do, but for the purpose of anyone writing crime novels or even for people generally interested in what the Coroner does. I couldn't talk about specific cases for confidentiality, of course. But one of the things, for example, I get asked so often is about 'the time of death' - i.e. how can we tell at what time someone died (we can't!). This would mean maybe publicising my blog more to the crime writing community. Hmm. Lets see, nothing decided yet. 

On the blog last week


Memes / Features:

Finish / Start


This Changes My Family and Me Forever by Sally Ember, Vol II of The Spanner's Series


This is the House by Deborah Hill (The Kingsland Series I)

Around the Blogosphere

In the bookish news this week in the UK:

Added to my stash

Received for review consideration:

Darsky's Resistance by Michael Rudnicki


Went to the local shopping mall with my daughter this week and had a stop-over in Waterstones, of course! 

  • The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer. I wanted to read it for a while and than my daughter picked it up and asked if she can have it (she is interested in mental health) and she didn't need to ask me twice. We will now read this both for Mental Health Month and if I can persuade her, will get her to write a review as well.
  •  A Brief Guide to Stephen King  by Paul Simpson. Now I couldn't really walk past this one, could I?
  • Nothing - a non-fiction book published by New Scientist on the concept of, well, nothing-ness, emptiness, in the cosmic, universe kind of sense. Another book my daughter asked me to get her as she finds it fascinating. For me, it's too much science I'm afraid. But did you notice… if she asks me to buy her books, I have a VERY low threshold! 

This is what I'm planning for next week on the blog


This Changes my Life and my Family Forever by Sally Ember (The Spanners Vol II)

Teach Yourself Urdu Script by Richard Delacy

The Body by Stephen King

The Reader by Bernard Schlink

Memes / Features:

First Chapter First Paragraph Intro hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea and Teaser Tuesday at MizB at Should Be Reading
This is the House by Deborah Hill (Kingsland Series I)

Feature and Follow hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read: this week's question:
What are your non-book guilty pleasures? Like TV shows, food, websites, hobbies, etc

Have a great week my bookish friends

Peggy x