Whilst I’m browsing on social media and reading about others enjoying barbecues and breakfast in the garden, we’ve been waking up to some really hard frosts here in Scotland, so it’s been back to warm radiators and evenings cosied up in front of the fire.
My area is in lockdown at the moment, so I’m back to missing family again although, strangely, we can’t visit each other at home but we can meet up for coffee, lunch etc. After last month’s ear operation Oscar, one of our labradors, has fully recovered and is – once again – full of mischief. His favourite trick is to wait until my OH is heading out to the garden then running away with one of his boots which he usually manages to leave half way up the grass! Full of nonsense and we love both him and Brodie to bits.
It’s been a very busy month with thirty books all read and reviewed; I’ve had the joy of discovering a few new authors, some Indie, others just the first time I’ve read them and of course returning to some favourites. All in all, it’s been a great month! I was lucky enough to get an arc of Richard Osman‘s debut novel, The Thursday Murder Club which was such a treat to read – smart, clever and totally entertaining. So much so that I just couldn’t choose any other as my Book of the Month. I’m never overly impressed by so called ‘celebrity’ authors, but this is a beautifully scripted novel and well worth all the plaudits it has received. I know it’s on a lot of fellow readers’ Christmas lists – and they won’t be disappointed!
October is ultra-busy, book-wise. I thought I had cut down on my commitments and expected an easier month, only to discover I had a total of 32 – yes, 32 – on my list to review (I’m already working my way through); what can I say – there are far too many good books out there just waiting to be read! Whatever you’re reading, have a wonderful month!