Books with a body count

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a placid library employee who enjoys long walks in nearby woodlands, crunching through autumn leaves and wearing big woolly jumpers. I’ve no particular desire to stumble across a real dead body while on a walk (and it’s always at the back of my mind that that could happen – you know what they say about dog-walkers and joggers being the ones who find the bodies, right?), but in my reading life, if there are going to be bodies, I want lots of ‘em! Authors can just be so darned creative when it comes to killings … Continue reading Books with a body count

Fun for Monday: The Wanderlust Tag

  This is a tag that was created by Alexandra of Reading By Starlight and that has been tackled recently by some of my favourite people: the Orang-utan Librarian, Zeezee with Books, Ola and Piotrek of Re-enchantment of the World,  Maddalena of Space and Sorcery and the inimitable Bookstooge. As I am a very reluctant traveller IRL it’s been great to see everyone’s choices and my TBR has swollen yet again. Now it’s time for a little payback, I hope …   Secrets and lies: a book set in a sleepy small town The Thread that Binds the Bones by … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Wanderlust Tag

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

 Before I begin, thank you to Tammy for prompting me to read this – it was exactly what I needed while our house was full of plasterers and dust and mess. Good call!   Worst line in the book: “I told you I’d give you the moon one day. You only had to be patient with me.” (Firstly, bleugh! Secondly, epic fail! Thirdly, the most ridiculous thing to say to anyone … ever.) Best line in the book: “Dr Lennox, release the dolphins!” (*maniacal laughter*)   I am a huge wimp when it comes to horror. That’s not to say … Continue reading Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant