Friday, October 06, 2017

Team Reads: Sarah

What book are you reading right now?
Quite a few!  I'm currently midway through Munich by Robert Harris, have just started Flack's Last Shift by Alex Wade, 99 Red Balloons by Libby Carpenter and I'm also re-reading The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase.

What are you enjoying about the books?
Munich is fast paced and classic Robert Harris!  I love 20th Century War history so any fiction written around the second world war is always a winner for me.  I love crime fiction so 99 Red Balloons is right up my street.  I like the fact that it's leaving me guessing and can't wait to get home to read the next instalment!

I originally read The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde before our event with Eve Chase in the summer.  However, I felt at the time that I had rushed reading it so wanted to take my time as I re-read it.  I really enjoy the dual timeframes in the book and how they interact.  It's extremely well written and you start to really feel for the characters as the book progresses. 

Flack's last shift is still a bit too early to tell as I've only just started it but so far, so good!

What book(s) that have arrived into the shop this week are you looking forward to reading and why?
Oh my goodness, there are so many!!!  A Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day is a gorgeous book containing details of a piece of classical music for every day of the year.  I love to listen to classical music when I work so that one is definitely for me!

I'm also really excited about The Diary of Bookseller by Shaun Bythell which are the true diaries of Shaun's experiences in the book trade and Adventures of a Young Naturalist by David Attenborough

Friday, September 29, 2017

Team Reads: Jenna

What book are you reading right now?
The Silent Witness by Casey Watson.

What are you enjoying about the book?
It’s very different to the things I usually read, as Casey Watson is a foster carer for young children, and it gives a deep insight into the workings and politics of foster caring and how badly some children can be affected by their parents. 

This book shows the love between mother and daughter, and what that bond can make someone do. It’s so lovely to read of a relationship between them that is so strong and loving, even when a tragic incident happens. 

What book(s) that have arrived into the shop this week are you looking forward to reading and why?
Derek The Sheep; Let’s Bee Friends by Gary NorthfieldThis came into the shop while I was working last Saturday, and Imogen and I were in absolute stitches reading the first few pages. There are many wild and wacky situations that Derek manages to get himself into, all shown in a clever comic strip. This is also very different to my usual reads (this week, I felt like a change) but every now and gain a good, hearty book about adventurous sheep is all someone needs.