It’s the weekend again. The weeks seem to go round so quickly especially this week which has seen me back at work every day helping the school to run the Year 6 Sats tests. Sadly, the weather shows no signs of improving. It’s positively cold today and forecast to stay that way all next week. It would be nice to have some warm sunshine in May. The continuous grey skies are getting a bit monotonous.
Saturday means that it’s time for my weekly Stacking the Shelves post. Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality and details are on her blog. The gorgeous graphic is also used courtesy of the site.
Stacking the Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
As usual, my STS post is all about highlighting my library loans for the week. I’m very aware of how lucky I am and how many people don’t have access to public library service and I hope that maybe, these posts might encourage a couple of people to use their library more.
Again, this week, I had one reservation arrive and I found a couple of others on the shelves. This week’s books are all crime fiction. My two main reading loves are fantasy and crime fiction. The library service caters for my love of crime brilliantly but is far less useful when it comes to feeding my fantasy addiction. I sometimes think that I’m the only fantasy reader who uses my local library. The new books that I request just sit on the shelves after I return them. That seems such a shame and it does mean that the library service doesn’t invest in many fantasy books as there isn’t much demand for them.
Enough of my grumbling. Onto this week’s library picks.
Sepulchre Street by Martin Edwards
This is the fourth in the 1930s based series featuring Rachel Savernake. In this one, she is invited to a renowned artist’s latest exhibition. During the exhibition, the artist asks Rachel to solve her murder before going on to commit suicide in front of the invited guests.
That’s a fairly dramatic opening chapter to a novel so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what happens next.
Venetian Gothic by Philip Gwynne Jones
I’ve read three other novels in this series and enjoyed them so picked this one up when I spotted it. Nathan Sutherland is a British diplomat stationed in Venice and his position sometimes brings him into contact with crime investigations. I like Nathan’s character and I always love books set in Venice so hopefully this will be as good as the previous books.
The Broken Afternoon by Simon Mason
I saw this on the shelf and was attracted by the cover. It’s set in Oxford and concerns an abducted four year old girl. I’ve never read anything by the author before so have no idea what to expect. That’s one of the beauties about choosing library books!!
That’s my library haul for this week and although it’s a bit less varied than usual, I’m definitely looking forward to reading all of them. I’ve got some interesting books on order that I hope will be arriving at the library soon too.
What have you added to your shelves this week.