Book reviews, musings and waffle from a British lit addict

Book Blogger Hop: 23 – 26 July – What am I reading?

Somehow it’s that time again – I honestly couldn’t tell you where my weeks go!

Anyway, the routine is this: It’s Friday, It’s the Blog Hop (cue ‘will I have enough time to do it justice?’ calculation)…ah, whatever, Here I go!

This week, the question/theme over at Crazy for Books is:


This week I started Karin Alvtegen’s Shadow. I wrote about it in my Mailbox Monday post because it was a book I was really eager to start. And so I did. And I kind of wish I hadn’t.

Seeing as it was a barely-300-page long thriller I expected it to be fast-pased and gripping. Unfortunately, I am really struggling with the characters who are, with the exception of the character who we only saw in earlier life because she’s now the deceased character, self-pitying and selfish.

I’d really love to hear from someone who has read this or another one of Alvtegen’s novels and liked it because I’m started to think I’m getting grumpy in my old age!

On the plus side, this week I finished Christopher Moore’s ‘A Dirty Job’ and thought it was fab, which admittedly doesn’t fall into the brief but I wanted to end on a positive! πŸ™‚

Looking forward to seeing more great new blogs this week! Thanks for hopping by! x

  • Hey =)

    I'm stopping by from the Book Blog Hop

    and I'm a new Follower!

    Happy Friday & Happy Reading!

    Have a great weekend!

    Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

  • Hey there, I wanted to stop by since we lit addicted brits have got to stick together. Ace blog name! Look forward to reading more.
    Best, Lyndsey

  • Here from the Hop! Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Hello from the hop. Hadn't seen this book anywhere. Hope you can stop by. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

  • Hey! Stopping by from the hop…you have a nice blog and a good taste in books πŸ™‚ Haven't heard of this one before. I'm a new follower!

  • Hi, let us know if you managed to slog your way through that book. It's a new one to me.

    Have a great weekend, Bonnie

  • Happy Friday from California. Pussreboots.

  • Oh my goodness, I've been meaning to read "A dirty job" for months now! I don't know what's taking me so long, but I'm so glad you liked it πŸ™‚ coming through via blog hop and am now a follower. sorry your other book isn't so great, Hopefully it'll get better! Happy Reading!


  • Hi, I found your blog thru the Hop and am now a follower.

  • Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚

    I love getting to see all of the great blogs out there and find some new ones to follow! I've been return hopping as fast as my laptop will take me but did manage to finish my book (should be reviewing it tomorrow!) in the meantime.

    Have great weekends – look forward to crossing blog paths again!


  • Hi. I'm stopping in from the hop. I just read your review of "Pillars Of The Earth" and you've convinced me to give it a try. It's one I couldn't make up my mind about, but I like your comments about it, so it's going on my tbr right now!
    Thanks, Dianne

  • Hi Dianne,

    Thanks for hopping by!

    Glad you'll be trying out "Pillars of the Earth" – it's definitely in my top few reads of this year and I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being my favourite! Hope you like it too!