I started the new year with The Distant Hours, which I blogged about earlier. I gave up on it but when I finished a book, & couldn’t be arsed going to look for another one late one night, I went back to it. After all it had to get better right? Wrong, lol. So it’s finished, yay, it was total rubbish. I think the authors motto was, why use 1 word when you can use 20! Then when I finally uncovered all the secrets, I wanted to cover them all back up again. Just a group of stupid, weak, selfish, nasty characters. I’ve had more than enough of those sort of people with my in-laws, who now thankfully are out of my life permanently.
My next choice was Death Comes to Pemberley. I’d read mixed reviews, no it’s not Jane Austen, but it’s a fun read & I enjoyed it. I don’t go into a book expecting or looking for brilliance, just pleasure & escapism, & it delivered.
I hadn’t read a Fay Weldon before but I knew her work from her books that have been adapted for tv. The Spa Decameron was certainly different, a group of women who choose to spend Xmas & New Year in a Spa & then tell their stories. Interesting, some nice woman & some nasty woman, just like real life, lol.
I can’t resist a Ruth Rendell Wexford & this one didn’t disappoint. I like Wexford & his wife, I like his sidekick Mike Burden, they are good solid 3 dimensional characters. It was a good murder mystery & kept me guessing.
I’ve been very quiet with my blogging lately, I have been busy sewing & will blog about my latest project soon, which is, ‘Some Kind of Wonderful.’ I’m part of the Stitch a Long blog group & I’m madly trying to catch up. We were supposed to start in December but I was just too busy & didn’t get going till late January.