Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.
First of all: Bibliotekit now has its own Twitter account! Kind of like a first birthday present to the blog. :)
A few different books this week: first of all, Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, which I borrowed from my stepmum when I was visiting home last weekend.
I also downloaded a few things on the Kindle:
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
ICEHOTEL by Hanna Allen
I was intrigued by the concept of ICEHOTEL - I always thought the idea of an ice hotel was pretty cool, and this purported to be a murder mystery/thriller set in exactly that location. In the end, though, it was a DNF at about 20% of the way through, mostly because I was 20% of the way through and nothing had happened. On top of that, there was some excruciating dialogue (warning a character after one day that "if you hurt her, I'll kill you") and a heavy reliance on broad-brush stereotyping in place of actual characterisation - so an Irishman who likes Guinness, talks about his "Mam and Da'", and ends half his sentences with "that it is", and the two Southern gentlemen who call everybody "ma'am" and always remember their manners, and a bunch of drunk Danish tourists (one of whom apologises for being drunk all the time by saying, basically, "but I am from Copenhagen, so..."). Not to mention the older gay man who makes nudge-nudge-wink-wink comments about young attractive men, but actually has to be happy just tagging along after two thirty-something women, who are the only ones who'll actually be allowed to get the guy at the end.
I also wrote an article for HelloGiggles a couple of weeks ago (eep!), which I never got chance to post here, so here's the link! - The Fear In Saying 'Yes'.
Reviews this week:
Speechless by Hannah Harrington (8/10) - definitely recommended!
The Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri (4/10)
Hope everyone is having a good weekend!