Happy Easter to those celebrating it (or for next Sunday if you’re celebrating Orthodox Easter). I overdosed on chocolate last Thursday, probably a good thing as I didn’t receive any Easter eggs. I did buy a couple of books recently though (unlike chocolate, books never go out of date). I was also lucky to receive one in the mail.
From Hachette Australia and The Reading Room, I received Bernhard Aichner’s Woman of the Dead. This book (translated from the German by Anthea Bell) was a bestseller in Europe and looks really exciting. It’s about Blum, whose lover dies in a supposed hit and run. But it’s actually murder, and Blum decides to take up his investigation and extract some revenge. This book is released in Australia this coming Thursday, and in eBook format in the US and UK too.
Lauren Sams’ debut novel, She’s Having Her Baby was in every airport bookshop when I went away last month. Airport bookshops are to me a sign of good reads, so I had to have this one. It’s about a woman who acts as a surrogate mum for her best friend while trying to keep her own life in control. Finally, the latest instalment in Deborah Challinor’s Australian historical series, The Silk Thief
was my last purchase with my Christmas gift vouchers. I decided I needed to know more about ex-convicts Friday, Harriet and Sarah as they continue to be blackmailed in Sydney. It seems like life is falling apart for each of the girls, will they be able to keep their secret?
Do stop in at 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, as well as more great books!