It looks like the weather is changing here – cloudy and even some rain! It would have been nice if it had held off a little longer though, as the weather is affecting the search for MH370. I really hope something definitive is found soon for peace for the families and loved ones.
Moving on to happier things, I did receive some lovely books in the mail of late. The first was from Penguin Australia and The Reading Room, a copy of Honey Brown’s Through the Cracks (released late April in Australia). I have heard of Honey Brown, but haven’t read any of her books yet. This book is about a missing boy and a teenage friendship in later years. It sounds a bit spooky, good for a rainy weekend read. Thanks guys!
The second book was from Scribe Publications, a local Aussie publisher that has recently opened a UK office. A Mad and Wonderful Thing by Mark Mulholland is set in Ireland, where main character Johnny leads two lives – one as an IRA sniper. I’m really interested to read more about this as I haven’t read much about the IRA. Thank you! (This novel is available now and is currently Scribe’s #1 book!)
Finally, I received a copy of Black Lake by Johanna Lane all the way from America, thanks to Little, Brown. This book is being published in May (both in Australia and the US) and is also set in Ireland. It’s about a big estate by the sea and the decision to have the ‘big house’ as a museum while the family move into the caretaker’s cottage. You can guess that the family isn’t too happy about that! Thanks Jin, I really look forward to reading it. (You can also look at the Pinterest page that Johanna created here.)
Do drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies. Overseen by Vicki (I’d Rather Be at the Beach), Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) and Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit), I’m sure you’ll find something you want to read!